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Chicken Salad Chick

Chicken Salad Chick was the United States’ first national fast-casual chicken-salad-focused franchise restaurant concept, founded by Stacy Brown in Auburn, Ala., in 2008. As the company grew, the headquarters moved to Atlanta in 2021.

On the menu is Southern-style chicken salad in various flavors, from lemon basil to buffalo ranch with jalapenos and sriracha. Diners can choose scoops alone or on salad or as a sandwich. The company plans to reach 500 units by the end of 2025. The company was acquired by Los Angeles-based private equity firm Brentwood Associates in 2019.

Key Data:

Headquarters: Atlanta

Segment: Quick Service

Restaurant segment: LSR Sandwich/Deli

Number of U.S. locations: 174

2020 Sales: $175.1 million

Annual Growth:

Source: Datassential Firefly 500

CEO:  Scott Deviney

Parent: Brentwood Associates