Chester's

About Chester's

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.

Chicken/Wings Franchise Opportunities

Below is a quick comparison of Chester's against other Chicken/Wings franchises and business opportunities. For an in depth comparison of Chester's with another opportunity including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options click on the name of the company to view the detailed comparison.

Franchise Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
AllStar Wings & Ribs $45,000 $772,500-$1,093,286
Atomic Wings $25,000 5% $175,000-And Up
Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits $25,000 4% 1% $1,494,934-$2,408,000
Boneheads N/A 5% 2% $344,000-$625,000
Brewster's Chicken $8,500 $850/mo. $125/mo. $99,000-$2,400,000
Brown's Chicken & Pasta $25,000 $155,000-$365,000
Buffalo Philly's $18,000 4% $215,200-$376,100
Buffalo Wild Wings $40,000 5% 3.15% $1,997,700-$3,750,700
Buffalo Wings & Rings $40,000 5% 2%-4% $1,280,000-$2,412,000
Buffalo's Southwest Cafe $50,000 6% 2% $392,550-$838,150
Carl's Jr $25,000-$35,000 4% 6% $1,622,000-$2,171,500
Charo Chicken $25,000 $518,350-$632,600
Chick 'n' Chick $30,000-$50,000 $450,000-$550,000
Chick-fil-A $10,000 $202,795-$1,277,250
Chicken Delight $20,000 5% $150,000-$350,000
Chicken Dijon $25,000 $172,000-$329,000
Chicken Kitchen $30,000 5% 2%local+1%Nat'l $500,000-And Up
Chickery (Canada), The $30,000 $235,500-$510,500
Chickery, The $30,000 5% 2% $462,950-$1,170,700
CHOOKS $52,500 4% 4% + 1% local $300,615
Church's Chicken $15,000 5% 5% $348,300-$1,826,300
Cluck-u Chicken $25,000 $125,000-$225,000
Commercial Capital Training Group N/A 4% local $25,500-$65,000
Culver $55,000 4% 2.5% $2,043,000-$4,652,000
Dick's Wings $35,000 $229,500-$772,500
Dixie Lee $25,000 6% $160,000-$369,000
East Coast Wings $40,000 5% 2% $661,375-$1,098,570
El Pollo Loco $40,000 2%-3%-4% $900,000-$1,755,000
Flame Broiler Restaurant, The $25,000 5% 3% $256,732-$408,514
Flamer's Grill $30,000 5% 2% $171,500-$345,500
Golden Chick $30,000 4% 1% $237,950-$488,000
Ground Pat'i Grille & Bar, The $22,000-$35,000 4% $359,800-$1,600,000
Hartz Chicken $20,000 $288,000-$993,600
Houston Restaurants $50,000 $1,350,000
Hurricane Grill & Wings $35,000 5% 2.5% $225,300-$969,000
KFC $45,000 4-5% 5% $1,442,550-$2,771,500
Mary Brown's $25,000 5% 4% $500,000-$600,000
Mo-joe's $20,000-$25,000 $125,000-$350,000
Naked Chicken $25,000 5% 2% $233,500-$624,000
Nando's Chickenland (West) Ltd $35,000 $450,000
Native Grill & Wings $35,000 6% 1% $998,000-$2,620,500
Otter's Chicken Tenders $30,000 5% $291,500-$429,000
Pappas Roasters $25,000 $230,000-$295,000
Pluckers Wing Bar $18,000 $70,000-$225,000
Pollo Campero $40,000 5% 5% $312,421-$1,652,500
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen $30,000 5% 4% $306,300-$371,100
Pudgie's Famous Chicken $30,000 5% $197,000-$379,000
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers $0-$45,000 $768,100-$1,937,500
Ranch One $30,000 6% 1% $175,400-$544,750
Red Rooster N/A $250,000-$550,000
Rex's Chicken $25,000 6% $196,000-$413,000
Scores Restaurants $60,000 4% 3% $450,000
Sonoma Chicken Coop N/A $709,000-$1,919,000
St. Louis Bar and Grill $35,000 6% 1% $450,000
Steaks To Go $24,500 $250/wk. or 3% $110,000-$150,000
Wild Wing Cafe $50,000 4% 3.5% $1,054,242-$2,238,925
Wild Wings n Things N/A $85,000-$125,000
Williams Fried Chicken $12,000-$25,000 $30,000-$573,500
Wing Machine $20,000 $150,000
Wing Nutz $30,000 $195,000-$380,000
Wing Zone $17,500 5% 2% $275,403-$401,903
WingHouse $50,000-$135,000 $928,000-$1,926,000
WINGMAN WINGS $25,000-$83,750 4% 1% $250,000
Wings Etc. $37,500 5% 2% $347,150-$746,200
Wings Over... $20,000 4% $275,000
