Big Shake's Nashville Hot Chicken

The Big Shake's Nashville Hot Chicken franchise is a fast-casual concept that was featured on Shark Tank. The ideal franchisee has an eagerness to learn, a growth-oriented focus, proven leadership skills, and experience in the restaurant industry. While meeting the financial requirements is a must, prospective candidates set themselves apart with their personal characteristics. They should also have a passion for Nashville chicken and customer service. The brand was founded in Franklin, Tenn., in 2014 by Shawn “Chef Big Shake” Davis, who has had a passion for the culinary arts since he was a kid. The brand's menu includes Nashville hot chicken, fish, and more. 

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Background

Chicken is quickly becoming one of the top fast-casual concepts in franchising. A regional chicken concept to consider is Big Shake's Nashville Hot Chicken. The brand was founded in Franklin, Tenn., in 2014 by Shawn “Chef Big Shake” Davis, who has had a passion for the culinary arts since he was a kid. When he was 12, he got a summer job at C.J. Palermo’s restaurant in Ocean Beach, Fire Island, at his mom's behest. He was mentored by Giovanni Palermo, who taught him the ins and outs of the industry. Like others before him, Davis worked his way up from a dishwasher to head chef due to hard work and determination. Due to his daughter's restrictive diet, he saw the need to create alternative beef burger. The recipes for shrimp burgers were featured on Shark Tank, and the rest is history! Big Shake's Nashville Hot Chicken menu includes Nashville hot chicken, fish, and more. As a franchisee, you will receive great support and training.
In terms of support and training, you can expect an initial training program that is broken down into classroom and on-the-job instruction. During this time, you learn everything you need to know about running the business, including sales, food prep, hiring, marketing and advertising, and more. The support and training are ongoing, and you can also expect grand opening and site selection assistance. Qualified candidates can expect a total investment that ranges between $150,000 – $225,000, which includes an initial franchise fee of $35,000. Candidates should have at least $50,000 in cash and a net worth of $75,000. 

Company Details

Headquarters: Franklin, TN
Canada: No
International: No
Absentee:  No
First franchise: 2019
Founded: 2014
Mobile/home-based: Yes
Exclusive territory: No 

Support and Training Offered By Big Shake's Nashville Hot Chicken

In terms of support and training, you can expect an initial training program that is broken down into classroom and on-the-job instruction. During this time, you learn everything you need to know about running the business, including sales, food prep, hiring, marketing and advertising, and more.

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Big Shake's Nashville Hot Chicken Franchise.

What does a Big Shake's Nashville Hot Chicken Franchise Cost?

Big Shake's Nashville Hot Chicken franchise fees for 2022:

Total Investment: $150,000 – $225,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $35,000
Royalty Fee: 6%
Cash: $50,000
Net Worth Required: $75,000

Is Big Shake's Nashville Hot Chicken a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Big Shake's Nashville Hot Chicken is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Big Shake's Nashville Hot Chicken a Home Based franchise?

Yes. Big Shake's Nashville Hot Chicken is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Big Shake's Nashville Hot Chicken Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Big Shake's Nashville Hot Chicken franchisees make. Big Shake's Nashville Hot Chicken offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Does Big Shake's Nashville Hot Chicken Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Big Shake's Nashville Hot Chicken franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Is Big Shake's Nashville Hot Chicken Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Big Shake's Nashville Hot Chicken franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Big Shake's Nashville Hot Chicken Looking for International franchisees?

No. Big Shake's Nashville Hot Chicken franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

LESS THAN 20 UNITS

Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

Passive Franchise

Yes

Home Based Franchise

Yes

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

Veteran Discount

No

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

No

International Franchise Opportunities

No

Big Shake's Nashville Hot Chicken Franchises for Sale

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