TAMPA, FL – April 3, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Chicken Salad Chick, one of Nation’s Restaurant News 2015 Breakout Brands*, has announced plans to open its first Tampa restaurant near the University of South Florida later this summer. Karmen Hayes of Florida Retail Partners, an X Team partner, brokered a 3,555 square foot lease for Chicken Salad Chick at University Collection in Tampa. The newest location for the fast casual eatery which serves 15 styles of chicken salad, soups, salads and desserts will be located at the corner of East Fowler Ave and Bruce B Downs Blvd, near the University of South Florida and University Square Mall.

“We’re excited to be opening our first Tampa Bay location near the USF Campus,” said company president Kevin Brown. “The endcap space will feature a great outside dining patio.” The local franchise will be run by Brad and Tammy Cochran.

The March/April issue of Cooking with Paula Deen magazine names Chicken Salad Chick as the top spot in the country to try chicken salad. “We are extremely honored to be featured in such an esteemed publication,” said founder Stacy Brown. “Our team strives to provide a true chicken salad experience to each of our guests, and we hope that this recognition will allow us to serve new guests in our growing number of restaurants across the Southeast!”

About Chicken Salad Chick

The Chicken Salad Chick concept was established in Auburn, AL in 2008 in the kitchen of founder Stacy Brown. Stacy quickly learned that selling a homemade recipe from her kitchen is against the law, and after being shut down by the health department, she decided to solicit the business expertise of her future husband and fellow founder, Kevin. Together, they opened a small takeout restaurant which quickly grew to enormous demand and additional locations. Chicken Salad Chick has sold 100 franchises to be developed across the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North & South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, and has plans to expand nationally in the coming years.

Chicken Salad Chick puts an edgy twist on a Southern classic, offering guests a “custom-fit” chicken salad experience with 15 original flavors to choose from, as well as gourmet soups, flavorful side salads and freshly-baked desserts. There are currently 30 Chicken Salad Chick locations throughout the Southeast. See for additional information.

*Breakout Brands 2015: Chicken Salad Chick

About Florida Retail Partners

X Team partner Florida Retail Partners was founded in 1997 and currently has four Florida Retail Real Estate Specialists all with over twenty years of experience. The company’s focus has always been on retail tenant and landlord representation on Florida’s West Coast and Central Florida. This exclusive focus on retail includes diverse assignments ranging from tenant representation, land sales and consulting to leasing of both distressed properties in need of turnaround and upscale mixed-use projects with very specific co-tenancy parameters.

About X Team

X Team is an international alliance of retail real estate specialists with offices located in major cities throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. X Team partners average more than 20 years of industry experience, with expertise in major markets worldwide, specializing in tenant, property and developer/landlord representation, workout services, property dispositions and retail investments. X Team services include transaction negotiation, portfolio analysis, lease valuations, acquisitions, and asset assessment and valuation. For more information, please visit

CONTACT: Kalyn Brandewie
Kalyn (at) floridaretailpartners (dot) com

Ali Rauch
Chicken Salad Chick
(334) 219-0121
ali.rauch (at) simplysouthernrg (dot) com

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