A fast casual restaurant based in Auburn, AL that was founded in 2008. With over 60 locations and adding 30 – 40 additional stores per year, it was ranked #37 in America’s Fastest Growing businesses.


Knox Sports began working with CSC in April of 2016. When we first met with the company they had contracts with 4-5 schools. Majority of their assets were branding focused and they had no system in place to evaluate whether they were receiving a successful return on their sponsorship investment.
Through the negotiated process, we implemented strategies with the goal of generating traffic into the local stores and a system for monitoring the traffic.


Promotions were executed utilizing their existing Craving Credits app to distribute prizes. Depending on the type of promotion, fans would download the app and enter a designated code to enter into the app which automatically generated a prize (i.e. Free Scoop of Chicken Salad, $5 off next purchase). To redeem the prize, fans had to visit the local store. Through the app we were able to track the following:
# of people who downloaded the app (new customers)
# of people to enter keyword
# of people who redeemed the prize (visited the store)
Total excess spent with each visit.


This information provided Knox Sports and Chicken Salad Chick with data to:

  1. Track the effectiveness of the promotion (i.e. # of fans entering keyword and redeeming prize)
  2. Make any necessary adjustments immediately to ensure pre-determined goals would be achieved
  3. Determine the return on the investment by analyzing the total amount of direct sales generated by promotion.

In 2016/2017 this promotion took place at University of South Alabama.  By the end of the contract year, the promotion had generated in-store sales equal to the amount of the sponsorship. The Chicken Salad Chick franchisee renewed the sponsorship for an additional year.

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