Baton Rouge’s first Chicken Salad Chick restaurant, to be located near the intersection of Lee and Burbank drives, will soon break ground on construction.
The franchise location will be owned by Peter “Beau” Nicolosi Jr. of Lafayette. The Nicolosi family owns the two Chicken Salad Chick locations in Lafayette—the first Louisiana locations of the franchise—as well as the Juban Crossing location in Denham Springs that opened October 2017.
Nicolosi paid $730,957 for the roughly one-acre site, across the street from Rouses, last summer. Construction on the 3,000-square-foot eatery is slated to cost $725,000, according to building permits.
Construction was expected to begin last September, with the restaurant scheduled to open earlier this year. Allen Angers with Spectrum Real Estate, who represented Nicolosi in the land transaction, told Daily Report last year that the Nicolosi family planned the open upwards of four more locations in the Baton Rouge market and were actively working to identify the new locations.
Nicolosi was unable to be reached for more information before this afternoon’s deadline.
The restaurant chain, founded in Alabama in 2008, features more than a dozen recipes of chicken salad, as well as soups, salads and pimento cheese. The chain has more than 100 restaurants locations across the southeast.