Slim Chickens, a leading fast casual franchise which features dine-in and drive-through in the “better chicken” segment, announced today an aggressive multi-unit growth initiative to expand its presence in key markets across the United States. With a goal to reach 600 locations over the next 10 years, the brand is focusing its expansion initiative on southern, Midwest, mid-Atlantic and northeast states in the near term.
This announcement comes on the heels of seven recently signed multi-unit franchise agreements totaling 71 units. With 350 locations in development, Slim Chickens is slated to open its 100th restaurant by December and plans to open minimally 30 locations in 2020. Current projections indicate 50 new units to open annually in the years to come. With an intensely loyal fan base and undeniable demand from franchise investors and consumers alike beyond its footprint today, Slim Chickens is well positioned to significantly expand its presence, which today spans 14 states and three continents.
Reflecting its ascension into one of the most coveted restaurant brands among multi-unit franchise investors, year-over-year sales growth is approaching 20% and year-over-year unit growth has surpassed 20%. As a result, Slim Chickens is firmly established as the “better chicken” brand to watch. In fact, its growth placed Slim Chickens on the prestigious Franchise Times 2019 Top 200+ list this year, further demonstrating the momentum behind its multi-unit franchise opportunity.
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