Media release


Regional chicken concept continues strategic growth supporting long-time franchisees


**Editor’s note:  Cushing Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting on Thursday, Oct 12, 2023 – 10 am sharp!  Come out and welcome Golden Chick to town!


(Cushing, Okla) –Texas-based Golden Chick is continuing to expand its presence in the Sooner State with the latest in a series of strategic openings over the last year. Located at 1544 E Main St., the restaurant occupies a premier location off a bustling main road making it conveniently situated for a quick lunch spot and end of day dinner pickup. The new restaurant is the brand’s 16th location within the state of Oklahoma.


SXThree, the franchise group led by long-time Golden Chick franchisees Jim Stevens and Scott Stevenson, will own and operate the new Cushing location. This latest addition is the 15th location in the organization’s portfolio. With four more in the pipeline to open before the end of 2023, the group continues to position itself as an invaluable member of Golden Chick’s franchisee community.


“Jim and Scott have been a part of the Golden Chick family for several years and have proven themselves to be successful franchisees who understand our mission and truly care about delivering an excellent customer experience,” said CEO of Golden Chick, Mark Parmerlee. “They share the brand’s vision and aspirations for aggressive growth in the coming years and their dedication for Golden Chick is apparent in every aspect of their businesses. We are looking forward to putting our best foot forward in Cushing and serving up our famous fried and roasted chicken, extensive side offerings and baked fresh all-day yeast rolls at the newest location.”


The Cushing restaurant aligns with plans to achieve 10% overall store count growth before the end of December and is the 11th Golden Chick to open this year. In pursuit of this historical benchmark, the Texas-based chicken concept has strategically planned this year’s steady expansion to break records for the 56-year-old brand. While based in Texas, Golden Chick is continually adding locations across other states and is set to break into new markets in Louisiana and Mississippi in the near future.


Guests are welcome to stop by the new Golden Chick location starting Friday, Oct. 6, 2023 to try out classic Golden Chick favorites like the iconically crispy Golden Tenders® and Big & Golden® Chicken Sandwich. Now through Oct. 29, Golden Chick will also be offering past fan favorites that deliver on both sweet and spicy: Wicked Wings and Mini Funnel Cakes. The hand-breaded, bone-in Wicked Wings remain available amid rave customer reviews. The State Fair-inspired Mini Funnel Cakes not only taste good but do good too, with 50 cents from each order going to DonorsChoose, which benefits children and teachers in each stores’ local schools.



Founded in Texas in 1967, Golden Chick is a growing quick-service restaurant franchise that prides itself on providing delicious food and great customer service. The family-oriented brand is the creator of the Original Golden Tenders® and the Big & Golden® Chicken Sandwich, along with other chef-inspired menu items including its Golden Roast Chicken and Zagat-recognized Chicken Salad. Golden Chick is home to USA Today 10Best’s 2023 #1 fast food side (Fried Okra), #2 best fast food fries and #3 best fast food fried chicken in the country. In 2022, Golden Chick was included in Nation’s Restaurant News’ Top 200 Restaurant Brands in the U.S. (#152). With dine-in, drive-thru, curbside pickup, catering and third-party delivery service capabilities, Golden Chick has more than 210 locations throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, Louisiana and opening soon Nevada. For more information about Golden Chick, or how to become a franchisee, please visit, like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram and check out our Twitter.