Cowboy Chicken Honored As A Fast Casual Top 100 Mover & Shaker For 14th Consecutive Year

Cowboy Chicken, the fast-growing restaurant chain known for its wood-fired rotisserie chicken, has again been recognized by Fast Casual magazine as one of the Top 100 Movers & Shakers. This is the 14th consecutive year Cowboy Chicken has been named to this distinguished list. The Top 100 celebrates brands leading the fast-casual restaurant industry in growth and sales accomplishments, setting trends, and incorporating technology to enhance the customer experience. Each brand represented also demonstrated innovation, nimbleness, and creativity.

Fast Casual recognized Cowboy Chicken for growing from a single restaurant in Dallas to 18 company-owned and franchised locations throughout Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Oklahoma, and now Florida.

Cowboy Chicken’s launch of a new online ordering platform with Olo, move to a cloud-based accounting system called Intacct, and pilot of a self-ordering kiosk platform with BITE earned the restaurant a spot among this year’s honorees. Additionally, for the first time in its history, Cowboy Chicken expanded beyond its traditional offerings and introduced boneless chicken tenders, a strategic move that has proved to be the most successful launch in years.

“Being recognized once again by Fast Casual is an honor and a testament to our commitment to quality and innovation,” says Sean Kennedy, president and CEO of Cowboy Chicken. “Our sales growth in existing units demonstrates that our team is on the right path. We are committed to continually enhancing the guest experience and exploring creative ways to meet our guests’ evolving tastes and preferences.”

Cowboy Chicken serves all-natural, hormone-free rotisserie chickens that are hand-seasoned in-store, marinated for 24 hours, and then slowly roasted for two hours over a real wood-burning fire. Other dishes include chicken enchiladas, Cowboy brisket, wings, and family meals. Made-from-scratch Wild West sides complement the chicken with choices such as ranchero beans, white cheddar mac and cheese, roasted broccoli, and fried okra. Irresistible desserts include Jeanette’s homemade peach cobbler and banana puddin’. Cowboy Chicken’s hearty and healthy dishes are available during lunch and dinner for dine-in, takeout, catering, and delivery.

About Cowboy Chicken

Cowboy Chicken is a fast-casual restaurant chain specializing in real wood-fired rotisserie chicken. The brand has been included in Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers & Shakers list every year since 2011, and in 2017, it won the Emerging Chain of the Year award from Restaurant Business and was named one of the Top 25 Most Loved Brands by FoodableForbes magazine also chose Cowboy Chicken as a “Hot Restaurant Chain to Buy into Now,” and in 2020, QSR ranked Cowboy Chicken #14 in its 40 Under 40 list of the 40 most exciting fast-casual concepts with fewer than 40 units. Cowboy Chicken is seeking qualified franchisees to help build the brand in select markets across the U.S. For more information, visit or email