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Chicken Salad Chick hosts Family & Friends Fundraiser in Estero, benefitting Barbara’s Friends at Golisano Children’s Hospital

Chicken Salad Chick, a fast-casual, Southern-inspired chicken salad restaurant, raised $2,740 for Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida at its Family & Friends events on Dec. 5-6, leading up to its grand opening in Estero.

Chicken Salad Chick invited families and friends of employees, as well as local first responders and other community members, to sample items from the menu and meet first-time franchise owners Kendal Potesta and Scott Pace. Throughout the complimentary two-day event, guests donated generously to Golisano Children’s Hospital, with 100% of the proceeds going to Golisano.

“We are immensely proud to have opened our new Estero restaurant and to have been able to present this check to Barbara’s Friends and Golisano Children’s Hospital for children’s cancer treatment,” said Kendal Potesta, co-owner of Chicken Salad Chick in Estero. “We are incredibly grateful to have such a dedicated community in Estero that shares our passion for giving back, and we hope this donation will bring support and comfort to these courageous kids and their families at Golisano.”

During its grand opening on Dec. 7, Chicken Salad Chick presented the $2,740 check to Barbara’s Friends of Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Barbara’s Friends, the childhood cancer fund for Golisano Children’s Hospital, assists with assistance to address the needs of patients and families including counseling, medical equipment, facilities, staffing and family assistance.

“We are so grateful to Kendal and Scott and the whole Chicken Salad team for their generous donation to support the children in our care who are fighting cancer right now at Golisano Children’s Hospital of SWFL. Your generosity is a beacon of hope for these brave kids and their families,” said Amy Frith, Sr. Director of Barbara’s Friends the pediatric cancer fund for Golisano.

Located at 10151 Estero Town Commons Place in Estero, the new restaurant is the second of six locations Potesta and Pace plan to open in Southwest Florida. Chicken Salad Chick is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and closed on Sundays. Learn more at Facebook.com/ChickenSaladChickEsteroFL or follow Chicken Salad Chick on Facebook and Instagram for the latest news and trends.

About Chicken Salad Chick 

Chicken Salad Chick serves full-flavored, Southern-style chicken salad made from scratch and served from the heart. With more than 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 a perfect fit for any guest. Founded in Auburn, Alabama by Stacy and Kevin Brown, in 2008, Chicken Salad Chick has grown to more than 220 restaurants in 17 states. Today, under the leadership of Scott Deviney and the Chicken Salad Chick team, the brand is continuing its rapid expansion with both franchise and company locations. Chicken Salad Chick has received numerous accolades including rankings in the 2022 Entrepreneur Franchise 500, Franchise Times’ Fast & Serious for the second consecutive year, Fast Casual.com‘s top Movers and Shakers from 2018 to 2022, QSR’s Best Franchise Deals in 2019 and 2020, and Franchise Business Review’s Top Food Franchises in 2020. See www.chickensaladchick.com for additional information.

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