[image-1]So I had just had a mind-blowing epiphany: I’ve been eating Kickin’ Chicken for three-fourths of the restaurant’s years in business.

Launched in 1997 under the direction of Chip Roberts and Bobby Perry, the first Kickin’ Chicken location was on Morrison Drive near City Paper’s old digs. Today, of course we all know Roberts, Perry, and David Miller — who partnered up with the two after they opened their second James Island location — run a locally owned and operated chicken empire.

To celebrate their 20 years of success, today through Nov. 19, all five local locations will be throwing a party with beer specials that pay homage to their first year in business — $1.97 Bud Light and Buds, 97 sweet tea and cent kids’ meals, craft drafts for $3.97, and $5.97 Buffalo dip, three piece tenders, and sandwiches.

If you’re a loyalty member, ask about how to enter Kickin’ Chicken’s daily giveaways.

And for a long read on Kickin’ Chicken’s history, check out our 2012 story, “The guys at Kickin’ Chicken create a franchise that’s worth clucking about.”

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