Slim Chickens to open Springdale, international locations

Posted: March 1, 2018 at 1 p.m.

SPRINGDALE — Fayetteville-based Slim Chickens has a lot to celebrate come March with the opening of its sixth Arkansas and second international restaurants.

The Springdale location, opening March 12, is at 5240 W. Sunset Ave. and joins four Fayetteville and a Rogers site. The United Kingdom restaurant, opening March 19, joins a Kuwait Slim Chickens. There is talk of opening a second Slim Chickens in both the UK and Kuwait by the end of the calendar year, cofounder and CEO Tom Gordon said.

While a large company was the dream, Gordon said quality and consistent products and services is always the focus.

“The folks taking care of the guests walking through the door is what allows us to expand,” Gordon said.

Slim Chickens looks to have 600 locations in the next 10 years, according to its website.