It’s safe to say Arkansas-based Slim Chickens has left the nest to soar across the U.S. and the U.K.
In 2022, the brand celebrated several milestones including its 200th store opening, entered 15 franchise territories with development deals and opened 50 locations. It also posted a 3.8 million AUV and held a 44% increase in comp stores sales growth over the last four years, according to Jackie Lobdell, VP of franchise development.
“This year we have tallied up an impressive year of growth into new markets on a national and global scale more than ever before and we could not be prouder,” she said in a press release. “We are honored to have a dedicated team of skilled and knowledgeable franchisees who continue to extend our southern hospitality to new markets around the world. As the chicken craze continues to flourish, our leadership team, training methods, resources, and established franchisees will continue to maintain our positive growth trajectory. We remain resilient and relentless time and time again and look forward to further grabbing the attention of highly qualified restaurant operators who want to be a part of our story in communities around the world.”
Heading into 2023, Slim Chickens is slated to sign 200 development deals with over 50 openings expected domestically and at least 15 locations abroad.
Source: Fast Casual