Fast Food Franchises

Chicken Salad Chick

Embark on a delectable journey as a Chicken Salad Chick franchise owner, where unique opportunities await in the fast-casual space.

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Beginner to Senior

About Chicken Salad Chick

Welcome to the flavorful world of Chicken Salad Chick, where a simple idea planted in Auburn, AL, in 2008 has blossomed into a thriving franchise that’s capturing the hearts and taste buds of people across the nation. What began as a humble takeout restaurant has rapidly evolved into a beloved brand, enticing food enthusiasts with our delicious and innovative menu offerings.

Since embracing the franchise model in 2012, Chicken Salad Chick has achieved remarkable success. With a strong foothold in 17 states and a total of 237 franchise units, the brand’s journey from a small Southern town to various corners of the country is a testament to the unwavering passion and dedication of the franchise team and franchisees.

Chicken Salad Chick is not just a franchise; they’re a family united by a common love for exceptional food and unparalleled customer experiences. By joining this franchise community, you’re not only investing in a proven business model but also becoming a part of a legacy that values quality, innovation, and community engagement.

As the brand continues to pave the way for entrepreneurs, you are invited to explore the endless opportunities that come with being a Chicken Salad Chick franchisee.

What They Offer

Customers of Chicken Salad Chick can Indulge in a culinary experience like no other, where the brand’s specialty lies in crafting exquisite chicken salad creations that cater to diverse tastes and preferences. This franchisor’s menu is a celebration of flavors, featuring an array of mouthwatering chicken salad options meticulously prepared to delight all guests. From classic recipes that pay homage to traditional flavors to innovative blends that excite the taste buds, the brand’s chicken salads are a testament to its culinary expertise and commitment to quality. But Chicken Salad Chick is more than just a dining destination – it’s a warm, inviting haven where guests are treated like cherished members of the brand’s extended family.

The Franchise Offering

Embark on a delectable journey as a Chicken Salad Chick franchise owner, where unique opportunities await in the fast-casual space. The brand prides itself as the sole restaurant concept dedicated to crafting fresh, house-made chicken salad, presenting you with three robust revenue streams: dine-in experiences, takeout convenience, and lucrative off-premise sales opportunities.

Discover the benefits of ownership:

  • Diverse Revenue Streams: Chicken Salad Chick offers not one, but three distinct revenue streams – dine-in, takeout, and off-premise sales. This diversity ensures your business thrives in various market conditions, maximizing your potential for success.
  • Proven Business Model: Approximately 70% of Chicken Salad Chick locations are franchised, emphasizing this proven model’s appeal. Join a community of like-minded franchise owners who contribute to the brand’s expansion through multi-unit growth opportunities, leveraging a business model that has stood the test of time.
  • Work-Life Balance: Embrace a balanced lifestyle with our 6-day/week model, allowing you to pursue your passion for entrepreneurship while enjoying valuable time for personal pursuits and family.
  • Strong Unit-Level Economics: Benefit from the franchise’s strong unit-level economics, ensuring impressive average unit volume and profitable returns on your investment. The brand’s success is your success, and they are dedicated to helping you achieve exceptional financial outcomes.
  • Cultivate Amazing Connections: Become a part of an incredible culture, where you’ll collaborate with passionate, like-minded franchise owners who share your enthusiasm for serving others. Together, we spread joy, enrich lives, and create memorable experiences for our guests.
  • Comprehensive Support: When you choose to be a part of Chicken Salad Chick, you gain access to thorough training and valuable resources tailored to empower franchise owners. The brand invests in your success, providing the tools and knowledge necessary to thrive in the competitive restaurant industry.

Who Are They Looking For?

Are you a community-minded visionary with boundless entrepreneurial spirit? The franchisor is on the lookout for individuals brimming with high energy and genuine enthusiasm for this brand. If you possess exceptional marketing skills and the ability to lead and inspire a strong team, you are invited to be part of this vibrant community. While restaurant experience is preferred, your passion for the industry and commitment to being actively involved in the community are invaluable assets.

Key qualities the brand is seeking:

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: The franchisor is seeking individuals who are not just business owners but innovative entrepreneurs, ready to dive into the exciting world of Chicken Salad Chick with creativity and zeal.
  • High Energy and Enthusiasm: Your vibrant energy and genuine enthusiasm for the brand will drive the success of your franchise. The brand values your positive attitude and passion for creating exceptional experiences.
  • Leadership and Team Management: Demonstrated experience in managing a team of employees is essential. The franchisor is looking for leaders who can inspire and guide their teams toward excellence, fostering a positive and productive work environment.
  • Marketing Expertise: If you bring a background in marketing or possess dynamic marketing skills, you’ll be instrumental in promoting the brand, attracting customers, and ensuring the success of your franchise.
  • Community Engagement: A strong commitment to being actively involved in the community is paramount. The franchisor values franchisees who have existing connections with local businesses, schools, and organizations, as your community engagement will contribute to the growth and sustainability of the brand.
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The Cost

Below, you will find the costs and fees associated with owning a Chicken Salad Chick franchise:

Franchise Fee:

  • First Restaurant: $50,000, plus a $10,000 grand opening marketing fee.
  • Additional Restaurants under an Area Development Agreement: $45,000, plus a $10,000 grand opening marketing fee for each, with a $20,000 non-refundable deposit due upon signing the agreement and $25,000 plus a $10,000 grand opening marketing fee due upon execution of the franchise agreement for each additional restaurant.

Total Initial Investment:

  • Non-Drive-Thru Location: $742,300 to $950,300 (excluding tenant improvement funds).
  • Drive-Thru Location: $762,300 to $980,300 (excluding tenant improvement funds).

Minimum Financial Requirements:

  • Minimum Liquid Assets: $250,000
  • Minimum Net Worth: $750,000

Ongoing Fees:

  • Royalty: 5% of sales
  • National Advertising: Up to 2% of sales
  • Local Marketing: 1% of sales (minimum)

Franchise Agreement Term:

10 years with the opportunity for three 10-year renewal options, subject to meeting renewal requirements.


Training & Support

Chicken Salad Chick will help you embark on your journey as a franchisee with unparalleled training and support, setting you up for success right from the start. The franchisor’s dedicated support team will be your guiding light, assisting you through every crucial step, from site selection and construction to the exhilarating moment of your grand opening.
The franchisor’s commitment to your success includes:

  • Comprehensive Training Program: Dive into the franchisor’s owner/manager training program designed to empower you with the skills and knowledge needed to efficiently manage your store. You’ll receive hands-on guidance and in-depth insights, ensuring you’re well-prepared to navigate the world of Chicken Salad Chick.
  • Focused Team Training: Your team members are vital to your success. The brand’s expert training team will spend up to 10 days with your staff prior to your restaurant’s opening, equipping them with the expertise and enthusiasm required to deliver exceptional customer experiences.
  • Hands-On Support: This brand believes in learning by doing. Their training team will be right by your side during the week of your grand opening, providing invaluable hands-on support and ensuring a smooth launch for your store.
  • Strategic Marketing Assistance: Chicken Salad Chick boasts a robust grand opening marketing plan that has proven successful. Their experienced team will not only guide you through this plan but also actively assist in its execution. They’re committed to driving customers through your doors and creating buzz around your new venture.
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Next Steps

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