Southern fast-casual restaurant concept to open additional South Carolina franchise
COLUMBIA, SC – May 13, 2014 – Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s newest, fast-casual restaurant concept, is scheduled to open its new franchise location in Columbia on June 10, 2014. The new restaurant will be located at 252-Z Harbison Blvd, Columbia, SC 29212.
“We are so excited to continue expanding the Chicken Salad Chick community throughout the Carolinas,” said Kevin Brown, president of Chicken Salad Chick. “It has been such a blessing to see our brand grow as we move farther away from our original location in Auburn, AL.”
Current owners Julie Beville and Michelle Singleton of SingBev Hospitality, LLC wanted to bring a second restaurant to Columbia following on the heels of their successful franchise launch in Lexington in October 2013. “Opening another location in South Carolina is very exciting for us, as this is the 3rd of 20+ locations we’ll be bringing to the Carolinas,” said owners Julie and Michelle. “”The excitement from our fans in the area is wonderful and we’re happy to say our opening is only a few weeks away!”
Born In Alabama — The Chicken Salad Chick concept was established in Auburn, Ala., in 2008 in the kitchen of founder, Stacy Brown. Stacy quickly learned that selling a homemade recipe from her kitchen is against the law, and after being shut down by the health department, she decided to solicit the business expertise of her future husband and fellow founder, Kevin Brown. Together, they opened a small takeout restaurant which quickly grew to enormous demand and additional locations. The unique concept offers customers 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. Chicken Salad Chick will be developing 54 franchises across the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina, and has plans to expand nationally in the next few years.
“Kevin and I are so grateful that the demand for Chicken Salad Chick in nearby Lexington has led to this new location,” said Chicken Salad Chick Founder Stacy Brown. “It is so encouraging that we can share the Chicken Salad Chick experience with a growing amount of people across the Southeast!”
“The chosen location on Harbison Blvd is perfect for us to showcase our brand to both our loyal customers and to those who have yet to enjoy the Chicken Salad Chick experience,” said Kevin Brown. “This new location, along with our other stores opening in the next few months, represent a very exciting time in the young life of our company.”
About Chicken Salad Chick
Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s newest, fast-casual restaurant concept, is led by experienced food and operations executives. The concept puts an edgy twist on a southern classic, offering customers 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. Corporate offices are located at 724 North Dean Road in Auburn, Alabama. Recently, the franchise has been expanding to other cities throughout Southeast, including Alabama, Florida and Georgia.