Slim Chickens Gears Up for May 15 Opening in Russellville, Arkansas

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Dixie Chicken LLC Grows Better-Chicken Concept Throughout Arkansas with Russellville Opening.

Slim Chickens, a leader in the “better chicken” segment of fast-casual restaurants, will continue expansion of its 100% all-natural, fresh chicken and unrivaled flavor in Arkansas, with its newest opening at 2200 East Main Street in Russellville on May 15, 2020.

Dixie Chicken LLC, the franchise owner of the Russellville Slim Chickens, is now opening its tenth Slim Chickens store in Arkansas and is looking to open 15–20 Slim Chickens locations over the next three to five years.

“We’re looking forward to bringing the Slim Chickens southern hospitality and fresh, delicious chicken to Russellville. We know that Slim Chickens will be the perfect option for residents in the area, and we plan to be a vital part of the community,” said John Luckett, Chief Operating Partner of Dixie Chicken. “The brand’s delicious, 100% all-natural chicken and consistent execution is something we’re excited to bring to the people of Russellville and surrounding communities.”

Aside from bringing its famous, delicious fried chicken and southern sides, the new Slim Chickens location in Russellville will also have a positive economic impact with over 75 new jobs created in the community.

The Russellville opening is one piece in Slim Chickens’ larger growth story. Since its founding in 2003, the brand has celebrated over 100 openings in 15 states, with an overall goal of opening 600 restaurants by 2025. In Arkansas alone, the brand has already grown tremendously to over 20 locations.

“Our freshly made southern dishes and homemade recipes create loyal guests who feel good about the food they’re eating, and we’re proud to be able to grow our loyal fan base into the Russellville market,” said Slim Chickens Chief Operating Officer Sam Rothschild.

By focusing on providing only 100% fresh, all-natural chicken tenders, buttermilk-marinated, hand-breaded and always cooked fresh-to-order, the brand has committed to providing a “better chicken” experience that can’t be found anywhere else. In addition, a choice of 17 housemade sauces adds exceptional flavor and has earned admiration from both guests and critics. Slim Chickens also offers fresh sandwiches, salads, wraps and its signature chicken and waffles. To offset the savory side of the menu, rotating desserts served in Mason jars are also available.

Slim Chickens opened in 2003 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with a focus on fresh, delicious food with a southern flair in a fast-casual setting. Guests can always expect fresh chicken tenders and wings cooked to order and served with housemade dipping sauces. With over 100 locations opened and a fanatical following in 15 U.S. states as well as international locations in Kuwait and London, the eternally cool brand is an emerging national and international franchise leading the “better chicken” segment with a goal to grow over 600 restaurants over the next decade. Southern hospitality is not just for the South; everyone, everywhere can appreciate honest food and socialize with friends and neighbors. To learn more about the brand, visit

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