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Chicken Salad Chicken is Coming to Jonesboro

Haag Brown Commercial is excited to announce that Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only southern inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, is coming to Jonesboro!! Located primarily in the Southeastern United States, this will be the first store in the entire state of Arkansas for the rapidly expanding brand. The 2,800 SF freestanding restaurant will be located beside Tacos 4 Life within the former Fairgrounds development, now known as Township Centre, off Red Wolf Boulevard.

“The addition of another mega popular QSR like Chicken Salad Chick further establishes this development as a viable restaurant destination. The “fairgrounds” is home to Panera Bread, Starbucks, Qdoba, Wings to Go, Tacos 4 Life, Cheddar’s, Uncle Maddio’s, and GiGi’s. These restaurants represent almost fifteen million dollars per year in annual restaurant sales volume. This is extremely attractive to new restaurants entering the market as customers are already coming to the site for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.” — Joshua Brown, Haag Brown Commercial Principal

Local franchise owner, Melissa Hardcastle, is excited about bringing the edgy restaurant concept to Jonesboro.

“I was born and raised in Northeast Arkansas but have lived in southern Alabama for many years. This is where I was first introduced to Chicken Salad Chick and I instantly became a huge fan. The warm atmosphere and undeniable uniqueness of the concept blew me away. After watching the brand flourish, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. When the opportunity opened for a Chicken Salad Chick in Northeast Arkansas, the timing was perfect for me to relocate near family and friends and bring this Southern specialty to the local market. I am thrilled to be opening in Jonesboro and confident this community will fall in love with Chicken Salad Chick as much as I have.” – Melissa Hardcastle, Chicken Salad Chick Franchise Owner

Haag Brown Commercial Principal, Joshua Brown represented the development’s owner, Storyline Development, LLC, in the sale of the 0.93 acre tract to NEA Chick, LLC, represented by Haag Brown Commercial Broker, Garrett McPherson.

Construction is set to begin within the next month and the store is anticipated to open this fall.

About Chicken Salad Chick

About Chicken Salad Chick (From…/…/) Chicken Salad Chick puts an edgy twist on a Southern classic, offering guests a “custom fit” chicken salad experience, with 12 original flavors to choose from, as well as gourmet soups, flavorful side salads and freshly-baked desserts. Chicken Salad Chick serves southern style chicken salad with heart and strives to spread joy, enrich lives and serve others every day. Today, the brand has more than 90 locations across the Southeast, and has currently sold 146 franchises to be developed across the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. Chicken Salad Chick was recently named as one of Nation’s Restaurant News 2017

Next 20 Brands. The brand was also named as the top chicken salad in the country to try in the 2015 March/April issue of Cooking with Paula Deen, as well as one of’s top Movers and Shakers and one of NRN’s 2015 Breakout Brands. Chicken Salad Chick also ranked #37 on Inc.’s annual list of the 500 fastest-growing companies in the U.S. Corporate offices are located at 724 North Dean Road in Auburn, Alabama.

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