Stacy Brown has always been on a quest to get the perfect chicken salad. One day she had an epiphany: Everyone’s idea of the ideal chicken salad is completely different! The stay-at-home mom set to work perfecting her own recipe, recruiting her family and neighbors to taste-test, before arriving at the one.
Once Stacy had the chicken salad that made her family and friends say “mmm, yes ma’am,” she started dropping off examples of her creation in teachers’ lounges and hair salons, and after that began selling door-to-door. Orders poured in; Chicken Salad Chick Menu was created. One day Stacy received a telephone call from Stan with all the Lee County Health Department, who told her the home business was illegal. With her chicken salad still on the go, Stacy and her husband, Kevin Brown, were motivated to open up a carry-out only, humble yet honest-to-goodness restaurant where they could spread joy, enrich lives, and serve others. The rest, as we say, is history.
Listen here to the “How I Built This” podcast for a lot of details in the Chicken Salad Chick journey.
The Near Future is Bright
Under the leadership of CEO Scott Deviney, along with Eagle Merchant Partners and Chairman from the Board Russ Umphenour, franchising has taken off in a major way. Chicken Salad Chick boasts 95 restaurants across 10 states and can grow to 100 in the end of 2018. We have been offering craveable, made-from-scratch meals served from the heart to guests through the entire South, and they are well on our method to be “America’s Favorite Spot for Chicken Salad.”
Find Out What’s Going On at Chicken Salad Chick
Have you ever heard? Chicken Salad Chick is proud to get been featured on several media outlets through the South, as well as nationally. We ranked 37 on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies, which gained the eye of QSR Magazine, Restaurant Magazine, Franchising.com, and CNBC and others. Our Chicken Salad Chick Foundation events, including Music & Miracles and Teeing Off On Cancer fundraisers, have also made headlines. There’s always something fresh and new happening at The Chick.
hicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only southern inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, launched its winter menu today featuring a whole new, limited-time curry chicken salad, four soups as well as a cranberry apple salad. The brand new chicken salad features authentic Indian curry seasoning and golden raisins and inspired the Cuddle Up to Curry promotion. Additionally, Chicken Salad Chick is ckrakm its very limited time offer in the Cranberry Apple Salad through winter, and it’s four soup flavors are featured, including Broccoli & Cheddar, Loaded Potato, Chicken Tortilla and Chicken Artichoke Florentine.
“Curry has this kind of rich flavor that is associated to warmth, which is perfect for winter,” said Stacy Brown, Chicken Salad Chick founder. “Once we asked our guests recently what they’d like to see from Chicken Salad Chick in the New Year, they told us to keep dressing their preferred chicken salad with new and exciting flavors. So we’re thrilled to introduce the new flavor to our loyal guests and expand on our chicken salad selection with the Cuddle as much as Curry winter promotion.”