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Come and Get Your Chicken Dinner!

March 02, 2012

Clay investigated the possibility of purchasing a Chicken Express franchise and reached out to the Angelo State University - Small Business Development Center and Rural Business Advisor, Peggy Hodges Rosser, for assistance.

ZMJ Investments, Inc. DBA Chicken Express

Owner/Manager Clay Jones
Nature of Business Fast-Food Restaurant
City Brady, Texas
SBDC Business Advisor Peggy Hodges Rosser

Brady residents once again can purchase fried chicken at a local restaurant! Clay Jones is the owner/operator of the new Chicken Express in Brady. He and his family are actively involved in the new company. Chicken Express is currently the only restaurant in Brady specializing in fried chicken.

Clay investigated the possibility of purchasing a Chicken Express franchise and reached out to the Angelo State University - Small Business Development Center and Rural Business Advisor, Peggy Hodges Rosser, for assistance. When Clay decided to move forward with the plan he said, “I began to look at financing the project. I contacted Peggy Rosser whom I have worked with on many other projects. She connected me with Helena Hauk, 5th Gear Consulting, and we completed an SBA 504 financing package.”

The opening of this Chicken Express resulted in the hiring of 31 employees and contributes to the economic growth of Brady.

Impact on the Community:
  •  Business Start
  • 31 Jobs Created

 

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    Chicken Express family

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ASU Small Business Development Center
Phone: (325) 942-2098
Email: sbdc@angelo.edu
Website: www.sbdc.angelo.edu