The fast-food industry is a billion-dollar business responsible for countless jobs and economic activity. In terms of quick-service restaurants (QSR), there is stiff competition to see who gets the most sales and social media traction. In fact, there is a "Chicken War" between the major QSRs like McDonalds, Wendy's and Burger King. Additionally, one of the most popular restaurants in the world and number three QSR in the U.S. is Chick-fil-A. The company supports its franchisees with a by a strong brand that is growing and seeking new team members to carry on the founder, S. Truett Cathy's philosophy of serving quality food and giving back to the community. Founded by Truett Cathy in Hapeville, Georgia in 1946, Chick-fil-A has expanded to 1900 locations in 42 states.
Based in Atlanta, GA, the franchise is still family owned and privately held. Each year, thousands of entrepreneurs apply for a Chick-fil-A franchise but only a handful will actually receive the opportunity. Those looking to franchise with Chick-fil-A should be looking for a full-time business opportunity and have a proven leadership track record. Ideal candidates will be successful at managing their personal finances and should be interested in growing a business while having no other active business ventures. The company is planning to expand across the American Midwest and Mountain states, as well as in the Northeast, California, Texas and Florida. As a stipulation with owning a Chick-fil-A, the restaurants must remain closed on Sundays for religious observance. This makes Chick-fil-A different for its competition, as it values principals over profit.