Chicken Salad Chick announced the opening of the brand’s newest location in Johnson City, Tennessee. Following the debut in Bristol last fall, the Johnson City restaurant continues Chicken Salad Chick’s growth in the Tri-Cities area, with additional locations slated to open across the state in Oak Ridge, Smyrna, and Gallatin.
The Johnson City restaurant is located at 2007 North Roan Street, Suite 20, and will celebrate its grand opening on April 13 by offering free chicken salad for a year to the 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 Tennessee state and local guidelines for COVID-19 procedures and will open the Johnson City restaurant with social distancing measures in place. All employees will be wearing masks, as well as practicing proper personal and food safety protocol. The Johnson City restaurant will feature a drive-thru for added convenience.
During grand opening week, guests will experience the Southern hospitality that Chicken Salad Chick is known for, with giveaways and specials that include:
Tuesday, April 13 – 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.
Wednesday, April 14 – The first 100 guests to purchase a Chick Special will receive a free tall Chick koozie.
Thursday, April 15 –The first 50 guests to purchase a Chick Trio will receive a free Chick Tote.
Friday, April 16 – The first 50 guests to purchase a Chick Trio will receive a free Chick water bottle.
Behind the Tri-Cities area development are multi-unit franchise owners James and Jessica Denham of TriCities Chick, LLC. The duo opened their first Chicken Salad Chick restaurant in Bristol last year, alongside their partners Andy Tolley and Chip and Beth Backus, who bring more than 20 years of food service experience combined to the brand. Following their opening in Johnson City, the Denhams have plans to develop an additional Chicken Salad Chick location in Kingsport, Tennessee.
“Jessica and I experienced Chicken Salad Chick for the first time while at Auburn University in 2016 and immediately knew we wanted to dive deeper into the brand. We’ve always had entrepreneurial spirits and when looking at our options for restaurant concepts to own and operate, Chicken Salad Chick’s made-from-scratch menu items and core values were the perfect fit,” says James Denham. “Since opening in Bristol, the community has been so incredibly supportive and further fueled our decision to bring the brand to our home in Johnson City. We’ve grown to love Johnson City over the past eight years and can’t wait to serve our friends, family and neighbors the Southern classic they crave.”