Wingstop $20,000 6% 4% $346,775-$733,249
WingsUp! $35,000 $220,000-$280,000
WOW Cafe $15,000-$35,000 3%-8% t0 2% $234,400-$779,500
Yaya's Flame Broiled Chicken $15,000 4% 3% $335,500-$460,000
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Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
AllStar Wings & Ribs
$45,000 $772,500-$1,093,286
Atomic Wings
$25,000 5% $175,000-And Up
Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits
$25,000 4% 1% $1,494,934-$2,408,000
Boneheads
N/A 5% 2% $344,000-$625,000
Brewster's Chicken
$8,500 $850/mo. $125/mo. $99,000-$2,400,000
Brown's Chicken & Pasta
$25,000 $155,000-$365,000
Buffalo Philly's
$18,000 4% $215,200-$376,100
Buffalo Wild Wings
$40,000 5% 3.15% $1,997,700-$3,750,700
Buffalo Wings & Rings
$40,000 5% 2%-4% $1,280,000-$2,412,000
Buffalo's Southwest Cafe
$50,000 6% 2% $392,550-$838,150
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Carl's Jr
$25,000-$35,000 4% 6% $1,622,000-$2,171,500
Charo Chicken
$25,000 $518,350-$632,600
Chick 'n' Chick
$30,000-$50,000 $450,000-$550,000
Chick-fil-A
$10,000 $202,795-$1,277,250
Chicken Delight
$20,000 5% $150,000-$350,000
Chicken Dijon
$25,000 $172,000-$329,000
Chicken Kitchen
$30,000 5% 2%local+1%Nat'l $500,000-And Up
Chickery (Canada), The
$30,000 $235,500-$510,500
Chickery, The
$30,000 5% 2% $462,950-$1,170,700
CHOOKS
$52,500 4% 4% + 1% local $300,615
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Church's Chicken
$15,000 5% 5% $348,300-$1,826,300
Cluck-u Chicken
$25,000 $125,000-$225,000
Commercial Capital Training Group
N/A 4% local $25,500-$65,000
Culver
$55,000 4% 2.5% $2,043,000-$4,652,000
Dick's Wings
$35,000 $229,500-$772,500
Dixie Lee
$25,000 6% $160,000-$369,000
East Coast Wings
$40,000 5% 2% $661,375-$1,098,570
El Pollo Loco
$40,000 2%-3%-4% $900,000-$1,755,000
Flame Broiler Restaurant, The
$25,000 5% 3% $256,732-$408,514
Flamer's Grill
$30,000 5% 2% $171,500-$345,500
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Golden Chick
$30,000 4% 1% $237,950-$488,000
Ground Pat'i Grille & Bar, The
$22,000-$35,000 4% $359,800-$1,600,000
Hartz Chicken
$20,000 $288,000-$993,600
Houston Restaurants
$50,000 $1,350,000
Hurricane Grill & Wings
$35,000 5% 2.5% $225,300-$969,000
KFC
$45,000 4-5% 5% $1,442,550-$2,771,500
Mary Brown's
$25,000 5% 4% $500,000-$600,000
Mo-joe's
$20,000-$25,000 $125,000-$350,000
Naked Chicken
$25,000 5% 2% $233,500-$624,000
Nando's Chickenland (West) Ltd
$35,000 $450,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Native Grill & Wings
$35,000 6% 1% $998,000-$2,620,500
Otter's Chicken Tenders
$30,000 5% $291,500-$429,000
Pappas Roasters
$25,000 $230,000-$295,000
Pluckers Wing Bar
$18,000 $70,000-$225,000
Pollo Campero
$40,000 5% 5% $312,421-$1,652,500
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
$30,000 5% 4% $306,300-$371,100
Pudgie's Famous Chicken
$30,000 5% $197,000-$379,000
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
$0-$45,000 $768,100-$1,937,500
Ranch One
$30,000 6% 1% $175,400-$544,750
Red Rooster
N/A $250,000-$550,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Rex's Chicken
$25,000 6% $196,000-$413,000
Scores Restaurants
$60,000 4% 3% $450,000
Sonoma Chicken Coop
N/A $709,000-$1,919,000
St. Louis Bar and Grill
$35,000 6% 1% $450,000
Steaks To Go
$24,500 $250/wk. or 3% $110,000-$150,000
Wild Wing Cafe
$50,000 4% 3.5% $1,054,242-$2,238,925
Wild Wings n Things
N/A $85,000-$125,000
Williams Fried Chicken
$12,000-$25,000 $30,000-$573,500
Wing Machine
$20,000 $150,000
Wing Nutz
$30,000 $195,000-$380,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Wing Zone
$17,500 5% 2% $275,403-$401,903
WingHouse
$50,000-$135,000 $928,000-$1,926,000
WINGMAN WINGS
$25,000-$83,750 4% 1% $250,000
Wings Etc.
