Fast-Casual Restaurant Concept Continues to Expand Presence Across the South
Auburn, AL (RestaurantNews.com) Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only southern inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, announced today it will be expanding in Louisiana with its second location in Lafayette. The new restaurant will open on Tuesday, Nov. 15 and is located at 101 Saloom Farm Road, Suite 101 in Ambassador Crossing near the Whole Foods Market. This location is owned and operated by existing father-and-son franchisee team Beau Nicolosi and Pete Nicolosi, who also own the first Chicken Salad Chick restaurant in Lafayette on Coolidge St.
During the grand opening week, guests will enjoy southern hospitality through giveaways and specials at the new Chicken Salad Chick restaurant:
“Once my father and I saw the success of our first Louisiana location, we knew we wanted to expand and share Chicken Salad Chick’s fantastic product and southern hospitality with even more Lafayette residents,” said Beau Nicolosi, Lafayette Chicken Salad Chick franchisee. “Becoming a part of the Chicken Salad Chick family has offered us an invaluable opportunity to spread joy, enrich lives and serve others, and we’re thrilled to be growing our partnership by opening our second restaurant in my hometown.”
Beau Nicolosi discovered the Chicken Salad Chick concept two years ago while on vacation in Destin, Fla. and immediately realized the potential of the unique brand. A lifetime resident of Lafayette, Beau Nicolosi partnered with his father, Pete Nicolosi, in February to bring their first restaurant into the state of Louisiana.
The Chicken Salad Chick concept, born in Auburn, Ala., was established in 2008 in the kitchen of founder, Stacy Brown. When Stacy discovered that the local county health department would not allow her to continue making and selling her delicious recipes out of her home kitchen, she overcame that obstacle by launching her first restaurant with the business expertise of her future husband and fellow founder, Kevin Brown. Together, they opened a small takeout restaurant, which quickly grew; the company now has more than 60 restaurants across the Southeast.
Chicken Salad Chick in Lafayette will be open Monday – Saturday from 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.chickensaladchick.com, or call 615-900-3087. Follow Chicken Salad Chick on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and trends.
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About Chicken Salad Chick
Chicken Salad Chick puts an edgy twist on a Southern classic, offering guests a “custom fit” chicken salad experience, with 15 original flavors to choose from, as well as gourmet soups, flavorful side salads and freshly-baked desserts. Chicken Salad Chick serves southern style chicken salad with heart and strives to spread joy, enrich lives and serve others every day. Today, the brand has more than 60 locations across the Southeast, and has currently sold 146 franchises to be developed across the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana and Texas. The brand was recently named as the top chicken salad in the country to try in the 2015 March/April issue of Cooking with Paula Deen, as well as one of FastCasual.com’s top Movers and Shakers and one of NRN’s 2015 Breakout Brands. Chicken Salad Chick also ranked #37 on Inc.’s annual list of the 500 fastest-growing companies in the U.S. Corporate offices are located at 724 North Dean Road in Auburn, Alabama. See www.chickensaladchick.com for additional information.