Iconic Charleston restaurant group celebrates 15 years of success and growth

Locally owned and operated restaurant group The Kickin’ Chicken has expanded to five area locations since 1997

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Nov. 12, 2012) – Charleston-based casual dining restaurant group The Kickin’ Chicken today announced its 15th anniversary of operations. With a lot of work, a little faith and a ton of chicken, co-owners Chip Roberts, Bobby Perry and David Miller have crafted a local institution over the last 15 years.

“Fifteen years ago it was just Bobby and me in the downtown restaurant,” Roberts said. “Since then we’ve opened our James Island, Mount Pleasant, West Ashley and Summerville locations and have employed 1,000s of Lowcountry residents over the years. We’re always looking for ways to improve and fill the community’s needs.”

Soon after Roberts and Perry opened their downtown, Charleston restaurant in 1997, they expanded to James Island where they were joined by Miller. Between 2003 and 2007, the three opened the West Ashley, Mount Pleasant and Summerville locations.

The restaurant group has chosen to celebrate its anniversary by partnering with Lowcountry Local First (LLF), a nonprofit organization that advocates the benefits of a local economy by strengthening community support of local-independent businesses and farmers.

“It’s a perfect example of what a locally owned business can be,” LLF Executive Director Jamee Haley said. “The Kickin’ Chicken is invested in the welfare of the community and that shows through its support of local nonprofits, employees and customers.”

The Kickin’ Chicken is the presenting sponsor of LLF’s 2012 Buy Local Month, an annual campaign taking place from Nov. 15 – Dec. 15 that increases public awareness of the impact buying local has on Charleston’s economy and serves as a showcase for the local, independent businesses that make the Lowcountry unique.

Buy Local Month kicks of on Nov. 14in The Kickin’ Chicken’s downtown restaurant at 337 King Street. There, participants can register for LLF’s ShopMob, a chance to explore and learn about local businesses from 5-6 p.m. For more information about LLF or Buy Local Month, visit lowcountrylocalfirst.com.

About The Kickin’ Chicken

Locally owned, operated and involved for 15 years, The Kickin’ Chicken is a casual dining restaurant with five locations in the Lowcountry. Focused on delicious food, great service and a fun atmosphere, The Kickin’ Chicken has something to offer everyone.  Visit kickinchicken.com to learn more about The Kickin’ Chicken’s history, menu and commitment to its customers and community.



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