The Red Chickz Gearing Up for San Diego Expansion

The TikTok Famous Brand Has Plans for Three Locations to Start
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LA-based company The Red Chickz are seeing huge growth in 2022 since launching their franchise program. The Nashville hot chicken brand struck a deal to bring three locations to the San Diego area next. 

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Founder Shawn Lalehzarian immersed himself in Nashville’s food scene before perfecting a recipe to bring back to the West Coast and opening their first restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles

The Red Chickz earned strong brand recognition through TikTok, garnering 1.1 million followers with mouth-watering content featuring their signature spicy chicken and sauces. Following recommendations from their TikTok fanbase, The Red Chickz are bringing the chicken to the people with more stores heading to their home state of California, plus Texas, Nevada, and Arizona. 

Within the first 100 days of 2022, they signed 18 units and have more than a dozen deals growing in Houston, Texas, plus more densely-populated areas in California like Los Angeles, Fresno, and Orange County.

Franchisee Mattie Shlemon tells What Now San Diego they’re scouting future sites in San Diego to place the first three locations but in terms of their growth “the skies the limit with Red Chickz.” 

What sets the Red Chickz apart from other hot chicken restaurants is their specially-developed breading that stays crispy even when slathered in their signature sauces and toppings. Beyond serving tenders, wings, and chicken sandwiches, their menu also boasts tacos, Chicken N French Toast, and vegetarian options featuring their Chickz Cauliflower. 

While locations have not been confirmed for San Diego, reports say the Red Chickz will begin growing in multiple areas of Southern California in Fall 2022. Get to know their menu by visiting their Website and follow on Facebook for more information. 

Photo: Official

Jeannine Boisse

Jeannine Boisse (she/her) is a What Now Media Group staff reporter with a background in Radio & Television. Based in San Diego, you can usually find her exploring local breweries, trying new recipes, and listening to podcasts.
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