JONESBORO, Ark. – Another unique dining option will soon be available to Jonesboro with the announcement of the pending opening of Chicken Salad Chick.
Haag Brown Commercial announced Monday that Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only southern inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, is coming to Jonesboro. Located primarily in the southeastern United States, this will be the first store in the entire state of Arkansas for the rapidly expanding brand. The 2,800 SF freestanding restaurant will be located beside Tacos 4 Life within the former Fairgrounds development, now known as Township Centre, off Red Wolf Boulevard.
“The addition of another mega popular QSR like Chicken Salad Chick further establishes this development as a viable restaurant destination. The “fairgrounds” is home to Panera Bread, Starbucks, Qdoba, Wings to Go, Tacos 4 Life, Cheddar’s, Uncle Maddio’s, and GiGi’s. These restaurants represent almost fifteen million dollars per year in annual restaurant sales volume. This is extremely attractive to new restaurants entering the market as customers are already coming to the site for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.” — Joshua Brown, Haag Brown Commercial Principal
Haag Brown Commercial Principal, Joshua Brown represented the development’s owner, Storyline Development, LLC, in the sale of the 0.93 acre tract to NEA Chick, LLC, represented by Haag Brown Commercial Broker, Garrett McPherson.
Construction is set to begin within the next month and the store is anticipated to open this fall.
The restaurant founder, Stacy Brown of Auburn, Alabama, said she was always on a quest to find the perfect chicken salad. She said after tasting many different variations and realizing everyone’s “perfect recipe” is different, she created the Chicken Salad Chick chain – a place where all chicken salad lovers can find something they will enjoy.
“I began working on my original recipe at home and then taste tested on my cooperative, wonderful neighbors,” Brown described on her website. “They were kind enough to give me honest feedback while I kept tweaking. Finally, I arrived at a recipe where the consensus was ‘this is IT.'”
Forming a partnership with her future husband and co-founder, Kevin Brown, the company began officially in 2008. It now has 77 locations across the United States, primarily in the South. It serves fifteen styles of chicken salad on bread or a bed of lettuce.