Chicken Salad Chick: Stacy Brown (2018) For many of us, chicken salad is just another sandwich filling, but Stacy Brown turned it into a $75 million business. In 2007, she was a divorced mother of three looking for a way to make ends meet. So she started making chicken salad in her kitchen and selling it out of a basket, door-to-door. She eventually turned that home operation into Chicken Salad Chick, a chain that now has close to 150 locations in the U.S. PLUS in our post-script "How You Built That," we check back with Ofer and Helene Webman who developed the Tonewood Amp, a device that can change the way an acoustic guitar sounds without bulky pedals and amps.
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Chicken Salad Chick: Stacy Brown (2018)

Chicken Salad Chick: Stacy Brown (2018)

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Stacy Brown is the founder of Chicken Salad Chick
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For many of us, chicken salad is just another sandwich filling, but Stacy Brown turned it into a $75 million business.

In 2007, she was a divorced mother of three looking for a way to make ends meet. So she started making chicken salad in her kitchen and selling it out of a basket, door-to-door.

She eventually turned that home operation into Chicken Salad Chick, a chain that now has close to 150 locations in the U.S.

How You Built That: Tonewood Amp

We check back with Ofer and Helene Webman, who developed a device that can change the way an acoustic guitar sounds without bulky pedals and amps.

How You Built That: Tonewood Amp

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How I Built This

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