Chester's

The Chester's franchise is a fast-food chicken concept that has been selling fried chicken, tenders, sandwiches and more for over half a century. It was founded in 1952 and has only been franchising since 2014. Since then, it has grown to thousands of locations worldwide. This is an attractive franchise opportunity because it doesn't require a lot in terms of startup costs and you don't need previous business experience as they will teach you everything that you need to know about running the business successfully. If you are looking to invest in a fun, feel-good chicken franchise, then Chester's could be for you.

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Chester's Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022

Background

In terms of fast food concepts, chicken is a popular choice. This is particularly true as Americans increase their chicken consumption. If you want to get your piece of the fast-food industry with a great chicken concept, then the Chester's franchise could be for you. It has been selling fried chicken, tenders, sandwiches and more for over half a century. It was founded in 1952 and has only been franchising since 2014. Since then, it has grown to thousands of locations worldwide. This is an attractive franchise opportunity because it doesn't require a lot in terms of startup costs and you don't need previous business experience as they will teach you everything that you need to know about running the business successfully. In terms of support and training, franchise owners can expect over 30 hours worth of in-class training and on-the-job training to learn everything you need to know about running the business successfully. The support and training will continue after the location is opened, and an operations manager will regularly check in. This manager will also be on-call whenever you need them. 
To drive sales to your location, the franchise will provide you with local marketing campaigns, profitable limited time offerings, and in-store promotional kits. The franchise will also help you will up selling to increase sales, increasing the speed of the service, and how to manage waste, inventory and yields. They will help you every step of the way. If you are looking to provide quality chicken and cash in on its popularity, then Chester's could be for you. 

Company Details

Headquarters: Birmingham, Alabama
Founded: 1952
First franchise: 2004
International: Yes
Canada: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Chester's

In terms of support and training, franchise owners can expect over 30 hours worth of in-class training and on-the-job training to learn everything you need to know about running the business successfully. The support and training will continue after the location is opened, and an operations manager will regularly check in. This manager will also be on-call whenever you need them. 

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Chester's Franchise.

What does a Chester's Franchise Cost?

Chester's franchise fees for 2022:

Initial franchise fee: $3,500
Initial investment range of $12,000 to $296,600
Veterans incentive: No
Financing options: Yes

Is Chester's a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Chester's 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 Chester's a Home Based franchise?

No. Chester's is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Chester's Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is Chester's Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Chester's franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Chester's Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Chester's franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$25,000 - $50,000

Passive Franchise

Yes

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

Yes

International Franchise Opportunities

Yes

Chester's Franchises for Sale

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