Chick N Max, Wichita’s rapidly growing quick-service chicken chain, is jumping on the health kick trend and offering two new menu items for the new year. Guests looking for the same delicious taste of Chick N Max’s perfectly seasoned, juicy chicken can now choose from healthier alternatives like the Power Bowl with slow-smoked pulled chicken, five-grain quinoa, corn salsa, avocado, smoked white beans, shredded cheddar cheese, and cucumber on a bed of mixed greens; or the Southwest Sandwich featuring slow-smoked pulled chicken, avocado, corn salsa, lettuce, tomatoes, BBQ ranch sauce on a brioche bun.
Chick N Max’s signature smoked chicken takes center stage and provides a healthier take on its traditional golden crispy fried chicken. The chicken is smoked over almond wood from California that produces a softer, sweeter flavor than other harsher woods historically used in restaurants like hickory, mesquite or white oak. The gentleness of the Almond Wood smoke allows the chicken’s authentic and rich flavors to come through, while the secret spice rubs and sauces are specifically crafted to enhance this gentle smoked flavor of the chicken.
Chick N Max was founded in 2018 by restaurant industry veteran Max Sheets. With a career in restaurant development that spans more than three decades, Sheets conceptualized the concept and assembled a team of culinary professionals to perfect the menu of chicken tenders, wings, and smoked chicken. The country’s first Chick N Max landed in the heart of Wichita, Kansas, a metro area long known for ties to successful restaurant start-ups and entrepreneurial genius. Chick N Max now has three locations throughout Wichita.
Chick N Max has something for everyone, with options for those looking to indulge in healthier takes on traditional fast-casual chicken offerings. Choose from a satisfying mix of chicken tenders, wings, breast and thigh meals, and family meals, as well as their recently expanded line of sandwiches. Smoked chicken takes center stage with each sandwich, starting with their signature almond-smoked chicken. From there, guests can choose from pulled smoked chicken or fried chicken breasts, which features their proprietary blend of batter, flour, and spices. The almond wood used in every smoker is from the central valley of California and imparts a subtle flavor that enhances the chicken flavor without overpowering it. Guests can complete their meal with a wide range of house-made sides and sauces that are made daily to ensure the highest quality and the best taste. Rounding out the menu is an expanded beverage line with flavored teas, fresh lemonade, watermelon lime fresca, and agave flavored real sodas.
Each Chick N Max is designed for a streamlined ordering process with a welcoming atmosphere. Chick N Max locations feature warm colors, stained concrete floors, and hardwood accents and trim throughout the space. The Drive Thru window makes ordering convenient and easy for those on the go. All locations feature an in-house smoker which uses their signature almond wood. Commonly only seen at full-service barbeque spots, the smokers at each Chick N Max location makes it a truly unique dining experience.
Guests can choose from dine in, take home, catering, or delivery at Chick N Max. Rounding out the experience in all locations is Radio Max, a specially curated music playlist of feel-good rock classics hosted by long-time local radio personality Cathy Carrier and Max Sheets.