Chick-fil-A Franchise

Chicken Restaurant

It all started in 1946 when Truett Cathy opened his first restaurant, The Dwarf Grill, in Hapeville, Georgia. Credited with inventing the boneless breast of chicken sandwich, Truett founded Chick-fil-A, Inc. in the early 1960's and pioneered the establishment of restaurants in shopping malls with the opening of the first Chick-fil-A Restaurant at a mall in suburban Atlanta in 1967. Since then, Chick-fil-A has steadily grown to become the second largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain in the United States. With over 1565 locations in 39 states and annual sales of more than $3.5 billion, Chick-fil-A is still privately held and family-owned.

With 43 consecutive years of positive sales growth, Chick-fil-A has set itself apart by pioneering innovations and delicious products, including the ever-popular Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich and most recently the new Chick-fil-A Spicy Chicken Sandwich.

The Chick-fil-A franchise opportunity represents an exceptional offering in the quick-service restaurant industry. For an initial financial commitment of $10,000 for franchise agreements with an effective date after December 31, 2014, selected franchisees (who we call Operators) are granted the rights necessary to operate a franchised Chick-fil-A Restaurant business. Effective January 1, 2015, each franchised Operator will have the option to transfer his/her rights and interests under the franchise agreement to a business entity formed and organized by the franchised Operator for the purpose of owning and operating his/her franchised Chick-fil-A restaurant business. The Chick-fil-A franchise opportunity requires that the individual be free of any other active business ventures and operate the Restaurant on a full-time, hands-on basis.

Chick-fil-A Operators must successfully complete an extensive, multi-week training program prior to commencing operation of a franchised Chick-fil-A Restaurant business. With additional development courses and franchise support available, Chick-fil-A Operators are equipped to handle decisions and reap the rewards of a challenging business.

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How much does it cost to open a Chick-fil-A Franchise?

The investment required to open a Chick-fil-A Franchise is between $582,360-$2,025,400. There is an initial franchise fee of $10,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Chick-fil-A name.

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When did the first Chick-fil-A open? 1965
When did Chick-fil-A start Franchising? 1967

Open Monday to Saturday Closed Sundays

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  • Looking for a full-time, hands-on business opportunity.
  • Have a proven track record in business leadership.
  • Have successfully managed your personal finances.
  • Are a results-oriented self-starter interested in growing a business.
  • Are prepared to have no other active business venture.

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Chick-fil-A 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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