AUBURN, ALA. – Southern-inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, Chicken Salad Chick, scheduled its new restaurant, the second location in the greater Richmond, Va., area, to open on June 24. The new location at 6575 Mechanicsville Turnpike will celebrate its grand opening by offering free chicken salad for a year to the first 100 guests. Chicken Salad Chick will schedule designated return times to maintain social distancing throughout the day.

The Mechanicsville location will follow state guidelines by limiting capacity while Virginia continues to reopen businesses. All emloyees will be required to wear masks and gloves, and practice proper food safety protocol. The new location will have a drive-thru for added convenience for customers who prefer it.

During the first week of business, the Mechanicsville location will offer giveaways and specials that include:

  • Wednesday, June 24 – Free Chicken Salad for a Year – The first 100 guests will receive one large Quick Chick of chicken salad per month for an entire year, with one of those lucky guests randomly selected to win one large Quick Chick of chicken salad per week. Any guest not part of the first 100 in line can make an in-store purchase and enter for a chance to win free chicken salad for a year.
  • Thursday, June 25 – The first 100 guests to purchase a Chick Special will receive a free scoop of Classic Carol.
  • Friday, June 26 – The first 50 guests to purchase a Chick Trio will receive a free Chick hat.
  • Saturday, June 27 – The first 50 guests to purchase two large Quick Chicks will receive a free large Chick cooler.

Multi-unit franchise owners Tim, Kim, Rick and Nancy Collins of Providence Restaurant Group, LLC, own and operate both the original Richmond location and the new Mechanicsville location. The Collins family has offered curbside pick-up for the last two months to introduce the residents to Chicken Salad Chick offerings while waiting for the Mechanicsville location opening to be scheduled.

"We take pride in serving our community and though our doors weren't officially open, we're grateful to have been able to provide our flavorful chicken salad to residents in the area," said Kim Collins. "Since debuting our first Richmond restaurant last year, we've received tremendous support from our loyal guests and neighboring communities and are thrilled to be opening our second Chicken Salad Chick restaurant in Mechanicsville. We've been eagerly awaiting the day we could invite guests into our restaurant and are overjoyed that the day is finally here."

The Chicken Salad Chick concept was established in 2008 by founder, Stacy Brown. With more than a dozen original chicken salad flavors as well as fresh side salads, gourmet soups, signature sandwiches and desserts, Chicken Salad Chick's menu offers a variety of options suitable for any guest. Under the leadership of Scott Deviney, chief executive officer, and the Chicken Salad Chick team, the company now has 160 restaurants currently open in 17 states.

For more information, and giveaway and special rules, visit