The breakthrough chicken brand wrapped up 2022 on a high note.
Slim Chickens
Openings in 2022:
Signed agreements in 2022:
Units in development:
Over 1,100
$3.8 million AUV*

Once again, Slim Chickens is celebrating a record-breaking year and is soaring into 2023 with promising growth. The renowned brand, best known for its Southern comfort food and hand-breaded chicken tenders, is making its mark across the U.S. and internationally. 

As the leading fast-casual chicken concept continues to strike interest with seasoned multi-unit operators, established restauranteurs are particularly enticed by the franchising opportunities Slim Chickens provides. The widespread interest can be attributed to the brand’s impressive systemwide sales, market potential, and high touch executive team that’s in tune with franchisees’ bottom line. 

In 2022, Slim Chickens rolled out 50 openings across the U.S. and internationally. In the U.S., Slim Chickens has become a household name for Americans with a strong rapidly growing footprint. In Texas, the brand has 27 existing locations with plans to open five more in Houston and several locations in San Antonio and Dallas. Adding to its domestic expansion, franchisees are taking note of the brand’s growth in Oklahoma, Utah, Ohio, Florida, and the Carolinas to name a few. The chicken brand is looking to continue to drive growth in the Northeast and across the U.S.

Slim Chickens is also extending its Southern hospitality atmosphere to various international markets, such as the U.K. and more recently opening its first location in Northern Ireland. The brand anticipates another year of strong international growth spearheading an international expansion initiative with plans to grow in France, Spain, Germany, Poland, and the GCC. 

To top off the brand’s 50 openings in 2022, Slim Chickens also solidified 150 signed agreements with established multi-unit operators. These franchisees are eager to franchise with the brand given its impressive $3.8 million AUV*—listed as Group 1 in the 2022 FDD Item 19*—and more than 1,100 units in development. Slim Chickens’ robust franchisee system also contributes to the brand’s year-over-year comp store sales increases every single year, including a 40-percent increase in the last three years alone.

Restaurant and franchise trade publications continue to recognize the striking development Slim Chickens achieved throughout the year, naming the brand a “Breakout Brand of the Year” and a “Top Recession-Proof Business.”

As the momentum resumes, the brand is projected to sign 200 more locations in 2023. Slim Chickens’ upward trajectory in 2022 indicates that 2023 will be another promising opportunity for the brand to leave a dominating presence in the global chicken segment.

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