$37,500 5% 2% $347,150-$746,200
Wings Over...
$20,000 4% $275,000
Wingstop
$20,000 6% 4% $346,775-$733,249
WingsUp!
$35,000 $220,000-$280,000
WOW Cafe
$15,000-$35,000 3%-8% t0 2% $234,400-$779,500
Yaya's Flame Broiled Chicken
$15,000 4% 3% $335,500-$460,000

Fast Food Franchise Opportunities

Below is a quick comparison of Chester's against other Fast Food franchises and business opportunities. For an in depth comparison of Chester's with another opportunity including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options click on the name of the company to view the detailed comparison.

Franchise Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Anoush N/A $1,500 flat + GST $160,000-$200,000
b.good $40,000 5% 1.5% $545,000-$951,000
Back Yard Burgers $35,000 5% 3% $465,000-$1,680,000
Bar-B-Cutie $35,000 5% 2% $266,986-$2,080,491
Berryhill Baja Grill $25,500-$30,000 5% $257,500-$527,500
Binghamton Hots $25,000 5% 2% $134,650-$301,400
Boardwalk Fries $3,000-$25,000 $144,500-$545,000
Bull Chicks $35,000-$39,000 7% 2% $126,500-$495,000
Burger 21 $30,000-$40,000 5% 1% -3% $422,083-$974,395
Burger King $15,000-$50,000 4.5% 4% $323,100-$3,076,600
BurritoVille $25,000 6% 2% $100,000-$500,000
Cafe Yumm $40,000 6% up to 3% $716,500-$999,200
Carl's Jr $25,000-$35,000 4% 6% $1,622,000-$2,171,500
Central Park Of America N/A $287,000-$418,000
Checkers Drive-In $30,000 4% 4.5% $96,414-$1,501,265
Cheeburger Cheeburger $24,500 4.5% $200,000-$387,000
Choo Choo Johnny's N/A $313,850-$441,500
Cinema Grill $30,000 3% $500,000-And Up
Corn D' Queen $1,140 0 0 $1,300
CRAVE $35,000 6% 2% $157,900-$453,500
Dairy Belle Freeze $12,500 $50,000-$200,000
Evos $35,000 3.5-5.5% $349,900-$449,900
Farmer Boys $45,000 5% 3% $1,063,500-$1,613,500
Fast Eddie's $25,000 $245,000-$295,000
Fit for Life N/A 7% 0% $180,000-And Up
Five Guys Burgers & Fries $25,000 6% 2% $152,600-$360,300
Foster's Grille $35,000 5% $300,000-$460,000
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers $25,000 4.5% .375% $577,968-$5,779,681,986,361
French Fry Heaven $25,000 6% 4% $101,000-$490,500
Fuddruckers $50,000 5% .25% $300,000-$1,500,000
Grandy's $30,000 $799,800-$1,104,000
Great Steak & Potato Company, The $30,000 6% $146,600-$511,050
Healthy Bites Grill $30,000 4% $258,800-$637,000
Hongkong Noodle Factory $1,450 0 0 $1,600
Hot Stuff Foods N/A 0 0 $59,500-$140,000
Hummus & Pita Co $40,000 6% 3% $409,000-$734,500
Jerry's Curb Service $40,000 4% $959,000-$1,600,000
Jody Maroni's Sausage Kingdom $20,000 5% $50,000-$425,000
Johnny Rockets $49,000 5% $581,000-$877,000
Justix $30,000 6% $223,000-$332,000
KFC $45,000 4-5% 5% $1,442,550-$2,771,500
la prep $35,000 6% $300,000-$425,000
Li'l Dino Corp N/A $47,400-$240,800
Lindy - Gertie's $9,500 $39,500
Liquid Planet $25,000 5% 1%Nat'l + 1%Local $158,250-$302,000
Maid-Rite N/A $200,000-$325,000
Manchu Wok $30,000 7% 1% $441,050-$713,500
McDonald's $45,000 4% 4% $1,058,000-$2,230,000
Mega Wraps $10,000 6% 2% $189,000
Million Snacks $2,000 5% 1% $109,050-$302,000
