Chicken Salad Chick was founded in 2008 by Stacy and Kevin Brown when they opened the first restaurant in Auburn, Alabama. The brand is famous for its made-from-scratch and healthy chicken salads as well as its authentic service. All Chicken Salad Chick restaurants feature over a dozen original chicken salad flavors made fresh daily and served by the scoop, sandwich or bowl. Each chicken salad is named in honor of an important woman in Stacy’s life. The fast-casual restaurants also feature homemade pimento cheese and egg salad, as well as fresh sides, soups and desserts.
Chicken Salad Chick has earned numerous accolades, including rankings in Franchise Times’ Fast & Serious, Fast Casual.com’s Top Movers and Shakers, and Entrepreneur’s Top Food Franchises for two consecutive years. QSR recognized the company as one of the “Best Franchise Deals” and Nation’s Restaurant News named it to the Next 15 in 2019.
Brentwood completed its investment in Chicken Salad Chick in November 2019, when it had 137 restaurants.