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.