Our Unique Restaurant Franchise Opportunity
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Chicken Salad Chick embraces a culture of hospitality and quality food served straight from the heart. We proudly offer unique restaurant franchise opportunities to qualified individuals who are dedicated to our mission of spreading joy, enriching lives, and serving others. Think you might fit right in with the Chick Family? Read on for answers to questions you may have about our franchise development process.
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Are we the right fit for each other?We are currently seeking community-minded individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit who possess high energy and enthusiasm about our brand, as well as 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!
What are the franchise fees?Franchise Fee: $50,000 and a $10,000 grand opening marketing fee for the first restaurant. $45,000 and a $10,000 grand opening marketing fee for each additional restaurant secured under an Area Development Agreement. ($20,000 non-refundable deposit due upon signing the Area Development Agreement and $25,000 plus a $10,000 grand opening marketing fee, due upon execution of the franchise agreement for each additional restaurant.)
What do I get when I pay my franchise fee?Franchise owners 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 provide extensive marketing for your grand opening and bring 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.
Is there a marketing fee and, if so, what is it?The marketing fee is up to two percent of each store’s gross revenue, and it is used to support regional and national marketing, public relations, social media, and promotional efforts. Franchisees are required to spend a minimum of one percent of their local marketing on community efforts.
What is the royalty fee?Franchise owners pay a royalty fee of five percent of each store’s gross revenue. This fee funds ongoing support to the franchise owners, including purchasing, operational support, systems and procedures updates, and training programs.
What is the total investment required to open a Chicken Salad Chick?The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Chicken Salad Chick restaurant is $742,300 to $950,300 for a restaurant developed in a non-Drive-Thru location and $762,300 to $980,300 for a restaurant developed in a Drive-Thru location. This does not include tenant improvement funds.
What are the minimum financial requirements to own a Chicken Salad Chick?The minimum financial requirements to own a Chicken Salad Chick are $250,000 liquid capital and $750,000 net worth per location.
*Please refer to Item 7 of our 2022 Franchise Disclosure Document for additional detailed information. This discloses 2021 average unit volume for all 130 franchised Restaurants that operated during all of 2021. 62 (or 48%) of these 130 franchised Restaurants exceeded this AUV number during 2021. A new franchisee’s results may differ from the represented performance. There is no assurance that you will do as well and you must accept that risk. These figures appear in Item 19 of our April 28, 2022 Franchise Disclosure Document with other historical financial performance information for franchised and affiliate-owned Restaurants.
Please refer to our 2022 Franchise Disclosure Document for additional information. This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. 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. If you are a resident of or want to locate a franchise in one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your state. Franchise offerings are made only after we provide a Franchise Disclosure Document.