Chicken Delight Franchise

Quick-service restaurant offering fried chicken and pizza

When Al Tunick bought some deep fryers from a company that was going out of business, he didn't quite know what to do with them. With the help of some friends, Tunick began experimenting, trying to cook different foods in the fryers. The entrepreneur found his answer in chicken, and in 1952, Chicken Delight was born. The company quickly expanded throughout the United States and first moved into Canada in 1958.
Winnipeg entrepreneur Otto Koch purchased his first Chicken Delight
franchise in 1969. Seeing the potential of the chain in Canada, Koch
built and acquired additional franchise locations and in 1976 bought
Chicken Delight of Canada Ltd.
By providing quality service and cleanliness, the Canadian operation
prospered. This success led to Koch’s acquisition of the U.S. and
International arm - Chicken Delight International Inc. in 1979. For the
first time the total Chicken Delight system was under one roof. Otto
Koch passed away in December 2010 - but that wasn’t the end for Chicken
Winnipeg couple Jim and Nadine Cartman became the new owners of Chicken Delight in June 2012.
Under their leadership, Chicken Delight is now undergoing a brand
refresh with focus on renovating existing stores, adding new menu items
and improving customer service.
The Cartmans and their team keep a close
eye on the marketplace and are constantly looking to expand Chicken
through franchising.
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Chicken Delight features a menu of fried chicken, pizza and ribs for dine-in, delivery and takeout.

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How much does it cost to open a Chicken Delight Franchise?

The investment required to open a Chicken Delight Franchise is between $428,900-$603,100. There is an initial franchise fee of $20,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Chicken Delight name.

Individual Unit Costs

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years
  • Renewal Fee:
    Legal fees (to be determined)

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When did the first Chicken Delight open? 1952
When did Chicken Delight start Franchising? 1952

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2004 10 38 2 11
2003 10 15 2 11
2002 10 38 2 15
2001 9 39 1 16
2000 9 40 1 16

United States: Mid West, North East,


Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Grand opening, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives

Ad slicks, Regional advertising

2% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 10

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (99% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Chicken Delight Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    Chicken Delight

    Chicken Delight

    Chicken Delight
    395 Berry St.
    Winnipeg, MB
    R3J 1N6


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