Our Unique Restaurant Franchise Opportunity
Freshly Prepared Answers from Our Gracious Support Team
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.
We invite you to call (800) 549-6139 with any additional questions you may have.
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 successful franchise concept, it may be a great time to invest with the Chick!
What are the franchise fees?
The franchise fee is $50,000 (with a $10,000 grand opening marketing fee for the first restaurant). The fee is $45,000 (with a $10,000 grand opening marketing fee for each additional restaurant secured under an Area Development Agreement). Check out our Investment Information page to learn more.
What do I get when I pay my franchise fee?
Franchise owners receive use of an array of proprietary materials, 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 you with all aspects of the development phase.
Is there a marketing fee and, if so, what is it?
The marketing fee is up to 2% of each store’s gross revenue, and it is used to support regional and national marketing, public relations, social media, and promotional efforts. We require franchise owners to spend a minimum of 1% of their local marketing on community efforts.
What is the royalty fee?
Franchise owners pay a royalty fee of 5% of each store’s gross revenue. This fee funds ongoing support to franchise owners, such as purchasing, operational support, systems and procedures updates, and training programs.
What is the total investment required to open a Chicken Salad Chick?
$483,000–$648,000 (not including tenant improvement funds)
What are the minimum financial requirements to own a Chicken Salad Chick?
$150,000 in liquid capital and a net worth of $600,000 per location