Slim Chickens announced it has inked a deal to bring five locations to Northern Virginia. Husband and Wife, Oubab and Lama Khalil of Khalil and Hamoudi S.L Companies LLC. are spearheading the Slim Chicken restaurants in the counties of Culpeper, Frederick, Orange, Rockingham, Stafford including the cities of Winchester and Harrisonburg.

Khalil and Hamoudi S.L. Companies LLC are reputable operators heavily involved in restaurant and licensed real estate development in Virginia. Apart from owning and operating Tropical Smoothie Cafés with more in development, the group also owns a specialty coffee shop, a testament to their passion to diversify and expand a seasoned portfolio. Khalil is dedicated to the success of its ventures and the stability of other concepts, hosting as an independent consultant on security and stability in the Middle East. As a member of the National Association of Realtors and International Franchise Association, him and his wife are thrilled to build upon the successful reputation Slim Chickens assumes and is looking forward to the growth opportunity in Virginia. 

“I have been involved in the restaurant and real estate sectors since 2006,” says Oubab Khalil. “In conjunction with serving on the real estate development and profitability committees at Tropical Smoothie Café, I also own several locations throughout the DMV including Alexandria, Washington D.C. and Pittsburgh. We chose to expand our portfolio with Slim Chickens because we value the quality of the products, the franchisor support and its solid growth trajectory. Introducing Slim Chickens to Virginia presents an exciting opportunity to share its unwavering commitment to southern hospitality and its profound connection it is able to harness in the community. We are confident the brand will be a successful addition to our portfolio, and we are thrilled to be the operators to expand its restaurants here.”

The better-chicken brand has opened more than 250 locations across the United States and the United Kingdom. With more than 1,150 locations in development, the brand’s momentum shows no signs of slowing down.

“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Khalil and Hamoudi S.L Companies LLC and for the opportunity to share our southern hospitality and cooked-to-order chicken tenders with communities throughout Virginia,” says Sam Rothschild, COO of Slim Chickens. “Reputable operating groups like Khalil and Hamoudi S.L. Companies LLC are prime examples of who we look for to extend our inviting atmosphere, original recipe, and southern hospitality with more people across the globe.”

The Slim Chickens franchise opportunity differentiates itself with prime markets available for multi-unit development, a passionate leadership team and world-class franchisee support system. As Slim Chickens expands, it is awarding franchise opportunities to qualified, experienced and passionate multi-unit groups looking to add a dynamic segment to their portfolio.

Slim Chickens has experienced a 60 percent restaurant growth over the last two years, equaling over 250 opened locations today. The brand has also seen a remarkable 13.6% year-over-year increase in AUV, reaching an impressive $3,864,513. Over the last five years, Slim Chickens has experienced substantial development growth, with over 1,150 signed agreements in the pipeline. Slim Chickens is targeting several national markets including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New York as well as overseas in the United Kingdom, the European Union, Turkey, and the GCC.

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