Daddy’s Chicken Shack aims for growth in Colorado and Texas

Daddy’s Chicken Shack soars above its competition with a recently signed regional developer agreement that propels the emerging brand to explosive growth in Colorado and Texas.

Quickly making a name for itself in the competitive casual quick chicken category, Daddy’s Chicken Shack announced its third signed regional development agreement this year, officially marking 60 units in development for the brand nationwide. With a focus on its elevated, chef-led menu and highly advanced, technology-based operations, Daddy’s Chicken Shack recently caught the eye of an entrepreneurial family, including businessman of Denver Doug Dahlstrom, his two sons, Dale and Drew, and his wife Carol. This agreement includes an equal split of 20 locations between the Denver and Fort Worth areas, doubling the brand’s expansion in Denver and driving growth in Fort Worth.

As new franchisees of Daddy’s Chicken Shack, the Dahlstroms have extensive experience in a number of areas, including food service, real estate, general contracting and commercial insurance. The family has existing ties to Denver’s restaurant scene, with Doug co-owning two restaurants in the metro area. For Dahlstroms’ first Daddy’s location, the team plans to open in the Denver market by the end of the year to coincide with the opening of RE/MAX founder Dave Liniger’s first Daddy’s Chicken Shack in the Colorado too.

“Having been through the process of building and opening two restaurants, I am always on the lookout for the next concept that I can imagine being a national success. When I met the team at Daddy’s and saw the incredible product that Pace and Chris created, I could visualize that,” says Doug Dahlstrom. “I don’t take an investment like this lightly, and it was because of the product and the amazing people involved that I knew my family wanted to be fully committed to this brand. We are absolutely thrilled to come together for a new business venture and to join such a comprehensive group at this early stage of growth.

The Dahlstroms will play the biggest role in developing those 20 sites, with Doug overseeing Denver and Dale focusing on expansion in Fort Worth. In addition to restaurants, Doug has over 39 years of experience in the general contracting industry, bringing a unique and insightful perspective to the Daddy’s team. His company, Ponderosa Construction, has designed and built a handful of well-known restaurants in the area, making him the perfect candidate to join the brand at a time of rapid expansion. With Dale based in Fort Worth and having extensive experience with a national food brand, as well as involvement with several technology and real estate companies, he provides a comprehensive perspective on innovation within the industry. This experience, along with the family’s ties to various industries, has led them all to come together for this upcoming business opportunity and are committed to bringing their valuable insight to Daddy’s. Be in Fort Worth and have experience in the food business

“I started working with Doug in a construction capacity for the Denver and Scottsdale sites. We really connected on being able to bring a project to life for a franchisee with all the right systems and strategies and then I knew he wanted to be a developer. I took that as a compliment to the systems we’ve built so far,” says Pace Webb, who is CEO and leads the brand with Chris Georgalas, her husband and brand president. “As Denver is a major growth market for us and our flagship location in Houston is opening just around the corner, this development deal is the perfect extension of our growing brand. We are honored to welcome the Dahlstroms as new regional developers, and we look forward to seeing our growth together. »

The Dahlstroms deal comes just a month after Blair Salisbury and Robin Bieker signed another 20-unit development deal in California. This string of development deals was started by RE/MAX co-founder Dave Liniger, an investor-turned-franchise who is gearing up to open his main location with the brand in the coming months. Each franchisee is inspired and motivated by the dynamic concept, and particularly with the product created by Pace Webb herself. Webb, an accomplished entrepreneur and chef, handcrafted every item on the menu. She has perfected a one-of-a-kind flavor profile that blends her own southern US roots with the tastes of Southeast Asia. The result is a menu packed with fried chicken sandwiches, bowls and sides capturing a cult fanfare in its Southern California home market and soon far beyond.

Launched in 2018, Daddy’s business model is deeply rooted in technology. A brand ahead of the curve with front-end technology, the restaurant was designed to facilitate online ordering, app engagement, in-store web technology, exclusive pick-up areas and third-party delivery partnerships. Additionally, Georgalas’ vision included a dynamic backend technology suite that drives real-time data to better serve customers, employees, and suppliers.

With a regional development deal in place for the Dahlstroms, their immediate focus is solely on their prime location in Denver. From there, they will begin to actively market the franchise opportunity to qualified individuals who will continue to grow Daddy’s Chicken Shack.

Ideal franchise candidates have a desire to provide fresh, quality ingredients to customers as well as an idea of ​​leveraging an unforgettable experience by bringing people together. The brand aims to attract individuals and groups with previous restaurant experience who resonate with the brand values ​​of bringing sunshine to communities by honoring inclusivity, good food and a memorable customer experience.

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