Our Story

After almost a decade of experience under another franchise, the owners launched the Chicken Express name in March 1988 in Benbrook, TX and in October 1988 in Mineral Wells, TX — the home base for Chicken Express. Based in Mineral Wells, the family-owned Chicken Express expanded its name and product originally by being one of the very first fast-food chicken-delivery businesses, hence our slogan: “Our Chicken Can’t Fly, So We Deliver.” The delivery business was very successful for spreading the word and product, so until 1994, all new franchises utilized the dine-in, drive-thru, or “delivery” concept. Now with expanded store locations, the major customer base is drive-thru, dine-in, carhop (at select locations) and especially catering for any occasion or tailgating event.

All our “fresh” (not frozen) chicken products are precisely marinated, dipped in a secret batter mix and cooked to perfection, giving our customers that hot and juicy flavoring so unique to Texas-based Chicken Express!

Dine-in or drive-thru a location near you now, you’ll be happy you did!

If you are interested in opening a Chicken Express, visit our Franchising page to learn more.