Chicken Salad Chick is celebrating its relocated restaurant in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
After over five years of operating in Northcutt Plaza Shopping Center, the location officially moved two doors down to a larger space that features a drive-thru and expanded dining room seating. The location celebrates its grand opening today. The Rock Hill location, which is scheduled to open this fall, will also have a drive-thru.
The new location is designed to better accommodate the growing number of Chick fans in the area, whether they choose dine-in or on-the-go.
Restaurant brands of all sizes have been leaning into drive-thrus. 31% of restaurants are adopting drive-thrus in 2021 with 13% adding them for the first time, according to HT's 2021 Restaurant Technology Study.
During reopening week, guests will experience the Southern hospitality that Chicken Salad Chick is known for with giveaways and specials.
Behind the relocation is multi-unit franchise owner duo Julie Beville and Michelle Singleton of Sing Bev Hospitality LLC. With previous careers in sales, marketing and time spent as stay-at-home moms, Beville and Singleton had been longtime patrons of Chicken Salad Chick before joining the brand. After meeting the Chicken Salad Chick's founder, Stacy Brown, Beville and Singleton were inspired by her triumph and related to her journey, deciding to expand the brand across the Carolinas. The team opened their first Chicken Salad Chick in Greenville in 2013 and have since grown to 13 locations throughout North and South Carolina.
"Michelle and I are so proud to reflect on our growth with Chicken Salad Chick. Through each location across the Carolinas, we have come to understand our Chick fans more and more every day. Specifically, our Mount Pleasant restaurant has become a place for guests to enjoy a fresh meal while sharing loving moments with friends and family," said Julie Beville. "We've always wanted to offer our Mount Pleasant guests the enhanced dining experience they craved and couldn't pass on the opportunity when the space became available to expand our dining room and offer drive-thru to our Chick fans."
photos courtesy of Chicken Salad Chick. Photo is from the 200th opening in LaGrange, Georgia.