The fifth Knoxville-area location of the fast, casual restaurant Chicken Salad Chick is slated to open next Wednesday in Maryville and the first several guests through the door can receive free chicken salad for a year.

The new Chicken Salad Chick store, located at 726 Watkins Road, will host a grand opening event Oct. 3 and the first guest will receive one free large Quick Chick meal per week for 52 weeks. The next 99 guests will receive one free large Quick Chick meal per month for 12 months. Guests aged 16 or older can qualify for this free chicken salad by purchasing a Chick Special and downloading the Chicken Salad Chick app. The app also gives more giveaway dates and details. 

Services at the new Chicken Salad Chick location will include a drive-thru lane as well as online ordering for to-go orders. Catering will also be made available to the Maryville area and inquiries can be sent to 

Hours for the new location will be Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

The new store will be part of the Maryville Commons shopping area, which also includes the new Home Goods store, 5 Below, Kirkland’s and Ulta Beauty. Chicken Salad Chick, which started in the kitchen of founder Stacy Brown in Auburn, Alabama as a small carry-out concept, now has more than 75 locations throughout the Southeast.