Chicken Salad Chick

Beyond The Tablet

In an age when, according to Pew Research Center, one in three Americans owns a tablet and most adults use the Internet on their cell phones, it’s no surprise that businesses of all shapes and sizes are bringing in technology to bolster sales.

Innovative technologies are nothing new at quick-service restaurant brands, with many concepts employing digital menuboards, kiosks, iPads at the table, and other ways of letting customers tap into technology while inside the four walls.

Chicken Salad Chick Counts Down to Destin Launch

Chicken Salad Chick is scheduled to open Florida’s second Chicken Salad Chick franchise on July 30, 2013, in Destin. The restaurant is located in the City Market Shopping Center at 36150 Emerald Coast Parkway, Unit 111.

 

The Destin owners, Mark Singletary, Lauryn Smith, and Cope Smith, have been loyal fans of the brand and wanted to bring it to Destin following on the heels of successful franchise launches in Valdosta, Georgia, and Tallahassee, Florida, in early 2013.

Chicken Salad Chick Goes For Unit No. 2 in Florida

Chicken Salad Chick is scheduled to open its second franchise in Florida on July 30, 2013, in Destin.

The Destin owners, Mark Singletary and Lauryn and Cope Smith, have been loyal fans of the brand and wanted to bring it to Destin following on the heels of successful franchise launches in Valdosta, Georgia, and Tallahassee, Florida, in early 2013.

Chicken Salad Chick Heads to the Carolinas, Georgia

Chicken Salad Chick officially announced the addition of a future franchise in the Carolinas and north Georgia, with its first location set for Greenville, South Carolina.   

“We have been enormously blessed with franchisees who share our passion for the Chicken Salad Chick concept and want to grow it in their communities,” says Kevin Brown, president of Chicken Salad Chick. “By year’s end, we will have restaurants in cities throughout Southeast, including Greenville.”

Prepping for the Premium

How operators can soften the blow from climbing insurance rates.

Chicken Salad Chick is dealing with climbing insurance premiums in 2013.
Chicken Salad Chick's insurance premiums are expected to grow 4.8–9.5 percent in 2013, says president Kevin Brown.

Insurance experts say many restaurateurs, including quick-service operators, will be hit with significant increases to their property and casualty insurance premiums when they renew this year, with some policies rumored to go up by as much as 75–100 percent.

A 2012 filled with high-profile cases of food contamination, power outages, and weather damage like that brought on by Hurricane Sandy is forcing insurance actuaries to be more cautious about writing policies, the experts say.

Chicken Salad Chick Expands Reach Across AL, GA, and FL

Simply Southern Restaurant Group, the exclusive franchisor of Chicken Salad Chick, recently announced the sale of several franchises in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.

Loyal customers and those who have yet to enjoy the brand will now have the opportunity to experience the popular eatery at one of its 18 franchises.

Franchise locations include: Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, and Dothan, Alabama; Columbus and Valdosta, Georgia; and Tallahassee, Florida.

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