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Citizen Chicken offerings were developed by Aladdin chefs from around the country.

Aladdin chicken concept debuts at Southern Oregon University

Company’s Citizen Chicken responds to current trends.

Aladdin Campus Dining debuted its first Citizen Chicken unit at Southern Oregon University (SOU). A concept developed in partnership with Aladdin chefs across the country, Citizen Chicken offers a tasty variety of “chicken sandwiches” that remain one of the hottest food trends in the country, according to the National Restaurant Association. The official ribbon cutting celebration was held in Elmo’s Grill, the main eatery located inside the Stevenson Union on SOU’s Ashland campus on May 17.

“SOU is always happy to partner and collaborate with Aladdin and is very proud to be the first campus to spotlight Citizen Chicken,” says Director of University Housing Staci Buchwald. “Our community is always thankful for new food concepts on campus and the feedback from students so far has been overwhelmingly positive.”

Citizen_Chicken_two.jpgPhoto: The concept allows students to select from high-quality made from scratch sauces and sides to pair with their chicken sandwiches. 

Photo credit: Aladdin Campus Dining

The concept allows students to select from high-quality made from scratch sauces and sides to pair with their main dish, which includes high quality plant-based chicken sandwiches, Nashville hot sandwiches, chicken BLTs and a chicken and waffles served with fries, cilantro slaw and crunchy corn muffins.  Mac and cheese, fried pickles, collard greens, and Caesar salads round out the menu that students can order from.

“The new Citizen Chicken opens innovative culinary and Southern culture opportunities to Aladdin locations across the country, where students, but also members of our local communities can savor the tastes of the deep South,” says Aladdin Director of Culinary Chef Eric Pearce. “We are excited to bring additional quality food options, and our brands respond to what our students want to eat on campus.”

Citizen Chicken is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, and is part of Elmo’s retail center on campus, where it joins other Aladdin retail brands like WeBurg, Dabrix, Grains & Greens and the Teriyaki Grill. Elmo’s is also open to the local community. 

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