Daddy’s Chicken Shack, a locally owned and operated fast casual chicken restaurant and franchise, announced today that it will be opening its first Arizona location in Scottsdale on May 18, 2023. Owned and operated by the Scottsdale-based entrepreneur and founder of RE/MAX, Dave Liniger, Daddy’s Chicken Shack will be hosting a grand opening event that is open to the public on Thursday, May 18, 2023, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Located at 11107 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite 101, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, the Daddy’s Chicken Shack grand opening event will feature complimentary food samples, 50 percent off full-size menu items, and the first 50 people at the event will receive “Free Chicken For A Year.” Complimentary food samples will also be served during the restaurant’s regular hours of operation on May 18 from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. The grand opening event is free to attend. 

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Launched in 2018 in Pasadena, Calif., by a husband-and-wife duo and a chef-to-the-celebrities, Pace Webb and Chris Georgalas, Daddy’s Chicken Shack was launched with the mission to be a neighborhood-style fried chicken cult favorite. Aligned with its mission, it launched its second location in Houston, Texas in October 2022. The Scottsdale location will be its third location in the U.S. with 160 franchise locations planned to open by 2024. As consumer interest and national expansion plans grew for the restaurant, it caught the attention of Dave Liniger, a nationally recognized business owner and investor. Liniger, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based entrepreneur and the owner and founder of RE/MAX, the real estate industry’s leading company, saw an opportunity to help take Daddy’s Chicken Shack to the next level and make Webb’s franchising dreams a reality. Liniger’s private equity business, Area 15 Ventures, acquired Daddy’s Chicken Shack with full ownership in April 2023, marking the Scottsdale location as the franchise’s flagship location under Area 15 Ventures’ ownership. 

“Area 15 Ventures is passionate about supporting emerging franchisors and high growth businesses that require an investment to scale their opportunity to the next level,” said Dave Liniger Jr., the president of Daddy’s Chicken Shack and Area 15 Ventures’ partner. “We fell in love not only with Daddy’s Chicken Shack’s food, but with the founder’s passion and vision for the restaurant and its family-orientated values.” 

Backed by Webb’s vision and chef-driven menu, in partnership with Area 15 ventures’ expertise, the restaurant will continue to deliver on its vision ‘to bring all walks of life together, one fried chicken sandwich at a time.’  

“Primed for growth, our priority will continue to place emphasis on the customer experience,” said Pace Webb, the founder of Daddy’s Chicken Shack. “We aim to provide customers with insight into who Daddy’s Chicken Shack is– a brand looking to spread sunshine, happiness, and above all else, quality food to enjoy among family and friends.” 

Inspired by Webb’s husband’s Japanese heritage, the Daddy’s Chicken Shack menu features a unique twist to traditional Southern style fried chicken dishes, such as its Big Daddy sandwich comprised of napa slaw and sriracha mayo, while the Spicy Daddy features sambal, cilantro, and ginger mayo. For dessert, the restaurant offers salted miso chocolate chip cookies, baked fresh each day. 

Another unique menu item is its Lil’ Daddy Flight, which is a “chicken sandwich tasting flight” with three chick-sized slider versions of its top-selling sandwiches: Big Daddy, Spicy Daddy, and All American Daddy. Each piece of chicken served at Daddy’s Chicken Shack is brined in buttermilk overnight and double dredged in a handcrafted, custom-made spice blend with seven proprietary herbs. In addition, the Scottsdale menu features Southwestern-inspired dishes, such as its Southwest Daddy, featuring zesty green chile sauce made from flame-roasted Hatch Valley Green Chile peppers native to the Southwest, jalapeno ranch, bacon and a spicy chicken rub topped with its signature Napa Slaw served on a brioche bun. 

“We are honored to celebrate our strong Arizona roots and launch the national franchise here in our own backyard,” said Dave Liniger Jr. “Scottsdale just seemed like a natural choice for the company’s growth.”

Daddy’s Chicken Shack plans to open 9 more locations throughout Arizona, with rapid expansion in the Southwest, including a Colorado location slated to open in July 2023. 

Daddy’s Chicken Shack Scottsdale is located at 11107 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 101,Scottsdale, AZ 85254. They are open Monday – Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and serve breakfast all day. 

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