The concept's new location will offer free chicken salad for a year giveaway.

AUBURN, Ala. – The nation’s only fast-casual chicken salad restaurant concept, Chicken Salad Chick, has announced that it will expand in North Carolina with its first location in Concord. On Tuesday Sept. 12 the location at 8915 Christenbury Parkway, Suite 40 will be Chicken Salad Chick’s fifth location in North Carolina. This location is owned and operated by franchisee team Mike Hernandez and Don Carson of Cardez Hospitality Group.

During the week of the grand opening the restaurant plans to demonstrate its Southern hospitality through giveaways and specials. Grand Opening week’s schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, September 12 – Free Chicken Salad for a Year – The first guest will win one large Quick Chick of chicken salad per week for an entire year; the next 99 guests receive a large Quick Chick of chicken salad per month for a year.

Wednesday, Sept. 13 – The first 100 guests to purchase The Chick will receive a free stainless steel 30-oz. RTIC Tumbler.

Thursday, Sept.r 14 – Thirsty Thursday – The first 100 guests to purchase a Chick Special will receive a free large drink and Chick Coozie.

Friday, Sept. 15 – Free Scoop Friday – The first 100 guests will receive a card for a free scoop of chicken salad, redeemable for their next visit.

Saturday, Sept. 16 – The first 100 guests to purchase two large Quick Chicks will receive a free large Chick Cooler.

Hernandez and Carson bring almost 70 years of combined business and restaurant experience to Chicken Salad Chick. Hernandez has more than 23 years of experience in the restaurant industry and has served as general manager and executive chef for Compass Group, a foodservice management company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

"We're extremely excited to introduce Concord residents to the Chicken Salad Chick concept," Hernandez said. "Our fresh, homemade chicken salad recipes, spectacular customer service and southern hospitality are second to none. We're passionate about the Chicken Salad Chick brand and look forward to serving the Charlotte metro area for many years to come."

Carson brings more than 45 years of business experience in the banking and finance industry and previously served as CEO at RFA Management Company. Together, Hernandez and Carson formed Cardez Hospitality Group, which also operates the Chicken Salad Chick location in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina.