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Slim Chickens to Open Location at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln 



LINCOLN, Neb. – Slim Chickens announced today it has inked a deal with the University of Nebraska -Lincoln to open a location on campus this fall.

“We currently have several franchises on campus and find having several chicken concepts works out well,” said David Annis, Director of Dining at the University of Nebraska -Lincoln. “We understand students’ preferences and behavior, and with the addition of Slim Chickens not only will it be a unique dining experience but will bring variety and overall enhance students’ meal plans without them having to go off campus for other dining options.”

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Dining Services prioritizes providing students with a various array of options, including a range of protein choices. The campus currently hosts Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, Qdoba, Subway, Saladworks, and Frutta Bowls as well as 12 self-branded concepts. Slim Chickens joins its portfolio to further enrich students’ meal plans and seamless campus dining. Slim Chickens will join the University’s mobile ordering service in its unique dining center connected to several residence halls. The university anticipates Slims to be its dinner and is thrilled to bring the concept closer to students on campus.

“We are thrilled to open a location at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln and partner with David Annis and the dining services team to bring quality cooked-to- order food to students on campus,” said Jackie Lobdell, Vice President of Franchise Development at Slim Chickens. “This is an exciting location for the brand not only because it’s our CFO’s, Seth Jensen’s Alma Mater but with two locations off campus in the area, we know that students here will love more access to hand-breaded chicken tenders and jar desserts.”

Slim Chickens offers high-quality food and 14 house-made dipping sauces, allowing customers to enjoy a different flavor profile with each visit. Its menu is broader than many in the segment, offering chicken tenders, fresh salads, sandwiches, chicken and waffles, chicken wings, and unique side items.

“We are thrilled for our partnership with the University of Nebraska- Lincoln Dining Services and for the opportunity to share our southern hospitality and cooked-to-order chicken tenders with ease to students and faculty on campus,” said Sam Rothschild, CMO of Slim Chickens.

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