Louisiana Here We Come!


Louisiana Here We Come!

The first Slim Chickens franchise location in Louisiana is set to open at the beginning of 2016 in West Monroe, adding as many as 70 employees and offering diverse menu items that will help it stand out from other chicken chains in the market.  “We just know the market and know that people love to […]


Original Slim Chickens location to get a makeover Nov. 9-16

A little over 12 years ago, a little restaurant called Slim Chickens was born at 2120 N. College Avenue in Fayetteville. We leased a pretty run down building that had been considered by some to be a cursed location on one of the main streets in the city, and fixed it up the best we [...]

Chicken & Waffles are sweet, savory, and delicious

Peanut butter and jelly. Mac and cheese. Chicken and waffles. Sometimes the best flavor combinations come from unlikely pairings, and we think we’ve found the perfect blend. We start with a homemade fluffy waffle, cooked-to-order, and topped with three of our hand-battered fresh chicken breast tenders, a dollop of butter, and a drizzle of premium […]



Two New Seasonal Flavors Our two seasonal flavors are a tribute to the classics. Harvest Pumpkin Cheesecake captures the essence of fall and Thanksgiving Day with actual bite-sized pieces of beloved pumpkin pie and classic cheesecake with layers of cool whipped cream. Southern Pecan Cheesecake is a taste of southern holiday spirit simply made with [...]

Slim Chickens Expands to Illinois with First Location Opening in East Peoria

Local Entrepreneurs Bring Fast-Casual Brand to the Prairie State; Opens First of Three Locations FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Slim Chickens, a leader in the “better chicken” segment of fast-casual restaurants, will be expanding its fresh chicken concept with unrivaled flavor to Illinois for the first time with an opening in East Peoria. The restaurant, which is […]


Slim Chickens Continues Texas Expansion with First Houston Opening

Fast-Casual Franchise Brand Opens Fifth Location in The Lone Star State FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Slim Chickens, a leader in the “better chicken” segment of fast-casual restaurants, will be expanding its fresh chicken and unrivaled flavor in Houston, TX for the first time on November 16th. The corporate-owned restaurant is located at 23320 Mercantile Parkway in […]


Slim Chickens in Frisco, TX

Bob Gregg recently signed a fifteen-unit deal with Slim Chickens, a fast casual, fresh restaurant. He will be opening his first location in Frisco, TX in 2016. Gregg was drawn to the brand because they pair southern hospitality in a fast casual setting with high quality product. This location alone will employ 60-70 people. A […]


Slim Chickens bringing a little bit of Southern hospitality to East Peoria.

Dave Harris, Slim Chickens franchisee and director of operations, is bringing the Fayetteville, Ark.-based franchise, with 26 total locations throughout Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas, to Illinois for the first time. “The past couple of years, it’s really started to take off and create a brand name for itself, and it’s going to be big […]


Illinois’ First Slim Chickens!

East Peoria is gearing up to welcome a new restaurant called Slim Chickens. The Fayetteville, Arkansas- based franchise has nearly 30 restaurant mainly across Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma, but the company is expanding the brand to Illinois thanks to entrepreneur Dave Harris, who is also the director of operations. The restaurant will be located at […]


November 2nd, Slim Chickens will open its doors in Houston.

Fayetteville, Arkansas-based Slim Chickens is opening its first Houston location in Katy on Nov. 2. The restaurant will be located at 23320 Mercantile Parkway, and will offers hand-breaded, made-to-order chicken wings, chicken tenders, sandwiches, salads and wraps, as well as several handmade dip and wing sauces. To read more, click here.


Slim Chickens is in Business Journal’s restaurant roundup

Dallas resident Bob Gregg recently signed a fifteen-unit deal with the rapidly growing brand Slim Chickens. Gregg’s first location will be in Frisco, with 2-3 a year to follow in the Dallas area and beyond.  Full article  here.


Houston Expansion

Houston is about to get their first taste of Slim Chickens. The brand is preparing to open a restaurant in Katy, marking the first of a 10 to 20 locations planned in the market. The 3,200-square-foot restaurant will be located at 23320 Mercantile Parkway is planned to open on Nov. 2.  Slim Chickens offers chicken […]


Slim Chickens chain plans North Texas expansion

Slim Chickens continues to develop North Texas with a new managing owner/franchisee Bob Gregg recently signing a fifteen-unit deal with the brand.  His territory runs from Denton through Dallas and down to the Waco Killeen area, with the first location slated to open next year in Frisco.  The concept, quality of food and opportunity for […]


Chicken wing franchise brings lofty expansion goals to Houston

Fayetteville, Arkansas-based Slim Chickens has set its sights on Houston for major expansion, with plans to open 20 restaurants in the market over the next five years. It’s kicking its Houston entrance off with a Katy opening at 23320 Mercantile Parkway on Nov. 2.  General Manager of the new Katy location, Nathan Woodard, said Slim […]


Tailgate Season

As tailgate season kicks off, Slim Chickens offers some of the most popular items that make great football party snacks. Christian did a great job of giving tailgate tips like serving easy to eat finger foods at parties and how to keep drinks cold longer in a cooler. He showed off delicious wing platters, sauces, […]


Slim Chickens Biggest Fan Contest Winner

With over 200 entries from six states, we were humbled this week to review the submissions for our first ever biggest fan competition. We already knew this from seeing you all in the stores, but we were reminded that several of you eat at Slim Chickens two, three, even four times per week. Sometimes more. […]


Slim Chickens franchisee Rob Byford on KTHV-TV

In honor of National Waffle Day, franchisee Rob Byford demonstrated how Slim Chickens does the Southern staple—chicken and waffles.  “It all starts with good ingredients,” Byford said. “If your waffles come out of the freezer, or your chicken, we’re getting on the wrong start.”  Rob proceeds to explain how Slim Chickens uses only premium ingredients, […]

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Slim Chickens Debuts in Kansas, Brings Better Chicken to Overland Park in Kansas City

Fast-Casual Franchise Brand Expands in Kansas with Seasoned Franchise Veteran FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Slim Chickens, a leader in the “better chicken” segment of fast-casual restaurants, will be bringing its fresh chicken and unrivaled flavor to Kansas – the brand’s first location in the state. The expansion is led by seasoned franchise professional, Mo Yeganeh, president […]


Restaurant Searches for Premium Austin Locations

Slim Chickens is currently on the hunt for the perfect space for a new location in Austin. Chris Dharod and his family company, SSCP Management Inc., based in Dallas, now owns the Central Texas territory for Slim Chickens restaurants, and has plans to bring a location to Austin in the next year. Dharod is looking […]


Find success with Slim Chickens

Tom Gordon and Greg Smart, have been friends since they were 16 years old and met in their hometown of Little Rock. And while they had a vision at a young age of what they wanted to do with their lives, that shifted and they became the founders of the popular “better chicken” fast casual […]