Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are we the right fit for each other?
A: We are currently seeking individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit who possess high energy and enthusiasm about our brand, marketing skills, and the ability to manage a strong team. Restaurant experience is preferred. If you have the desire to own and manage your own restaurant under the guidance of our franchised concept, then The Chick just might be the right fit!
Q: What are the franchise fees?
A: A development fee of $60,000 for your first restaurant and a non-refundable deposit of $30,000 for each additional restaurant to be developed. The remaining $30,000 will be due upon signing the franchise agreement for each additional location.
Q: What do I get when I pay my franchise fee?
A: Franchisees receive use of an array of proprietary material including the brand standards manual, trademarks and recipes, operating manuals, and ten days of training for three people. We will also bring a trained staff to support you during the ten days surrounding your store opening. Additionally, we have a support team to assist with all aspects of the development phase.
Q: Is there a marketing fee and, if so, what is it?
A: The marketing fee is up to 2 percent of each store’s gross revenue and is used to support regional and national marketing, public relations, social media and promotional efforts. There is also a minimum of 1 percent required to be allocated to local store marketing efforts.
Q: What is the royalty fee?
A: Franchisees pay a royalty fee of 5 percent of each store’s gross revenue. This fee funds ongoing support to the franchisees including purchasing, operational support, systems and procedures updates, and training programs.
Q: What is the total investment required to open a Chicken Salad Chick?
A: $403,000-$583,200 is all inclusive.
Q: What are the minimum financial requirements to own a Chicken Salad Chick?
A: The minimum financial requirements to own a Chicken Salad Chick are $150,000 liquid capital and $600,000 net worth per location.
* Please Note, This in not intended as an offer to sell you a franchise. Offers are made only upon delivery of our current Franchise Disclosure Document, which contains all relevant information concerning the costs, expenses and commitment involved in purchasing a franchise. Currently, the following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. We will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your jurisdiction.