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Chicken Salad Chick now open in Port Charlotte

Chicken Salad Chick large ribbon cutting for Port Charlotte location

Chicken Salad Chick, a fast-casual, Southern-inspired chicken salad concept, is now open at 1799 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte.

In celebration of its grand opening on Jan. 10, Chicken Salad Chick hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and gave away free chicken salad for a year to its first 100 guests. Featuring outdoor patio seating, the Port Charlotte restaurant is the third of six locations to open in Southwest Florida by new franchise owners Kendal Potesta and Scott Pace.

“We are overwhelmed by the support we have seen here from the community at our grand opening in Port Charlotte,” said Kendal Potesta, co-owner of Chicken Salad Chick in Port Charlotte. “We could not have picked a more perfect spot for our third location, and we are excited to offer a new healthier food option to this community.”

During its grand opening week, guests will experience the Southern hospitality that Chicken Salad Chick is known for, with giveaways and specials that include:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 11 – The first 100 guests to purchase a Chick Special will receive a free wooden charcuterie board.
  • Thursday, Jan. 12 – The first 100 guests to purchase a Chick Trio will receive a free stainless steel Chick Water Bottle.
  • Friday, Jan. 13 – The first 100 guests to purchase two large Quick Chicks will receive a free Chick Cooler. 
  • Saturday, Jan. 14 – The first 100 guests to purchase a Chick Special will receive a free Chick Special for their next visit.

Husband-and-wife team Potesta and Pace of P Squared Ventures are new to Chicken Salad Chick but are no strangers to owning a successful business. The Fort Myers couple share a passion for growing brands that have an outstanding reputation for customer service. Already big fans of the restaurant’s robust menu of 12 chicken salad flavors, homemade sides, soups and sandwiches, Potesta and Pace look forward to bringing a new made-from-scratch business to their Southwest Florida community.

Chicken Salad Chick in Port Charlotte is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and closed on Sundays. For more information, visit Facebook.com/ChickenSaladChickPortCharlotteFL 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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