I had no idea this concept was even a thing. The Chicken Salad Chick is based out of Atlanta, Georgia, and has over 205 restaurants in 17 states. By the end of the year, the eatery will have over 230 stores nationwide. That includes opening one in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Next question, what is it? I had to go look for myself. I love chicken salad, but what makes this place better than your grandmother's?

The concept of the Chicken Salad Chick is based on the story that Stacy Brown, a stay-at-home mom wanted to make the perfect chicken salad. With that goal, she began to try various recipes and used her friends, family, and neighbors to be taste testers. As the recipes got more approval, she branched out to bring samples to teachers, and salons, and would even sell it out of her kitchen. This got the attention of the Health Department which shut her down because it was an illegal business. That didn't stop Stacy. She opened up a carry-out store and continued on her chicken salad journey. Now, we get to enjoy it with it coming to Lake Charles. What is it all about?

Well, it seems to be like a Subway but for chicken salad. You choose the various types of chicken salad: Dixie Chick, Classic Carol, Sassy Scotty, Barbie-Q, and more. You can choose to eat it on a plate or have them make it into a sandwich. They have sides to go with your scoop of salad, or you can catch a soup. That is pretty much the concept. I have read tons of raving reviews about this place, and I am excited to see what it's all about when it does open.

Chicken Salad Chick Lake Charles
Chicken Salad Chick Lake Charles

Chicken Salad Chick is located in Lake Charles at 3723 Nelson Road which is sorta across from Avail Hospital in that strip mall across the street. There is no word on when their grand opening is, but you better believe we are all going to try it out!

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