Chicken Express

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Chicken Express
IndustryFast Food
Founded1988; 35 years ago (1988)
Benbrook, Texas, United States
FoundersRichard Stuart
Nancy Stuart
HeadquartersBurleson, Texas, U.S.
Number of locations
Key people
Richard Stuart, Nancy Stuart, Founders Abby Ring
ProductsFried Chicken, Chicken Tenders, and other sides.
ParentStuart Group, Inc.

Chicken Express is a regional chain of fast food restaurants[1] concentrated in the Southern United States.


Chicken Express was established in 1988 by Richard and Nancy Stuart's Stuart Group Inc.[2] The first restaurant opened in March 1988 in Benbrook, Texas.[2]

Present day[edit]

Chicken Express fried catfish snack

The restaurant serves fried chicken,[1] catfish, chicken tenders, and side dishes. The chain is also known for their iced tea, which they sell by the gallon.[3] Chicken Express is headquartered in Burleson, Texas and has over 200 locations in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.[4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Schwarz, Erin (June 23, 2012). "Something to cluck about: Chicken Express plans first Houston-area restaurant". CultureMap Houston. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Cherry, Scott (October 1, 2014). "Review: Chicken Express brings fast-food fried chicken, fish to south Tulsa". Tulsa World. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Construction for local eateries rain delayed". Houston Chronicle. July 9, 2017. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "Chicken Express Debuts New Distribution Center / Cold Storage Warehouse in Burleson, Texas". August 30, 2014.
  5. ^ "Worker killed in Burleson warehouse accident". Star-Telegram. April 7, 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2017.

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