Golden Chick was founded in 1967 in San Marcos, Texas, by Howard Walker. The original name was Golden Fried Chicken. Franchising began in 1972. The company operates a chain of fast food chicken restaurants.
The company has approximately 171 locations, most of them located in Texas and Oklahoma, including a few locations in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and one located in Pakistan. Best known for offering chicken tenders (sometimes called chicken fingers) made from white breast meat, the company has their own secret marinade and combination of spices. In 1993, the company was purchased by an investment group and renamed their locations Golden Chick in 1996.
In 2014, Forbes listed Golden Chick as one of the fast food franchises that regularly pulls in $2 million each year, on average.
Golden Chick currently has a rating of C+ with the Better Business Bureau and has headquarters located in Richardson, Texas.