News and Updates


Feature in Dallas Morning News

Continuing it’s North Texas development, Arkansas-based Slim Chickens is growing even more in the new year in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.   Development has been rapid for the two franchisee groups developing the region, but for franchisee Courtney Lindley, finding the right real estate is an important for expansion.   “Our goal is to open […]


Feature in Longview News Journal

The first-ever Slim Chickens franchisee, Greg McKay, is further expanding and will be adding a location to Longview, Texas, on Jan. 16. This will be McKay’s fourth restaurant. The Longview location will open at 204 E. Loop 281, and will employ 70 people.  See the full article HERE.


Feature in the Wichita Eagle

In a roundup of restaurants due to open in Wichita in 2017 Slim Chickens was the lead photo and was mentioned as having a late spring opening date.  See the full article HERE.


Feature in the Culumbia Daily Tribune!

RECAP: On Monday, December 12, Scott Purcell celebrated the opening of his newest restaurant – the first Slim Chickens in Columbia, Missouri. Scott has helped open more than 100 restaurants, beginning with Olive Garden development in the 1980s. He compared each new opening to the birth of a child. “It’s almost nine months from start […]


Gameday Party Sauce Flags

No more guessing which sauce is which. We know the blue cheese & ranch mix up face. With our downloadable dipping & wing sauce labels, that face won't make an appearance at your gameday party. Say no to sauce mix up fouls. Below are the directions to make your own sauce flags. YOU'LL NEED: Scissors [...]

Slim Chickens Food Drive in the Edmond Sun

RECAP: This weekend, the Edmond Slim Chickens is hosting a holiday food drive to benefit the Oklahoma Food bank, alongside other area locations. Between 10:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. customers who bring in two packaged foods to donate will receive a free cayenne ranch chicken sandwich. See the full article HERE.


Columbia Bound

Slim Chickens is opening the third location in the state and first in Columbia on Monday, December 12. Franchise owners Scott Purcell and Eric Wright recently opened a location in Lebanon and are eager to open their newest eatery, serving fresh cooked chicken tenders and handmade dipping sauces. See the full article HERE.


Slim Expanding Overseas

Slim Chickens recently announced plans to expand it’s “better chicken” concept in the Middle East through a partnership with Alghanim Industries.    The first MENA-region Slim Chickens restaurant is expected to open in Kuwait in March 2017, according to information provided in a press release.    Slim Chickens CEO Tom Gordon discussed the strength of […]


Slim Makes a Splash in Houston

Slim Chickens recently opened their fifteenth Texas location and first to serve Humble at 9255 FM 1960 Bypass Road. “Houston has been a great market for us to continue developing the brand since we opened the first location in the area in 2015,” company chief operating officer Sam Rothschild said in a statement. “We’ve built […]


Grand Opening in Humble, TX

Slim Chickens celebrated the one year anniversary of its first Houston-area opening with a splash, opening the doors to its third location. “It was a fantastic grand-opening day,” said Slim Chickens area director Nathan Woodard in an interview with the Humble Observer. “We were busy. We definitely surpassed initial expectations; and we’re expecting it to […]


YEE-HAW! Here comes Slim Chickens

Slim Chickens is coming to Parker County when it opens next week right on Main Street in Weatherford. Owner Flint Harris first worked in sports management at the collegiate level before making the jump to food and franchising with Bliss Cupcake Cafe. After patronizing Slim Chickens in its home state of Arkansas for many years, […]


Slim Chickens in Lawrence Journal World

As the better chicken segment booms in Lawrence, Slim Chickens is entering the market with the help of franchisee Mark Killeen. Renovating a former KFC, the restaurant is expected to open early next year. Killeen already has plans underway for a Wichita and second Lawrence location, but opening order could shift with construction delays. Despite […]


Slim Chickens in Nation’s Restaurant News

RECAP: Lunch traffic dipped by four percent in the most recent quarter, according to data from The NPD Group as reported by Nation’s Restaurant News, and fast casual brands are working to win back lunch crowds in the second half of the year. However, Slim Chickens, a rapidly expanding franchise, has seen lunch sales remain strong […]


Slim Chickens Takes DFW

RECAP: Just a year ago, Slim Chickens boasted only one DFW area location in Ft. Worth. Now, the rapidly growing brand has plans for multiple area locations before the end of the year. North Texas growth for Slim Chickens will outpace much of the rest of the country. Dallas diners can expect locations coming soon […]


Chicken Sandwich in the Paper

RECAP: Slim Chickens recently launched a new cayenne ranch chicken sandwich built with hand-breaded chicken breast, lettuce, pickles, cayenne ranch sauce, seasonings and fried onions. For those looking to stick with a more traditional version of the sandwich, Slim’s is able to build the sandwich to taste. In honor of the new launch, Slim Chickens […]


Feed Your Crowd

It’s go time-the frenzy of back to school schedules, game days, and holidays in the not-too-distant future. It’s time to feed your crowd. Whether your crowd is 5 or 500, you’ve got options at Slim Chickens…from fresh hand-breaded chicken tenders to buffalo wings, wraps and salads, served with 10 signature dipping sauces. The combinations and [...]

50 Free Sandwiches

The only thing better than Slim’s Chicken Sandwich is a FREE Slim’s Chicken Sandwich. Get here early, because they will go fast! Happy Nat’l Chicken Month! One sandwich per person per visit at this location, please. Dine in only for this special event. Sorry, no to go orders - fries and drink are not included. [...]


Over the past 10 years, Slim Chickens has worked tirelessly to perfect the fresh, hand-breaded chicken tender. What’s next? We started with 100% chicken breast, buttermilk-marinated and hand-breaded. Then we added housemade Cayenne Ranch sauce, fresh pickles, lettuce and topped it off with fresh cut fried onions all served on a butter toasted bun; That’s [...]

Slim Chicken’s Franchise

RECAP: Foodservice Equipment & Supplies recently conducted interviews with Slim Chickens COO Sam Rothschild and Co-Founder and CMO Greg Smart for a great profile piece about the growing brand. The article begins with a look at the founding of Slim Chickens, and remarks on how the founders’ lack of restaurant experience was a positive, not […]


We’re heading to Enid

Recap: slim Chickens is planning on bringing a location to Enid, and Enid Buzz had questions for Co-Founder and CEO Tom Gordon. The article consists of a Q&A with Gordon, explaining the Slim Chickens brand and their plans to open in Enid by early 2017. To read more: Enid Buzz
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