Chicken Salad Chick Opens in Paducah, Kentucky

    Industry News | May 26, 2021

    Chicken Salad Chick

    Chicken Salad Chick Paducah will celebrate its grand opening on Wednesday, June 9 and will offer free chicken salad for a year to the first 100 guests.

    Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only Southern-inspired, fast-casual chicken salad restaurant concept, announced today the opening of its newest restaurant in Paducah, Kentucky. Following the brand’s opening in Crestview Hills just last year, the Paducah restaurant joins a mix of corporate and franchise-owned Chicken Salad Chicks throughout Kentucky, making it the fourth restaurant in the state with an additional company-owned store slated for Hopkinsville later this year. Located at 2670 New Holt Road, Chicken Salad Chick Paducah will celebrate its grand opening on Wednesday, June 9 and will offer 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 Kentucky state and local guidelines for COVID-19 procedures and will open the Paducah restaurant with social distancing measures in place. All employees will be wearing masks, as well as practicing proper handwashing and food safety protocol, and all guests will be encouraged to wear masks until seated for dining. The Paducah restaurant will feature a drive-thru and patio seating 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: 

    • Wednesday, June 9 – 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, June 10 – The first 100 guests to purchase The Chick will receive a free Chick Special redeemable on their next visit.

    • Friday, June 11– The first 100 guests to make a purchase will receive a free Chick koozie.

    • Saturday, June 12 – The first 50 guests to purchase a Chick Trio will receive a free Chick tumbler.


    The Paducah restaurant is owned and operated by first-time Chicken Salad Chick franchise owners Tony and Katie Englert of TKAB Chick, LLC. The couple was first introduced to the brand back in 2015 while on a family vacation in Panama City Beach, Florida and quickly made it a tradition to visit the restaurant on each returning trip. After learning about Stacy Brown’s founder story and falling for the brand’s mission to spread joy, enrich lives, and serve others, the Englerts were inspired even further to pull from Tony’s 20+ years of restaurant management experience and invest in their own future. Now, the couple is ready to take on their first business venture serving their friends, family, and neighbors back home in Paducah, Kentucky.

    “Since the first moment we tried a Chicken Salad Chick meal, Tony and I were hooked on the concept and saw a unique quality in the brand’s culture that we wanted to be a part of. We both grew up in Kentucky and knew there was an opportunity to blend our talents in restaurant management and serve others in our hometown that would crave the brand's flavorful menu items,” says Katie Englert. “Paducah is a community full of wonderful people who align perfectly with the Chick mentality and we’re thrilled to make all new Chick fans out of our neighbors.”

    Chicken Salad Chick in Paducah will be open Monday – Saturday from 10:00a.m. to 8:00p.m.

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