AUBURN, Ala., Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicken Salad Chick, the nation's only southern inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, announced today the opening of its newest franchised location in Pensacola, Florida. Located at 5050 Bayou Boulevard, the Pensacola restaurant will open on September 19th and marks the brand's third location along the Florida Gulf Coast and 17th location in the state. Owned by veteran franchisees Tommy and Stephanie Lauderdale, the new restaurant will include a variety of dining options including a drive-thru, takeout and catering.
During grand opening week, guests will experience the southern hospitality that Chicken Salad Chick is known for, with giveaways and specials that include:
Wednesday, September 19 – Free Chicken Salad for a year – The first guest will receive one large Quick Chick of chicken salad per week for an entire year; the next 99 guests will receive a free large Quick Chick of chicken salad per month. * Any guest not part of the first 100 in line can make a purchase and enter to win free chicken salad for a year. **
Thursday, September 20– Free Chicken Salad of the Month Club – The first 50 guests at opening and the first 50 guests at 6p.m. to purchase a Chick Special will be automatically enrolled in the Free Chicken Salad of the Month Club. Each guest will receive one free small Quick Chick per month for 12 months. ***
Friday, September 21– The first 100 to purchase a Chick Trio will receive a free 32oz. RTIC Chick Tumbler.
Saturday, September 22 – The first 50 guests to purchase 2 large Quick Chicks will receive a free large Chick cooler.
Husband and wife team Tommy and Stephanie Lauderdale quickly became Chicken Salad Chick enthusiasts after tasting the sweet and savory flavors of the brand's chicken salad at a location owned by Stephanie's sister. Realizing their love for the brand extended beyond the creative menu items, Tommy and Stephanie decided to open a location of their own in 2014. The Pensacola restaurant marks the Lauderdale's third Chicken Salad Chick with two existing locations open in Panama City Beach and Destin.
"We've been eager to open a Chicken Salad Chick in Pensacola and are thrilled that the grand opening is finally here," said Stephanie. "Thanks to our loyal guests, word of Chicken Salad Chick's delicious menu items has spread throughout the area and the excitement is palpable. We look forward to serving the Pensacola community and are excited to welcome more residents into our Chick family."
The Chicken Salad Chick concept, born in Auburn, was established in 2008 in the kitchen of founder, Stacy Brown. When Stacy discovered that the local county health department would not allow her to continue making and selling her delicious recipes out of her home kitchen, she overcame that obstacle by launching her first restaurant with the business expertise of her future husband and fellow founder, Kevin Brown. Together, they opened a small takeout restaurant, which quickly grew; the company now has 94 restaurants across the Southeast.
*Eligible winners must be over 16 years of age, purchase a Chick Special and are required to download the Craving Credits app. Redemption will start 9/24.
** 10 winners will be drawn throughout grand opening day. Winners will receive 1 large Quick Chick per month for the next 12 months. Must be 16 years of age or older, purchase a Chick Special and are required to download the Craving Credits app to enter.
*** Eligible club members must be 16 years of age or older, purchase a Chick Special and download the Craving Credits app. Each month will feature a different flavor.
Founded in Auburn, Alabama, in 2008, Chicken Salad Chick serves full-flavored, Southern-style chicken salad made from scratch and served from the heart. With more than a dozen original chicken salad flavors as well as fresh side salads, gourmet soups, signature sandwiches and delicious desserts, Chicken Salad Chick's robust menu is a perfect fit for any guest. Today, the brand has more than 90 restaurants in 9 states and is continuing its rapid expansion with both franchise and company locations. Chicken Salad Chick was recently named as one of FastCasual.com's top Movers and Shakers and one of Nation's Restaurant News 2017 Next 20 brands. The brand also ranked #37 on the 2016 Inc. list of the 500 fastest-growing companies in the U.S. See www.chickensaladchick.com for additional information.