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Mary Lou Atkins

Vice President Human Resources

Mary Lou is a seasoned and strategic HR executive with 40+ years of experience in the restaurant industry. She is skilled in talent and performance management, as well as employee relations. Atkins joined Chicken Salad Chick in 2019, previously holding various positions with Popeyes over the course of 35 years. Mary Lou grew up in several different communities being the child of a military family. From big city life to small towns in the south, she learned early on what it takes to connect with people and see the value in everyone, no matter the circumstances. “My favorite Chick flavor is Fancy Nancy, love the grapes, apples and pecans… but whenever our Patti Thai’riffic limited time chicken salad is on the menu it becomes my go-to!”