Moe's Southwest Grill $30,000 5% 2% $446,035-$997,212
Mr. Goodburger's $25,000 6-8% $155,000-$210,000
Mr. Goodcents $35,000 6% 3.5% $211,432-$431,843
Negril Eatery $25,000 5% $244,100-$327,567
Nothing But Noodles $25,000 6% $408,500-$555,300
Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Company, The $30,000 $250,000-$450,000
Pacman Balls on Stick $1,140 0 0 $1,300
Papa-N-Son's $30,000 6% $196,450-$296,800
Petro's Chili & Chips $15,000 5% 4% local+1% Nat'l $75,000-$324,950
Philly Connection $20,000 6% $154,000-$261,500
Planet Wings N/A $250,000-$350,000
Rising Roll Gourmet $30,000 2%local + 1%Nat'l $283,000-$425,500
Roy Rogers $30,000 5% 3% $767,250-$1,580,950
Rumbi Island Grill $35,000 5%-8% 2% $350,000-$495,500
Sandella's $25,000 $147,400-$225,250
Shamrock Burgers $20,000 5% 1% Nat'l $200,000-$260,000
Skyline Chili N/A $450,000-$1,200,000
Sonic Drive In $45,000 2.45-5% 3.25-5% $865,000-$3,641,300
Sophie's Cuban Cuisine $7,500 $365,000-$611,000
Steak n Shake $25,000-$40,000 5.5% $672,000-$1,835,000
Taco Bell $25,000-$45,000 5.5% 4.25% $525,100-$2,622,400
Taco John's $25,000 5% 4% $942,000-$1,388,500
Taco Maker, The $19,000-$29,000 5% $221,000-$400,000
Taco Palace $33,950 0-4% $53,200-$133,100
Tastee Freez $10,000-$20,000 5% 3%local + 1% Nat'l $40,000-$900,000
Tin Drum Asia Cafe $35,000 6% 1.5% $272,000-$479,500
Tin Star Restaurant $20,000-$35,000 4% $500,000
UFood $35,000 5% 2% $424,000-$605,500
Valentine Restaurant N/A 5% 2.5% $140,000-$200,000
Wild Noodles $25,000 5% $273,500-$350,000
ZooHoo's Eatery $10,000-$17,500 4.5% $69,000-$159,000
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Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Anoush
N/A $1,500 flat + GST $160,000-$200,000
b.good
$40,000 5% 1.5% $545,000-$951,000
Back Yard Burgers
$35,000 5% 3% $465,000-$1,680,000
Bar-B-Cutie
$35,000 5% 2% $266,986-$2,080,491
Berryhill Baja Grill
$25,500-$30,000 5% $257,500-$527,500
Binghamton Hots
$25,000 5% 2% $134,650-$301,400
Boardwalk Fries
$3,000-$25,000 $144,500-$545,000
Bull Chicks
$35,000-$39,000 7% 2% $126,500-$495,000
Burger 21
$30,000-$40,000 5% 1% -3% $422,083-$974,395
Burger King
$15,000-$50,000 4.5% 4% $323,100-$3,076,600
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
BurritoVille
$25,000 6% 2% $100,000-$500,000
Cafe Yumm
$40,000 6% up to 3% $716,500-$999,200
Carl's Jr
$25,000-$35,000 4% 6% $1,622,000-$2,171,500
Central Park Of America
N/A $287,000-$418,000
Checkers Drive-In
$30,000 4% 4.5% $96,414-$1,501,265
Cheeburger Cheeburger
$24,500 4.5% $200,000-$387,000
Choo Choo Johnny's
N/A $313,850-$441,500
Cinema Grill
$30,000 3% $500,000-And Up
Corn D' Queen
$1,140 0 0 $1,300
CRAVE
$35,000 6% 2% $157,900-$453,500
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Dairy Belle Freeze
$12,500 $50,000-$200,000
Evos
$35,000 3.5-5.5% $349,900-$449,900
Farmer Boys
$45,000 5% 3% $1,063,500-$1,613,500
Fast Eddie's
$25,000 $245,000-$295,000
Fit for Life
N/A 7% 0% $180,000-And Up
Five Guys Burgers & Fries
$25,000 6% 2% $152,600-$360,300
