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It started with a tender and a sauce.

Our mission was (and is) simple, to make the best hand-breaded chicken tenders using only the freshest ingredients, served in a friendly atmosphere where people can relax and feel at home.

We use the best cut you can get for our tenders. From the outset, 100% all-natural premium tenders have been the building block for our entire menu. Our time-tested recipe has become a household favorite, locking in flavor with our southern-style buttermilk marinade, and lightly breaded by hand with every order.



Sam Rothschild – COO and Partner

Joining the Slim Chickens team in October of 2013. Sam Rothschild is a knowledgeable restaurant professional who has achieved superior results within company and franchise-owned locations around the world. A Johnson and Wales culinary graduate, he embarked on his career by owning his own restaurants in his early twenties before hitting his growth spurt into the big brand arena with Metromedia Group. He spent 13 years with Bennigan’s as the Regional Vice President was then promoted to VP of International Operations. From there, Rothschild went on to become the Senior Vice President at Applebee’s and Dine Equity heading up the operations and franchise development teams managing over 500 corporate and 1500 franchise locations. He eventually, left Dine to partner with Tom and Greg to help mature and cultivate the Slim Chickens brand. Furthermore, Rothschild has had a hand in pioneering the franchise opportunity and its unique and advanced systems that continue to surpass record barriers.

Jackie Lobdell – Vice President Franchise Development

Lobdell joined Slim Chickens in June 2018.  She is a multi-year award winning sales professional with 25 years of experience. Since joining the team she has more than doubled the franchisee base and grown the development pipeline to over 1100 units.  Prior to heading up the franchise development department at Slim Chickens, Lobdell served as a Senior Director of franchise development for FOCUS Brands, where she was instrumental in growing the McCallister’s Deli concept through multi-unit franchising.