The founders of Chicken Salad Chick, Kevin and Stacy Brown, feel the most important character trait necessary to be able to run a successful “Chick” is to have a servant’s heart. Each franchise owner has been carefully selected and proven to be passionate about serving people. “Our Story” was written by Stacy when the very first Chicken Salad Chick opened and we thought it would be fun to share the stories of how our owners became involved.
Meet the Owners
Don & Carol Schrader
Frank & Kay Lynne Mitchell
Tom & Cheryl Melton
The three chicks, Cheryl Melton (Nutty Nana), Carol Schrader (Classic Carol) and Kay Lynne Mitchell (Kickin' Kay Lynne), each have a unique relationship with Stacy Brown, Chicken Salad Chick founder.
Nutty Nana is Stacy's mother, and Classic Carol and Kickin' Kay Lynne are both aunts.
“We watched Stacy grow from a little girl playing in her pretend kitchen into the beautiful young woman who created the delicious 15 flavors of Chicken Salad Chick,” they state.
When Stacy and her husband, Kevin, decided to franchise, the chicks were invited to each of the grand openings.
“We watched as each guest fell in love with the chicken salad and left so excited to tell others about their experience. We knew we wanted to be a part of this,” they add.
So, Nutty Nana, a family therapist, Classic Carol, an insurance litigation examiner, and Kickin' Kay Lynne, a social worker, all joined together to open Chicken Salad Chick in Marietta, Georgia.
What is a fun fact about yourself that your guests may not know?
“I spent four months in Marietta with a Russian circus”- Kay Lynne Mitchell
Tell us about your favorite customer testimonial.
“This is the best chicken salad I have ever eaten AND my husband just came back from the bathroom and said I’m beautiful!”
What is your favorite Chick?
Classic Carol, Nutty Nana, and Kickin Kay Lynne, of course!