Angry Chickz opened its doors five years ago in a 900-square-foot storefront in Hollywood. After rapidly growing to 24 units, the popular brand is now ready to spread its wings and begin franchising operations with its new Vice President of Franchise Development, Mike LaRue.

An acclaimed industry veteran, LaRue has successfully launched franchise systems for multiple brands throughout his 20-year career.  After seeing the infinite potential and passion behind Angry Chickz, LaRue chose to partner with the brand and take its expansion efforts to the next level.

“What makes Angry Chickz  stand out is there’s an amazing backstory and the goal is to provide an experience that people can feel,” says LaRue. “With my next partnership, I wanted to be a part of creating something that franchisees can believe in, something bigger than just offering a great product with strong unit economics.  The brand already has delicious food to appeal to consumers nationwide, and launching a franchise model that feels different is going to be special. I’m grateful to be a part of an exciting new era.”

With the addition of LaRue and the launch of its franchising model, Angry Chickz is poised to share its mouth-watering Nashville Hot Chicken with entrepreneurs and investors passionate about making an impact in the communities they serve. The brand’s initial growth has been rapid, and the partnership with LaRue is expected to accelerate its presence nationwide.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Mike to our team and begin our next phase of expansion,” says Founder and CEO David Mkhitaryan. “Mike’s extensive experience and commitment to driving growth align perfectly with our vision for Angry Chickz. Together, we’re excited to bring the life changing hot chicken to new communities and offer a taste of our unique flavors and unmatched customer service.”

As the franchise development process begins, Angry Chickz is actively seeking multi-unit operators interested in developing markets across the United States. With a proven track record of growth and a cult following, Angry Chickz offers a compelling vehicle for potential franchisees looking to be a part of something fun, profitable and different, where the incredible business model is the result of putting people and culture first. 

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