Hot Chikn Kitchn, a Nashville-style fast casual brand, has tapped Todd Kirby as its franchise development partner to help find partners to meet its goal of opening 200 locations over the next three years.
“Todd brings an incredible drive for growth that is backed with his impressive sales and development experience,” Dave Wood, chief strategic officer for Hot Chikn Kitchn, said in a company press release. “His business acumen will be vital as we look to expand our presence and bring our brand to even more communities.”
Prior to joining Hot Chikn Kitchn, Kirby served as VP of sales for Xponential Fitness, which features more over 2,000 fitness studios including Club Pilates, Purre Barre and CycleBar Indoor Cycling.
“I am honored to join the team at Hot Chikn Kitchn and take them into an exciting future of growth and evolution,” Kirby said in the release. “Their vision resonates with me and I’m thrilled to help them expand their presence across the country and beyond.”
Hot Chikn Kitchn was established in 2020 in Woodbridge, Virginia, by co-founders Mike Sarago, Anthony Sarago, and Chef Freddy Gilmore.