Chicken Salad Chick has announced the signing of a multi-unit deal to open five locations in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico. This deal marks the brand’s entrance into New Mexico. The brand signed the deal with Jennifer Sanchez and Keith Murray.
Partners Sanchez and Murray bring a range of experience to their new role as Chicken Salad Chick franchisees. Sanchez has nearly 30 years of experience in the fast-casual sector, including with Chicken Salad Chick in its franchise operations team.
Murray brings over 30 years of hazmat, paramedic and communications experience combined with military service and over two decades in the fire department. Sanchez was raised in New Mexico and is now returning with Murray to bring Chicken Salad Chick to communities across the state.
“New Mexico is a prime location to set Chicken Salad Chick up.” said Sanchez.
“One of Keith and my first dates was at a Chicken Salad Chick, and there’s so much we love about the brand – from the culture and value of serving others to the unique and delicious product itself. We are excited to introduce the communities of Santa Fe and Albuquerque to it, and we hope that others will get to share life moments and experiences with each other through it as well.”
The pair plan to open the first location from the agreement by the end of 2022, with the next four to be opened over the following three and a half years.
“The momentum that this agreement brings for our brand is wonderful,” said Scott Deviney, CEO of Chicken Salad Chick.
“Jennifer and Keith are a great fit for us with their career experience and their commitment to sharing Chicken Salad Chick’s value with new communities. With Jennifer’s extensive knowledge of the area, the fast-casual industry and the brand itself, combined with Keith’s passion and devotion to service and the community, we are confident that they are set up for success. We can’t wait to see how New Mexico reacts to Chicken Salad Chick!”