Golden Chick to Open First Modular Restaurant in 2021

    Industry News | January 13, 2021

    Golden Chick, is kicking off 2021 with innovation in restaurant design and development by introducing the franchise’s very first modular constructed building. The first restaurant is scheduled to be installed in Saginaw, Texas this month with an expected opening in March, with two more installations in the pipeline for the first half of the year in Snyder and Refugio, Texas.

    “This new model will allow our franchisees to go-to-market quicker than ever before, while reducing the overall development and operational costs,” says Jim Stevens, president of Golden Chick. “The introduction of our first modular constructed restaurant is just one of many exciting announcements we have planned for this year. We are continuing to expand to new locations and introduce new menu items - you never know what we have up our sleeves. We are thankful for our partners that helped get us here and look forward to continuing the momentum we established last year.”

    Using modular construction for restaurant development is not only cost effective, saving 10-15 percent overall, but allows for consistency and efficiency with the building process taking approximately five weeks to complete. The building is constructed off site then transported to the final destination for completion. Golden Chick’s modular restaurant design will feature a drive-thru as well as an area for online order pick-ups in a 1,920-square-foot space. A 1,400-square foot model without interior seating is also currently in development and will be equipped with a drive-thru and walk-up order window.

    “Our team’s vision to implement modular construction into Golden Chick’s system has been in the works for a few years,” says Larry Nelson, Golden Chick’s vice president of development. “We took our time to research and work on the development process to ensure it was done correctly, setting the standard for excellence high. Our family of franchisees have been anticipating the introduction of this model and we expect the demand for it to continue to grow.”

    The corporate owned restaurant in Saginaw will be located at 1400 North Old Decatur Road.

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