Chili's

The Chili's franchise is a full-service restaurant chain that operates in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The restaurant offers an American and Tex-Mex influenced menu with a variety of items. These items include burgers, ribs and fajitas. For those who don't eat meat, the company also has vegetarian options. This is how the brand stands out from the coemption. Additionally, the company is also known for its generous rewards program, which offers every customer free chips and salsa or a free drink during every visit, in order to attract new and current customers. The free drink can't have alcohol in it. 

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Chili's Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022

Background

The restaurant industry can be a cut throat business with a lot of competition in the field. It is a billion dollar industry responsible for countless jobs. To be successful, you must differentiate yourself from the competition. The Chili's franchise understands this concept. The brand focuses on “Making People Feel Special” to set set themselves apart from the rest and is the way it establishes emotional connections with its guests and team members. Additionally, the brand offers franchisees flexible business models, including traditional and non-traditional restaurants, that can have full or limited menus. The brand credits leading-edge digital technology to enhance its service. And innovative food concepts that keeps its guests coming back for more. To become a Chili's franchise owner, the brand wants you to have at least five years of previous restaurant experience; you have to want to be a multi-unit owner, as they want franchisees to own at least five units;  and the prospective franchisee must be philosophically aligned with the company to make sure the brand has good standing and is represented to the best of its ability. 

There are two restaurant formats to choose from. One format is the Chili's Grill and Bar, which is the standard format. These restaurants offer full-service dinning and a bar. The space is usually 5,000 square feet and has approximately 134 seats in the restaurant area and 30 seats in the bar area. The other format option is a special venue, which vary in size depending on the location. These locations can include a free-standing unit, a food court, or customer service interior finish-outs.

Company Details

Founded 1975
Franchising Since 1984
Canada Yes
International Yes

Support and Training Offered By Chili's

In terms of training, the Chili's franchise begins with going over the franchise operations manual with the managers. Then, there is the on-site, in-store and classroom training. After the business opens, there is on-going training to ensure all the managers and staff know what to do.  

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

What does a Chili's Franchise Cost?

Chili's franchise fees for 2022:

Liquid capital required $500,000
Net worth required $2,500,000 - $5,000,000
Investment $1,355,000 - $4,048,000
Franchise fee $40,000 - $60,000
Royalty 1.25%
Units in operation 1,622

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

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

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

What Do Chili's Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is Chili's Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

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

Is Chili's Looking for International franchisees?

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

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

Passive Franchise

Yes

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

Yes

International Franchise Opportunities

Yes

Chili's Franchises for Sale

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