Greater Easley and Powdersville News


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11/29/2017 Ribbon Cutting
Golden Chick Celebrates Ribbon Cutting of New Easley Location

(Easley, SC) – November, 2017 – Golden Chick, known for its delightfully crispy Golden Tenders®, Golden Roast Chicken and marinated Golden Fried Chicken, announced the opening of its newest restaurant in South Carolina. The restaurant, located at 118 Rolling Hills Circle in Easley, is the 176th addition to the rapidly growing Golden Chick family (located in the Wal-Mart shopping center).


Golden Chick has seven restaurants across South Carolina – Greenville, Lake City, Columbia, Orangeburg, Manning, Sumter and now Easley.  The company has also begun construction for a new Golden Chick to open in Spartanburg in early 2018.

“We are excited to open our first Golden Chick location in Easley,” said Mark Parmerlee, president and CEO of Golden Chick. “South Carolina has shown Golden Chick a lot of love since we entered the state and we are proud to grow our presence here while continuing to serve our loyal customers.”


The new Golden Chick restaurant will be operated by long-time Easley resident, James Bagwell, who plans on being very active in the local community.


“What makes Golden Chick different from all the other chicken restaurants is, quite simply, the awesome offerings that you just can’t get anywhere else. Personally, I love our hot Yeast Rolls, baked fresh throughout the day – they are so good they almost melt in your mouth,” says Bagwell. “Other fan favorites are the marinated Golden Fried Chicken, Golden Roast Chicken and our Golden Tenders®, which are the tastiest around.”


These classic menu items are prepared with special marinating mixes and batters to create the taste and crunch that made Golden Chick famous. Golden Chick is also proud to be able to give back to the communities it serves. Throughout the years, Golden Chick has sponsored local sports teams, contributed to academic scholarships and student fundraisers, as well as donated to numerous local charities.


The new Easley Golden Chick will help fuel the local economy by providing an estimated 30 new jobs. Hours of operation are 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.


About Golden Chick

Founded in Texas in 1967, Golden Chick is a family-oriented, quick-service restaurant that prides itself on perfecting their Golden Fried Chicken, Golden Roast Chicken and Golden Tenders®, along with offering a variety of other chef-inspired menu items. With dine-in, drive-thru, catering and home delivery service capabilities, the Golden Chick restaurant chain has more than 170 locations throughout Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Pakistan. For more information on the Golden Chick brand, the signature menu items, or becoming a franchisee, please visit, and like us on Facebook.