LOS ANGELES – Brentwood Associates acquired a majority interest in SSRG Holdings LLC (Chicken Salad Chick) from Atlanta-based Eagle Merchant Partners. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“We are very excited to partner with Brentwood on the next chapter for Chicken Salad Chick,” said Scott Deviney, CEO of Chicken Salad Chick. “Brentwood’s long track record of working with leading restaurant companies coupled with their understanding of our business objectives and strategy make them the perfect partner for us to continue executing on our robust growth and expansion plan.”
Stacy and Kevin Brown founded Chicken Salad Chick in Auburn, Alabama, in 2008. The company offers diners a “custom fit” chicken salad experience in addition to soups, side salads and desserts. Each chicken salad is named in honor of an important woman in Stacy Brown’s life.
Currently, Chicken Salad Chick has 137 locations across 16 states, mostly in the southeastern US.
“Chicken Salad Chick’s model fits well within our strategy of investing in high-growth, best-in-class consumer businesses,” said Rahul Aggarwal, partner at Brentwood. “We look forward to working with Scott and the Chicken Salad Chick team to build upon their success in the markets they serve.”