David Bagwell will open a Slim Chickens restaurant on Jan. 8 at 819 Lake Harbour Dr. in Ridgeland.
The Fayetteville, Ark.-based chain has 72 stores and Bagwell says he plans to open other stores in Mississippi in 2018.
The 3,000-square-foot Ridgeland store will cost roughly $1 million to build and equip, including acquisition of land, Bagwell said. It will employ 50 to 60.
The stores specialize in chicken tenders and wings.
Bagwell’s family has been in the restaurant business for about 30 years and co-owns a number of Sonics across the South.
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