Chicken Salad Chick
|Industry||Fast casual restaurant chain and franchise|
|Founders||Stacy and Kevin Brown|
United States 
Number of locations
|Products||Chicken salad, sandwiches, side dishes, and desserts|
Chicken Salad Chick is a fast casual restaurant chain and franchise of chicken salad restaurants based in Auburn, Alabama. As of April 2021, the chain consists of 189 franchise restaurants and stores in 17 different U.S. states.
The company started with Stacy Brown and her husband Kevin, who died in 2015 from colon cancer. Stacy Brown was selling her homemade chicken salad door-to-door in Auburn, Alabama. With the health department prohibiting the sale of foods cooked in one's home, the Browns devised a plan to open a restaurant.
The restaurant is partially owned by private equity firm, Brentwood Associates who also have investments in Blaze Pizza and Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar.
The restaurant serves fifteen styles of chicken salad, served either on bread, lettuce as a scoop with crackers, or in a leafy green salad. It also provides chicken salad by the pound for take-out and delicatessen-style sandwiches and side dishes.
The restaurant's menu also includes pimento cheese, egg salad, broccoli salad, fruit salad, macaroni and cheese, pasta salad and grape salad. Daily soup specials include tomato bisque, broccoli & cheese, chicken & artichoke florentine, and chicken tortilla; loaded potato soup is available daily.
The Chicken Salad Chick Foundation was founded by the company in August 2014 and is a partner with the American Cancer Society. The foundation also partners with food banks in communities with Chicken Salad Chick restaurant locations in efforts to nourish people in need. For example, in 2014, the foundation donated over $6,000 to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. Since the foundation's inception, Chicken Salad Chick restaurants have served to generate "...more than $100,000 in donations to fight cancer and hunger in the communities it serves". Barclay Smith is the director of the foundation.
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