Chicken Salad Chick raises over $420,000
Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only fast-casual chicken salad restaurant concept, today announced the results of its 2021 Giving Card Program, raising more than $420,000 to support local food and cancer research charities. Thanks to the generosity of diners at all of its restaurants, the brand is donating $315,000 to food banks in Chicken Salad Chick markets across the country. In addition, the company CURE Childhood Cancer recently presented a check for $105,771 in support of the organization’s research efforts.
The Giving Card represents the brand’s largest charitable initiative each year through the Chicken Salad Chick Foundation and has raised nearly $1.5 million for local charities over the past five years through this initiative alone. Every year from November through December, the card can be purchased for $5 and used to redeem rewards worth $60 at any Chicken Salad Chick location year-round.
“We continue to be amazed at the generosity of our Chick communities and appreciate how they have joined us in our mission to spread joy, enrich lives and serve others,” said Scott Deviney, President and CEO of Chicken Salad Chick . “This year not only are we donating 75% of Giving Card proceeds to valuable food-related organizations in every local market we serve, but we’re also excited to support Atlanta-based CURE in their efforts to advance new research in the fight against to fund childhood cancer. †
Chicken Salad Chick was first introduced to CURE Childhood Cancer through Savannah-area franchisees Tim and Kelly Paslawski, who supported the organization locally. While CSC’s Atlanta restaurants support CURE through donated meals that CURE serves to patients and caregivers at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the company is now announcing an expanded partnership—including its annual Giving Card program—through the CSC Foundation.
CURE Childhood Cancer CEO Kristin Connor added, “We are so proud and grateful to be partners with Chicken Salad Chick. This donation and our extended partnership give hope to the families we serve and fund progress toward safer, more effective treatment.”
The continued success of the Giving Card comes as the CSC Foundation grows. Founders Stacy and Kevin Brown knew the restaurant would provide an opportunity to positively impact the lives of many people. In 2014, they founded the CSC Foundation after Kevin Brown’s cancer diagnosis, and today the Foundation focuses on two initiatives: feeding the hungry and fighting cancer. In March, the CSC Foundation welcomed five new members who joined Scott Deviney on the Foundation’s board. Two are current franchisees of the brand and three are prominent Atlanta residents with strong ties to the city’s medical and business communities.
Scott Beville, CSC franchise owner with 17 restaurants in North and South Carolina.
· Justin Farmer, nightly news anchor for WSB-TV, the ABC affiliate in Atlanta.
· Michelle Juneau, MD, board-certified dermatologist with dermatology consultants in Atlanta.
· Shannon Kahn, MD, medical director of Radiation Oncology at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta and attending physician at Emory Proton Therapy Center.
· Misty Whitehead, CSC franchise owner of five restaurants in the Mobile, Alabama market and surrounding Baldwin Counties.
“It is an honor to continue Kevin Brown’s legacy and work with these dedicated board members to impact the lives of families and those in need through the CSC Foundation. There is no limit to the good we can do in and for our communities when we capitalize on Chicken Salad Chick’s passion for serving from the heart,” Deviney added.
For more information about the Giving Card and the CSC Foundation, visit www.chickensaladchick.com.
About Chicken Salad Chick
Chicken Salad Chick serves a flavorful Southern-style chicken salad made from scratch and served from the heart. With more than a dozen original flavors of chicken and fresh salads, gourmet soups, signature sandwiches and delicious desserts, Chicken Salad Chick’s robust menu is a perfect choice for any guest. Founded in Auburn, Alabama by Stacy and Kevin Brown in 2008, Chicken Salad Chick has grown to more than 200 restaurants in 17 states. Today, led by Scott Deviney and the Chicken Salad Chick team, the brand continues its rapid expansion with both franchise and corporate locations. See www.chickensaladchick.com for more information.
About CURE Childhood Cancer
Founded in 1975, based in Atlanta, Georgia CURE Childhood Cancer is committed to overcoming childhood cancer by funding targeted research while supporting patients and their families. With cancer as the second leading cause of death in children, CURE annually spends money on specific research projects aimed at curing cancers that affect children. Through innovative programming, CURE Childhood Cancer also provides crisis-oriented support to patients and their families, addressing their most critical and urgent needs† For more information, visit www.curechildhoodcancer.org.