03 Jun PRESS – Omaha.com: Slim Chickens franchisee plans 5 restaurants; Lincoln first, then Omaha, Des Moines
By Paige Yowell | Omaha.com
A Lincoln franchisee has plans for five new fast-casual chicken restaurants between Lincoln and Des Moines over the next five years.
We wrote about Slim Chickens expanding to Omaha and Lincoln earlier this month, and now franchisee Bill Hooks tells us the first restaurant is likely to open between mid-August and early September in Lincoln, where his franchise is based.
The first Omaha Slim Chickens is likely to open in mid-2015, possibly sooner, Hooks said. He’s looking at sites west of Interstate 680. The first few restaurants are likely to be built from the ground up to introduce the brand here.
In Lincoln, Hooks said the first location is planned for south or southeast Lincoln.
Possibilities include up and down Pine Lake and Old Cheney Roads and as far east as 84th Street.