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Salad Chick Ranked No. 1 on
University of Georgia Bulldog 100 List
AL – February 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / Chicken
Salad Chick, the nation’s only southern inspired, fast casual chicken
salad restaurant concept, was recognized as the No. 1 fastest-growing business
owned or operated by a University of Georgia graduate during the 2017 Bulldog
100 Celebration on Feb. 4 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta.
The Bulldog 100, coordinated by the UGA
Alumni Association, recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned
or operated by UGA graduates.
Salad Chick, led by CEO Scott Deviney, operates 65 restaurants and has
sold 146 franchises in eight states, selling chicken salad in more than
12 flavor profiles. In 2016, Chicken Salad Chick landed at No. 37 on Inc.
Magazine’s annual list of the 500 fastest-growing companies in the
United States, with a growth rate of more than 6,000 percent in the past
three years. Deviney received his degree in economics from the University
of Georgia’s Terry College of Business in 1995.
an honor to be recognized by the UGA Alumni Association as leading the
fastest growing business owned or operated by a UGA graduate,” said Deviney.
“I’m thrilled to have shared the stage with other UGA alumni who lead prosperous
enterprises from several industries across the nation.”
490 nominations were submitted for the 2017 Bulldog 100. The class includes
companies of all sizes, providing services and products in a variety of
industries, including real estate, law, IT, consulting, retail and pest
control. The average compounded annual growth rate for this year’s Bulldog
100 businesses was 44 percent.
Chicken Salad Chick
Salad Chick puts an edgy twist on a Southern classic, offering guests 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. Chicken Salad Chick serves southern style chicken salad with
heart and strives to spread joy, enrich lives and serve others every day.
Today, the brand has more than 65 locations across the Southeast, and has
currently sold 146 franchises to be developed across the states of Alabama,
Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana and Texas.
The brand was recently named as the top chicken salad in the country to
try in the 2015 March/April issue of Cooking with Paula Deen, as
well as one of FastCasual.com’s top Movers and Shakers and one of NRN’s
2015 Breakout Brands. Chicken Salad Chick also ranked #37 on Inc.’s annual
list of the 500 fastest-growing companies in the U.S. Corporate offices
are located at 724 North Dean Road in Auburn, Alabama. See www.chickensaladchick.com
for additional information.
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