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Slim Chickens HQ Relocating

Tom Gordon, the CEO and founder of Slim Chickens, purchased the four-story 35,700-SF office building on East Millsap Road for $6.4 million. read more >
Business Services / Construction / Real Estate

Former Fitness One Sold in Fayetteville (NWA Real Deals)

A 44,000-SF fitness center adjacent to the Cross Church campus in Fayetteville sold for $16 million. read more >
Business Services / Media & Marketing / Public Companies / Real Estate / Restaurants & Food

The Pandemic & the Workforce (Editorial)

The pandemic changed the workforce, making the lesson of “react and adjust” more relevant than ever. read more >
A Slim Chickens location at 550 Salem Road in Conway
Restaurants & Food

For Slim Chickens, Key Words Now Are React, Adjust

Tom Gordon, CEO and co-founder of the fast-casual restaurant chain Slim Chickens describes the strategy that helped the company weather the COVID-19 pandemic. read more >
The popularity of chicken sandwiches at fast-food and similar restaurants, such as this one from Popeyes, continues to grow.
Agriculture & Poultry / Media & Marketing / Restaurants & Food / Retail

Chicken Sandwich: The Ultimate ComfortLock Icon

Fried chicken may be the ultimate comfort food. And we all need comfort now more than ever. read more >
Stuart McLendon, CFO of Dyne Hospitality Group, a major Tropical Smoothie franchisee: “Things are looking pretty good for us on the sales front.”
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Health Care / Restaurants & Food / Small Business / Transportation

Some Restaurants See Sales Going Up

Adapting to takeout mode, quick-serve model shows resilience during pandemic. read more >
Tom Gordon, CEO and co-founder of Slim Chickens, holds his namesake "Slim's Plate".
Health Care / Restaurants & Food

Slim Chickens CEO Sees Different Strategies Used in PandemicLock Icon

As the leader of a multinational company, Tom Gordon, co-founder and CEO of the fast-casual restaurant chain Slim Chickens, has a better perspective than many on government handling of the coronavirus pandemic. read more >
Restaurants & Food

Slim Chickens Suspends Dine-In Service in NWA

Slim Chickens, citing the rising rates of COVID-19 infection, is suspending dine-in service at its seven outlets in northwest Arkansas and in Fort Smith beginning today. read more >
Aerial view of Village on the Creeks in Rogers
Investments / Legal / Real Estate / Restaurants & Food / Retail

SEC Filing Provides Details on Village on the Creeks BuyLock Icon

A newly formed real estate investment group paid more than $32 million for the Village on the Creeks commercial center in Rogers, thanks to some help from 35 investors. read more >
Tom Gordon, left, and Greg Smart shared a vision in founding restaurant chain  Slim Chickens of Fayetteville: “The vision was always to have a big company,” said Gordon.  The pair are shown at a new location in Springdale.
Investments / Real Estate / Restaurants & Food

With No Pandemic Furloughs, Slim Chickens Opens 2 More LocationsLock Icon

Even in a pandemic, the world keeps turning and restaurants keep opening. read more >
Aerial view of Village on the Creeks in Rogers
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New Partnership Buys Commercial Center in Rogers for $32M

A newly formed real estate investment group paid more than $32 million for the Village on the Creeks commercial center in Rogers. read more >
Tom Gordon, CEO and co-founder of Slim Chickens, holds his namesake "Slim's Plate".
Investments / Restaurants & Food

Slim Chickens Feathers Nest with Cash from Tropical Smoothie InvestorsLock Icon

You may have heard that a private equity firm, 10 Point Capital of Atlanta, has invested in Slim Chickens, the franchise restaurant chain based in Fayetteville. read more >
Tom Gordon, left, and Greg Smart shared a vision in founding restaurant chain  Slim Chickens of Fayetteville: “The vision was always to have a big company,” said Gordon.  The pair are shown at a new location in Springdale.
Investments / Restaurants & Food

Shared Vision Propels Slim Chickens’ GrowthLock Icon

Slim Chickens, based in Fayetteville, is making its debut on the list of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas at No. 75, with $100 million in revenue in 2018. read more >
Tom Gordon, CEO and co-founder of Slim Chickens, holds his namesake "Slim's Plate".
Construction / Investments / Real Estate

Slim Chickens Passes $100M MilestoneLock Icon

Slim Chickens passed $100 million in revenue during 2018, says company CEO and co-founder Tom Gordon. read more >
Razor Wash at 260 Joyce Blvd. in Fayetteville.
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New Jersey Company Cleans Up in Fayetteville (NWA Real Deals)Lock Icon

A New Jersey finance company has invested in northwest Arkansas property again, this time buying two Fayetteville car washes. read more >
Tom Gordon, CEO and co-founder of Slim Chickens, holds his namesake "Slim's Plate".
Investments / Restaurants & Food

Slim Chickens Nears $100M In Revenue

Tom Gordon, CEO and co-founder of homegrown fast-casual chain Slim Chickens, says the Fayetteville company’s revenue, on an annualized basis, will surpass $100 million by the end of the second quarter of 2017. read more >
Investments / Restaurants & Food

Success of Slim Chickens Restaurant Chain Eggs On Investors for $2.5M More

Slim Chickens Development Co. LLC, the Fayetteville company behind the popular restaurant chain, last month filed a Form D with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission indicating it plans to raise $2.5 million. read more >
Media & Marketing / Restaurants & Food

Slim Chickens’ Goal: By 2025, 600 Outlets

Slim Chickens, the 11-year-old creation of a couple of Fayetteville restaurant entrepreneurs, appears poised to take advantage of diners’ increasing appetite for chicken. read more >