News and Updates


Slim Chickens opens Restaurant in Jonesboro, AR in August 2010. Visit at 1312 Red Wolf Blvd, Suite A, Jonesboro, AR 72401


Slim Chicken’s First Franchise Restaurant. Visit at 4500 W. Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72205.


Opened on April 14th, 2011. 637 Joyce Boulevard, Suite 20A, Fayetteville, AR 72703

Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City Location opened in March 2010. 201 S. Western Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73139


1st Slim’s Location in Oklahoma opened on June 2009. Visit at 2627 Classen Boulevard, Norman, OK 73071

Conway Location

Conway location was opened on Feb, 2009. Visit at 550 E Salem Rd, Conway, AR 72033.

1st Location

On Feb, 2003, a little restaurant called Slim Chickens was born at 2120 N. College Avenue in Fayetteville.

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. [...]


The Cayenne Ranch Chicken Sandwich pairs well with sweet tea, magnolia trees, and a cool southern breeze. True to form for any new Slim Chickens menu item, this southern-fried chicken sandwich is always fresh and cooked to order, using only the best ingredients. You’ll say “bless their heart” to all other chicken sandwiches.

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

Slim Chickens is coming to Sioux Falls

Better chicken brand Slim Chickens is coming to Sioux Falls. The Arkansas-based concept is being brought to the area by experienced multi brand franchisee Todd Porter. “It’s a more limited menu, and they do it really, really well. They do a lot of volume and have kind of a Chick-fil-A cult-like following. People go nuts […]

Launch of the Chicken Sandwich

Slim Chickens recently launched their new chicken sandwiches in their home market and Broken Arrow, OK to test customer response with the potential of launching the sandwiches nationwide. “We’re getting really good feedback on those sandwiches,” Seavers said. The Slim’s in Broken Arrow is the only location offering both a cajun chicken and house sandwich, […]

The Chicken Sandwich

For the next few weeks, fast-casual franchise Slim Chickens is launching a chicken sandwich in the brand’s top test markets. The new sandwich is offered in a variety of unique flavors- cayenne ranch, Cajun chicken and buffalo chicken. “They are getting consumers to validate the quality of the product,” said Technomic President Darren Tristano. “It’s […]

Slim is hanging out in Missouri

RECAP: Scott Purcell and his partners are bringing Slim Chickens to Columbia and throughout the state of Missouri, and the Columbia Daily Tribune recently spoke with Purcell about the Slim Chickens brand and their plans for development. According to the article, they recently purchased the rights to develop most of Missouri and have finalized real […]

Fort Smith Grand Opening

Slim Chickens is opening its first Fort Smith Location on Monday, May 9th, 2016. The Times Record recently spoke with COO Sam Rothschild about the brand and the new Fort Smith location. According to the article, people have been clamoring for a Fort Smith location for years, and the brand is excited to bring a […]

Slim is opening in Fort Smith, AR

Slim Chickens is preparing to open a corporate-owned location in Fort Smith on Monday, May 9th, 2016. TheNorthwest Arkansas Business Journal used quotes and information from the press release to let readers know about the opening and the recent growth of the brand. Click here to read more

Slim Chickens opens new location in Spring

Slim Chickens, a leader in the “better chicken” segment of fast-casual restaurants, will be expanding its fresh chicken and unrivaled flavor in the Houston area on April 4th. The corporate-owned restaurant is located at 6507 FM Rd 2920 in Spring.

“Houston has been a great market for us since we opened our first location in Katy late last year,” said Sam Rothschild, COO of Slim Chickens. “We’ve built a cult-like fan following for the Slim Chickens brand throughout Texas, and the Spring location will undoubtedly achieve that same success.”

The corporate team, which now operates two locations in the Houston area, is building upon this success and using these locations as a jumping off point to a larger growth strategy throughout the Houston market and the state of Texas.

“We’re looking to open 10 Slim Chickens restaurants throughout the Houston market over the next three years, which will deepen our Texan roots,” said Rothschild. “This brand’s offerings appeal to so many consumers here in the Houston area, and we’re excited to continue spreading our fresh, Southern flavor to fans across the city and across the state.”

Slim Chickens has seen great growth in the last several years, expanding from its home state of Arkansas into Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Illinois and emerging as a national player to establish fast-casual dining’s “better chicken” segment.

“Our top-of-the-line product offerings have propelled us into a league of our own, with no competitors doing quite what we are doing,” said Rothschild. “Our freshly made Southern dishes and homemade recipes make loyal customers feel good about the food they are eating, and we’re really proud to be able to share the brand experience with a new community.”

Focusing on fresh chicken, the brand has developed a niche in its sector of the restaurant industry for product quality that can’t be found anywhere else. With fresh ingredients and minimal freezer space in every restaurant, Slim Chickens honors a commitment to homemade recipes and strong supplier partnerships, ensuring guests can feel good about the food they eat. The down-home Southern brand offers diners hand-breaded or grilled chicken tenders and wings paired with a choice of eight handmade dipping sauces or seven wing sauces for exceptional flavor that has earned admiration from both customers and critics. If guests want to switch it up, Slim Chickens also offers fresh salads, wraps and 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 culinary excellence in a fast-casual setting. Guests can always expect fresh chicken tenders and wings cooked to order and served with handmade dipping sauces made from scratch. With more than 30 locations today and a fanatical following in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, and Nebraska, the eternally cool brand is an emerging national franchise leading the “better chicken” segment and intends to grow nationwide to a footprint of 600 restaurants over the next decade. Southern hospitality is not just for the South; everyone, everywhere can appreciate honest food and socializing with friends and neighbors. To learn more about the brand, visit slimchickens.com.