Chicken Salad Chick announced today that at the close of the second quarter, it achieved its 14th consecutive quarter of positive same store sales growth. The company also opened 20 new restaurants, two of which marked Chicken Salad Chick’s debut in new states including Ohio and Illinois. Additionally, the brand signed 12 franchise agreements to develop 34 new locations throughout Illinois, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Kentucky and Arkansas. This accelerated growth comes on the heels of a successful 2018, where Chicken Salad Chick reported more than $110 million in systemwide revenue and a 10% increase in average unit volume year over year.
“We’re projecting to have 149 restaurants open and operating by the end of the year, more than tripling the size of our system since 2015, which would make 2019 our most successful year yet,” says Scott Deviney, CEO of Chicken Salad Chick. “The strides we’ve made and continue to make year after year are largely due in part to our passionate franchise owners and corporate team who make our brand’s purpose of spreading joy, enriching lives and serving others their focus every single day. We’re energized by how far our brand has come in such a short period of time and look forward to bringing Chicken Salad Chick to more fans across the country.”
As part of its growth strategy, Chicken Salad Chick is targeting franchise development throughout the South and Midwest, specifically states like Virginia, Texas, Nebraska and Iowa.
The Chicken Salad Chick concept was established in 2008 by founder, Stacy Brown. In 2015, Eagle Merchant Partners purchased a majority stake in Chicken Salad Chick, and under the leadership of CEO Scott Deviney and team, the company now has 124 restaurants currently open in 15 states.