Fast-Casual Restaurant Concept Expands Florida Presence
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 Florida with its third location in Jacksonville. The new restaurant will open on Tuesday, Aug. 30 in Galleria Marketplace in Southpoint at 6025 Butler Point Road. Chicken Salad Chick of Jacksonville – Galleria marks the 14th Chicken Salad Chick restaurant in Florida and is owned and operated by existing husband-and-wife franchisee team Becky Roland and Richard Meadows, alongside their son, David Roland.
During grand opening week, guests will enjoy southern hospitality through giveaways and specials at the new Chicken Salad Chick restaurant:
“Richard, David and I are incredibly proud to be a part of the Chicken Salad Chick family and have enjoyed growing with the brand over the past four years,” said Becky Roland. “The unique concept and exceptional dining experience is truly unmatched, and we are thrilled to continue to be part of the company’s growth in Jacksonville. We look forward to being able to share our delicious food and genuine hospitality with the Jacksonville community for many years to come.”
Becky Roland discovered the Chicken Salad Chick concept when her daughter was in school at Auburn University. Roland, who owns the Wishbone Group Inc., along with her husband and son, opened the first franchised restaurant in 2012 in North Port, Fla. Wishbone Group Inc. now owns six Chicken Salad Chick restaurants across the southeast, including the first Chicken Salad Chick in Jacksonville, which opened in May 2015.
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 59 restaurants across the Southeast.
Chicken Salad Chick in Jacksonville is open daily from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.chickensaladchick.com. 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. Today, the brand has 59 locations across the Southeast, and has currently sold 147 franchises to be developed across the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. The brand was recently named as the top chicken salad in the country to try in the March/April issue of Cooking with Paula Deen, as well as one of FastCasual.com’s top Movers and Shakers and as one of NRN’s 2015 Breakout Brands. Corporate offices are located at 724 North Dean Road in Auburn, Alabama. See www.chickensaladchick.com for additional information.