Arkansas-based Slim Chickens, a fast-casual “better chicken” chain opened a corporate-owned restaurant in its headquarters market of Fayetteville in August. 

Slim Chickens debuted in 2003 and now has 72 locations across 14 states as well as international locations in Salmiya, Kuwait, and London. The chain plans to have 600 units by 2025.

The down-home southern brand offers hand-breaded or grilled chicken tenders and wings paired with a choice of 10 handmade dipping sauces or nine wing sauces. Slim Chickens also offers fresh salads, wraps and its signature chicken and waffles. To offset the savory side of the menu, rotating desserts served in Mason jars are also available.