By Barnett Management Company and Slim Chickens
The executives of a longstanding Phoenix company, Barnett Management Company, have signed an agreement with fast-growing Slim Chickens to launch 32 restaurants in Arizona over 10 years as their exclusive operator in the state.
Barnett Management Company plans to open the first location in the West Valley, with potential sites being near Loop 101 and Northern Avenue, by the end of 2022 and then open two-to-three a year over 10 years across the state including Flagstaff, Tucson and Yuma.
They are seeking 1-2 acre lots to accommodate porch dining and three-lane drive-throughs near freeways in high traffic areas. The restaurants will be open seven days a week.
Barnett Management Company currently owns more than 50 Burger King locations in Arizona.
The Arizona Slim Chickens restaurants will be led by Owner and CEO Tom Barnett and Shane Jacobs, who is a partner at Barnett Management and the new restaurant endeavor, called AZ Slims.
Arkansas-based Slim Chickens has a strategic multi-unit franchise growth initiative. The brand has opened more than 140 locations across the United States and the United Kingdom and has more than 650 locations in development.