20 May Slim Chickens featured in Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers & Shakers!
FastCasual.com has released their Top 100 Movers & Shakers issue, and Slim Chickens has made the list!
The industry website, which covers news, events, trends and people in the $23.5 billion fast casual restaurant segment, named Slim Chickens No. 67 on their annual list this year out of over 800 nominations in 2015.
Here’s what they had to say about us.
With beef prices soaring and lean proteins in demand, more operators (and consumers) are giving chicken a closer look, putting Slim Chickens in a very good spot. Founders Greg Smart and Tom gordon recently launched a franchising initiative to grow their 13 units to 30 brick0and-mortar locations by the end of the year, and they plan to hit 600 by 2025. The chain is focusing on Midwest and Texas expansion.
“We have been in the midst of a ‘healthier lifestyle’ movement for quite some time now, and it’s very apparent that consumers care about where their food comes from and how it will effect their health,” Gordon said. “There’s plenty of chicken places out there, but ‘better chicken’ is all about getting back to the basics with a fresh, quality product.”
Slim Chickens has seen double-digit comp sales growth for the past three years. The brand also extended its signatures last year, launching chicken and waffles and is installing digital menu boards in-store and at the drive thru.
Thanks to FastCasual.com for including us. We’re honored!