Chicken Salad Chick

The Chicken Salad Chick franchise is a chicken business that specializes in chicken salads. The chicken franchise was founded by Stacy Brown and her Kevin husband in Auburn, Ala., in 2008. Since Chicken Salad Chick began franchising in 2012, it has expanded to more than 200 locations across the U.S. What sets the chicken franchise apart from the competition is its healthier chicken salad options. Since the franchise doesn't fry its chicken, there is no need for fryers, which lowers costs for franchisees. The initial investment for a non-drive-thru location ranges between $742,300 to $950,300. For a location with a drive-thru, the initial investment is $762,300 – $980,300. 

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Chicken Salad Chick Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


When it comes to chicken franchises, you may think that they only sell unhealthy, saturated-fat laden chicken nuggets and sandwiches. What if there was a healthier option for you when you eat out? That's where the Chicken Salad Chick franchise comes in. The chicken business specializes in selling chicken salads. As a franchisee, you will appreciate the fact that the franchise doesn't have any fryers, which lowers your overhead. Stacy Brown, the founder of Chicken Salad Chick, came up with the concept after being on a mission to find the perfect chicken salad. The stay-at-home mom first showed off her creation to local hair salons and teacher lounges,  then sold the chicken salads door-to-door. After the orders kept pouring in, Chicken Salad Chick was born. Since it began franchising in 2012, the chicken franchise has expanded to more than 200 locations across the U.S.
As a franchisee, you will appreciate the franchise's great support and training. In terms of support and training, franchise owners can expect an initial training program that takes place at corporate headquarters and at your location before its grand opening. This training program is broken down into classroom and on-the-job training that details what you need to know to run the business properly. This includes grand opening handing finances, being provided with marketing and advertising tools, and more. The initial investment for a non-drive-thru location ranges between $742,300 to $950,300. For a location with a drive-thru, the initial investment is $762,300 – $980,300. You can expect an initial franchise fee that is $50,000 and a cash requirement of $200,000.

Company Details

Headquarters: Atlanta, GA
Founded: 2008
First franchise: 2012
Canada: No 
International: No 
B2B: No
Absentee: No
Exclusive territory: Yes
Home-based/mobile: No

Support and Training Offered By Chicken Salad Chick

In terms of support and training, franchise owners can expect an initial training program that takes place at corporate headquarters and at your location before its grand opening. This training program is broken down into classroom and on-the-job training that details what you need to know to run the business properly. This includes grand opening handing finances, being provided with marketing and advertising tools, and more. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Chicken Salad Chick Franchise.

What does a Chicken Salad Chick Franchise Cost?

Chicken Salad Chick franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Requirement: $200,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $50,000
Royalty Fee: 5%
Net Worth Requirement: $600,000
Initial Investment: $742,300 - $980,300
Third-Party Financing: Yes

Is Chicken Salad Chick a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Chicken Salad Chick is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Chicken Salad Chick a Home Based franchise?

No. Chicken Salad Chick is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Chicken Salad Chick Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is Chicken Salad Chick a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Chicken Salad Chick is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Chicken Salad Chick Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Chicken Salad Chick franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Is Chicken Salad Chick Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Chicken Salad Chick franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Chicken Salad Chick Looking for International franchisees?

No. Chicken Salad Chick franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Chicken Salad Chick's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

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Chicken Salad Chick Franchises for Sale

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