Slim Chickens, a leading fast casual franchise, which features dine-in and drive-thru services, and is beloved across the nation for its high-quality food and inviting atmosphere, announced today it has inked a deal to bring 25 locations throughout Southeast Michigan. Three friends and business partners, Brad and Todd DeLange and Doug Broadright of Slims Great Lakes, are spearheading the expansion deal bringing locations to several counties in the Detroit and Ann Arbor metropolitan area.

“After doing our research on several restaurant concepts, we were drawn to the energy, inviting atmosphere and quality of Slim Chickens,” said Brad. Community is very important to us and though we are from Michigan, we had an immediate connection to the southern hospitality, and the food is top-notch. We are thrilled to bring the brand’s values and fresh flavors to Southeast Michigan.”


“Brad, Todd, and Doug are ideal operators to extend Slims’ into Michigan. Their successful experience in operating multiple Jimmy John’s for over a decade proves their expertise,” said Jackie Lobdell, vice president of franchise development at Slim Chickens.


“We are thrilled for our partnership with Slims Great Lakes and for the opportunity to share our southern hospitality and cooked-to-order chicken tenders with communities throughout Michigan,” said Sam Rothschild, CMO of Slim Chickens. “Reputable operating groups like Slims Great Lakes are prime examples of who we look for to extend our inviting atmosphere, original recipe, and southern hospitality with more people across the globe.”


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