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The Levee District Has Become a Dining Destination

(EAST PEORIA, IL – July 13, 2020) – Cullinan Properties, Ltd. is pleased to announce that Chicken Salad Chick will join The Levee District’s dining scene tomorrow, July 14, with a grand opening celebration. The restaurant, specializing in scratch-made, southern-style chicken salad, occupies the 2,718 SF space between Jersey Mike’s Subs and Xfinity.

Chicken Salad Chick offers over a dozen varieties of chicken salads, from simple to savory to fruity and nutty and even spicy – all served by the scoop, sandwich or bowl. The salads are made fresh in-house each morning using premium chicken tenderloin, sweet and savory ingredients and a secret blend of spices and seasonings. The menu also includes sides, soups and desserts.

During grand opening week, guests will be able to partake in giveaways and specials that include:

  • Tuesday, July 14 – Free Chicken Salad for a Year – The first 100 guests will receive one large Quick Chick of chicken salad per month for an entire year, with one of those lucky guests randomly selected to win one large Quick Chick of chicken salad per week. * Any guest not part of the first 100 in line can make an in-store purchase and enter for a chance to win free chicken salad for a year.**
  • Wednesday, July 15 ­– The first 100 guests to purchase a Chick Special will receive a free Chick Special redeemable on the next visit.
  • Thursday, July 16 – The first 50 guests to purchase a Chick Trio will receive a free Chick tumbler.
  • Friday, July 17 – The first 100 guests to purchase a Chick Special will receive a free scoop of Classic Carol.
  • Saturday, July 18 – The first 50 guests to purchase two large Quick Chicks will receive a free large Chick cooler.

This will be Chicken Salad Chick’s first Illinois location outside of the St. Louis market, and the farthest north of the restaurant’s 157 locations.

“The Chicken Salad Chick brand combines the fresh, flavorful menu items that guests crave with an inclusive and welcoming ambiance that keeps guests coming back for more,” stated Yonas Hagos, franchise owner for the East Peoria location. “I can’t wait to start this next chapter and look forward to introducing Central Illinois to this one-of-a-kind restaurant.”

“The Levee District has proven to be a great lunch and dinner destination for folks on both sides of the river,” stated Sean Garrett, President of Acquisitions and Director of Community Relations for Cullinan Properties, Ltd. “We are thrilled to have Chicken Salad Chick join the lineup of amazing and varied restaurant tenants at the center, including Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, Tequila’s and the only Red Robin in Peoria, just to name a few.”

Chicken Salad Chick is closely following state guidelines and will open the East Peoria restaurant at limited capacity with social distancing measures in place. All employees will be wearing masks and gloves, as well as practicing proper handwashing and food safety protocol. The restaurant will be open Monday – Saturday from 10am – 8pm.

*Guests should arrive between 7-10am to get checked in. The first 100 guests will be assigned a number and designated return time between 10-11:15am. Upon return, guests will make a purchase of “The Chick” or anything of greater value and scan the code ‘1st 100 Spot’ on the CravingCredits app to officially secure your spot. If you are late, or miss return time, your spot will be awarded to next in-line. Guests much be 16 years or older, redemption begins 7/20.

**Eligible winners must be 16 years or older and are required to download the Craving Credits app. 10 winners will be drawn at the end of the day. Redemption will start 7/20.


About Chicken Salad Chick

Founded in Auburn, Alabama, in 2008, Chicken Salad Chick serves full-flavored, Southern-style chicken salad made from scratch and served from the heart. With more than a dozen original chicken salad flavors as well as fresh side salads, gourmet soups, signature sandwiches and delicious desserts, Chicken Salad Chick’s robust menu is a perfect fit for any guest. Today, the brand has more than 160 restaurants in 17 states and is continuing its rapid expansion with both franchise and company locations. Chicken Salad Chick has received numerous accolades including rankings in Franchise Times’ Fast & Serious and Fast’s top Movers and Shakers for the third consecutive year and Franchise Times’ Dealmaker Awards and Franchise Business Review’s Top Food Franchises in 2020. See for additional information.


About The Levee District

Owned and managed by Cullinan Properties, Ltd., The Levee District, encompasses over 86 acres that includes 650,000 sq. ft. of retail and restaurant space, as well as office, hotel and civic components. Co-anchors include Target, Costco, Ross Dress For Less and Ulta. Businesses adjacent to the property include: Holiday Inn & Suites with a full service Johnny’s Italian Steak House, Hometown Bank, Aldi and the Fondulac District Library. For more information, visit and


About Cullinan Properties

Cullinan Properties, LTD. is a leading provider of real estate services specializing in commercial and mixed-use developments and acquisitions.  With offices in Peoria, IL, Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO, Cullinan Properties is a multi-disciplined real estate firm that develops, manages and owns mixed-use, retail, multi-family, office, governmental and medical properties throughout the United States, including Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, Georgia and Texas. For additional information about Cullinan Properties, Ltd., visit


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