Chicken Salad Chick, one of the nation’s newest, fast-casual restaurant concept, is scheduled to open its new franchise location in Columbia, South Carolina, on October 22, 2013. The new restaurant will be located at 5135 Sunset Blvd., Suite A, Lexington, South Carolina, 29072.

“We are so excited to add this new location to the growing Chicken Salad Chick community throughout the Southeast,” says Kevin Brown, president of Chicken Salad Chick. “It has been such a blessing to have franchisees join in sharing the Chicken Salad Chick experience with their own communities.”

Current owners Julie Beville and Michelle Singleton of SingBev Hospitality wanted to bring a restaurant to Columbia following on the heels of their successful franchise launch in Greenville, South Carolina, in August 2013.

“Opening another location in South Carolina is very exciting for us, as this is the second of 20 plus locations we’ll be bringing to the Carolinas,” says owners Julie and Michelle. "The excitement from our fans in the area is wonderful, and we're happy to say our opening is only a few weeks away."

“Kevin and I have been overwhelmed with the desire for people find a home for Chicken Salad Chick in their own communities,” says Chicken Salad Chick founder Stacy Brown. “It is so encouraging that our own customers want to share our concept and passion with those in their area.”

“The chosen location on Sunset Blvd is perfect for us to showcase our brand to both our loyal customers and to those who have yet to enjoy the Chicken Salad Chick experience,” Brown says. “This convenient location, along with our other stores opening in the next few months, represent a very exciting time in the young life of our company.”

Denise Lee Yohn: QSR's Marketing Guru, Growth, News, Pizza, Chicken Salad Chick