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    Chester's Grows Its Coop of C-store Locations

    Eight new locations open in four states.

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Chester's International continues to add locations throughout the U.S., most recently opening eight new franchises in four states. Chester's Chicken offers dine-in and carry-out options at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Signature menu items include fried bone-in chicken, chicken tenders, potato wedges and biscuits.

    The Valero Speedy Pit Stop in Phoenix, Ariz. held a grand opening for its Chester's franchise in late April. "We are excited about our new partnership with Chester's," said store owner Neal Monsour. "Chester's is a great addition to our convenience store and we look forward to bringing their great tasting, fresh fried chicken to this area."

    Illinois' newest Chester's Chicken on the Fly opened in a BP's ampm store in Elgin. "We are excited about adding Chester's On The Fly to our ampm Store in Elgin, IL," said store operator Hemont Patel."Chester's represents an opportunity to better serve our customers and give them the food they love."

    "Chester's is proud to have another great location in Illinois," stated James Venable, vice president of operations for Chester's. "Each opening brings Chester's great chicken and sides to more people, and keeps the brand growing. ampm has great people and we are excited they are on our team."

    A re-grand opening took place at the Chester's located inside of the Whitefish, Mont., West Side Grocery, located 26 miles from Glacier National Park and just south of Big Mountain Sky Resort. The location recently finished renovations and updates.

    "We have been a Chester's customer for over 16 years," said Frank Barnes, owner of West Side Grocery. "Our customers love the quality and consistency that the Chester's program offers. Chester's has been the perfect fit for my store."

    "Seeing Frank so enthusiastic about the Chester's brand and the renovation lets me know his commitment," said Mike Fyre, a franchise business consultant for Chester's International. "We are proud to offer a franchise program that will enable him to boost sales and maintain a quality product that his customers love."

    Another Montana Chester's, located inside a Helena Heritage Food Store, also finished the renovation and update process.

    "Chester's brings consistency, ongoing support and great tasting chicken to our location," said store owner Tyson Jackson. "We are excited to be part of the Chester's team."

    Tennessee recently opened four Chester's locations. Three are located inside On the Go Markets in Jackson, and one in Humboldt.

    "We are excited about our new partnership with Chester's," said Sam Safa, owner of the On the Go Markets. "Chester's is a great addition to our convenience stores and we look forward to bringing their great-tasting, fresh fried chicken to this area."

    "It's an excellent time to be partnering with Chester's," stated Kathryn Kudulis, brand manager for Chester's. "We provide on-site training, grand opening support, and scheduled consulting visits for each of our locations. Chester's flexibility along with no franchise fees or royalties has made the company a popular choice for industry leaders when choosing a viable food service offering."

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