Due to Growing Demand, Fast-Casual Franchise Brand Opens Sixth Location in The Sooner State
Slim Chickens, a leader in the “better chicken” segment of fast casual restaurants, will be expanding its fresh chicken and unrivaled flavor to Warr Acres, Okla. The corporate-owned restaurant is located at 5841 NW Expressway and will open on August 3rd, 2015.
“We’ve seen strong performance in all our Oklahoma Slim Chickens locations, and we aim to continue bringing better chicken to areas that are hungry for more,” said Sam Rothschild, COO of Slim Chickens. “Oklahoma has always been a key growth market, and with our ongoing expansion we’re establishing ourselves as a leading player in the Sooner State’s dining scene.”
This location joins five existing restaurants in Norman, Edmond, Oklahoma City, Stillwater and Broken Arrow, which have been successful in bringing Life Changing Chicken to the community. The new restaurant is part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, and will provide the city and its surrounding neighborhoods with high-quality, fresh and handcrafted food.
Focusing on fresh chicken, the brand has developed a niche in its sector of the restaurant industry for product quality that can’t be found anywhere else. With fresh ingredients and minimal freezer space in every restaurant, Slim Chickens honors a commitment to homemade recipes and strong supplier partnerships, ensuring guests can feel good about the food they eat. The down-home Southern brand offers diners hand-breaded or grilled chicken tenders paired with a choice of eight handmade dipping sauces or seven wing sauces for exceptional flavor that has earned admiration from both customers and critics. If guests want to switch it up, Slim Chickens also offers fresh salads, wraps and chicken and waffles. To offset the savory side of the menu, rotating desserts served in Mason jars are also available.
The 2,922-square-foot store is the prototype being used for aggressive national expansion and is one of 15 new restaurants slated to open in the next 12 months across the country. The brand has seen great success in the last several years, expanding from Arkansas into Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri and now Nebraska, and emerging as the national player to establish fast-casual dining’s “better chicken” segment.
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Slim Chickens opened in 2003 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with a focus on culinary excellence in a fast-casual setting. Guests can always expect fresh chicken tenders and wings cooked to order and served with handmade dipping sauces made from scratch. With 24 locations today and a fanatical following in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, and Nebraska, the eternally cool brand is an emerging national franchise leading the “better chicken” segment and intends to grow nationwide to a footprint of 600 restaurants over the next decade. Southern hospitality is not just for the South; everyone, everywhere can appreciate honest food and socializing with friends and neighbors. To learn more about the brand, visit slimchickens.com, and for franchise opportunities, visit slimchickensfranchise.com.