Foster's Grille
$35,000 5% $300,000-$460,000
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
$25,000 4.5% .375% $577,968-$5,779,681,986,361
French Fry Heaven
$25,000 6% 4% $101,000-$490,500
Fuddruckers
$50,000 5% .25% $300,000-$1,500,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Grandy's
$30,000 $799,800-$1,104,000
Great Steak & Potato Company, The
$30,000 6% $146,600-$511,050
Healthy Bites Grill
$30,000 4% $258,800-$637,000
Hongkong Noodle Factory
$1,450 0 0 $1,600
Hot Stuff Foods
N/A 0 0 $59,500-$140,000
Hummus & Pita Co
$40,000 6% 3% $409,000-$734,500
Jerry's Curb Service
$40,000 4% $959,000-$1,600,000
Jody Maroni's Sausage Kingdom
$20,000 5% $50,000-$425,000
Johnny Rockets
$49,000 5% $581,000-$877,000
Justix
$30,000 6% $223,000-$332,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
KFC
$45,000 4-5% 5% $1,442,550-$2,771,500
la prep
$35,000 6% $300,000-$425,000
Li'l Dino Corp
N/A $47,400-$240,800
Lindy - Gertie's
$9,500 $39,500
Liquid Planet
$25,000 5% 1%Nat'l + 1%Local $158,250-$302,000
Maid-Rite
N/A $200,000-$325,000
Manchu Wok
$30,000 7% 1% $441,050-$713,500
McDonald's
$45,000 4% 4% $1,058,000-$2,230,000
Mega Wraps
$10,000 6% 2% $189,000
Million Snacks
$2,000 5% 1% $109,050-$302,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Moe's Southwest Grill
$30,000 5% 2% $446,035-$997,212
Mr. Goodburger's
$25,000 6-8% $155,000-$210,000
Mr. Goodcents
$35,000 6% 3.5% $211,432-$431,843
Negril Eatery
$25,000 5% $244,100-$327,567
Nothing But Noodles
$25,000 6% $408,500-$555,300
Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Company, The
$30,000 $250,000-$450,000
Pacman Balls on Stick
$1,140 0 0 $1,300
Papa-N-Son's
$30,000 6% $196,450-$296,800
Petro's Chili & Chips
$15,000 5% 4% local+1% Nat'l $75,000-$324,950
Philly Connection
$20,000 6% $154,000-$261,500
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Planet Wings
N/A $250,000-$350,000
Rising Roll Gourmet
$30,000 2%local + 1%Nat'l $283,000-$425,500
Roy Rogers
$30,000 5% 3% $767,250-$1,580,950
Rumbi Island Grill
$35,000 5%-8% 2% $350,000-$495,500
Sandella's
$25,000 $147,400-$225,250
Shamrock Burgers
$20,000 5% 1% Nat'l $200,000-$260,000
Skyline Chili
N/A $450,000-$1,200,000
Sonic Drive In
$45,000 2.45-5% 3.25-5% $865,000-$3,641,300
Sophie's Cuban Cuisine
$7,500 $365,000-$611,000
Steak n Shake
$25,000-$40,000 5.5% $672,000-$1,835,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Taco Bell
$25,000-$45,000 5.5% 4.25% $525,100-$2,622,400
Taco John's
$25,000 5% 4% $942,000-$1,388,500
Taco Maker, The
$19,000-$29,000 5% $221,000-$400,000
Taco Palace
$33,950 0-4% $53,200-$133,100
Tastee Freez
$10,000-$20,000 5% 3%local + 1% Nat'l $40,000-$900,000
Tin Drum Asia Cafe
$35,000 6% 1.5% $272,000-$479,500
Tin Star Restaurant
$20,000-$35,000 4% $500,000
UFood
$35,000 5% 2% $424,000-$605,500
Valentine Restaurant
N/A 5% 2.5% $140,000-$200,000
Wild Noodles
$25,000 5% $273,500-$350,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
ZooHoo's Eatery
$10,000-$17,500 4.5% $69,000-$159,000