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Slim Chickens celebrates opening of 20th U.K. location 


Slim Chickens celebrates opening of 20th U.K. location 

The better-chicken brand has reached a significant milestone in its U.K. expansion schedule

Slim Chickens has announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Brighton, which marks the brand’s 20th location in the U.K. This restaurant marks JRK Restaurant’s third Slim Chickens location after opening a unit each in Southampton and Bournemouth.  

The brand has opened 170 locations across the U.S. and U.K. and is especially proud of reaching 20 in the U.K. Slim Chickens has over 900 locations in development. 

“As we continue to expand across the United Kingdom, we are humbled that we are able to partner with experienced operating groups like JRK Restaurants,” said Jackie Lobdell, vice president of franchise development at Slim Chickens.  

“We are continuing to look for passionate operators dedicated to bringing Slims’ high-quality food to communities across the globe.” 

Slim Chickens most recently opened a location in Cambridge Circus, U.K. with the Boparan Restaurant Group.  

The brand also recently launched its redesigned store concept in Bentonville, Arkansas. In collaboration with an architectural firm, Harrison, the new Slim Chicken’s design will offer customers more convenience. A two-lane drive-thru has been introduced to allow pay and pick up customers to grab their orders more quickly. The interior has also had a redesign, with new graphics ready to greet guests.  

“We are excited to bring a vibrant look and feel to this location while striving to enhance our guests’ experiences with the brand no matter how they choose to visit us,” said Kendra Payne, director of design at Slim Chickens.    

“Our partnership with Harrison is helping us shape our future and challenge current thinking as the brand continues to grow and evolve. 

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