Slim Chickens announced that it has signed a multi-unit agreement with Southeast Slims Hospitality LLC to develop 12 restaurants across the eastern section of Georgia, including Savannah and Augusta, and the western section of South Carolina. The first location is slated to open in the first quarter of 2021.
“Our team was completely taken aback by the Slim Chickens brand when we were first introduced. It seemed like a no-brainer to join such a dynamic concept,” says Casey Kiker, operating partner with Southeast Slims Hospitality LLC. “Slim Chickens is the type of restaurant that customers are naturally drawn to – we know that the community members in Georgia and South Carolina will be ‘Slimthusiasts’ in no time.”
Southeast Slims Hospitality LLC is the group developing the brand into communities across Georgia and South Carolina. The team is experienced in real estate with a focus on fast food restaurants and convenience stores. The group’s real estate background will well equip them to open these new locations.
“This talented group is exactly the kind of franchisee we’re seeking to expand the brand into new markets with,” adds Jackie Lobdell, vice president of franchise development at Slim Chickens. “Their combined professional backgrounds are exactly what we look for as we sign franchisees across the country.”
The better-chicken brand has opened 100 locations across the United States, the United Kingdom and Kuwait, and is known for its passionate group of followers. With more than 400 units in development, the fast-growing brand is well on its way to reaching its goal of 600 restaurants.
The brand prides itself on its cooked-to-order fresh food and strong devoted fanbase, also known as “Slimthusiasts.” Slim Chickens has distinguished itself in the “better chicken” segment by offering high-quality food and 17 house-made dipping sauces, allowing customers to enjoy a different flavor profile with each visit. Its menu, which is broader than many in the segment, includes chicken tenders, fresh salads, sandwiches, chicken and waffles, chicken wings and unique side items. Fans also resonate with the southern contemporary look and feel and the open and inviting layout of Slim Chickens restaurants, which speak to the hospitality mindset that anchors the brand.
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.