Slim Chickens opened its first Utah location Monday at 1250 E. State St., in Lehi. After meeting co-founders Tom Gordon and Greg Smart of Slim Chickens at a conference, Byron Wheeler, president of L.O.V.E. Restaurant Group, and his partners signed the exclusive rights for all Slim Chickens restaurants to be developed in Colorado and Utah. L.O.V.E. also owns 15 Burger Kings.
“We instantly fell in love with Slim Chickens’ southern hospitality, menu and fun vibe,” Wheeler said in a company press release. “Once we tried the product, we just knew it was going to take off in Utah, and we know that it is the perfect fit for the Lehi community.”
Since its founding in 2003 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Slim Chickens has grown to more than 100 units in 15 states. Its goal is to open 600 restaurants by 2025.
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