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Texas-Based Golden Chick Plans 20 Restaurants in the Las Vegas Area

The chicken tenders are the star of the menu

Chicken tenders
Golden Chick tenders
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Golden Chick, the Richardson, Texas-based fast-casual chain, plans to bring fried chicken to Las Vegas. The chain plans to work with franchisee Chris Aslam to open 20 locations in the area, with the first scheduled to start construction by the end of 2020.

Golden Chick is known for its tenders, roast chicken, hot yeast rolls, and newly released Big & Golden chicken sandwich.

The chain already operates 192 restaurants across Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Florida, and recently entered the Louisiana market. By 2030, it plans to have 500 restaurants open nationwide.

Aslam already owns five Golden Chick locations in North Texas.

Golden Chick started in Central Texas in the late 1960s by a former employee of a chicken franchise. The chicken is seasoned with a combination of secret marinades and batter mixes. By the time the founder sold the chain in 1982, it had grown to 39 restaurants. The star of the menu, the tender, uses a whole chicken tenderloin that is marinaded, hand-battered, and cooked golden.

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