Fast-Casual Restaurant Concept Expands Presence in Florida
Auburn, AL (RestaurantNews.com) Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only southern inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, announced today it will be expanding in Florida with its first location in Bradenton. The new restaurant will open on Wednesday, Sept. 7 and is located at 7350 Cortez Rd. West. This location is owned and operated by new husband-and-wife franchisee team Cody and Elizabeth Toole. Their Bradenton restaurant marks the 15th Chicken Salad Chick location in Florida.
During grand opening week, guests will enjoy southern hospitality through giveaways and specials at the new Chicken Salad Chick restaurant:
- Wednesday, Sept. 7 – The first guest will win a free pound of chicken salad per week for an entire year; the next 99 guests receive a free pound of chicken salad per month.* **
- Thursday, Sept. 8 – The first 50 guests to purchase a Chick Special will receive a limited edition Chicken Salad Chick RTIC Tumbler.
- Friday, Sept. 9 – Free Scoop Friday! The first 100 guests will receive a free scoop of Classic Carol.**
- Saturday, Sept. 10 – The first 100 guests to purchase a Chick Special will receive a Chicken Salad Chick beach mat.
“Cody and I have wanted to open a restaurant franchise for years, and having both worked in Chicken Salad Chick restaurants in Auburn, we knew it was the perfect fit from a culture and menu offerings perspective,” said Elizabeth Toole, Bradenton Chicken Salad Chick franchisee. “We are thrilled to introduce the concept to Cody’s hometown of Bradenton, and I’m confident the local community will fall in love with the brand’s chicken salad and enjoy the genuine hospitality that is offered at all Chicken Salad Chick restaurants.”
The husband-and-wife duo was first introduced to the brand while attending college at Auburn University. Elizabeth further developed her love for the brand when she became a corporate trainer with Chicken Salad Chick, helping open more than 20 restaurants across the southeast. Cody has worked with a variety of franchise concepts and received his Bachelor’s of Science in Entrepreneurship and Family Business from Auburn University.
The Chicken Salad Chick concept, born in Auburn, Ala., was established in 2008 in the kitchen of founder, Stacy Brown. When Stacy discovered that the local county health department would not allow her to continue making and selling her delicious recipes out of her home kitchen, she overcame that obstacle by launching her first restaurant with the business expertise of her future husband and fellow founder, Kevin Brown. Together, they opened a small takeout restaurant, which quickly grew; the company now has 60 restaurants across the Southeast.
Chicken Salad Chick in Bradenton will be open Monday – Saturday from 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.chickensaladchick.com, or call 941-761-4440. Follow Chicken Salad Chick on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and trends.
*Eligible winners must be over 16 years of age and are required to download the CravingCredits app.
**No purchase necessary.
About Chicken Salad Chick
Chicken Salad Chick puts an edgy twist on a southern classic, offering guests a “custom fit” chicken salad experience, with 15 original flavors to choose from, as well as gourmet soups, flavorful side salads and freshly-baked desserts. Today, the brand has 59 locations across the Southeast, and has currently sold 147 franchises to be developed across the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. The brand was recently named as the top chicken salad in the country to try in the March/April issue of Cooking with Paula Deen, as well as one of FastCasual.com’s top Movers and Shakers and as one of NRN’s 2015 Breakout Brands. Corporate offices are located at 724 North Dean Road in Auburn, Alabama. See www.chickensaladchick.com for additional information.