A new Chicken Salad Chick franchise will open April 14 at 503 W. La. 30, Suite A, Gonzales.

The restaurant bills itself as the nation’s only Southern inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept. The new franchise will be the brand’s third location in the greater Baton Rouge area and tenth restaurant in the state, with an additional location in Slidell slated to open later this year.

The Gonzales restaurant, which features a drive-thru and patio seating, will celebrate its grand opening by giving away free chicken salad for a year to the first 100 guests. Those awarded will be properly distanced and will receive a designated return time upon arrival to spread out the number of guests at the restaurant throughout the day.

Chicken Salad Chick is closely following Louisiana’s state and local guidelines for COVID-19 procedures and will open the Gonzales restaurant with social distancing measures in place. All employees will be wearing masks, as well as practicing proper handwashing and food safety protocol, and all guests will be required to wear masks until seated for dining.

During grand opening week, guests will experience the Southern hospitality that Chicken Salad Chick is known for, with giveaways and specials that include:

  • Wednesday, April 14 – Free Chicken Salad for a Year – The first 100 guests will receive one large Quick Chick of chicken salad per month for an entire year, with one of those lucky guests randomly selected to win one large Quick Chick of chicken salad per week. Guests can arrive starting at 7 a.m. for grand opening day only.
  • Thursday, April 15 ­­– The first 50 guests to purchase a Chick Trio will receive a free large Quick Chick card redeemable on their next visit.
  • Friday, April 16 – The first 100 guests to purchase a Chick Special will receive a free scoop of Classic Carol.
  • Saturday, April 17 – The first 100 guests to purchase a Chick Special will receive a free upgrade to a Chick Trio.
  • Wednesday, April 14 – Saturday, April 17 – The first 25 guests each day to place an order online through order.chickensaladchick.com will receive a free chocolate crispy treat with their order. Guests do not need to add this to their cart when ordering online. It will be added to their take-out bag upon pick-up.

The Gonzales restaurant is owned and operated by multi-unit franchise owners Beau and Pete Nicolosi of PN&A, LLC. The father-and-son duo introduced the greater Baton Rouge community to the diverse flavors of Chicken Salad Chick in 2017 and quickly made an impact on the culinary scene.

Following the debut in Denham Springs, the Nicolosis opened an additional restaurant in Baton Rouge and now, are thrilled to expand to Gonzales. The pair also operate a restaurant in Lafayette and have plans to open two additional restaurants in southern Louisiana.

“It’s such an exciting milestone to be opening yet another restaurant in the greater Baton Rouge area and we couldn’t be more excited,” Beau Nicolosi said. “With each community we set roots in, we’re blown away by how passionate residents are about the quality of flavors and warm dining atmosphere Chicken Salad Chick has to offer. This response fuels our desire to grow and we couldn’t have picked a better community for our next restaurant than Gonzales. We can’t wait to welcome in repeat customers and new diners alike, and know we’re going to be a welcome addition to the city’s diverse collection of restaurants.”

Chicken Salad Chick in Gonzales will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, visit chickensaladchick.com.