The leading chicken franchise, Slim Chickens, has appointed industry veteran, Christina Vaughan, as the brand’s new senior vice president of operations.
Vaughan will work closely with the COO, Sam Rothschild. She will handle numerous aspects, including franchise, corporate and training operations. Additionally, in this role, she will be overseeing the cross-functional leadership team and working directly with the partnership group.
“Joining a growing brand is a very exciting step for me, and I could not think of a better concept that I could get in on the ground floor with. Slim Chickens’ culture of putting people first, whether it be their customers, franchisees or team members is refreshing,” explained Vaughan.
“I highly value authenticity and transparency in my partnerships, and Slims certainly shares that same passion.”
With over two decades of experience in the restaurant space, Vaughan is well adjusted to the industry and suited to Slim Chickens. She previously served in various roles at Sonic Restaurant Inc. for over 20-years. Vaughan most recently was the company’s senior vice president of operations and training with Inspire Brands where she developed and managed daily operations. This position was served after her three-year reign as Sonic Restaurant’s president.
“Christina has had an incredibly impressive professional career so far. Her depth of knowledge on the foodservice industry, strategic and tactical thinking along with the service mentality for franchise and company operations support blew us away. Christina had already worked with some of our current Sonic franchises — when checking references, they could have not been more complimentary,” said Rothschild.
“The addition of Christina as the senior VPO comes at a time of great expansion for Slim Chickens, and we are ecstatic for her vision and leadership to guide us through this period.”
This is a period of growth for the brand, having signed numerous multi-unit deals throughout the year and opened international locations. The brand most recently signed a deal in Dallas to develop 10 new units.