The brand is featured in QSR’s 2022 edition of “The 40/40 List,” which highlights America’s hottest fast-casual food concepts and works to benefit the industry by celebrating the brands that are leading in innovation.

The Red Chickz was commended for positioning itself as a differentiator in the Nashville hot chicken category, their app which helps connect the brand to consumers during the pandemic, and their incredible achievement of reaching social media fame with just one location open.

This year’s QSR 40/40 List shows that The Red Chickz have proven to be a fierce competitor in the Nashville hot chicken scene. Not only has the brand gone above and beyond by creating a unique variety of menu items, but their massive following of one million on Tik Tok and over 105,000 on Instagram has certainly helped raise brand awareness nationwide. With one store currently open, the brand plans to add 40 in California, 25 in Texas, and 10 in both Arizona and Nevada to serve up their West Coasts twists on Music City’s signature dish to more communities.

“To be recognized for our hard work and dedication to innovating in the fast-casual dining space by a notable publication like QSR is such an honor,” said Shawn Lalehzarian, Founder of The Red Chickz. “This acknowledgement proves that we are achieving major success and further fuels our desire to continue staying ahead of industry trends to ensure we are creating an exceptional fast-casual dining experience.”