The LA-based Nashville Hot Chicken franchise is bringing the heat with new locations in Texas and California
Los Angeles, CA (RestaurantNews.com) The Red Chickz – a TikTok famous Nashville Hot Chicken franchise – is thrilled to announce that within the first 100 days of 2022, they have signed 18 units and have more than a dozen deals in the pipeline in Houston, Texas, as well as densely-populated areas in California such as Los Angeles, San Diego, Long Beach, Fresno, and Orange County. This expansion, combined with the brand’s recent recognition for their innovative menu items from notable national publications like QSR and Nation’s Restaurant News, prove that The Red Chickz is gaining influence and momentum in the fast-casual dining space and has no plans of stopping any time soon.
The Red Chickz will start opening these new locations in the fall of 2022. These new locations will help The Red Chickz to be a leader in Nashville Hot Chicken and provide a unique category differentiation. They will continue to serve up their West Coast take on Southern classics like chicken and French Toast and Nashville Hot Chicken tacos to new communities. The Red Chickz has had great success in their first Downtown Los Angeles location. They plan to open a corporate office in Culver city in June.
” We couldn’t be happier to share our unique take of Nashville Hot Chicken in California and Texas with more hungry customers,” stated Shawn Lalehzarian (Founder and CEO of The Red Chickz). “Our mouthwatering Tik Tok content has received overwhelming positive feedback. Many users have pleaded for us to open new locations in their communities. We are proud to have found franchise partners that will assist us with this .”
The Red Chickz was founded in 2018 by Shawn Lalehzarian, an Iranian immigrant who learned English by working in many different roles in the restaurant industry. He realized that his dream was to open his restaurant after he had been promoted to senior management at an international food- and beverage company. Equipped with expert industry knowledge and experience from overseeing food and beverage operations for well-known brands like Wolfgang Puck, Starbucks, Pinkberry, California Pizza Kitchen, and Chili’s, as well as playing a key role in opening 40 different restaurants across North America, he knew exactly what had to be done to make his own business successful.
While researching which food trends would be most popular in Los Angeles, Lalehzarian found Nashville Hot Chicken and made a trip to Nashville to perfect a recipe. The Red Chickz was born. In 2021, Lalehzarian launched the franchise program for the Nashville Hot Chicken brand, showing that Shawn and The Red Chickz are a true example of the American dream.
” When I first thought of the idea for The Red Chickz I knew that I had the resources to open multiple locations. But the popularity of our food on social media and the strong demand for it helped us realize we could expand faster than we originally planned,” stated Lalehzarian. We are grateful for all the support and love we have received thus far. We can’t wait until our concept is available in cities across the country and beyond .”
About The Red Chickz
Since 2018, Shawn Lalehzarian’s dream of opening a concept restaurant based on his trip to discover the secret to make the perfect Nashville Hot Chicke