Meet Max

Chick N Max was hatched in Wichita, KS, a power-center for restaurant and business headquarters. With more than three decades of experience cooking up hot concepts, the Max in our chicken was raised right here in Wichita, and values the many mentors that inspired his love of restaurants as well as the valuable connections they create among friends, families, businesses and communities.

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Max Sheets

Founder & CEO

Max’s love of restaurants began back in his teenage days, scraping cheese off the pans in a Pizza Hut kitchen. With a career in restaurant development that now spans almost three decades, he conceptualized Chick N Max and assembled a team of culinary professionals to perfect the menu.

The first Chick N Max landed in 2018 at the heart of Wichita, KS—a metro area long known for ties to successful restaurant start-ups and entrepreneurial genius. Max was raised here and values the many local mentors that inspire his love of restaurants and the connections they create among friends, family, businesses and communities.

As founder and CEO, Max is grateful to put his past to work in a restaurant that prioritizes people and high-quality food as the foundation of every guest experience. Prior to the development of Chick N Max, Max served as an executive in development for Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Smashburger, Ted’s Montana Grill, Fox & Hound, and Lone Star Steakhouse.

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News & Events

Chick N Max Expanding in Wichita

In November, all Chick N Max locations will debut two new sandwich flavors, Nashville Hot and Pimento Peach. Chick N Max is expanding once again. Responding to consumer demands for healthier proteins offered in creative ways, Chick N Max is bringing their innovative take on chicken to their next location at 352 S. West St…. Read More

How a growing chicken concept is differentiating itself in a crowded market

Chick N Max, founded by an industry vet, sells chicken fried and smoked—and even has its own in-store radio station. The concept: Chick N Max The details: A two-unit, quick-service chicken chain (with a third store opening next month) based in Wichita, Kan. The first location opened in January 2018. Stores are 2,200 to 2,800… Read More

New Chick N Max Opens in West Wichita

Chick N Max opened a new location today in Wichita’s fast-growing North Maize Road retail corridor. This is the third restaurant for the fledgling concept that launched just a year ago at Central & Hillside. The second location opened a few months later at 21st & Greenwich. “Opening our first three restaurants and developing the… Read More

92.3 Interview with Max Sheets

Chick N Max goes live on-air with 92.3 KS Country. Listen as Trace and Cathy interview Max Sheets in-studio. Listen as Max tells a little about the local roots of Chick N Max restaurants, and discover what’s new with our funky good (and local) chicken joint.

Chick N Max Nominated for Hot New Concept of 2018 by Kansas Restaurant Association

An awards ceremony that’s kind of like the Oscars for Kansas restaurants happens later this month, and late last week, the nominees were announced. The list includes many Wichita restaurants, chefs, managers and servers. The awards are handed out by the Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association, and the ceremony is set to happen from 5 to… Read More

Tom Duhigg Joins Growing Chick N Max as SVP of Operations

As Chick N Max staffs for growth, restaurant industry veteran Tom Duhigg joins the executive team as senior vice president of operations. “Tom is an experienced professional and we are grateful he has chosen to put his talents to work for our growing company. We’re restaurant people with a genuine love and appreciation for the… Read More

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