Industry News | April 17, 2013

Cowboy Chicken Adds Franchise Development Director

Cowboy Chicken-Wood Fire Rotisserie, the popular seven-unit Dallas-based fast casual brand, has named Kathy Davidson as their new director franchise development, to prepare for further franchise growth. 

Less than a year ago, Cowboy Chicken was chosen “Hot Restaurant Chain to Buy into Now”, by "Forbes" magazine, and combined with its popularity in Texas for over thirty years, is continuing to grow through franchising. 
 
“We have great candidates interested in opening a Cowboy Chicken that possess a passion for the brand and serving guests and families in a fast-paced environment,” says Sean Kennedy, president, Cowboy Chicken. “We hired Kathy to develop and implement programs and sales methodologies to help passionate franchisee candidates, whose goals and cultures best match those of Cowboy Chicken, become successful.”  
 
Ms. Davidson most recently served as manager, franchise sales for Church's Chicken, the international brand with over $1.2 billion in sales per year. In her new role with Cowboy Chicken, Kathy will be offering development opportunities to experienced restaurant operators throughout the United States. 
 
Franchise candidates, those qualified financially with quick service restaurant experience and multi-unit operators, who will benefit from a thirty-year old brand which is a predictable, measurable, and sustainable investment opportunity, are currently being interviewed.   
 
"Cowboy Chicken has been around for 30 years and franchising is a key component to our continued growth,” says Kennedy. “Kat brings a true passion for finding the right franchisees to match our long brand history.”
 
Since its humble beginnings in 1981, Cowboy Chicken has perfected the taste of chicken on a wood-burning rotisserie. Cowboy Chicken has been cooking all natural chicken over a wood burning fire served up with 17 different fresh homemade sides including the now famous Twice-Baked "Potaters". Long time favorites are the famous Cowboy Chicken Enchiladas stuffed full of delicious all white meat rotisserie chicken and their Chicken salad sandwiches. Cowboy Chicken also features healthy  fresh salads and sandwiches, grilled skinless chicken breast, and nutritious sides such as seasonal fruit, baked Sweet Potato, Green Beans, and Campfire Veggies, which can all be ordered online.
 
Online ordering is available for lunch and dinner, take-out, home delivery, and catering services.