Popular restaurant Chicken Salad Chick sets opening date for new store in this SC city

A popular, growing restaurant chain has set an opening date for a new location in South Carolina.

Chicken Salad Chick, which has more than 250 restaurants nationwide, will open a new spot at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, at 4087 Julep Way in Aiken, per posts on social media. That’s just off Whiskey Road, which is a bustling commercial thoroughfare with numerous restaurants, shops and big box stores.

The new Chicken Salad Chick is coming to the site where the Aiken Mall used to be. The former mall site is being overhauled into a mixed-use development called Aiken Towne Park.

“Our talented Chicken Salad Chick team can’t wait to open our doors and help kick off this new Aiken Towne Park development,”Chicken Salad Chick Scott Deviney said in a release. “We are passionate about what we do, aiming to make lunch or dinner with us a highlight of our guests’ day. That starts with chicken salad made from scratch and served with a smile, and it extends to our convenient drive-thru, catering options and the grab-and-go ease of our Quick Chicks.”

The first 100 guests in line at the April 24 grand opening in Aiken will have a chance to win free chicken salad for a year.

Chicken Salad Chick has stores across 18 states. In February it opened a new location in Forest Acres, at 4840 Forest Drive in the trendy Tremholm Plaza shopping center. The company is known, naturally, for its chicken salad, and the restaurant offers a host of sandwiches, salads, soups, cookies, pimento cheese dishes and much more.

The Aiken Chicken Salad Chick is coming to a high-traffic thoroughfare. About 28,000 cars per day travel down nearby Whiskey Road, per state Department of Transportation data.