21 Jan PRESS: Kansas City Star – “Slim Chickens opens its first area restaurant in Independence”
It may take a few minutes more to get your Slim Chickens order but the Arkansas-based chain promises it will be worth the wait.
The company – a leader in the “better chicken” segment of the fast-casual restaurant industry – recently entered the area market with its first restaurant at 4641 S. Cochise Court, just south of Interstate 70 at Missouri 291 in Independence. It plans at least four more area locations, including one at 8901 W. 135th St. in Overland Park that is set to open in late spring or early summer, and at least one more is scheduled to open before the end of the year.
It uses fresh ingredients for such items as chicken and waffles, smokey cheddar wraps, hand-breaded or grilled chicken tenders, Buffalo Blues Salad (with blue cheese crumbles and grilled or fried tenders shaken in buffalo wing sauce), wings, and sides such as mac-and-cheese, coleslaw, fried pickles, fried okra and fried mushrooms.