CENTENNIAL, Colo. (PRWEB) November 02, 2020
Slim Chickens, a leader in the “better chicken” segment of fast-casual restaurants, is set to bring its 100% all-natural, fresh chicken and unrivaled flavor to Colorado by opening the brand’s second location in the state on November 2 at 5697 S. Himalaya St. in Centennial.
Franchising veteran of L.O.V.E. Restaurant Group, Byron Wheeler has decades of experience in the restaurant franchise space as a co-owner of 13 Burger King locations. Wheeler felt ready to tackle a new venture within the booming chicken sector of the QSR space, and, after meeting co-founders Tom Gordon and Greg Smart at the brand’s franchising conference in 2018, signed on for the exclusive rights for all Slim Chickens restaurants to be developed in Colorado and Utah.
“We were immediately impressed with Slim Chickens’ growth, southern hospitality, menu and vibe,” said Wheeler. “Once we tried the product, we knew that we wanted to bring the concept to Colorado and know that it’s going to be the perfect fit for the Centennial community.”
Aside from bringing its delicious fried chicken and Southern-inspired sides to the area, the new Slim Chickens location will also make a positive economic impact by creating over 80 new jobs in the community.
The Centennial opening is one piece in Slim Chickens’ larger growth story. Since its founding in 2003, the brand has celebrated over 100 openings in 17 states, with an overall goal of opening 600 restaurants by 2025.
“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 Centennial market,” said Slim Chickens Chief Operating Officer Sam Rothschild.
By focusing on providing only 100% fresh, all-natural chicken tenders that are 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 industry experts alike. Slim Chickens also offers fresh sandwiches, salads, wraps and its signature chicken and waffles. To complement the savory side of the menu, rotating desserts served in Mason jars are also available.
ABOUT SLIM CHICKENS:
Founded by Tom Gordon and Greg Smart, 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 17 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 to socialize with friends and neighbors. To learn more about the brand, visit slimchickens.com.