A couple of notes about one of the most talked-about new players in Northwest Georgia, the addition of Stacy’s Chicken Salad Chick. First, the founder herself, Stacy M. Brown, was in Rome last week and spoke before the Floyd County College and Career Academy’s annual awards dinner.
Second, the above photo from Friday shows the continued work on the Martha Berry restaurant which is adjacent to Cook Out burgers. A late summer opening is rumored.
Third, Forbes magazine did an interesting update on the brand itself, including the arrival of some new players. Below are two paragraphs from the report; click here for the full story:
“The private equity firm Eagle Merchant Partners acquired a majority stake in the restaurant chain in 2015 and installed Scott Deviney as CEO. Brown remains on the board and is involved in the restaurant’s charitable efforts.
“By 2019, Chicken Salad Chick has expanded to 114 restaurants. Of that number, 37 are company-owned and 76 are franchised. It opened 28 new restaurants in 2018, a healthy pace. And in 2019, it’s looking to add 45 locations, which would bring it to over 150 locations by the end of 2019.”
Make that Mavis Discount Tire: Across Martha Berry from the rising Stacy’s Chicken Salad Chick, you’ll see a new name on a relatively new location. Kauffman Tire was pursed by Mavis Discount Tire more than a year ago and the rebranding of the store on Martha Berry is now complete. Here’s a link to the newly named company.
In January 2018, TireBusiness.com had this to say about the deal; full story here:
“Kauffman Tire Inc. is selling its retail business — 69 stores in Florida and Georgia — to Mavis Discount Tire in order to concentrate on its wholesale business, estimated to be among the 10 largest in the U.S.and a link to the story about the purchase. “
Speedway preparations accelerating in Cartersville: Our Saturday edition of “drive-by journalism” shows the new Speedway on U.S. 411 and Ga. 20 across from the rapidly rising auto museum is close to opening. Much of the signage is in place for Speedway store no. 7209, including the new Speedy Cafe. It is the latest in a series of new mega convenience stores in our region with most of the growth coming from RaceTrac. Our guess on the Speedway opening: no more than four weeks.
Its all part of a development surge at the newly formed intersection. Also on the way: Savoy Automobile Museum and perhaps several other shops. Previous story.