TikTok-Famous The Red Chickz To Open Multiple San Diego Locations

August 25, 2022

Los Angeles' TikTok-famous The Red Chickz is in the process of an aggressive expansion that includes multiple locations of the Nashville hot chicken chain opening in San Diego.

The Red Chickz was founded in downtown Los Angeles in 2018 by Shawn Lalehzarian, an Iranian immigrant who learned English by working in many different roles in the restaurant industry for well-known brands like Wolfgang Puck, Starbucks, Pinkberry, California Pizza Kitchen, and Chili’s. The Red Chickz has earned an impressive social media following over its short tenure, including amassing over 1 million followers on TikTok. After announcing a franchising plan in 2021, the company has since signed 18 units to open in the coming year with more than a dozen deals in the pipeline in Houston, Texas, as well as densely-populated areas in California such as Los Angeles, San Diego, Long Beach, Fresno, and Orange County.

Although the company is still looking for the right spaces, The Red Chickz has plans to open at least three branches in San Diego under the leadership of franchisee Mattie Shlemon. Like other Nashville hot chicken chains, expect a menu of fried chicken tenders and sandwiches at varying spice levels, as well as fried shrimp, tacos, bone-in chicken and waffles, chicken & French Toast, and even vegetarian dishes with cauliflower. 

The Red Chickz aims to open its first San Diego location in early 2023. For more information, visit theredchickz.com and check out the menu below.