Good news for those of you who enjoy chicken salad: A fast-casual restaurant devoted to the creation is coming to Mason.
Slated to open later this year, Chicken Salad Chick is an Alabama-based chain that literally specializes in different variations of chicken salad: traditional white meat with celery and mayo; Old South with sweet pickles and egg; Sassy Scotty with ranch, bacon and cheddar; Fancy Nancy with Fuji apples, seedless grapes and pecans... You get the idea. You can get the salad as a scoop or on a sandwich.
The forthcoming Mason restaurant (at 6209 Snider Road) will be Chicken Salad Chick's second Ohio location, with additional eateries slated to open in Anderson and Oakley in 2019.
Owned and operated by Mike and Beth Heydt, a former manufacturing and human resources employee at P&G and a teacher, respectively, the Snider Commons shopping center spot will feature a patio and drive-thru. The couple's three daughters will also work at the restaurant.
“It has always been a dream of ours to own a restaurant and we’ve been searching for one that aligns with our personal values and goals,” said Mike in a press release. “The moment we were introduced to Chicken Salad Chick during a family trip, we knew we had the perfect match. The culture of the brand, the high-quality product and the opportunity to serve our community with this one-of-a-kind concept truly excites us.”
Chicken Salad Chick was founded in 2008 by Stacy Brown and includes more than a dozen chicken salad flavors, plus side salads, soups, pimento cheese, egg salad and a couple other non-chicken-salad sandwiches. Under Eagle Merchant Partners, the company now has 115 restaurants in 13 states.
For more information, visit chickensaladchick.com.