Chicken Express was founded by Richard and Nancy Stuart in Benbrook, Texas, in 1988. The company was one of the first fast food restaurants to offer delivery service in Texas. Franchising began in 1990.
Today, the company has more than 200 mostly franchised locations throughout the Southwestern part of the US. The company is best known for their iced tea, which they sell, literally, by the gallon. Other food items include catfish, fried chicken tenders, and a variety of side dishes.
Chicken Express had an estimated annual revenue in 2016 of $2.5 million and employs approximately 50 persons at each location. Company headquarters are now located in Burleson, Texas.