Chicken Salad Chick Restaurants Rely on Mako Networks as Growth Continues

Industry: Technology

Chicken Salad Chick restaurants, recently named one of the fastest-growing franchises in the US, relies exclusively on Mako Networks edge appliances to protect POS transactions as their business continues to expand

Elgin, IL (PRUnderground) June 25th, 2019

Mako Networks delivers PCI-compliant managed network appliances and services to all Chicken Salad Chick restaurants as the fast casual restaurant company expands from their home in the Southeastern US to Northeastern and Midwestern states. With Mako handling their networking technology, Chicken Salad Chick can keep their focus on providing fresh, healthy fare and gracious hospitality.

All Chicken Salad Chick restaurants deploy Mako 6500-M/LTE appliances with 1Gbps transfer speeds and built-in VPNs. To maintain cost-effective uptime, each location also has a Verizon or Sprint Gigabit LTE cellular data plan incorporated into an SD-WAN.

Built with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) in mind, the Mako 6500-M/LTE allows businesses to quickly and easily segment their payment networks, apply strict security controls, and lock down their systems to PCI DSS criteria. It is rich with advanced features, such as PCI-compliant Wi-Fi and high-performance SD-WAN. With a sealed, tamper-evident unit, no moving parts, and high heat tolerance, the 6500-M/LTE is well-suited to the tough network environments found at restaurants.

“The Mako system’s ability to provide fast failover from broadband to cellular allows our restaurants to maintain full network operation during broadband outages,” said John Lapeyrouse, CIO. “In addition to the security features and PCI compliance benefits, being able to offer that type of seamless service for our guests was a deciding factor for Chicken Salad Chick.”

“Mako Networks is consistently expanding our presence in the restaurant industry. Our relationship with Chicken Salad Chick is a great example of how a new, modern, fast-growing restaurant chain can leverage our cost-effective, all-inclusive networking technology to facilitate growth,” said Jason Kubasak, CEO of Mako Networks. “The ease of deploying and scaling our solution has proven to be a real advantage for younger companies like Chicken Salad Chick that are not heavily invested in old, outdated networking technology and expensive à la carte service plans.”

To inquire about Mako managed network appliances and services for your distributed enterprise, contact Mako Networks at or 800-851-4691.

About Chicken Salad Chick

Founded in Auburn, Alabama in 2008, Chicken Salad Chick serves full-flavored, Southern-style chicken salad made from scratch and served from the heart. With more than a dozen original chicken salad flavors as well as fresh side salads, gourmet soups, signature sandwiches and delicious desserts, Chicken Salad Chick’s robust menu is a perfect fit for any guest. Today, the brand has more than 110 restaurants in 13 states and is continuing its rapid expansion with both franchise and company locations. Chicken Salad Chick has received numerous accolades including rankings in Franchise Times’ Fast & Serious in 2019, Fast Casual’s top Movers and Shakers, Nation’s Restaurant News’ Next 20 in 2017 and Inc.’s list of the 500 fastest-growing companies in the U.S. in 2016. See for additional information.

About Mako Networks

Mako Networks provides simple, secure, PCI-certified networks for distributed enterprises. Operating internationally from offices in Elgin, IL, London, Melbourne and Auckland, Mako integrates cloud management and reporting, SD-WAN, Wi-Fi, 4G/LTE failover, VPN Cloud, firewalls, end-to-end PCI DSS certification and content filtering into one, easy-to-manage system. For more information, visit

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