Golden Chick Franchise

Quick-service restaurant specializing in fried chicken

Howard Walker opened the first Golden Fried Chicken location in San Marcos, Texas, in 1967. The restaurants, which served fried chicken, chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, biscuits and other favorites, quickly spread through Texas and Oklahoma. In 1996, the name was changed from Golden Fried Chicken to Golden Chick. The conversion included an image update and the addition of new menu items, such as Golden Roasted Chicken and a variety of new side items to go along with all the existing menu item favorites. Free-standing and co-branded units offer dine-in, takeout, drive-thru, catering and optional delivery service.

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How much does it cost to open a Golden Chick Franchise?

The investment required to open a Golden Chick Franchise is between $440,950-$1,348,500. There is an initial franchise fee of $30,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Golden Chick name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    20 years
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When did the first Golden Chick open? 1967
When did Golden Chick start Franchising? 1972

United States: South, South East,

International: Worldwide

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


On-The-Job Training: 140 hours
Classroom Training: 40 hours

Purchasing Co-ops
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security/Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software

Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social media
Email marketing
Loyalty program/app

28% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 12 - 15

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Golden Chick 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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    Golden Chick

    Golden Chick

    Golden Chick
    1131 Rockingham, #250
    Richardson, TX 75080, TX


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