Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken to open 12 new locations in Metro Detroit

Lee’s has six Michigan locations

Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken (Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken)

DETROIT – Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken is planning to expand its food footprint in Metro Detroit in the coming years.

The chicken restaurant, founded in Ohio back in 1966, announced last week that it recently entered into the “largest market development agreement in the history of the brand,” which includes an expansion of 12 new restaurants in the Detroit area over the next seven years, according to a release posted to QSR Magazine.

“Lee’s is growing and we’re excited to expand our presence in the state of Michigan for Lee’s fans to experience our fresh never frozen products. The Lee’s location in Plymouth has a legendary following, so we’re looking forward to adding many new locations in Southeast Michigan over the coming years,” says Lee’s CEO Ryan Weaver. “This expansion really demonstrates the strength and momentum of the Lee’s brand right now and the differentiation our product offering brings to the chicken QSR category. Our customers love our product, and we’re excited for Noman and Leo to bring the best fried chicken out there to more residents in these areas.”

Lee’s opened its first Michigan location in Kalamazoo back in 1967, and currently has six locations in the state. Plymouth’s location is the only one in Metro Detroit. Lee’s has locations in several other states.

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