Hot Chikn Kitchn Takes Flight, Taps Dave Wood to Lead Rapid Growth Plans

SARASOTA, FL, April 11, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Hot Chikn Kitchn, the fast-casual restaurant brand that serves up Nashville-style dishes enhanced with their premium sauces, is ready to spread its wings and explore new markets. The company announced that it currently has four new locations under development and has hired catering professional Dave Wood to lead its franchising efforts.

“We are thrilled to see growth at such an unprecedented time. Hot Chikn Kitchn was launched during the pandemic and the company has grown at full speed since its inception,” said Mike Sarago, CEO and Co-Founder of Hot Chikn Kitchn. “Dave brings a wealth of experience in franchising, particularly in the restaurant business. His expertise, leadership and guidance will be essential as we embark on this national growth initiative. »

The company recruited Dave Wood to lead the brand’s franchise. Wood joined Hot Chikn Kitchn in late 2021 and has taken the lead in expanding the company’s presence. He is also founder and CEO of Mahana Fresh LLC, a role he will continue while leading franchise growth for Hot Chikn Kitchn.

“We are actively seeking partners and team members to join us in our rapid growth and to bring our bold flavors and quality customer service to even more communities,” said Dave Wood, chief strategic officer of Hot Chikn Kitchn. “In a short time, we have been able to open up franchise opportunities and we are excited to expand our proven concept. We have designed an attractive franchise package that offers partners a low initial investment and a quick return on investment.

Hot Chikn Kitchn was created in 2020 by co-founders Mike and Anthony Sarago, along with founding chef Freddy Gilmore. The flagship restaurant was opened in Woodbridge, Virginia with the idea of ​​bringing Nashville-style cuisine to the region and the East Coast. The restaurant specializes in hot chicken fillets and sandwiches made with spices to order. Hot Chikn Kitchn lives up to its name with its unique, premium hot sauces that each infuse a different type of pepper.

In addition to restaurant meals, Hot Chikn Kitchn also offers online ordering for pickup, delivery through third-party partners, and catering.

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About Hot Chikn Kitchen
Hot Chikn Kitchn is a Nashville-style food concept that was born out of one of the most difficult times in contemporary history, the global pandemic. Co-founders Mike and Anthony Sarago decided to rise to the occasion by creating a restaurant that would bring people from all walks of life together, reminding the world that despite adversity, we have the strength to survive and thrive and we can do it with tasty food.

In 2020, Hot Chikn Kitchn opened its flagship location in Woodbridge, Virginia. The restaurant offers a menu rich in flavor complemented by a range of premium sauces.

In 2022, Hot Chikn Kitchn launched a nationwide franchise program to bring its brand of fun, casual restaurants to more communities.

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