Golden Chick Heads to the Southeast, Opens First Restaurant in Georgia

Golden Chick Heads to the Southeast, Opens First Restaurant in Georgia

Golden Chick, the Texas-based chicken legend that has prided itself in treating guests like family for the past 46 years expanded to small-town Georgia. Golden Chick stepped outside of its footprint in Texas to give Georgia its first taste of this southern fried chicken.

The newest restaurant opened November 11 and will be located at 7990 Macon Hwy in Watkinsville, Georgia. Franchisee owner, Jake Stanfill, is a local Watkinsville resident who is very involved in the Watkinsville and Oconee community.

Stanfill is excited to bring Golden Chick to Georgia and the Watkinsville community, “Commitment to community is one of the core values we hold close to heart at Golden Chick. We are dedicated to delivering legendary service and do our best to exemplify southern hospitality to every one of our guests. Coupled with the most diverse and delicious menu in the industry, our combination of offerings and genuine team members will keep you coming back for more.”

The doors to Georgia’s first Golden Chick opened on Monday, November 11 but the official ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony is planned to take place in early December. Stanfill wants Golden Chick to be a core part of the community in Watkinsville and plans to support local schools with fundraisers and donations.

Golden Chick’s best-known menu choices include juicy Golden Tenders, fried and roast chicken, catfish and garden salads for a lighter option.Sides include battered French fries, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn on the cob, fried okra, dirty rice, mac and cheese, coleslaw, potato salad, and fruit salad. Add-ons such as jalapeno poppers, corn nuggets, gourmet chicken salad or the restaurant’s famous yeast rolls make any visit extra special.

The new restaurant will help fuel the Watkinsville community by creating forty new jobs to the area. Stanfill follows the old philosophy of ‘hire for attitude, train for skill’ when hiring team members at Golden Chick. “We select only the people with the brightest smiles who derive satisfaction from making others happy.”

Golden Chick is a chain restaurant known for its signature Original Golden Tender, a marinated chicken tenderloin that’s hand-battered and cooked to a delicious golden perfection. Based out of Dallas, the restaurant chain has 115 locations throughout Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Georgia. The first international location opened in Amman, Jordan in the fall of 2011, and locations throughout the Middle East and Asia are under development. For more information, visit