Becoming America’s Favorite Place For Chicken Salad
When it comes to our food philosophy, we believe that good food brings people together, nourishes their souls, and keeps them coming back for more!
Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only Southern-inspired, fast-casual chicken salad restaurant concept, was founded in 2008 in Auburn, Alabama. What started as a small takeout restaurant has quickly grown throughout the Southeast. Our founders instilled a strong culture of genuine southern hospitality. Chicken Salad Chick is attractive to owners, developers, and landlords because of its streamlined and simple operation, lack of fryers and vents, and unique dining experience. The concept is supported by local and brand-wide marketing to create awareness and store traffic. Our owners are trained in community marketing, which includes on-site marketing events as well as off-premise catering.
Under the leadership of CEO Scott Deviney, along with Eagle Merchant Group 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 will grow to 100+ by the end of 2018. We are offering craveable, made-from-scratch meals served from the heart to guests throughout the South, and are well on our way to be “America’s Favorite Place for Chicken Salad.
Chicken Salad Chick is uniquely positioned in the fast-casual space, in that no other restaurant concept specializes in fresh, house-made chicken salad. The concept truly offers a one-of-a-kind experience. We use the highest-quality ingredients and offer guests a neighborhood restaurant experience, specializing in a wide variety of fresh, house-made chicken salads, soups, sandwiches, and desserts. Approximately 75% of Chicken Salad Chick locations are franchised, with the remaining 25% being company-owned. Our franchise owners are carefully selected, ensuring that the Chick culture is maintained to the highest degree. The brand was recently ranked at number 37 on the list of fastest-growing, privately held companies by Inc. 5000.