Meet Kathleen Ram: Crafting Success with Passion and Purpose at Chicken Salad Chick

Kathleen Ram CSC Franchisee

In the spirit of Women's History Month, we celebrate the indomitable spirit of women entrepreneurs like Kathleen Ram, a multi-unit franchise owner in both Katy and Houston, Texas, whose journey with Chicken Salad Chick exemplifies the power of female leadership and the impact of nurturing community ties.

From Humble Beginnings to Franchise Fame:

With a long background in the restaurant industry, Kathleen transitioned from a seasoned service expert to a celebrated multi-unit franchise owner of Chicken Salad Chick. Her journey, marked by passion, resilience, and a deep commitment to community and service, exemplifies the empowerment and success women can achieve in the business realm.

"I started waiting tables after my freshman year in college. I’ve always been in the restaurant business," she recalls. Her transition to a Chicken Salad Chick franchise owner was driven by her alignment with the brand’s core values, which resonated deeply with her own life’s mission.

A Beacon of Women’s Entrepreneurial Success:

During Women's History Month, Kathleen’s achievements stand out, illustrating the extraordinary capabilities of women to lead and innovate in the business world. Her recognition as Franchise Owner of the Year alongside her husband, Ron, highlights not just business acumen but also the power of collaborative partnership and shared vision in achieving excellence. "We were pretty humbled and shocked… it’s about living out the brand's purpose and growing every guest, every visit, every scoop," Kathleen explained.

Championing Community and Philanthropy:

Beyond business success, Kathleen is deeply invested in her community, aligning with Chicken Salad Chick’s foundational service ethos. From supporting CURE childhood cancer initiatives to local food banks and school programs, her dedication to philanthropy is a testament to her belief in giving back. "We do a lot with the community, that's a big part of what we do," Kathleen asserts, highlighting the significance of local engagement and support.

Empowering Future Female Leaders:

In her leadership, Kathleen exemplifies the qualities essential for nurturing the next generation of women in business. Through mentorship, she fosters an environment where young women can thrive and see entrepreneurship as a viable and fulfilling path. “No one works for us; they work with us,” she emphasizes, highlighting her approach to building a supportive and empowering workplace culture.

Kathleen’s advice for prospective women entrepreneurs? “I know everyone says 'hard work pays off,’ but it really does! You have to be willing to work hard, and if it were easy, everyone would do it,” she detailed.

Living the Chicken Salad Chick Dream:

For Kathleen, Chicken Salad Chick is more than a franchise; it’s a platform for living her values daily. With three current locations and two more on the horizon, her dedication to creating a welcoming space for guests and team members alike reflects our brand’s commitment to service, joy, and community engagement.

As we honor Women’s History Month, Kathleen Ram’s story is a powerful reminder of the strides women entrepreneurs are making, breaking barriers, and setting new standards in the business world. Her journey with Chicken Salad Chick exemplifies that women can create lasting legacies in the entrepreneurial landscape with passion, resilience, and a heart for service.

Embark on a rewarding journey with Chicken Salad Chick, where your entrepreneurial dreams can flourish! Contact us to see how you can contribute to and thrive within your community.

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