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Chicken Salad Chick Hatches New Director of Catering

Restaurant industry veteran Blackwell joins the fast-casual concept.

Chicken Salad Chick named Barbara Blackwell director of catering for the southern-inspired, fast-casual chicken salad restaurant concept. In her new role, Blackwell will oversee the brand’s catering operations and spearhead initiatives to drive incremental catering sales and streamline operations across all 86 Chicken Salad Chick locations. She will also play a role in training the company’s corporate catering managers.

With nearly two decades of experience in the foodservice industry, Blackwell’s background includes working in a similar capacity with such concepts as Corner Bakery Cafe, Arby’s and LeDuff America. Prior to Chicken Salad Chick, Blackwell served as director of catering for Bruegger’s Bagels.