Chicken Salad Chick, a southern-inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, will expand to its 15th state with its first Illinois restaurant opening in Edwardsville, the brand’s third location in the St. Louis area. The brand has plans to continue focusing on Illinois expansion with an O’Fallon restaurant slated to open in 2020.
Located at 2323 Plum Street, the Edwardsville restaurant is owned and operated by multi-unit franchise owner, Hannah Lukowski of SJ Restaurants, LLC. With three Firehouse Subs locations across Illinois and Missouri, Lukowski is well-versed in franchising and has been eagerly awaiting her chance to add Chicken Salad Chick to her portfolio since her first taste in 2009.
The Chicken Salad Chick concept was established in 2008 by founder, Stacy Brown. In 2015, Eagle Merchant Partners purchased a majority stake in Chicken Salad Chick, and under the leadership of CEO Scott Deviney and team, the company now has 124 restaurants currently open in 15 states and remains a standout brand within the fast-casual segment.