Slim Chickens announces second location

By Jodi Schwan

Get ready for a second Slim Chickens.

As the fried chicken chain opens its Sioux Falls location today, it’s already planned the next one.

That restaurant will take the former Harold’s Photo space at 2711 S. Louise Ave. Harold’s consolidated that location earlier this month with its store on 41st Street.

The building was an ideal fit for Slim Chickens, franchisee Todd Porter said.

“It’s maybe one of the best locations in the state of South Dakota,” he said. “It’s front and center and as good as it gets.”

The location originally was a Runza restaurant, so it’s still set up for a kitchen and drive-thru.

“It’s literally set up to be a restaurant. It was such a great opportunity,” Porter said.

When Slim Chickens’ corporate office studied the site, the projected sales came back stronger than any of the chain’s other U.S. locations, said Scott Blount, commercial broker with Lloyd Cos. who represented Porter in the lease.

“This location places Slim Chickens in the busiest retail corridor in the state of South Dakota,” Blount said. “It is a strategic location that Slim Chickens corporate is very excited about, not only for the projected sales, but also because of the exposure this will give the brand.”

Slim Chickens opened its first location on Minnesota Avenue this morning with a line out the door.

The plan is to start construction soon on the Louise Avenue store and open it before the end of the year.

Slim Chickens to open Monday

Slim Chickens announces second location

Get ready for a second Slim Chickens.

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