Cowboy Chicken, the fast casual restaurant known for its authentic, wood-fired rotisserie chicken and homemade sides opens its first Wichita restaurant on June 20. To introduce its mouthwatering menu and community spirit, the restaurant is cooking up a five-day Grand Opening Celebration complete with food specials, events and the chance to win free chicken for a year.

“We are delighted to bring the authentic wood-fired flavor of Cowboy Chicken to Wichita,” says Trent Smith, vice president of operations for Franchise Restaurant Concepts Group (FRC Group). “This celebration is the Cowboy Chicken way of introducing our one-of-a-kind dining experience to our new friends and neighbors.”

The first 100 guests waiting in line when the restaurant opens at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, will be entered into a drawing, and five lucky winners will receive free chicken for a year. Must be 18 or older to win. For official giveaway rules, visit

The week of grand opening festivities includes the following:

  • Wednesday, June 20 – Way-Back Wednesday: Cowboy Chicken is taking guests back to 1981 – the year the restaurant first opened – with original menu pricing on select items. Dine-in only.
  • Thursday, June 21 – Dine to Donate: All day long, 25% of all proceeds are donated to the Wesley Children’s Foundation, which provides individual patient assistance to children and families during hospital stays. There will also be a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce at 2 p.m.
  • Friday, June 22 – Facebook Friday: “Like” Cowboy Chicken Wichita on Facebook, show the cashier and receive a free cobbler with any purchase.
  • Saturday, June 23 – Kids Night: Kids eat free beginning at 4 p.m. with any adult entrée purchase. Dine-in only.
  • Sunday, June 24 – Hometown Heroes Day: All members of law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, nurses, doctors, and active and veteran military personnel receive 50% off all dine-in purchases. Must present badge or proof of profession.

Cowboy Chicken Wichita is located at 3130 N. Rock Road. The new 3,200-square foot restaurant centers on a large, wood-burning rotisserie where guests can view the chickens roasting from the rustic-meets-modern dining area. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

This is the fourth Cowboy Chicken restaurant for FRC Group, which owns and operates locations in Manhattan, Kansas; Ankeny, Iowa; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Omaha, Nebraska-based affiliate of Sun Capital Partners has entered into a franchise agreement to open a total of 14 Cowboy Chicken restaurants across Iowa, Kansas and South Dakota.

Cowboy Chicken serves all-natural, hormone-free rotisserie chickens that are hand-seasoned in store, marinated for 24 hours and then slowly roasted for two hours over a real wood-burning fire. Hearty and healthy dishes are available during lunch and dinner for dine-in, take out, catering and delivery. On-the-go diners can order on the Cowboy Chicken app, available through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, which allows guests to order ahead, pay with their phone at checkout and earn rewards.

Emerging Concepts, Fast Casual, News, Cowboy Chicken