By a wide margin, Chester's is the largest chicken chain that claims to only sell fresh chicken. Chester's has more than 1,200 locations in the United States.
Chester serves chicken pieces, chicken tenders, sandwiches, and more, all of which are marinated with a secret formula and double-breaded for the juiciest chicken ever.
Raising Cane's now has 677 locations in the United States, with the exception of New England and the wider Northwest.
On a Raising Cane's menu that was uploaded online, it says, "We use Always Fresh, Never Frozen, premium chicken tenderloins."
Wingstop, known for its chicken wings and delectable sauces, uses fresh, bone-in wings with a few rare exclusions.
The restaurant also sells hand-cut fries. Wingstop's concept is still doing well, outperforming the post-pandemic slump that many chicken chains are experiencing.
You must travel to Georgia if you want to sample Otter's Chicken's incredibly fresh and well-liked chicken.
It remains to be seen whether the modest chain will expand and prosper in the coming years, or whether its days are numbered.
Mom's Touch is yet another popular poultry restaurant with a tiny footprint. Similarly to Otter's Chicken, this chain consists of only two locations.
Committed to delivering the finest fried chicken experience available, [using] fresh, never-frozen, 24-hour-marinated chicken.