Slim Chickens announced that it has inked a franchise agreement to develop five-units agreement in Southeast Oklahoma and Northern Texas.
Colt Harmon is the entrepreneur bringing Slim Chickens to the region. As a talented multi-concept franchisee, Harmon has extensive experience in the restaurant industry and in real estate development.
“As a true Arkansan, I’ve followed Slim Chickens since it opened its very first restaurant and always knew it was a concept I wanted to be attached to,” says Harmon of his franchise agreement with Arkansas-based Slim Chickens. “The current momentum behind the brand made now the right time to franchise. I’m excited for the months ahead.”
Harmon plans to open in towns and cities across Southeast Oklahoma, such as Muskogee, and into Northern Texas towns like Wichita Falls.
“Colt has exactly the experience and passion that we seek in a franchise partner,” says Jackie Lobdell, executive director of franchise development at Slim Chickens. “His strong connection to the concept and proven restaurant operations experience make him an essential player as we continue to grow Slim Chickens in new markets across the country.”
The better-chicken brand has opened 100 locations across the United States, the United Kingdom and Kuwait, and with more than 350 units in development, the fast-growing brand is well on its way to reaching its goal of 600 restaurants.
Slim Chickens prides itself on its cooked-to-order fresh food and strong devoted fanbase, also known as “Slimthusiasts.” The brand 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 is broader than many in the segment, offering 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 open and inviting layout of Slim Chickens restaurants, which speak to the hospitality mindset that anchors the brand.
In July, Slim Chickens attracted an equity investment from 10 Point Capital, the private equity firm behind segment leader Tropical Smoothie Café.
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.