Saturday, April 4, 2015

Chicken Salad Chick Plans Eatery Near University of South Florida in Tampa, FL

Chicken Salad Chick Plans First Tampa, FL Restaurant
near University of South Florida

Stacy and Kevin Brown
TAMPA, FL   — Chicken Salad Chick, one of Nation’s Restaurant News 2015 Breakout Brands*, has announced plans to open its first Tampa restaurant near the University of South Florida later this summer.

Karmen Hayes of Florida Retail Partners, an X Team partner, brokered a 3,555 square foot lease for Chicken Salad Chick at University Collection in Tampa. 

The newest location for the fast casual eatery which serves 15 styles of chicken salad, soups, salads and desserts will be located at the corner of East Fowler Ave and Bruce B Downs Blvd, near the University of South Florida and University Square Mall.

“We’re excited to be opening our first Tampa Bay location near the USF Campus,” said company president Kevin Brown. “The endcap space will feature a great outside dining patio.” The local franchise will be run by Brad and Tammy Cochran.

The March/April issue of Cooking with Paula Deen magazine names Chicken Salad Chick as the top spot in the country to try chicken salad.  

“We are extremely honored to be featured in such an esteemed publication,” said founder Stacy Brown.

“Our team strives to provide a true chicken salad experience to each of our guests, and we hope that this recognition will allow us to serve new guests in our growing number of restaurants across the Southeast!”

The Chicken Salad Chick concept was established in Auburn, AL in 2008 in the kitchen of founder Stacy Brown. Stacy quickly learned that selling a homemade recipe from her kitchen is against the law, and after being shut down by the health department, she decided to solicit the business expertise of her future husband and fellow founder, Kevin. 

Together, they opened a small takeout restaurant which quickly grew to enormous demand and additional locations. 

Chicken Salad Chick has sold 100 franchises to be developed across the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North & South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, and has plans to expand nationally in the coming years.

Chicken Salad Chick puts an edgy twist on a Southern classic, offering guests a “custom-fit” chicken salad experience with 15 original flavors to choose from, as well as gourmet soups, flavorful side salads and freshly-baked desserts.

 There are currently 30 Chicken Salad Chick locations throughout the Southeast. 

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

 Kalyn Brandewie

john greene Commercial Taps Cory E. Ramey to Lead Industrial Division

Cory E. Ramey
CHICAGO (March 23, 2015) – john greene Commercial, a full-service commercial brokerage firm headquartered in Naperville, Ill., announced that Cory E. Ramey has joined the firm as commercial broker and will lead the firm’s industrial division. 

Ramey, formerly vice president at Elmhurst, Ill.,-based Darwin Realty and Development Corporation, brings 15 years of experience in industrial real estate sales, acquisitions and leasing in Chicago’s western suburbs.

“Cory’s experience in the industrial sector is a perfect complement to our team who, combined, bring the greatest depth of market intelligence and creative thinking available in the industry,” said Tim Greene, CEO of john greene Commercial. 

“Having Cory lead our industrial division is a natural extension of his strengths and expertise, as well as an opportunity for us to grow that part of our business.” 
For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Julie Liedtke, (312) 267-4521

Kim Manning,  (312) 267-4527

ONYX Magazine honors Crossman & Company

John Crossman
Orlando, Fla. – Crossman & Company was awarded ONYX Magazine’s Publisher’s Award for their work in promoting real estate education in all historically black colleges and universities.

John Crossman accepted the award on behalf of Crossman & Company at the 11th annual ONYX Awards on Saturday, March 28. 

The Publisher’s Award is presented to an individual or company that had provided dedicated service, consistent advocacy and outstanding leadership to the higher education community on a regional or state level.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized with this esteem honor. Real estate is important in all communities,” Crossman said.

Rich Black
“The ONYX Awards serves as the premiere event in Florida to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans and those of African Diaspora,” said ONYX Magazine Publisher Rich Black.

“We are delighted to pay tribute to a stellar group of individuals and companies that are making a difference throughout the state in the areas of business, sports, education and community service.”

The ONYX Awards serves as a fundraiser for the Tri-County Sickle Cell Association, The Young Fathers of Central Florida and the literacy program for the Orange County Jr. Wildcats and Polk County Rattlers. 

The awards also paid tribute to Florida’s four historically black colleges and universities – Bethune-Cookman University, Edward Waters College, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and Florida Memorial University.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Sydnie Cobb
Crossman & Company


Chicago-based Fat Papa’s ventures into Florida with two locations

Kim Fitzgerald
Orlando, Fla. – The Chicago-based Fat Papa’s opens two Florida locations – in Fort Lauderdale and Manalapan.

The Fort Lauderdale restaurant will be 2,400 square-feet and located within Galt Ocean Marketplace, located at 3700 N. Ocean Blvd. 

The 105,589-square-foot shopping center is anchored by Winn-Dixie, Starbuck’s and CVS and houses such establishments as Bank of America and Dunkin’ Donuts.

The Manalapan restaurant will be 2,865 square-feet and located within Plaza Del Mar, positioned at the intersection of A1A and East Ocean Avenue. 

John Fitzgerald
The shopping center is 102,715 square-feet and Fat Papa’s will join SunTrust, Allstate Insurance, Plaza Theater and other merchants at the shopping center.

The shopping centers are owned and managed by Kitson & Partners.

  Kim Fitzgerald and John Fitzgerald with Crossman & Company represented the landlord.

Fat Papa’s specializes in hot dogs and Italian sausage.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Sydnie Cobb
Crossman & Company