Cowboy Chicken Recognized as a Top Restaurant Movers and Shakers for 12th Consecutive Year


Fast-casual rotisserie chain jumps to 20th spot among top 100 brands for continued growth and new store prototype

Cowboy Chicken Recognized as a Top Restaurant Movers and Shakers for 12th Consecutive YearDallas, Texas ( cowboy chicken, the fast-growing restaurant chain known for its wood-roasted chicken, has once again been recognized by Fast Casual magazine as one of the Top 100 Movers & Shakers. This is the 12th year in a row that Cowboy Chicken has been named to this distinguished list which celebrates the brands that lead the fast-casual restaurant industry in terms of growth and sales, as well as setting trends. and integrating technology to improve the customer experience. Cowboy Chicken’s steady growth and strategic expansion into Florida and the prototype small store concept earned the restaurant 20th place on the list, a significant jump from 72n/a take place in 2021.

“It’s always an amazing honor to be part of the Top 100 Movers & Shakers, and we’re fortunate to be able to contribute to the overall growth of the fast casual segment every year since 2011,” said Sean Kennedy, President and Chief management of Cowboy Chicken. . “We pride ourselves on serving dishes made with real, honest ingredients and thanking our loyal customers for our success. We wouldn’t be here without them.

Fast Casual recognized Cowboy Chicken for growing from a single restaurant in Dallas in 1981 to 17 company-owned and franchised locations across Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Oklahoma and soon Florida. A franchisee will open two stores in 2022 and two more in 2023 in the Orlando area. Expansion will continue into other Florida markets and additional company-owned locations will open in Dallas. Cowboy Chicken has also developed a new prototype store to launch in Orlando and is designing a small concept store with drive-thru and limited seating that will focus on takeout, delivery and off-site dining.

For over 40 years, Cowboy Chicken has been serving all-natural, hormone-free roast chickens that are hand-seasoned in-store, marinated for 24 hours and then slowly roasted for two hours over a real wood fire. Other dishes include chicken enchiladas, cowboy brisket, taco plates and family meals. Homemade Wild West sides complement the chicken with choices like ranchero beans, baked mac and cheese, roasted broccoli and fried okra. Some irresistible desserts include Jeanette’s homemade peach cobbler and banana puddin. Cowboy Chicken’s hearty, healthy meals are available for lunch and dinner for dine-in, take-out, catering and delivery.

About cowboy chicken

Founded in Dallas in 1981, Cowboy Chicken is a fast casual restaurant chain specializing in real wood-roasted chicken. The brand has been included in Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers list every year since 2011 and in 2017 it won Restaurant Business’s Emerging Chain of the Year award and was named one of the 25 Hottest Brands. appreciated by Foodable. Forbes Magazine also chose Cowboy Chicken as one of the “Hot Restaurant Chains to Buy Now” and in 2020 QSR ranked Cowboy Chicken #14 in its 40 Under 40 list of the 40 most exciting fast casual concepts with less 40 units. Cowboy Chicken is currently seeking qualified franchisees to help grow the brand in select markets across the United States. For more information, visit or email

Gretchen Howard
Melissa Libby & Associates


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