Chicken Salad Chick Names New Executives

Chicken Salad Chick announced several appointments to its C-Suite.  The Auburn, Ala.-based chain promoted including Jim Thompson to chief operating officer, Terry McKee to chief development officer, and Tom Carr to chief marketing officer. It also hired Mary Lou Atkins to be vice president of human resources and Carrie Evans to be vice president of franchise development.

Jim Thompson has been named chief operating officer of Chicken Salad Chick.


Carrie Evans is the brand’s new vice president of franchise development.

The fast-growing, private-equity backed brand was purchased by Brentwood Associates from Eagle Merchant partners in November of last year. In 2019, it opened 40 stores and says its on track open 34 by them do this year, creating a system-wide total of 178 stores.


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