Chicken Salad Chick announces the opening of the first Little Rock restaurant


Chicken Salad Chick, the only fast and casual southern-inspired chicken salad restaurant concept, today announced its expansion into Arkansas with its new restaurant in Benton. Located at 20370 Interstate 30 North, the Benton restaurant marks the third location in the state and the first in the greater Little Rock area, with an additional location slated to open in Conway later this year. Benton Restaurant will open on June 9 and offer a free chicken salad for one year to the first 100 diners. The winners will be properly distanced and will receive a designated return time on arrival to distribute the number of diners at the restaurant throughout the day.

As Arkansas continues to reopen, Chicken Salad Chick is closely following state guidelines and will open Restaurant Benton to limited capacity with social distancing measures in place. In addition, all employees will wear masks and gloves, and follow proper hand washing and food safety protocol. For guests who prefer to take out their chicken salad on the go, Benton Restaurant offers drive-thru for added convenience.

During Grand Opening Week, guests will experience the southern hospitality Chicken Salad Chick is known for, with modified giveaways and specials that include:

Tuesday June 9 – Free Chicken Salad for One Year – The first 100 guests will receive one Large Chicken Quick Chick Salad per month for an entire year, with one of those lucky guests randomly selected to win a Large Salad Quick Chick of chicken per year. week. * Any guest who is not in the first 100 online can make an in-store purchase for a chance to win a free chicken salad for one year. **
Wednesday June 10 – The first 50 guests at 10 a.m. and the first 50 guests at 6 p.m. to purchase The Chick will receive a free chick special redeemable on the next visit. ***
Thursday, June 11 – The first 50 guests at 10 a.m. and the first 50 guests at 6 p.m. to purchase a Chick Trio will receive a free Chick tumbler and a 2020 Giving Card, entitling them to a special offer each month until the end of the year.** *
Friday June 12 – The first 50 guests at 10 a.m. and the first 50 guests at 6 p.m. to purchase two large Quick Chicks will receive a Chick tote bag and a 2020 Giving Card. ***
Saturday June 13 – The first 100 guests to purchase a Chick Trio will receive a 2020 Chick Hat and Giving Card. ****
The Benton Restaurant is owned and operated by Emily Gray, first Chicken Salad Chick franchise owner, and her partner Hudson Sandefur of Little Rocking Chick, LLC. Sandefur is an industry veteran and currently owns three existing Chicken Salad Chick locations across Mississippi and Tennessee. Although this is Gray’s first restaurant, she has been part of the Chicken Salad Chick family since 2011, previously as an in-company trainer for the brand in Auburn, Alabama. Gray and Sandefur saw an opportunity to bring the unique dining experience and tasty dishes of Chicken Salad Chick to more cities in Arkansas and plan to open two more restaurants in the greater Little Rock area during the course of the next two years.

“Growing up in Chicago, we didn’t have a lot of chicken salad options. So when I first tried Chicken Salad Chick at Auburn University, I was hooked. I even applied for a job before I left the restaurant and I’m thankful I did, ”said Emily Gray. “From the savory chicken salads of Chicken Salad Chick to the inviting dining experience, the brand leaves a lasting impression on its guests and will be a perfect fit here in Benton. I moved to central Arkansas earlier this year and quickly noticed that residents enjoy spending time outdoors. Whether hiking, picnicking or on the lake, Chicken Salad Chick will make a great meal for any outing.

The Chicken Salad Chick concept was created in 2008 by the founder, Stacy Brown. With over a dozen original chicken salad flavors as well as fresh side salads, gourmet soups, signature sandwiches and delicious desserts, Chicken Salad Chick’s robust menu offers a variety of options to suit everyone. The guests. 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 and remains a standout brand in the fast casual segment.

Chicken Salad Chick in Benton will be open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am. – 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.chickensaladchick.com. Follow Chicken Salad Chick on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and trends.

* Guests must arrive between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. to check-in. The first 100 guests will be assigned a number and a designated return time between 9.45am and 11.15am. Upon their return, guests will make a purchase of “The Chick” or something more valuable and scan the code “1st 100 Spot” on the CravingCredits app to officially guarantee your spot. If you are late or miss the return time, your seat will be allocated to the next in line. Customers 16 years of age or older, reimbursement begins on 6/15.
** Eligible winners must be 16 years of age or older and must download the Craving Credits app. 10 winners will be drawn at the end of the day. The redemption will begin on 15/6.
*** Guests must arrive between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. for the first gift and between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. for the second gift to register. The first 50 guests will be assigned a number and a designated return time between 10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. and the second 50 guests will be assigned a number and a designated return time between 6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Upon their return, guests will purchase the required meal and receive their prize at checkout. If you are late or miss the return time, your seat will be allocated to the next in line.
**** Guests must arrive between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. to check-in. The first 100 guests will be assigned a number and a designated return time between 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Upon their return, guests will make a purchase from the Chick Trio and receive a Chick Hat and Giving Card. If you are late or miss the return time, your seat will be allocated to the next in line.

For more information on freebies and specials, visit https://www.facebook.com/ChickenSaladChickBenton

About the Chick Chicken Salad
Founded in Auburn, Alabama, in 2008, Chicken Salad Chick serves a savory Southern-style chicken salad made from scratch and served with the heart. With over a dozen original chicken salad flavors as well as fresh side salads, gourmet soups, signature sandwiches and delicious desserts, Chicken Salad Chick’s robust menu is perfect for any guest. Today, the brand has over 155 restaurants in 16 states and continues to expand rapidly with franchises and corporate locations. Chicken Salad Chick has received numerous accolades, including Franchise Times ‘Fast & Serious and Fast Casual.com Best Movers and Shakers rankings for the third year in a row and the Franchise Times’ Dealmaker Awards and Best Food Franchise Franchise Business Review. in 2020. See www.chickensaladchick .com for more information.

About Vivian J. Smith

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