The fast-casual concept is set to open on 3 June with a modified grand opening celebration.
Chicken Salad Chick, a southern-inspired, fast-casual chicken salad restaurant concept, will be expanding in Texas with its newest restaurant in Katy Cinco Ranch. This marks the franchise’s 16th location in the state and fourth Texas opening in 2020. Chicken Salad Chick has plans to open additional Houston area restaurants, including Birnham Woods in Spring, TX later this year.
The Katy Cinco Ranch restaurant will celebrate its grand opening on 3 June and will offer free chicken salad for a year to the first 100 guests. Those awarded will be properly distanced and will receive a designated return time upon arrival to spread out the number of guests at the restaurant throughout the day.
As Texas continues to reopen, Chicken Salad Chick is closely following state guidelines and will open the Katy Cinco Ranch restaurant at limited capacity with social distancing measures in place. Additionally, all employees will be wearing masks and gloves, as well as practicing proper handwashing and food safety protocols.
For guests who prefer to take their chicken salad to-go, the Katy Cinco Ranch restaurant features a drive-thru for added convenience. During the grand opening week, guests will experience the southern hospitality that Chicken Salad Chick is known for, with modified giveaways and specials.
The Katy Cinco Ranch restaurant is owned and operated by multi-unit franchise owners Ronald and Kathleen Ram of Houston CSC, LLC. The Rams opened their first Chicken Salad Chick restaurant in Katy last spring and while they had to postpone the opening of Katy Cinco Ranch, they still served residents by coordinating drop-offs of their chicken salad in communities around Katy.
In addition to delivering more than 10,000 large ‘Quick Chicks’ in 25 neighboring communities, the Rams also donated over 400 meals to front line workers in need, including medical professionals at hospitals such as Houston Methodist West and Houston Methodist Sugar Land.
“Though our initial grand opening plans were derailed, we were eager to start serving residents in Katy and decided to start offering pre-orders of our Quick Chick flavors that we would deliver to various communities in the area,” said Kathleen Ram. “While we weren’t able to welcome guests into our restaurant, we were able to show communities such as Grand Lakes, Jordan Ranch, and Tamarron what Chicken Salad Chick was all about. We had so much fun interacting with residents and are proud that we were also able to pay it forward to front line workers. Now, we can’t wait to officially open our doors.”
The Chicken Salad Chick concept was established in 2008 by Stacy Brown. With more than a dozen original chicken salad flavors as well as fresh side salads, gourmet soups, signature sandwiches and desserts, Chicken Salad Chick’s menu offers a variety of options. Under the leadership of CEO Scott Deviney and the Chicken Salad Chick team, the company now has more than 155 restaurants currently open in 16 states.
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