Cowboy Chicken Ranks #21 on Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers & Shakers of 2014

Cowboy Chicken Ranks #21 on Fast Casual's Top 100 Movers & Shakers of 2014

Cowboy Chicken -Wood Fire Rotisserie, the popular nine-unit Dallas-based fast casual brand, has been chosen number 21 of the “Top 100 Fast Casual Movers & Shakers of 2014” by the restaurant industry’s Fast Casual Magazine, a monthly online magazine of the food service industry.  Moving up 4 spots from #25 in 2013, Cowboy Chicken is thrilled to be ranked in the Top 100 Movers & Shakers, a prestigious restaurant industry award which recognizes companies with rapid growth potential.

The 2014 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers were chosen out of more than 900 nominations by judges such as Darren Tristano, EVP of Technomic;Nate Riggs, president of NR Media Group; Rob D’orsi, executive corporate chef at FoodIQ; and Joni Doolin, CEO and founder of People Report. 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.

President Sean Kennedy spoke on the growth of the company over the last few years saying, “I think growth happens in stages. The first stage is slow and steady. It takes time to build a business with a good reputation, a great story and solid financial performance.” Cowboy Chicken has continued to stay true to its roots during their growth, continuing to cook all natural and hormone free chicken over an open real wood fire and make sides from scratch daily. Kennedy attributes the success of the company to his entire team, stating that their dedication to the history of the brand and its core values has helped to create a solid brand with a great vision for growth. 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 have taken place since 2005.

Since its humble beginnings in 1981, Cowboy Chicken has perfected the taste of chicken on a wood burning rotisserie and created the now famous Twice-Baked “Potaters”. Other long time favorites are the famous Cowboy Chicken Enchiladas stuffed full of delicious all white meat rotisserie chicken and their amazing Chicken salad sandwiches. Homemade Southern Blackberry Cobbler or Apple Cobbler finishes off any Cowboy meal and, both their award-winning Chicken Enchiladas and Homemade Peach Cobbler have 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, along with their seasonal summer favorite fresh cut watermelon. The entire menu is available for online ordering for lunch and dinner, take-out, home delivery and catering services.  Visit Cowboy Chicken at for more information or to order online.

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, 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 Contact Kathy Davidson for franchising information @, 678-485-8413.