Stacy Brown is definitely on a quest to find the perfect chicken salad. One day she had an epiphany: Everyone’s notion of the ideal chicken salad is totally 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 friends and family say “mmm, yes ma’am,” she started dropping off samples 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 the Lee County Health Department, who told her the home business was illegal. Along with her chicken salad still in high demand, 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 they say, is history.
Listen here for the “How I Built This” podcast for a lot of details in the Chicken Salad Chick journey.
The Long Run is Bright
Underneath the leadership of CEO Scott Deviney, together with Eagle Merchant Partners and Chairman of 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 at the end of 2018. We are offering craveable, made-from-scratch meals served from the heart to guests through the South, and therefore are well on our method to be “America’s Favorite Place for Chicken Salad.”
Discover What’s Happening at Chicken Salad Chick
Have you ever heard? Chicken Salad Chick is proud to possess 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 interest of QSR Magazine, Restaurant Magazine, Franchising.com, and CNBC amongst 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 in the Chick.
hicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only southern inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, launched its winter menu today featuring a brand new, limited-time curry chicken salad, four soups and a cranberry apple salad. The brand new chicken salad features authentic Indian curry seasoning and golden raisins and inspired the Cuddle As much as Curry promotion. In addition, Chicken Salad Chick is ckrakm its short time offer of the Cranberry Apple Salad through winter, and it’s four soup flavors are now being featured, including Broccoli & Cheddar, Loaded Potato, Chicken Tortilla and Chicken Artichoke Florentine.
“Curry has this type of rich flavor that is associated to warmth, which is good for winter,” said Stacy Brown, Chicken Salad Chick founder. “Once we asked our guests recently what they’d like to find out from Chicken Salad Chick within the New Year, they told us to maintain dressing their favorite chicken salad with new and exciting flavors. So we’re thrilled to introduce the new flavor to the loyal guests and expand on our chicken salad selection with all the Cuddle approximately Curry winter promotion.”