Chicken Salad Chick branching out to Columbus

(WTVM) - Simply Southern Restaurant Group, the exclusive franchisor of Chicken Salad Chick, recently announced the sale of several franchises in Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

Loyal customers and those who have yet to enjoy the brand will now have the opportunity to experience the popular eatery at one of its 18 franchises.

Alabama franchise locations include Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery and Dothan. Other locations will be Columbus and Valdosta, Ga., and Tallahassee, Fla. Additionally, new restaurants are undergoing construction in Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, Columbus, and Tallahassee.

"We have been enormously blessed with franchisees who share our passion for the Chicken Salad Chick concept and want to grow it in their communities," said Kelley Mossburg, president and CEO of Simply Southern. "By year's end, we will have restaurants not only in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, but Montgomery, Columbus, Valdosta and Tallahassee."

"We have witnessed increasing customer demand for Chicken Salad Chick since the opening of our first takeout restaurant in 2008," said Chicken Salad Chick Founder Stacy Brown. "The fact that our own customers want to own their own Chicken Salad Chick is affirmation for us that we are touching lives. And that is our goal every day."

"Chicken Salad Chick has experienced tremendous growth, which represents a very exciting time in the young life of our company," said Mossburg. "We look forward to continuing to expand our franchise throughout the southeastern United States."

About Simply Southern Restaurant Group

Chicken Salad Chick, the nation's newest, fast-casual restaurant concept, is offered by Auburn, AL-based Simply Southern Restaurant Group led by experienced food and operations executives and the founders of Chicken Salad Chick. The concept offers customers a "custom-fit" chicken salad experience, with 15 original flavors to choose from, as well as gourmet soups, flavorful side salads and freshly-baked desserts. Corporate offices are located at 852 North Dean Road in Auburn, Alabama.  See for additional information.

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