Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken

The Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken franchise has been serving quality chicken for over 50 years. It all started in 1966 when Lee Cummings and Harold Omer open “Harold’s Take Home” restaurant in Lima, Ohio. This is where Lee introduced his famous chicken recipe. The business grew a year later with store openings in Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio and Kalamazoo, Michigan. Fast forward to today, and the brand is still growing and offering franchisees great single and multi-unit franchise opportunities. If you're looking for a great way to bring a quality chicken restaurant to your area, then the Lee's Famous Recipe franchise is for you. 

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Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022

Background

In terms of a quick service restaurant that sells chicken, there is a lot of competition. There is so much competition, in fact, that there has been a "Chicken War" between the big QSRs: McDonald's, Burger King,  Popeyes, and Chick-fil-A. But there is a chicken restaurant who has been focused on chicken for the past five decades, and that's Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken. It all started when Lee introduced his famous chicken recipe to the world in Ohio in 1966. Since then, the brand has grown around the U.S. and Canada and offers prospective franchisees great single and multi-unit franchise opportunities. It is also beneficial if you have previous restaurant experience and have a great connection to the community.  The restaurant industry is continuing to boom, even with a global pandemic. Not only is Lee's a great brand to be part of, but the franchise offers its franchisees great support and training. In terms of support and training, the franchise will receive six to eight weeks worth of training, support during the opening of the store and beyond, and great access to the franchise's vendors. The brand has expanded to locations all over the U.S. and Canada and is still growing. The company is also known for its fresh chicken that is never frozen. Items on its menu include Spicy Jumbo Dippers and other sides that keep customers coming back for me. This franchise opportunity is great for you if you want to get your piece of the billion dollar QSR industry.

Company Details

Founded: 1966
Headquarters: Shalimar, FL
International: No
Canada: Yes 

Support and Training Offered By Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken

In terms of support and training, the franchisee can expect management training that lasts for six to eight weeks, support from the store's opening and beyond, and access to great vendors and a great working system. 

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken Franchise.

What does a Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken Franchise Cost?

Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken franchise fees for 2022:

Initial Franchise Fee: $35,000
Total Investment: $808,500 to $1,185,400
Working Capital: $15,000 to $30,000
Royalty Fee: 4.0%

Is Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken 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 Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken a Home Based franchise?

No. Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken Franchise Owners Make?

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

Is Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken Looking for International franchisees?

No. Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

Passive Franchise

No

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

Yes

International Franchise Opportunities

No

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