Slim Chickens Inks 10-Unit Franchise Agreement in New Mexico and El Paso, Texas

Albuquerque — Slim Chickens, a leading fast-casual franchise which features dine-in and drive-thru in the “better chicken” segment, has signed a multi-unit agreement with Dennis Ekstrom to develop 10 restaurants across New Mexico and in El Paso, Texas. The first location is slated to open in 2021.

New Mexico cities being pursued by Ekstrom include Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces.

Ekstrom is a multi-unit owner of 10 Del Taco restaurants and has more than 30 years of restaurant ownership experience.

“Dennis is exactly the kind of franchisee we’re seeking to expand the brand into new markets,” says Jackie Lobdell, vice president of franchise development at Slim Chickens.

Slim Chickens, a leading fast-casual franchise in the “better chicken” segment, first opened in 2003 in Fayetteville, Ark. Today, Slim Chickens has opened 125 restaurants and has over 500 restaurants in development. The brand, which recently launched a strategic multi-unit franchise growth initiative to reach 600 units in 10 years, is targeting qualified and experienced multi-unit groups to develop in dynamic markets across the country. For more information, visit




SOURCE: Slim Chickens

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