Chester's Franchise

Quick-service chicken restaurant

Chester’s serves Great Tasting Fresh Fried Chicken that’s cooked to perfection, with a unique taste and style. Our secret is a family recipe and process that’s been successful for over 40 years. Chester’s brings you delicious fried chicken, tempting tenders, sandwiches, wraps, salads, breakfast items and more.

And that’s not all we’re known for! Our chicken is complimented by our signature Potato Wedges, Chester’s Original Sauce and delicious biscuits and sides.

We offer a great deal of flexibility in the placement of Chester’s including restaurant-in-store (convenience stores, truck stops, supermarkets), co-branded with other national brands, malls and food-courts, and in-line shopping center locations. And there is variety in our menu formats, including take-out only, take-out and dine-in. We can tailor the restaurant to meet your needs and to properly position Chester’s in your market.

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How much does it cost to open a Chester's Franchise?

The investment required to open a Chester's Franchise is between $12,385-$277,313. There is an initial franchise fee of $3,500 which grants you the license to run a business under the Chester's name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years

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When did the first Chester's open? 1952
When did Chester's start Franchising? 2004

United States: Nationwide

International: Worldwide

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

On-The-Job Training: 30 hours
Classroom Training: 3 hours
Ongoing training as required

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Grand Opening
Online Support
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International franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 8

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (50% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Chester's 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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    Chester's International LLC
    2020 Cahaba Road
    Birmingham, AL


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