Fast-Casual Restaurant Concept Expands 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 open its first Louisiana restaurant in Lafayette. The new restaurant will open on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 1120 Coolidge Street.
During grand opening week, guests will enjoy southern hospitality through giveaways and specials at the new Chicken Salad Chick restaurant:
“We are thrilled to be opening our first Chicken Salad Chick restaurant in Lafayette, Louisiana,” said Beau Nicolosi, Chicken Salad Chick franchisee. “Ever since I first experienced the Chicken Salad Chick concept, I knew it would be a great fit for my hometown of Lafayette. I look forward to serving our delicious flavors and variety of chicken salad to the community.”
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, to bring the 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 48 restaurants across the Southeast.
Chicken Salad Chick in Lafayette will be open daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.chickensaladchick.com, or call 337-706-7471. Follow Chicken Salad Chick on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and trends.
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 49 locations across the Southeast, and has currently sold 141 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.