In the News: Slim Chickens in Dothan

Slim Chickens in Dothan

The hen house is fluttering with news that residents can soon expect Slim Chickens in Dothan! The Circle City isn’t the only Alabama city expected to see the opening of the Arkansas-based franchise in the near future.

What’s Clucking?

According to a recent article on, there could be up to six locations opening across the state this year! Jackie Lobdell, vice president of franchise development, said the first location is projected to open in Tuscaloosa as early as June.

Locations to follow are said to be in Madison, Florence, Pell City, Birmingham and Auburn.

While Slim Chickens in Dothan, does not have a projected opening date, it does have a signed development agreement. Other cities with signed agreements are Montgomery, Enterprise, Mobile and Huntsville.

In fact, as of now, according to Lobdell, Alabama is sold out!

What’s Slim Chickens?

When Slim Chickens in Dothan does open, customers can expect a meal that includes 100 percent all-natural chicken. For the most part, this means golden fried chicken tenders with one of 17 hand-made sauces and a choice of a side.

However, Slim Chickens is more than just fingers. The menu includes wings, hand-crafted chicken sandwiches, chicken and waffles, more sides than fries, and desserts. Sweet treats include classic hand-spun milkshakes!

For a full look at the menu, click here.

Slim Chickens Soars!

We’ll be keeping our eye on the development of this upcoming new restaurant in town, and in the meantime, we’ll watch this bird grow. The franchise reportedly plans to open a total of 60 new locations in the U.S. in 2021.

Besides Alabama, several states that will see the landing of a Slim Chickens are neighboring Georgia and Florida as well as Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and then some. This is in addition to the 100 locations in operation in the U.S., U.K. and Kuwait—and 350 units in development.

Slim Chickens first opened in Fayetteville, AK, in 2003. Ten years later, the restaurant ventured into franchising. Growth picked up in 2018, and things have taken off since—including coming to Dothan!


While we might have to wait for our Slim Chickens, we don’t have to wait for that new place to reside. In fact, spring is a good time to make a move and refresh! If this is you, come see us at Meadow Ridge. It’s where comfortable meets affordable!

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