01 Sep PRESS – 1851Project: First Slim Chickens Franchisee Serves as Best Brand Advocate
By LOGAN PERAKIS
Greg McKay serves not only as the very first franchisee for Slim Chickens but also as the brand’s best advocate and mentor for potential franchisees.
McKay understands what it means to take a leap of faith and be completely unsure of a business’ future success. Born and raised in Texarkana, Ark., McKay entered the workforce immediately following high school, working for his father in the construction and home improvement industry. Working side by side with his father bolstered McKay’s sense of pride in following through on every project to ensure its success.
Almost 10 years later, McKay started his own business, Greg McKay Custom Homes. Managing and operating his own firm challenged McKay to persevere. Although he enjoyed that career, his interest in the restaurant industry was always on his mind but was put on hold due to his lack of experience in the industry.