Cowboy Chicken Ranks #18 on Fast Casual Magazine’s 2015 Movers & Shakers



Cowboy Chicken Ranks #18 on Fast Casual Magazine's 2015 Movers & ShakersLeading Fast Casual Chain Makes the List for the 6th Year in a Row

Cowboy Chicken Ranks #18 on Fast Casual Magazine's 2015 Movers & ShakersCowboy Chicken is on fire! On Sunday May 17, the growing, better chicken brand was announced as #18 on the annual Top 100 Movers and Shakers ranking published by FastCasual.com. The fast growing concept has been ranked on this list for 6 years in a row, moving up a total of 20 spots since it debuted on the list in 2010 at #38.

“We are extremely honored and humbled to be on this list of great restaurant companies. Our team’s hard work and dedication continues to move us towards becoming a national fast casual brand. I am very proud of the whole organization!” stated President, Sean Kennedy.

The 2015 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers were chosen out of more than 900 nominations by judges such as Valerie Killifer, owner of P-O-P Communications, Alicia Kelso, contributing Editor, QSRweb, FastCasual and PizzaMarketplace, Maeve Webster, Datassential, Darrel Suderman, Food Technical Consulting, and Brenda Rick Smith, former FastCasual.com editor. The judging was based on innovation, unit and revenue growth, use of technology and social media, branding and marketing and overall contribution to the industry.

Movers and Shakers list is to recognize brands that are going beyond simply generating positive sales and unit growth,” said Cherryh Butler, managing editor of FastCasual.com. “The process has a bit more subjectivity to it — to identify brands that are taking big risks and making fundamental changes that could dramatically shake up the fast casual status quo.”

FastCasual.com is the world’s premier news and information site dedicated exclusively to the fast casual industry. This fast casual news source is visited by almost 40,000 restaurant industry professionals, with its annual Movers and Shakers rankings taking place since 2005.

For over 30 years, Cowboy Chicken has been cooking all natural chicken over a wood burning fire, and today guests enjoy the same delicious wood-fired rotisserie chicken along with seventeen different fresh homemade sides, including the now famous Twice-Baked “Potaters”., The menu also includes their award-winning Chicken Enchiladas and Homemade Peach Cobbler, which have both been on the menu since Cowboy’s inception, more than thirty years ago. Cowboy Chicken also features healthy and delicious fresh salads and sandwiches, grilled skinless chicken breast and nutritious sides such as baked Sweet Potato, Green Beans, and Campfire Veggies. Visit Cowboy Chicken at www.cowboychicken.com for more information or to order online.

Founded in Dallas, Texas in 1981, Cowboy Chicken is a 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.