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Chicken Salad Chick opens Feb. 24 in Oil Center

Chain’s first Louisiana store sets up shop in former Acme Burger location.


Chicken Salad Chick](, a fast-casual chicken salad restaurant concept, is opening its first Louisiana restaurant in Lafayette at 1120 Coolidge St. in the former Acme Burger location. The restaurant will open Wednesday, Feb. 24, offering guests 15 original flavors to choose from, as well as soups and side salads.

“Ever since I first experienced the Chicken Salad Chick concept, I knew it would be a great fit for my hometown of Lafayette,” franchisee Beau Nicolosi said in a press release.

Beau Nicolosi discovered the Chicken Salad Chick concept two years ago while on vacation in Destin, Fla., and immediately realized the potential of the unique brand. He and his father, Pete Nicolosi, who has in independent insurance agency in Lafayette, are leading the chain’s expansion into Louisiana.

**What's in store for Chicken Salad Chick's Lafayette grand opening week:

• Wednesday, Feb. 24 – The first 100 guests will receive a free Chicken Salad Chick selfie stick.
• Thursday, Feb. 25 – The first 100 guests will receive a “Meet the Chicks” punch card. For sixteen weeks, guests can try one free scoop of the chicken salad ‘flavor of the week’, allowing guests a tour of every Chicken Salad Chick flavor.
• Friday, Feb. 26 – The first 100 guests will receive a small Chicken Salad Chick cooler with any two pounds of chicken salad.
• Saturday, Feb. 27 – The first 100 customers will receive a free Chicken Salad Chick coozie.


The concept was established in Auburn, Ala., in 2008 in the kitchen of founder Stacy Brown. When Stacy discovered that the local county health department would not allow her to continue making and selling her recipes out of her home kitchen, she and her then-future husband, Kevin Brown, opened a small takeout restaurant that has since grown into 49 restaurants across the Southeast.

Chicken Salad Chick in Lafayette will be open daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

To date, the company has sold 141 franchises to be developed across the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.