Stacy Brown has always been on a quest to find the perfect chicken salad. One day she had an epiphany: Everyone’s idea of the ideal chicken salad is completely different! The stay-at-home mom set to work perfecting her own recipe, recruiting her family and neighbors to taste-test, before arriving at the one.
Once Stacy had the chicken salad that made her friends and relations say “mmm, yes ma’am,” she started dropping off samples of her creation in teachers’ lounges and hair salons, then began selling door-to-door. Orders poured in; Chichen Salad was born. One day Stacy received a call from Stan using the Lee County Health Department, who told her your home business was illegal. Along with her chicken salad still very popular, Stacy and her husband, Kevin Brown, were motivated to open up a carry-out only, humble yet honest-to-goodness restaurant where they can spread joy, enrich lives, and serve others. The rest, as we say, is history.
Listen here to the “How I Built This” podcast for a lot of the details inside the Chicken Salad Chick journey.
The Future is Bright
Underneath the leadership of CEO Scott Deviney, along with Eagle Merchant Partners and Chairman from the Board Russ Umphenour, franchising has brought off in a major way. Chicken Salad Chick boasts 95 restaurants across 10 states and will grow to 100 in the end of 2018. We have been offering craveable, made-from-scratch meals served from your heart to guests throughout the South, and therefore are well on our approach to be “America’s Favorite Place for Chicken Salad.”
Discover What’s Happening at Chicken Salad Chick
Have you heard? Chicken Salad Chick is proud to have been featured on several media outlets through the South, as well as nationally. We ranked 37 on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies, which gained the interest of QSR Magazine, Restaurant Magazine, Franchising.com, and CNBC and others. Our Chicken Salad Chick Foundation events, including Music & Miracles and Teeing Off On Cancer fundraisers, have likewise made headlines. There’s always something fresh and new happening at The Chick.
hicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only southern inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, launched its winter menu today featuring a new, limited-time curry chicken salad, four soups and a cranberry apple salad. The new chicken salad features authentic Indian curry seasoning and golden raisins and inspired the Cuddle As much as Curry promotion. In addition, Chicken Salad Chick is ckrakm its short time offer of the Cranberry Apple Salad through winter, and it’s four soup flavors are featured, including Broccoli & Cheddar, Loaded Potato, Chicken Tortilla and Chicken Artichoke Florentine.
“Curry has this type of rich flavor that is associated to warmth, which is perfect for winter,” said Stacy Brown, Chicken Salad Chick founder. “Whenever we asked our guests recently what they’d like to view from Chicken Salad Chick in the New Year, they told us to maintain dressing their favorite chicken salad with new and exciting flavors. So we’re thrilled to introduce the new flavor to our loyal guests and expand on our chicken salad selection with all the Cuddle as much as Curry winter promotion.”