About the side chick

About The Side Chick

Our journey began in 2024 with a simple mission: to serve up the best chicken with a side of playful vibes and unforgettable tastes in Branson, MO. From our crispy Southern fried chicken to our signature charcoal-grilled specialties, every bite is crafted to satisfy your urge for the bird.

Meet the mastermind behind the madness.

The Side Chick is the brainchild of Brad Leighninger, an experienced restaurateur who knows a thing or two about creating memorable dining experiences. Brad also runs The Downing Street Pour House in Branson, the award-winning Gettin’ Basted, and the imaginative Mythical ‘Wich. With a passion for great food and a knack for bringing people together, he decided it was time to spice things up with a new venture.

About The Side Chick: our story

After seeing the success and community love for his other restaurants, Brad wanted to introduce something different and exciting to Branson. Thus, The Side Chick was hatched! Combining a variety of delicious chicken dishes with a fun, welcoming environment, The Side Chick quickly became the go-to spot for locals and visitors alike.

Brad Leighninger, owner of the side chick, with several chicken sandwiches

Why Choose The Side Chick?

At The Side Chick, we’re not just serving chicken – we’re serving up an experience. Our playful sayings like “Chick Magnet” and “Chick, Please” are sprinkled throughout our restaurant, adding a touch of humor and charm to your visit. We believe in fowl play, and our menu reflects that with a variety of saucy, spicy, and savory options to choose from.

Our commitment to quality means we fry our chicken in pure peanut oil for that perfect crisp and use only the freshest ingredients. Whether you’re here for a quick lunch, a family dinner, or just to satisfy a craving, you’ll find something to love at The Side Chick.

Why settle for ordinary?

Join us at The Side Chick!

So why settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary? Come on down to The Side Chick and discover why we’re Branson’s hottest new spot for all things chicken. We’re more than just another wingman – we’re your new favorite chicken joint!