Whispers >
Last updated on Thursday, December 4, 2014, 10:57 am

Chattanooga Chicken

Fayetteville-based restaurant chain Slim Chickens is now up to 15 restaurants (nine company owned, six franchised) spread out through Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Texas. The footprint will soon include Tennessee, and in a big way. A report published Dec. 2 in the Chattanooga Times Free Press says Atlanta-based franchisee Stan Klaus is planning to open nine of the restaurants in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville. The restaurants, which will be developed by Klaus through his Life Changing Hospitality LLC, will be a mixture of new construction and restaurant conversions, he said. At least two of the restaurants will open in 2015 with more in the following years. Slim Chickens, founded by Greg Smart and Tom Gordon, opened its first store in 2003 and has a goal of 600 restaurants by 2025. Smart... [ MORE ]
  • Monkey Business

    InsiderMonkey.com ranked Collective Bias No. 10 in its recent prediction of the fastest-growing businesses in 2015. [ MORE ]
  • Dog Bite

    PetSmart Inc., the largest pet store in the country, is about to be washed and groomed by hedge fund tycoon Barry Rosenstein, the founder and managing [ MORE ]
  • Blooming Dogwoods

    No matter the outcome of the civil right ordinance vote, the sun will continue to rise, and soon it will be spring, and Fayetteville will bloom with dogwoods. [ MORE ]
  • Locomotive Lawsuit

    Two of 45 people involved in the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad derailment in October have filed lawsuits, seeking compensation for injuries sustained during the accident. [ MORE ]
  • Board Backlash

    Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Steve Clark has come under fire for the chamber's public stance on Fayetteville's civil rights ordinance. [ MORE ]
  • Painful Pardons

    Gov. Mike Beebe has had an interesting few weeks, between controversial pardons and a callout supposedly from Anonymous over the West Memphis Three. [ MORE ]
  • Literary Appeal

    A lack of business following Nightbird Books' move to the space behind its old location on Dickson Street prompted owner Lisa Sharp to post a plea to shoppers. [ MORE ]
  • Saatchi Success

    Saatchi & Saatchi X was ranked No. 19 on Advertising Age magazine's 40 best places to work. [ MORE ]
  • Tour de Force

    Newly elected Fayetteville Alderman John La Tour intends to field a freedom coalition that can unseat Mayor Lioneld Jordan, or beat any other liberals who happen to run, in 2016. [ MORE ]
  • See more Whispers stories >

Archive Search

 

Stock Tracker

Get A Quote

 

Poll

If your company gives out end-of-the-year discretionary, performance-based or profit-sharing bonuses, will this year's bonuses be the same as, or more or less than last year's?

  • More
  • Less
  • The same
  • We don't give year-end bonuses
    View results

Connect

RSS Feeds Twitter Facebook