This fast-casual restaurant was extremely popular when it was located on Cortez Road West in Bradenton, and now that they’ve relocated to 5434 Lockwood Ridge Rd, just off SR 70 in east Bradenton, they’re busier than ever.
Franchise owner Karen Jordan has been in the restaurant and hospitality industry since she was 14 years old and always knew she wanted to open a restaurant. Her dream came true in June of last year when she and her husband Mike purchased the Bradenton Chicken Salad Chick from the previous owners. While they had frequently vacationed in Bradenton and have family nearby, they actually moved here to pursue this new venture. So far, their leap of faith has been well worth it!
They celebrated their grand opening at the new location on April 5th and have already gained a loyal following. It’s common to see a full house during the lunch and dinner hours, and people often travel from as far away as North Port just to pick up orders.
The menu here is surprisingly large, with 12 different flavors of chicken salad as well as egg salad, made-from-scratch pimento cheese, soups, and a variety of sides including an incredible broccoli salad, grape salad, pasta salad, and mac & cheese.
You can choose to enjoy scoops of chicken salad on their own or add them to a salad or sandwich. Not sure which flavor to try? They’re frequently offering samples and will be happy to let you try a taste before you decide. Some of my personal favorites are the Barbie-Q, which has a smokey BBQ flavor, and the Lauryn’s Lemon Basil, made with chopped pecans, fresh basil, and lemon. They also offer a selection of traditional, spicy, savory, and fruity & nutty flavors.
No matter which option you choose, it will always be fresh – they make their salads every day from scratch using premium ingredients, sometimes whipping up as much as 300 pounds bright and early in the morning.
Chicken Salad Chick also offers catering for a wide range of occasions like graduation parties, baby showers, and other type of events. They also provide catered box lunches, which are perfect for corporate events, appreciation gifts for teachers or nurses, or event bringing in an occasional treat for your staff. Need to have your order delivered? No problem! They’ll take care of that too.
There’s also a “Quick Chick” cooler where you can grab take-out containers of all your favorite items. This is perfect for packing quick lunches for the kids or picking up lunch before you head out on the boat or to the beach. They have a separate register for Quick Chick and takeout orders so you won’t have to wait in a long line during busy times.
If you’re in a rush, you can also order your meals online, call them in at (941) 840-5372, or order through DoorDash or Uber Eats. When you stop by (and we hope you will!) be sure to tell them you heard about it on Discover Bradenton!