11 Mar Slim Chickens Grows in Oklahoma, Brings Better Quality Chicken to Stillwater
Due to Growing Demand, Fast-Casual Franchise Brand Opens Fourth Location in The Sooner 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 to Stillwater, Oklahoma. The corporate-owned restaurant is located at 1011 N. Boomer Rd. and will open on March 23, 2015.
“As a target market, we’re excited to open another restaurant in Oklahoma and support local appetites with our increasingly popular menu,” said Sam Rothschild, COO of Slim Chickens. “Having grown the brand out of Arkansas, we feel a special connection to the Midwest and look forward to being a positive addition to the growing Stillwater community.”
This location joins three existing restaurants in Norman, Edmond and Oklahoma City and the company is excited to bring its Life Changing Chicken to the Stillwater community. Slim Chickens will be a unique addition to the lively and diverse economy in Stillwater. Home of Oklahoma State University (OSU), the town’s students, professionals and families can all enjoy Slim Chickens’ exceptional quality food in-store or back on campus. Additionally, the restaurant is adjacent to Stillwater High School campus, allowing Slim Chickens to provide high school students and faculty fresh, handcrafted food during and after school.
Focusing on fresh chicken, the brand has developed a niche in its sector of the restaurant industry for product quality that can’t be found anywhere else. With fresh ingredients and minimal freezer space in every restaurant, Slim Chickens honors a commitment to homemade recipes and strong supplier partnerships, ensuring guests can feel good about the food they eat. The down-home Southern brand offers diners hand-breaded or grilled chicken tenders paired with a choice of eight handmade dipping sauces or seven handmade wing sauces for exceptional flavor that has earned admiration from both customers and critics. If guests want to switch it up, Slim Chickens also offers fresh salads, wraps and chicken and waffles. To offset the savory side of the menu, rotating desserts served in Mason jars are also available.
The 2,922-square-foot store is the prototype being used for aggressive national expansion and is one of 15 new restaurants slated to open in the next 12 months across the country. The brand has seen great success in the last several years, expanding from Arkansas into Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri and now Nebraska, and emerging as a national player to establish fast-casual dining’s “better chicken” segment.
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ABOUT SLIM CHICKENS
Slim Chickens opened in 2003 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with a focus on culinary excellence in a fast-casual setting. Guests can always expect fresh chicken tenders and wings cooked to order and served with handmade dipping sauces made from scratch. With 18 locations today and a fanatical following in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, and Nebraska, the eternally cool brand is an emerging national franchise leading the “better chicken” segment and intends to grow nationwide to a footprint of 600 restaurants over the next decade. Southern hospitality is not just for the South; everyone, everywhere can appreciate honest food and socializing with friends and neighbors. To learn more about the brand, visit slimchickens.com, and for franchise opportunities, visit slimchickensfranchise.com.