Chick-fil-A is a privately owned and family-operated fast-serve restaurant specializing in chicken-based dishes. With a goal to “Be America’s Best Quick-Service Restaurant,” Chick-fil-A has steadily grown its brand, expanding from the American South, its base, to a nationwide chain with more than 1,500 locations in 39 states and annual sales of $3.9 billion. Chick-fil-A restaurants offer a large menu, something for everyone in the family, such as classic chicken sandwiches, salads and wraps, sides, desserts and breakfast selections. With its emphasis on family, and its early reputation for outspoken Christian values, Chick-fil-A has attracted broad American appeal.
Full Franchise Information
Chick-fil-A actively seeks franchisees, and invites accepted new owners to an extensive, multi-week training program before opening a restaurant, as well as follow-up support. The company is planning to expand particularly across the American Midwest and Mountain states, as well as in the Northeast, California, Texas and Florida. As a stipulation with owning a Chick-fil-A, the restaurants must remain closed on Sundays.
Chick-fil-A Franchise Opportunities – History
Chick-fil-A’s story goes back to 1946, when Truett Cathy opened his first restaurant, The Dwarf Grill, in Hapeville, Georgia. In the early 1960s he founded Chick-fil-A, opening the restaurants in shopping malls beginning in 1967. Since then, Chick-fil-A has grown into the second largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain in the United States.
Chick-fil-A Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Chick-fil-A Franchise Income
Chick-fil-A has a distinct franchise business model. The franchise fee to join Chick-fil-A is a very accessible $5,000. Chick-fil-A corporation will pay for land, construction and equipment for a restaurant, then rent it to the franchisee for 15% of sales plus 50% of pretax profit remaining. Therefore, startup costs are very low, in exchange for higher-than-usual monthly payments.
Chick-fil-A Business Opportunities: Other Information
Chick-fil-A has been a title sponsor of the college football Peach Bowl in Atlanta since 1994, which has officially become the Chick-fil-A Blow. The restaurant brand’s motto, “Eat mor chikin,” and its comical Cow Campaign has been very effective in promoting the restaurant.