Slim Chickens Adds New Senior Vice President of Operations

Fayetteville, Ark. — Slim Chickens, a leading fast-casual franchise, has strengthened its executive team with the appointment of restaurant industry leader Christina Vaughan to senior vice president of operations.

Vaughan will work closely with the chief operating officer of Slim Chickens, Sam Rothschild, handling various aspects of the brand including franchise, corporate and training operations. Additionally, in this role, she will be overseeing the cross-functional leadership team and working directing with the partnership group.

With more than two decades of experience in the restaurant industry, Vaughan is well suited to join the Slim Chickens executive team. She previously served in various roles at Sonic Restaurant Inc. for over 20 years. Vaughan most recently operated as the company’s senior vice president of operations and training with Inspire Brands where she developed and managed daily operations. This position was served after her 3-year reign as Sonic Restaurant’s president.

“Christina has had an incredibly impressive professional career so far. Her depth of knowledge on the food service industry, strategic and tactical thinking along with the service mentality for franchise and company operations support blew us away. Christina had already worked with some of our current Sonic franchises — when checking references, they could have not been more complimentary,” says Rothschild. “The addition of Christina as the senior VPO comes at a time of great expansion for Slim Chickens, and we are ecstatic for her vision and leadership to guide us through this period.”

The better-chicken brand has opened more than 150 locations across the U.S. and the UK. The company has more than 750 locations in development. For more information, visit



SOURCE: Slim Chickens


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