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Slim Chickens

Postby Coyote » Fri May 02, 2014 9:32 am

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Slim Chickens Facebook wrote:Kansas City, Omaha, Lincoln, and Lubbock.

We are coming to your city.


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Slim's menu offers fresh chicken tenders, Buffalo wings, sandwiches, salads, wraps, iced teas (sweet, unsweet, raspberry, peach), frozen lemonade, fried pies, and authentic Southern sides.
Everything is fresh and cooked when you order it... we make it all from our own recipes... and, even though we cook it when you order it, it only takes a few minutes to get a great meal!
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Re: Slim Chickens

Postby Coyote » Fri May 02, 2014 9:34 am

Our roots run deep in the Delta where food is honest, meals are social, and the door is always open. We started with a mission to bring a dose of that southern hospitality to a fast, casual setting—serving fresh handmade food to the communities we serve.

Now over a decade and thousands of happy customers later, we know that there’s something special about our hand-breaded chicken tenders, fresh Buffalo wings, and handmade dipping sauces that keeps our loyal fans coming back…over and over again.

Customers tell us that Slims has changed their weekly routines—that our food was simply life changing, and that they can’t get enough. No joke.

We strive to return that enthusiasm by giving back to the communities we serve—helping local non-profits with fundraisers, donating food to community events, and doing everything we can to improve the lives of people in the communities where we live and work.

In more ways than one, Slim Chickens is truly Life Changing Chicken.

Who is Slim? Slim is our nod to the life changing legends of the south—the musicians, the storytellers, the food and the soul…the eternally cool.
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Re: Slim Chickens

Postby Coyote » Fri May 02, 2014 9:48 am

I have never heard of them before, but they have very ambitious plans, and sounds like they will be a big competitor in the market:

'Better chicken' brand flying nationwide


Cherryh Butler: Fast Casual wrote:Arkansas-based Slim Chickens plans to eventually top the "better chicken" list. Founders Greg Smart and Tom Gordon recently launched a franchising initiative in order to grow their 13 units to 20 brick-and-mortar locations by the end of the year, and plan to hit 600 by 2025.

"We have been in the midst of a 'healthier lifestyle' movement for quite some time now, and it's very apparent that consumers care about where their food comes from and how it will affect their health," Gordon said. "There's plenty of chicken places out there, but 'better chicken' is all about getting back to the basics with a fresh, quality product."

Focusing on chicken only, Slim Chickens, which has seen double-digit comp sales growth for the past three years, allows guests to order fresh chicken tender or chicken wing meals paired with their choice of eight handmade dipping sauces or eight handmade wing sauces. The chain, Smart said, aims to share traditional southern hospitality with its communities, while offering the convenience and affordability of fast casual, "but at a higher level culinary experience with quality food and a cool atmosphere." Smart pointed out that chicken has always been crowd favorite but consumers are demanding higher quality these days.

"Chicken tenders and chicken wings have been a staple menu item for thousands of restaurants for years and years," he said. "Bottom line is that consumers are looking for the best available product in all categories; there's a demand for better chicken."

Smart and Gordon are so confident that chicken is the "next big thing" they recently brought on franchise industry veteran Sam Rothschild, former COO of Hooters of America and SVP of Operations for Applebee's Services Inc., to help the company spread its wings. The chain, which is concentrating on Midwest and Texas expansion, already has franchise agreements in Omaha and Lincoln, Neb.; Kansas City and Lawrence, Kan.; and Lubbock, Amarillo and Midland, Texas. The team is also negotiating deals in Chattanooga and Nashville, Tenn.; Houston, Des Moines, Iowa; Shreveport, La.; and Tyler, Texas.
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Re: Slim Chickens

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri May 02, 2014 10:38 am

Seems a lot like Raising Canes. Maybe a few more options (chicken wraps, buffalo wraps) but overall very similar. Excited to see more competition though and would give them a try.

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Re: Slim Chickens

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri May 02, 2014 10:41 am

Looks like they also haved fried mushrooms, pickles and okra as well.

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Re: Slim Chickens

Postby Coyote » Fri May 02, 2014 10:43 am

I'd go there just for the okra if it turns out good!
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Re: Slim Chickens

Postby bigredmed » Fri May 02, 2014 12:03 pm

Another battered chicken with a side of diabetes?

Blah. We need a place that serves good grilled or roast chicken.

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Re: Slim Chickens

Postby Coyote » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:04 am

Anyone hear about when they might come to Omaha? Why the delay?
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Re: Slim Chickens

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:22 pm

Coyote wrote:Anyone hear about when they might come to Omaha? Why the delay?


Only a guess..

I think with the invasion of Chick-Fil-A and Raising Canes into the market..and then the popular Strouds opening a location at Village Pointe..might have thrown a wet blanket delay on them opening in the Omaha area..

Again though, just a guess...

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