1981 the first Cowboy Chicken store opens on Shady Brooks and Park Lane in Dallas Texas
1981 the first Red Star Promotion premiers. Now called "Secret Star" we've brought this giveaway back for a limited time in honor of our Anniversary
1981 Twice baked potaters are added to our menu
1982 Famous ChickenEnchiladas are added to our menu
1993 Founder Phil opens the Preston and Summerside Road location, which is still in operation today!
2002 Sean Kennedy joins the Cowboy Chicken Team
2004 Mac and Cheese is added to our menu
2007 Cowboy Chicken wins "Best of Big D" by D Magazine Dallas
2012 Forbes chooses Cowboy Chicken as one of the "Hot Restaurant Chains to Buy into Now"
2016 Cowboy Chicken Rebrand is launched
2017 Cowboy Chicken is recognized as the "Emerging Chain of the Year" by Restaurant Business
2017 Foodable names Cowboy Chicken as one of its "Top 25 Most Loved Brands"
2020 Fast Casual magazine recognizes Cowboy Chicken as one of the "Top 100 Movers & Shakers" for the 10th consecutive year
2021 We celebrate 40 years of Cowboy Chicken!