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(Dallas) September 8, 2014 – Golden Chick, the Texas based chicken legend that has delivered bold flavors all the way to the Middle East and Asia, today announced its newest location in Cleburne, Texas.

The restaurant opened August 27 at 1410 West Henderson St. near the corner of West Henderson Street and North Ridgeway Drive, next to Rowlett True Value Hardware.

Cleburne’s newest eatery is owned and operated by Harry Waldron, who also owns the Forth Worth Golden Chick on Golden Triangle Boulevard. Waldron, a San Antonio native, has been a resident of Cleburne for 28 years.

“Everyone has been watching the construction for the last year, and we are excited to finally open our doors to the neighborhood. The community has been hungry for another quick service casual dining restaurant, and Golden Chick will be the first to serve roast chicken. Our honey yeast rolls are going to be another hit and our catfish will be the best in town,” said Waldron.

The restaurant has created 40 new jobs so far and is still taking applications. Waldron says he looks for employees who are friendly, customer service focused and enjoy being part of a team. A sporting spirit encouraged Waldron’s choice to open a restaurant after 25 years in the pharmaceuticals industry. He still plays softball and wants to be an active mentor to young employees.

John Hagan, who is Waldron’s best friend from college and owns four Golden Chick locations, first introduced him to the brand. Waldron was attracted to the restaurant’s family atmosphere, which he also felt has permeated from the main corporate office.

“Chairman Mark Parmerlee is a wonderful leader who has done a great job of laying out standard operating procedures and training programs for store openings. There’s a major emphasis on customer service, and it was clear from the beginning that this is a brand with plenty of opportunities ahead. I know I will be able to grow with the brand and have a positive impact on my children, grandchildren and future generations of leaders,” said Waldron.

The Cleburne restaurant has already started participating in local charities and community organizations. Waldron has a close relationship with the chamber of commerce and has enrolled the restaurant to participate in the Operation Blessing food and clothing drive for local residents alongside Marshall Young Insurance.

The opening is timed with major brand expansion throughout the Southwest, Southeast, Asia, and Middle East.

“Golden Chick is a family brand that has been collecting fans for the last five decades. Today, the restaurant has grown as far from its Central Texan roots as China and the Middle East. However, as a Dallas-based company, we’re still thrilled to launch new restaurants in our backyard and serve unforgettable chicken to our neighbors,” said Mark Parmerlee, Chairman of Golden Companies.

To learn more about Golden Chick, please visit www.goldenchick.com.

About Golden Chick

Golden Chick is a chain restaurant known for its signature Original Golden Tender™, a marinated whole chicken tenderloin that’s hand-battered and cooked to a delicious golden perfection. Based out of Dallas, the restaurant chain has more than 100 locations throughout Texas and Oklahoma. The first international location opened in Amman, Jordan in the fall of 2011, and locations throughout the Middle East and Asia are under development. For more information, visit www.goldenchick.com.

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