Cowboy Chicken Heads East to Alabama



Cowboy Chicken Heads East to Alabama

Cowboy Chicken Signs with Franchisee to Expand to Birmingham, Alabama

Cowboy Chicken Heads East to AlabamaCowboy Chicken, the popular nine-unit Dallas-based fast casual wood fire rotisserie chicken brand, has signed their fourth new franchisee for 2014, for a total of 20 additional stores. Dia Zuaiter’s 5-store agreement will expand the concept to Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and Huntsville, Alabama.

Dia Zuaiter has been a part of the restaurant industry since he was 18. As a college student at Mary Hardin Baylor, he worked for several fast food chains and was one of the youngest store managers for Taco Bell. His love for the industry led him to open an IHOP with his brother in 2000. With 14 years of owner/operator experience, he was looking to expand his portfolio, and found his home with Cowboy Chicken.

Zuaiter plans to begin his development with a location in Hoover, a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama. His future plans include further expansion in Birmingham and surrounding areas. Zuaiter is elated to bring this unique concept to Alabama, stating that Cowboy Chicken will be right at home in Birmingham. He is thrilled to bring the art of cooking chicken over a real wood burning fire to a whole new demographic. He will continue to operate under his motto “Treat every customer the way they would like to be treated”.

Sean Kennedy, Cowboy Chicken President says, “Dia’s commitment to the industry and his employees is right at home with the Cowboy Chicken culture, where we treat our employees like family. Dia’s care and dedication to the people who build and run his business is exceptional, and we are excited to have him as the newest member of the Cowboy Chicken family. We look forward to expanding with him outside of Texas”.

Cowboy Chicken Heads East to Alabama

Founded in Dallas, Texas in 1981, Cowboy Chicken is a nine-unit fast casual restaurant chain specializing in real wood-fired rotisserie chicken. Cowboy Chicken is ranked among the Top Fast Casual Movers & Shakers of 2014 by FastCasual.com, a prestigious restaurant industry award, and was chosen number one, “Hot Restaurant Chain to Buy into Now”, in 2012 by Forbes magazine. Open for lunch and dinner for dine-in, take out, catering, online ordering, and delivery. Cowboy Chicken is continuing to grow through franchise opportunities. For more information please visit us at www.cowboychicken.com. Contact Kathy Davidson for franchising information @ kdavidson@cowboychicken.com, 678-485-8413.