Chicken Salad Chick announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Gainesville, Florida. On the heels of Chicken Salad Chick’s Ocala expansion just last month, the new Gainesville restaurant will mark the brand’s fourth Florida opening this year with continued expansion slated for Wellington and Wesley Chapel by the end of 2021. Located at 4062 Plaza Blvd, the Gainesville restaurant will celebrate its grand opening on May 25 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 Florida’s state and local guidelines for COVID-19 procedures and will open the Gainesville restaurant with social distancing measures in place. All employees will be wearing masks, as well as practicing proper handwashing and food safety protocol. The Gainesville restaurant will feature 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:
Tuesday, May 25 – 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, May 26 – The first 50 guests to purchase a Chick Trio will receive a free Chick tote bag.
Thursday, May 27 – The first 50 guests to purchase a Chick Trio will receive a free Chick tumbler.
Friday, May 28 – The first 50 guests to purchase two large Quick Chicks will receive a free large Chick cooler.
Saturday, May 29 – The first 50 guests to purchase a Chick Special will receive a free upgrade to a Chick Trio.
Behind the Gainesville expansion is first-time franchise owner Kevin Royal of KBR Corporation. Always an entrepreneur at heart, Kevin began his own locksmith business in 2016. He had built his business over the years but was ready to take on a new journey and began looking towards franchising as an option. Once coming across Chicken Salad Chick, Kevin instantly fell in love with the simple and enjoyable product, and unique opportunity in the fast casual segment, ultimately deciding to become a Chicken Salad Chick franchise owner by 2019. Just two years later, he is bringing the brand to the popular college town of Gainesville, Florida and plans to develop future restaurants alongside his brother and franchising partner, Bryan, in Wellington and Jupiter by 2022.