Super Chix is planning its first chicken restaurant in Boise Market, with a location in Orchard Park in Meridian.
TOK Commercial reports that Super Chix has reclaimed 3,000 square feet of space in the former Linder Village project at the corner of Linder Rd. And Chinden Blvd. in N. Meridian.
The Chicken and Custard chain was launched in Texas in 2014 as a unit of Yum! Brands Inc. – an experimental concept of the company behind KFC and Pizza Hut. The following year, Yum! sold Super Chix and its two units to the chain’s founder and an investment group.
Super Chix takes a Chik Fil A-style approach to chicken, with a quick and relaxed restaurant setting. He touts “Texas-style” sandwiches with a bigger piece of chicken than the chain’s other competitors. Its current menu features a dozen different styles of sandwiches, including Bacavo Ranch with Bacon and Avocado, Nashville Hot, and Cheesy BBQ.
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The menu also offers many varieties of sandwiches in salad form, as well as chicken fillets, fries, coleslaw, and fried pickles. Desserts include a range of custards, hand-spun shakes, and “cold fusions” – a Blizzard-style treat with mixes.
“At Super Chix, we love chicken a lot,” note the company’s marketing editors. “We think this is just about the most perfect food in the world. And we wanted our recipes to celebrate all of this perfection. So we did something drastic. We decided to keep it simple. We have decided to bring you the last real chicken sandwich.
Expansion in Idaho
Idaho’s first Super Chix opened in Ammon, just outside Idaho Falls, earlier this year. East Idaho News reports that the franchise location is owned by Flying H Holdings and Bill Hawes – who owns Fanci Freez’s local locations in Boise and Meridian.
“Although we offer chicken sandwiches, fries and salads, we are not a fast food restaurant,” Hawes told EastIdahoNews. “Your food won’t come out immediately. We cook it when you order it. We take great care and pride in the way… it is presented (to the customer). ”
Super Chix currently has nine locations, but more stories across the west are on the way.
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Super Chix is just the third tenant announced for the large Orchard Park project, including the Winco Food store under construction as well as a branch of the Meridian Library. The rental plan for the project shows up to 15 additional retail spaces currently available, along with a number of fast food outlets or other retail options.
The 78-acre site would also include future hospitality sites, as well as office buildings and parking for more than 500 cars.