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News and Updates

PRESS – Nation’s Restaurant News: Slim Chickens plots expansion

COO Sam Rothschild discusses the fast-casual operator’s plans as it prepares to move into the Midwest – by Ron Ruggless Slim Chickens, founded 11 years ago in Fayetteville, Ark., is expanding this year into the Midwest, with openings planned in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska. The fast-casual operator began franchising a year ago, and will open […]

PRESS – Kansas City Star: Arkansas-based Slim Chickens coming to Kansas City

by Joyce Smith | Kansas City Star Slim Chickens, Fayetteville, Ark., is in expansion mode and is targeting the Kansas City metro. The company has signed an area franchisee for six area locations with the first restaurant scheduled to open by November. Slim Chickens was founded in 2003 and a year ago a longtime employee […]

Press – Fast Casual: ‘Better chicken’ brand flying nationwide’

by Cherryh Butler| Fast Casual With beef prices soaring and the segment nearly flooded with “better burger” concepts, more operators are giving chicken a harder look. In fact, the limited-service chicken category increased last year by 4.6 percent to $17.1 billion, with strong growth from Chick-Fil-A growing past KFC into the top position as the […]

Press – ArkansasBusiness.com – Slim Chickens’ Goal: By 2025, 600 Outlets

by Jan Cottingham | Arkansas Business Slim Chickens, the 11-year-old creation of a couple of Fayetteville restaurant entrepreneurs, appears poised to take advantage of diners’ increasing appetite for chicken. “You’ve got to have a target on the wall,” Tom Gordon, president of the chain, told Arkansas Business recently. That target, said Gordon and his business […]

Now open: Slim Chickens Wedington location in Fayetteville

Slim Chickens is happy to announce that our brand new location at 3562 W. Wedington Dr. is now open! The store includes the same great menu our customers in Fayetteville have come to love over the years, featuring fresh, cooked to order chicken tenders and wings, dipping sauces made fresh right in our restaurants, great […]

Rogers, AR fire department visits Slim Chickens

Since we started the restaurant, we’ve always given a discount to police, firefighters, and active military personnel as a way to say thank you for the important work these folks do. As a result, it’s not uncommon to see them in our restaurants on a pretty regular basis. Not too long ago, just about the […]

PRESS: Lubbock Avalanche Journal – Slim Chickens plans to open in Lubbock

By STEVIE POOLE A-J Media Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to Lubbock, of course. Slim Chickens, a restaurant chain with roots in Fayetteville, Arkansas, has plans to open a Lubbock location later this year. Where the new store will be or when it will open are not yet set in stone, […]

PRESS: Lincoln Journal Star – Fast-casual chicken restaurant coming to Lincoln

By MATT OLBERDING / Lincoln Journal Star The name of a new restaurant chain coming to Lincoln likely won’t be familiar to most people, but the name behind it might be. Bill Hooks, a local restaurant veteran and the vice president of operations for Concord Hospitality, which used to own and operate the Lincoln Applebee’s […]

Hot Springs, Arkansas location now open

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Wednesday, March 5) – The fastest growing restaurant chain in Arkansas is expanding to Hot Springs this week. Fayetteville-based restaurant chain Slim Chickens will open a new location today (March 5) at 1384 Higdon Ferrry Road, just off Highway 270 across from St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center. Slim Chickens specializes in fresh, cooked-to-order […]

New Little Rock Location now open!

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. — Fayetteville-based restaurant chain Slim Chickens opened their second location in Little Rock on Thursday, Dec. 5. The new restaurant, specializing in fresh, cooked-to-order chicken served with dipping sauces made-from-scratch in-house, is located at 301 N. Shackleford Road. The location is owned by Little Rock franchisee Rob Byford, who also opened a […]

Slim Chickens new Rogers location now open

Contact: Greg Smart Email: greg@slimchickens.com Phone: (479) 879-5825 ROGERS, Ark.– Fayetteville-based restaurant chain Slim Chickens relocated their Rogers store to a brand new building this week. The restaurant moved from Walnut Avenue to 2002 S. Promenade Boulevard in Rogers, across from Starbucks in Pinnacle Hills on Monday, July 15. “We have some great customers in […]

Texarkana store opens today (June 18)

Fayetteville, AR based restaurant focuses on fresh chicken tenders, wings, salads, sandwiches, and wraps FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.– Fayetteville-based restaurant chain Slim Chickens will open their first restaurant in Texarkana today. The new restaurant, specializing in fresh, cooked-to-order chicken tenders, wings, salads, sandwiches, and wraps, will be located at at 4201 N. Stateline Road. Long-time hometown businessman […]

Slim Chickens Opens First of Six Planned Locations in 2013-14

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.– Fayetteville-based restaurant chain Slim Chickens opened the first of six stores planned for 2013-14 earlier this month. The company opened their first franchised location in Little Rock on May 6, and construction is also underway on stores in Texarkana, Hot Springs, as well as their first on-campus location inside the newly constructed Founders […]

Slim Chickens Little Rock location now open!

Contact: Rob Byford Email: rob.byford@slimchickens.com Phone: 501-907-0111 The new restaurant is the first of three planned for Central Arkansas in 2013-14 LITTLE ROCK, Ark.– Fayetteville-based restaurant chain Slim Chickens will open their first restaurant in Little Rock today. The new restaurant, specializing in fresh, cooked-to-order chicken tenders, wings, salads, sandwiches, and wraps, will be located […]

Texarkana store coming soon!

We are very excited to announce that Slim Chickens will soon be expanding to Texarkana in June 2013! The new restaurant will be located at 4201 N Stateline Ave. This Slim Chickens franchise will be independently owned and operated by Texarkana native, Greg McKay. “I am excited to bring Slim Chickens to Texarkana. I have […]

Slim Chickens is coming to Little Rock!

We are very excited to announce that Slim Chickens will soon be expanding to Little Rock in the spring of 2013! The new restaurant will be located at 4500 West Markham Street (formerly Backyard Burger), near the UAMS campus. This Slim Chickens franchise will be independently owned and operated by Little Rock resident Rob Byford. […]

Slim Chickens Restaurant Coming to University of Arkansas Founders Hall

We’re excited to announce that Slim Chickens is coming to the University of Arkansas campus in the fall of 2013! The following news release came out today via the University of Arkansas’ website. To say that chicken is king in Northwest Arkansas is no stretch of the imagination. One just has to look at the […]

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