Slim Chickens Gears Up for November 17th Opening in Jackson Township

Slim Chickens Gears Up for November 17th Opening in Jackson Township

Giesen Management Associates Grows Better Chicken Concept Throughout Ohio With Jackson Township Opening

Slim Chickens Gears Up for November 17th Opening in Jackson TownshipSlim Chickens, a leader in the “better chicken” segment of fast-casual restaurants, will continue expansion of its 100% all-natural, fresh chicken and unrivaled flavor in Ohio, with its newest opening at 4990 Fulton Dr NW in Jackson Township, near Canton on November 17th.

David Giesen, the franchisee behind the growth of Slim Chickens in Ohio, was well aware that the fast casual chicken segment was growing rapidly. Giesen, who began his career in franchising as a multi-unit Arby’s franchisee, currently owns the Slim Chickens locations in both Avon and Streetsboro, OH. Giesen, along with his director of operations Kim Nessel, are excited to bring their third Slim Chickens location to the Canton community. 

“Slim Chickens is a unique brand and will bring something new to the lunch and dinner table for the community. We fell in love with the food first, so we’re excited to offer our fresh, delicious meals to its residents,” said Giesen. “We look forward to continuing to grow the brand’s presence in Ohio as with our third location and have plans to open two additional locations in 2023.”

Aside from bringing its famous, delicious fried chicken and Southern-inspired sides to the area, the new Slim Chickens location in Jackson Township will also make a positive economic impact with over 75 new jobs anticipated for creation in the community.

The Jackson Township opening is one piece in Slim Chickens’ larger growth story. Since its founding in 2003, the brand is now in 30 states with 190 U.S. and International openings and an overall goal of opening 600 restaurants by 2025. In Ohio alone, the brand has already grown tremendously in partnership with Giesen Management Associates to three locations.

“Our freshly made southern dishes and homemade recipes create loyal guests who feel good about the food they’re eating and we’re proud to be able to grow our loyal fan base into the Jackson Township and Canton markets,” said Slim Chickens Chief Operating Officer Sam Rothschild.

By focusing on providing only 100% fresh, all-natural chicken tenders that are buttermilk-marinated, hand-breaded and always cooked fresh-to-order, the brand has committed to providing a “better chicken” experience that can’t be found anywhere else. In addition, a choice of 17 housemade sauces adds exceptional flavor and has earned admiration from both guests and critics alike. Slim Chickens also offers fresh sandwiches, salads, wraps and its signature chicken and waffles. To offset the savory side of the menu, rotating desserts served in Mason jars are also available.

Slim Chickens opened in 2003 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with a focus on fresh, delicious food with a southern flair in a fast-casual setting. Guests can always expect fresh chicken tenders and wings cooked to order and served with housemade dipping sauces. With more than 190 locations opened and a fanatical following in 30 U.S. states, as well as international locations in the United Kingdom, the eternally cool brand is an emerging national and international franchise leading the “better chicken” segment with a goal to grow over 600 restaurants over the next decade. Southern hospitality is not just for the South; everyone, everywhere can appreciate honest food to socialize with friends and neighbors. To learn more about the brand, visit