Cowboy Chicken Announces New Lease Agreement Signed in San Diego

Cowboy Chicken Announces New Lease Agreement Signed in San Diego

Fast Casual Wood-Fired Rotisserie Chicken Restaurant Expands to the West Coast with Franchisee TEXACAL Foods

Cowboy Chicken Announces New Lease Agreement Signed in San DiegoCalifornia diners seeking the authentic flavor of wood-fired rotisserie chicken and homemade sides: look no further. Cowboy Chicken and TEXACAL Foods announce today the signing of a new lease agreement to open a restaurant in San Diego at 10562 Craftsman Way in Rancho Bernardo. This restaurant is part of the largest franchise agreement to date signed last fall with TEXACAL Foods to open 30 Cowboy Chicken locations across California. There are currently 19 units of the fast casual chain in Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Louisiana and Alabama.

“Cowboy Chicken’s culture is rooted in honest family values that you can feel in our restaurants, taste in our food and feel from our staff members. We work hard, we love what we do and we strive to exceed our guests’ expectations. We are excited to work with smart, experienced partners like TEXACAL Foods to bring our all-natural, wood-fired rotisserie chicken to the people of California,” said Cowboy Chicken President and CEO Sean Kennedy.

TEXACAL Foods owner and operations partners Kevin Roche and Phil Fontes, joined with Cal Capitol Investment Group, Daniel and Doug Shaffer, to bring the growing brand to the Golden State. Roche, an industry veteran and California native, experienced Cowboy Chicken in Texas while at lunch with a friend. He loved the great food and the friendly atmosphere.

The new San Diego restaurant is scheduled to open this October and will be approximately 2,000 square feet in size, seat 50-60 guests and employ around 30 people from the community.

Cowboy Chicken serves all-natural, hormone-free rotisserie chickens that are hand-seasoned in store, marinated for 24 hours and then slowly roasted for two hours over a real wood-burning fire. Other dishes include signature sour cream tomatillo chicken enchiladas, abundant scratch-made sides such as Twice Baked Potaters, Baked Mac & Chheese, Ranchero Beans and seasonal cobblers baked in-house daily. Cowboy Chicken’s hearty and healthy dishes are available during lunch and dinner for dine-in, take out, catering and delivery.

With a ‘cowboy cool’ culture and dedication to guests and communities, Cowboy Chicken aims to exceed the expectations of guests each time they visit. The warmth and comfort of that culture are at the heart of everything at Cowboy Chicken.

Founded in Dallas in 1981, Cowboy Chicken is a fast casual restaurant chain specializing in real wood-fired rotisserie chicken. Cowboy Chicken has been included in Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers & Shakers list every year since 2012. In 2017, Cowboy Chicken won the Emerging Chain of the Year award from Restaurant Business and was named one of the Top 25 Most Loved Brands by Foodable. Forbes magazine also chose Cowboy Chicken as one “Hot Restaurant Chain to Buy into Now.” Cowboy Chicken offers dine in, delivery, takeout, online ordering and catering services. Cowboy Chicken is currently seeking qualified franchisees to help build the brand in select markets across the U.S. For more information, visit or contact Kathy Davidson at