Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only fast-casual chicken salad restaurant concept, today announced the results of its 2021 Giving Card program, raising more than $420,000 to support local food charities and research on the cancer. Thanks to the generosity of customers at all of its restaurants, the brand is donating $315,000 to food banks at Chicken Salad Chick markets across the country. Additionally, the company recently presented CURE Childhood Cancer with a check for $105,771 to support the organization’s research efforts.
Ja Giving Card is the brand’s largest charitable initiative each year through the Chicken Salad Chick Foundation and has raised nearly $1.5 million for local charities over the past five years through this initiative alone . From November through December each year, the card can be purchased for $5 and used to redeem rewards worth $60 throughout the year at any Chicken Salad Chick restaurant.
“We continue to be amazed by the generosity of our Chick communities and appreciate how they have joined us in our mission to spread joy, enrich lives and serve others,” said Scott Deviney, President and CEO of Chicken Salad Chick. “This year, in addition to donating 75% of Giving Card proceeds to worthy food-related organizations in every local market we serve, we are thrilled to support Atlanta-based CURE in its efforts to fund new research in the fight against childhood cancer. ”
Chicken Salad Chick was first introduced to CURE Childhood Cancer by Savannah-area franchise owners Tim and Kelly Paslawski, who have supported the organization locally. As CSC Atlanta Restaurants supports CURE through meals donated by CURE to patients and caregivers at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the company is now announcing a broader partnership – including the annual Giving Card program – through the through the CSC Foundation.
Kristin Connor, CEO of CURE Childhood Cancer, added, “We are very proud and grateful to partner with Chicken Salad Chick. This donation and our expanded partnership gives hope to the families we serve and funds progress toward safer and more effective treatment.
The continued success of the Giving Card comes as the SCC Foundation grows. Founders Stacy and Kevin Brown knew the restaurant would provide an opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of many people. In 2014, they created the CSC Foundation following Kevin Brown’s cancer diagnosis, and today the Foundation focuses on two initiatives: feeding the hungry and fighting cancer. The CSC Foundation welcomed five new members who joined Scott Deviney on the Foundation’s Board of Directors in March. Two currently own franchises with the brand, and three are prominent Atlanta residents with strong ties to the city’s medical and business communities.
· Scott Beville, owner of a CSC franchise with 17 restaurants across North and South Carolina.
· Justin Farmer, nightly news anchor for ABC’s Atlanta affiliate, WSB-TV.
· Michelle Juneau, MD, board-certified dermatologist at Dermatology Consultants in Atlanta.
· Shannon Kahn, MD, medical director of radiation oncology at Emory Saint Joseph Hospital in Atlanta and attending physician at Emory Proton Therapy Center.
· Misty Whitehead, owner of the CSC franchise of five restaurants in the Mobile, Alabama market and surrounding Baldwin Counties.
“It is an honor to continue the legacy of Kevin Brown and to work with these dedicated board members to impact the lives of families and individuals in need through the CSC Foundation. . There’s no limit to the good we can do in and for our communities when we tap into Chicken Salad Chick’s passion for serving from the heart,” Deviney added.
For more information about the Giving Card and the CSC Foundation, visit www.chickensaladchick.com.
About Chicken Salad Chicken
Chicken Salad Chick serves up savory Southern-style chicken salad, prepared from the ground up and served with heart. With over a dozen original chicken salad flavors as well as fresh side salads, gourmet soups, signature sandwiches and delicious desserts, Chicken Salad Chick’s robust menu is perfect for all guests. Founded in Auburn, Alabama by Stacy and Kevin Brown in 2008, Chicken Salad Chick has more than 200 restaurants in 17 states. Today, under the leadership of Scott Deviney and the Chicken Salad Chick team, the brand continues its rapid expansion with franchises and corporate sites. See www.chickensaladchick.com for more information.
About CURE Childhood Cancer
Founded in 1975, based in Atlanta, Georgia CURE childhood cancer is dedicated to defeating childhood cancer by funding targeted research while supporting patients and their families. With cancer being the second leading cause of death in children, CURE dedicates funds each year to specific research projects aimed at curing cancers that affect children. Thanks to innovative programming, CURE childhood cancer also provides crisis-focused support to patients and their families, addressing their most critical and urgent needs. For more information, visit www.curechildhoodcancer.org.