Chicken Salad Chick announced it will be expanding in Alabama with its newest restaurant in Saraland. Located at 860 Industrial Parkway, the Saraland restaurant marks the brands 28th location in the state and sixth in the Mobile Bay area. The Saraland location, which features a drive-thru, will celebrate its grand opening on April 28 by offering free chicken salad for a year to first 100 guests. Those awarded will be properly distanced and will receive a designated return time upon arrival to spread out the number of guests at the restaurant throughout the day.

Chicken Salad Chick is closely following Alabama’s state and local guidelines for COVID-19 procedures and will open the Saraland restaurant with social distancing measures in place. All employees will be wearing masks, as well as practicing proper handwashing and food safety protocol.

During grand opening week, guests will experience the Southern hospitality that Chicken Salad Chick is known for, with giveaways and specials that include:

Wednesday, April 28 – Free Chicken Salad for a Year – The first 100 guests will receive one large Quick Chick of chicken salad per month for an entire year, with one of those lucky guests randomly selected to win one large Quick Chick of chicken salad per week. Guests can arrive starting at 7am for grand opening day only.

Thursday, April 29 ­­– The first 100 guests to purchase a Chick Special will receive a free scoop redeemable on their next visit.

Friday, April 30 – The first 50 guests to purchase a Chick Trio will receive a free Chick tumbler.

Saturday, May 1 – The first 50 guests to purchase a Chick Trio will receive a free Chick tote.

Behind the Mobile Bay area expansion is multi-unit franchise owner Misty Whitehead and her husband, and co-owner, Peter, of Big Bayou, LLC. Whitehead opened her first Chicken Salad Chick location in Mobile Hillcrest in 2013, shortly followed by a string of Mobile Bay area developments across the University of South Alabama, Daphne, and a branded location downtown in Government Plaza. Last August, Whitehead continued her expansion in Gulf Shores, which marked her first Chicken Salad Chick restaurant owned with Peter. In their latest Saraland venture, the couple has added a new partner, Ali Hughes. Under Misty’s leadership, Hughes, who originally began as a team member at Whitehead’s Hillcrest location on her last day of high school and later became the area manager of Whitehead’s Mobile and Baldwin County restaurants, is embarking on her first experience as a franchise partner.

“Over the past eight years, I’ve developed a deep appreciation for the Mobile Bay area and have loved serving our neighbors,” says Misty Whitehead. “It is humbling to think we are now ready to debut our sixth restaurant in just a few short years and couldn’t think of a better spot to do so than in Saraland alongside Ali, who has grown up within our team and is now a partner. This community has been eagerly awaiting their very own Chick and we’re thrilled to share our fresh and flavorful menu items and hospitable atmosphere with them.”

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