Slim Chickens, a fast-casual franchise which features dine-in and drive-through in the “better chicken” segment, announced today it has inked a deal to bring 30 locations to cities throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Break Bread Ventures, which consists of Jonathan Crumpler, Rob Bryan, Josh Frankel, and an investor group, will be bringing the restaurants to several key trade areas, including Charlotte, Piedmont Triad, and Fayetteville, North Carolina; Columbia and Rock Hill, South Carolina; and Lynchburg, Roanoke, and Blacksburg, Virginia.
The better-chicken brand has opened more than 125 locations across the United States, Kuwait and the United Kingdom, and is known for its passionate group of followers in the markets in which it operates. With more than 500 locations in development, the brand’s momentum shows no signs of slowing down.
“Slim Chickens is the exact type of brand we were looking for in the fast causal segment, which is focused on top caliber food and world class service,” says Break Bread Ventures. “We are excited to bring Slim Chickens’ fresh, handmade food to local communities – coupled with Slim Chickens’ southern hospitality feel, this will resonate with members of the communities we are excited to serve.”
Break Bread Ventures is led by partners with diverse vocational backgrounds, including multi-unit franchise ownership and operations, real estate law, corporate development, and investment banking. The team blends cross-functional skillsets to create a well-balanced team, which can rapidly grow a best-in-class organization.
“Break Bread Ventures is the type of franchise partner that we’re looking for, and with their experience, we have no doubt that their locations will be a success,” says Jackie Lobdell, vice president of franchise development at Slim Chickens. “We’re excited to break into new markets and grow the Slim Chickens brand in the coming months.”