Chicken Salad Chick opens in Port Charlotte with grand opening celebration, community events and giveaways

Chicken Salad Chick, a fast-casual, Southern-inspired chicken salad restaurant, welcomed over 100 guests on Jan. 10 to celebrate the grand opening of its new location at 1799 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte.

Leading up to its official opening, Chicken Salad Chick invited local families, friends, influencers and members of the media to sample items from the menu and meet franchise owners Kendal Potesta and Scott Pace. On grand-opening day, the restaurant held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and gave away free chicken salad for a year to its first 100 guests.

Chicken Salad Chick in Port Charlotte is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and closed on Sundays. For more information, visit or follow Chicken Salad Chick on Facebook and Instagram for the latest news and trends.

Pictured from left to right:
Photo 1: Kendal Potesta, Scott Pace – Posing for #3 location in SWFL
Photo 2: Christa Cabrera, Jane Roessler
Photo 3: James Kendal, Susan Covel – 1st and 2nd of First 100 customers
Photo 4: Susan Olvera-Hill – 3rd of First 100 customers
Photo 5: Gabi Wall, Omar Gaines
Photo 6: Patti VanBuren, Marilyn Larkin
Photo 7: Ryles Dodd, Sam Brooks
Photo 8: Scott Pace, Kendal Potesta, children
Photo 9: Gary Farino, Carrie Darling, Debbie Joseph, Lisa Ratcliff, Daniel Ross
Photo 10: Kitty Stock, Steve Zaron, Brenda Kahoo
Photo 11: Nena Leach, Crystal Coyne, Micah Privett, Ryker Privett, Cassidy Kehrer
Photo 12: Gary Farino
Photo 13-14: First 100 customers lined up on grand opening day
Photo 15: Ribbon Cutting with Charlotte County Chamber
Photo 16-18: Chicken Salad Chick in Port Charlotte opens doors
Photo 19-20: Port Charlotte restaurant exterior

About Chicken Salad Chick

Chicken Salad Chick serves full-flavored, Southern-style chicken salad made from scratch and served from the heart. With more than a dozen original chicken salad flavors as well as fresh side salads, gourmet soups, signature sandwiches and delicious desserts, Chicken Salad Chick’s robust menu is a perfect fit for any guest. Founded in Auburn, Alabama by Stacy and Kevin Brown, in 2008, Chicken Salad Chick has grown to more than 220 restaurants in 17 states. Today, under the leadership of Scott Deviney and the Chicken Salad Chick team, the brand is continuing its rapid expansion with both franchise and company locations. Chicken Salad Chick has received numerous accolades including rankings in the 2022 Entrepreneur Franchise 500, Franchise Times’ Fast & Serious for the second consecutive year, Fast’s top Movers and Shakers from 2018 to 2022, QSR’s Best Franchise Deals in 2019 and 2020, and Franchise Business Review’s Top Food Franchises in 2020. See for additional information.

Media Contacts:
Noelani Fender, Priority Marketing,, 239-267-2638 or 229-563-7052 (cell)
Holly Boldrin, APR, CPRC, Priority Marketing,, 239-267-2638 or 239-887-9335 (cell)
This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.