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Pudgie's Famous Chicken


Pudgie´s is not just a chicken business, it’s a smart business. As America’s original Skinless Fried Chicken concept Pudgie’s takes a better for you, more healthful approach to crispy, golden great tasting, fried chicken.

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America's Original Skinless Fried Chicken

Why Pudgie’s?

When you make the decision to acquire a Pudgie’s Famous Chicken franchise, you are choosing to go into business with a company dedicated to helping you succeed any way they can, every way they can. You will not find a better business partner more committed to your success!

Franchisees bring a classic food brand into the neighborhoods they serve. With a growing market awareness built on guest satisfaction, Pudgie’s maintains a unique position in the market by exceeding guest expectations. As a result Pudgie’s Famous Chicken has powerful brand awareness.

Pudgie’s Famous Chicken’s signature product is bone-in chicken that has been fried in oil that contains zero grams of trans fat per serving. Pudgie’s proprietary process of preparing their chicken includes such steps as removing the skin and breading their product by hand. By eliminating the skin, Pudgie’s Famous Chicken is able to address consumers’ growing desire for a healthier option, making their chicken 25% lower in fat and cholesterol than traditional fried chicken. Units are primarily home delivery and pick ups.

Founded in 1981 in the community of Bethpage, New York, George Sanders developed his secret batter recipe and skinning process. The concept quickly spread throughout Long Island and by 1989 had become a franchise company, with units opened in 10 states. PAT Franchise Systems, Inc. acquired the company in 2002 and TRUFOODS, LLC became the franchisor in 2007.

Today, Pudgie’s Famous Chicken has a strong regional presence with several locations concentrated in the New York metropolitan area. Their success has been based on their ability to reduce cost, lower-cost procurement and improve the overall management of the brand. The introduction of more “portable” skinless chicken products such as chicken tenders and sandwiches has made the concept viable and broadened appeal, increasing customer traffic.

Competitive Advantages

  • Innovative, Delicious and Unique
  • Home Meal Delivery
  • Low Turnkey Cost
  • Financing Available
  • Protected Territories
  • Simple Operation
  • Proven Business Model
  • One-Stop Supplier Selection
  • Marketing and Advertising Programs

Superior Franchise Support

  • Site Selection & Demographic Analysis
  • Construction Assistance
  • Full Training
  • Group Buying Power
  • Cutting Edge Marketing & Advertising Programs
  • Ongoing Menu Engineering to meet today’s ever-changing trends

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