Southern fast-casual restaurant concept to enter Tampa market
Chicken Salad Chick, one of NRN’s 2015 Breakout Brands, announced today the location of their newest franchise in Tampa. The restaurant, set to open this summer, will be located in the University Collection at 2790 East Fowler Avenue, Suite 490 Tampa, FL 33612.
Owners Brad & Tammy Cochran and Pete & Julie North of Tampa Bay CSC, LLC are thrilled to bring their first of six locations to the Tampa area. “We are delighted to be part of the Chicken Salad Chick family and look forward to opening our first of many stores in the Tampa area,” said Brad. “We believe that this is not only the best chicken salad in the South, but also a healthy alternative to current dining options.”
Born In Alabama — The Chicken Salad Chick concept was established in Auburn, AL in 2008 in the kitchen of founder, Stacy Brown. Stacy quickly learned that selling a homemade recipe from her kitchen is against the law, and after being shut down by the health department, she decided to solicit the business expertise of her future husband and fellow founder, Kevin Brown. Together, they opened a small takeout restaurant which quickly grew to enormous demand and additional locations. Chicken Salad Chick has sold 101 franchises to be developed across the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North & South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, and has plans to expand nationally in the coming years.
“We’re so excited to be opening our first Tampa Bay location near the USF Campus,” said president Kevin Brown. “This endcap space will feature great inside and outside dining areas for guests to enjoy the Chicken Salad Chick experience.”
Chicken Salad Chick puts an edgy twist on a southern classic, offering customers a “custom-fit” chicken salad experience, with 15 original flavors to choose from, as well as gourmet soups, flavorful side salads and freshly-baked desserts. They were recently named as the top chicken salad in the country to try in the March/April issue of Cooking with Paula Deen, as well as one of QSR’s “Ones to Watch”. There are currently 31 Chicken Salad Chick locations open throughout the Southeast. Corporate offices are located at 724 North Dean Road in Auburn, Alabama. See www.chickensaladchick.com for additional information.