Slim Chickens In addition to chicken tenders and other entrees, Slim Chickens also serves Mason jar desserts like cheesecake with fresh fruit.[/caption]

Local franchise owner Bob Gregg opened the fast-casual restaurant Slim Chickens on July 25 in the former Del Taco storefront at 6100 W. Park Blvd., Ste. 100, across from Willow Bend Mall.

The Plano location is the first of 15 restaurants planned throughout southern Oklahoma and Texas, including one in Frisco that is set to open in September.

Founded in 2003 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Slim Chickens serves chicken tenders, salads, Buffalo wings and wraps, as well as 21 dipping and wing sauces. The chain also offers chicken and waffles and several dessert jars served in Mason jars. The Plano restaurant has hired roughly 50 to 60 employees and also features a drive-thru.

Gregg, who helped develop the franchise program for Potbelly restaurants, said his new endeavor focuses on "life-changing chicken."

"When we found Slim Chickens it really resonated for us and was something we could get behind," he said. "Freshness of the product is first and foremost. We're excited to open a store in Plano."

For more information about the Plano restaurant, call 469-543-0779 or visit

Other business news in Plano include:

Rosa's Cafe & Tortilla Factory opened its first Plano location Aug. 1 at 420 Coit Road. The fast-casual Mexican restaurant features traditional dishes, such as burritos, tacos and enchiladas, as well as a kids menu and catering services. 469-331-0226.


Paws & Claws Holistic Animal Hospital, located at 2145 W. Park Blvd., Plano, is celebrating 25 years in business. Its owner, Dr. Shawn Messonnier, offers holistic care and functional medicine for dogs, cats, birds, small mammals and reptiles. As a way of giving back to the community, the hospital will offer a variety of specials during the month of August. 972-867-8800.


Posh Dog Barkery, located at 930 E. 15th St., Ste. 400, Plano, closed May 14. The organic dog treat manufacturer, which operates under the company name The High Class Hound, is focusing on its wholesale production but operates a small retail store at its warehouse/kitchen, located at 2963 W. 15th St., Ste. 2911, Plano. 469-540-8458.