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Meet the Franchise Development Team

Are you searching for a business opportunity that appeals to your sense of community? Do you love to spread joy, enrich lives, and serve others? Chicken Salad Chick is dedicated to doing just that, and we’re looking for individuals who share our commitment to join our Chick Family as franchise owners. If you are financially qualified and interested in a life-changing opportunity to own your own fast-casual chicken salad restaurant, you may find our franchise is perfect for you.

To guide you through the opportunities available, our Franchise Development team—Larissa and Julie—are ready to connect with you!

Mark Verges

VP of Franchise Development

Mark Verges has over 20 years of experience in the franchising industry, Verges is an accomplished franchise executive. He most recently led Location Development for Ballard Brands, New Orleans, which has concepts including PJ’s Coffee and WoW American Eats. Verges has launched and headed franchising for other brands, such as Community Coffee and their CC’s Coffee House chain and Planet Beach Contempo Spas.  Mark has also been a multi-unit owner in the franchise space. Mark enjoys fishing and golf with friends and family. He was raised in New Orleans and loves the rich food culture. Top Chick: Classic Carol and The Chick Melt!

Larissa Palatiere

Director of Franchise Development

Larissa brings over 10 years of business development experience to Chicken Salad Chick. She previously held the role of Director of Franchise Development for Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Dallas, TX. While there she not only helped with the domestic growth of the brand but also completed the company’s first international development deal. She enhanced business development standards from the qualification process, moving through negotiations and awarding markets. She is passionate about bringing the right owner/operators on board and continuing to grow with Chicken Salad Chick. Larissa’s prior experience includes business development, sales and marketing.

Larissa’s Chick Pick: Fancy Nancy  
Larissa is the Director of Development for Chicken Salad Chick’s Eastern territory, covering the following states: AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, VA, MD, DE, WV, TN, KY, OH, IN, IL.

See What Our Owners

Are Saying

"We’ve absolutely love being part of a brand that values family & relationships along with excellence in service. It’s been such a gift to bring this unique (and delicious!) experience to our own community."

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Invest in The Best

We’re winning awards & accolades across the franchising world.

  • 2024 Fran-tastic
  • 2024 FCEC
  • Top Franchises Satisfaction Award 2023
  • Top Franchises Satisfaction Award 2022
  • Fast Casual Top 100 Movers and Shakers 2021
  • Top Franchises Satisfaction Award 2021
  • Top Franchises Satisfaction Award 2020
  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Ranked 2022
  • Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Top Food 2022
  • Franchise Gator 2021 Top 100
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