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119 Best Chicken Franchises in USA for 2022 (UPDATED RANKINGS)

Here is the top 119 best Chicken Franchises you can start in USA:

1. KFC

  • Investments $1,465,550
  • Franchise fee $45,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1930
  • Year Franchising Started – 1952
  • Offices – 20826

Franchise details: KFC
Official site

KFC is one of the most famous fast-food restaurant franchises with locations in more than 125 countries. The franchise serves chicken-based menu items. The franchisor offers multi-unit ownership that requires a background in operating a multi-unit business, preferably a restaurant or hospitality business. The brand team provides comprehensive training, proven business standards, and support from world-class business experts.

2. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

  • Investments $383,500
  • Franchise fee $50,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1972
  • Year Franchising Started – 1976
  • Offices – 3315

Franchise details: Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
Official site

The franchise offers a Louisiana-style menu based on spicy chicken, chicken tenders, seafood, beans, biscuits. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurants have flexible location standards and can be located in free-standing buildings, store-front locations, and mall locations. Candidates must have experience in the restaurant industry and be ready to live near the restaurant area.

3. Church's Chicken

  • Investments $413,300
  • Franchise fee $15,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1952
  • Year Franchising Started – 1969
  • Offices – 1595

Franchise details: Church's Chicken
Official site

Church's Chicken has a simple concept: they offer freshly made chicken dishes with signature sauces, sandwiches, and biscuits at a low price. The franchisor has flexible site requirements and various formats like dining, walk-in, drive-in, delivery, or even catering. The franchisor provides training, comprehensive support, and marketing assistance. Restaurant operation background is not obligatory but will be useful for franchisees.
Church's Chicken - Chicken & Fries

4. Jollibee

  • Investments $450,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1975
  • Year Franchising Started – 1979
  • Offices – 1260

Franchise details: Jollibee
Official site

Joining the Jollibee Group is a winning investment. Through the years, we have developed into a company with the image that prizes customers above anything else. This is due to the fact that we are always up to date with current consumer trends, keeping a keen eye to what our customers are looking for. We constantly introduce new products, we keep in touch with our customers through various programs and promotion and we develop marketing campaigns that touch our customers’ sentiments.
#1 Best-Tasting Fried Chicken in the Philippines

5. Buffalo Wild Wings

  • Investments $1,997,700
  • Franchise fee $40,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1982
  • Year Franchising Started – 1991
  • Offices – 1255

Franchise details: Buffalo Wild Wings
Official site

Buffalo Wild Wings is famous for its wings and signature sauces but also serves a full menu. The franchise restaurants have large-screen TVs for watching sports events. The franchisor provides operational specifications, extensive support, supply chain expertise, and marketing.

Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant Review.

6. Chester's

  • Investments $12,000
  • Franchise fee $3,500
  • Year Brand Started – 1952
  • Year Franchising Started – 2004
  • Offices – 1192

Franchise details: Chester's
Official site

Chester's over 50 years of experience and has grown worldwide. The franchise restaurants offer secret family recipe chicken dishes, sandwiches, salads, potato wedges, and more. The franchise locations can be tailored to franchisees' needs and located in convenience stores, supermarkets, truck stops, malls, and food courts. The franchisor’s training system will provide knowledge and skills for business operations.

7. Wingstop Restaurants

  • Investments $346,775
  • Franchise fee $20,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1994
  • Year Franchising Started – 1998
  • Offices – 1056

Franchise details: Wingstop Restaurants Inc.
Official site

Wingstop Restaurants has over 1,000 restaurants around the globe. The franchise menu includes classic and boneless wings in a variety of flavors, fries, and beverages. The franchisor provides single-unit and multi-unit opportunities. Multi-unit franchise owners must have restaurant operations experience. All franchisees will have hands-on training and support from the franchisor's team.

8. A&W

  • Investments $269,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1919
  • Year Franchising Started – 1925
  • Offices – 957

Franchise details: A&W
Official site

A&W is an iconic brand that is experiencing a major renaissance under new franchisee ownership. The A&W Brand is owned by a partnership of international and domestic franchisees, including the National A&W Franchisees Association (NAWFA).
Why is Now a Good Time to Invest in an A&W Franchise

9. Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits

  • Investments $1,494,934
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1977
  • Year Franchising Started – 1978
  • Offices – 762

Franchise details: Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits

Bojangles' menu specializes in Cajun-style cuisine like seasoned fried chicken, jambalaya, buttermilk biscuits, and cold tea. The franchise restaurants serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The franchisor is looking for candidates who are passionate about customer service and have an operational background in restaurants.

10. SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN

  • Investments $125,000
  • Franchise fee $15,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1971
  • Year Franchising Started – 1989
  • Offices – 700

Franchise details: SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN
Official site

In 1983, Southern Fried Chicken moved into the offices they are still in today. Thanks to lots of hard work by both employees and the franchisees the Southern Fried Chicken Brand is now over 700 stores strong, across over 70 countries worldwide.
Southern Fried Chicken - Documentary

11. Krispy Krunchy Chicken

  • Investments $75,000
  • Franchise fee $2,500
  • Year Brand Started – 1993
  • Year Franchising Started – 1993
  • Offices – 700

Franchise details: Krispy Krunchy Chicken
Official site

Although specializing in c-stores, grocery stores, and supermarkets, you will also find Krispy Krunchy in a zoo, water park, mall food courts, and free standing units.

12. Zaxby's

  • Investments $284,000
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1990
  • Year Franchising Started – 1994
  • Offices – 696

Franchise details: Zaxby's Franchising Inc.
Official site

Zaxby's is a fast-casual dining restaurant. The core of the franchise menu is chicken fingers and buffalo wings accompanied by salads and sandwiches. The franchisor will provide a team of consultants that will guide franchisees in all aspects of business and extensive training to help you successfully open and manage a restaurant. 
Robert Baxley, Chief Operating Officer, Zaxby's Franchising Inc.

13. Hooters

  • Investments $956,500
  • Franchise fee $75,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1983
  • Year Franchising Started – 1986
  • Offices – 426

Franchise details: Hooters
Official site

The first Hooters Restaurant opened in Clearwater, Florida, in 1983. The company, known for its Hooters Girls waitresses, began franchising in 1986. The beach-theme restaurants feature sports displayed on flat-screen TVs and a menu offering seafood, sandwiches, burgers, salads, chicken wings and alcohol.
Want To Be A World-Famous Hooters Girl?

14. El Pollo Norteno

  • Investments $196,700
  • Franchise fee $28,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1981
  • Year Franchising Started – 1981
  • Offices – 413

Franchise details: El Pollo Norteno

Anabella and Salvador Corona opened the first El Pollo Norteño restaurant back in 1981. It was the culmination of their longtime desire to open a restaurant abroad
El Pollo Norteno Santa Maria sizzle

15. El Pollo Loco

  • Investments $505,000
  • Franchise fee $40,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1980
  • Year Franchising Started – 1983
  • Offices – 412

Franchise details: El Pollo Loco
Official site

El Pollo Loco has a story distinct from most successful restaurant brands in America. The chain, which specializes in Mexican-style flame-grilled chicken dishes, originated in Mexico and spread through the northern part of the country before moving north across the border and opening its first American location in Los Angeles.

16. Champs Chicken

  • Investments $9,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1998
  • Year Franchising Started – 2013
  • Offices – 397

Franchise details: Champs Chicken
Official site

Champs Chicken various menu items include fried chicken, fried fish, sides, breakfast. The franchise model doesn’t require fees or ongoing royalties. The franchisor provides a turn-key business model with proven processes, initial and ongoing training, and operational support. Currently, the franchise is looking for c-store or grocery store owners who want to convert their store into a Champs Chicken restaurant.

17. Huddle House

  • Investments $444,192
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1964
  • Year Franchising Started – 1966
  • Offices – 352

Franchise details: Huddle House
Official site

Huddle House started in Atlanta in the 1960s. The franchises offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, with menus featuring steaks, chicken, pork chops and seafood. Around 60 percent of locations are open 24/7. Most Huddle House restaurants are freestanding locations in small towns, but the company also has some locations that are co-branded with gas stations and travel centers.

18. Bonchon Chicken

  • Investments $397,600
  • Franchise fee $40,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2002
  • Year Franchising Started – 2002
  • Offices – 297

Franchise details: Bonchon Chicken
Official site

Bonchon’s amazing experiences make for unforgettable moments. Every handcrafted piece of Bonchon chicken starts with your experience.
BonChon The Original Korean Style Chicken - 30s TVC

19. Baja Fresh Mexican Grill

  • Investments $250,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1991
  • Year Franchising Started – 1991
  • Offices – 217

Franchise details: Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
Official site

For over 20 years, Baja Fresh Mexican Grill has been serving food backed by our "Live Fresh" philosophy. We only serve our customers fresh, traditional Mexican favorites that are both nutritional and flavorful.
Baja Fresh

20. Golden Chick

  • Investments $235,450
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1967
  • Year Franchising Started – 1972
  • Offices – 170

Franchise details: Golden Chick
Official site

The franchise was founded by a former chicken franchise employee who decided to create a better franchise system. Golden Chick offers chicken with secret marination and batter mixes and various sides. Restaurants have dine-in, drive-thru, and delivery options. The franchisor provides site selection assistance, local marketing support, ongoing field support.

21. Flamers

  • Investments $171,000
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1987
  • Year Franchising Started – 1987
  • Offices – 152

Franchise details: Flamers
Official site

Flamers' recipe for its tremendous success has been combining great food with an easy to use system and high-traffic customer locations. The final ingredient for continued success is YOU!

22. The New York Butcher Shoppe

  • Investments $150,000
  • Franchise fee $50,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1999
  • Year Franchising Started – 1999
  • Offices – 145

Franchise details: The New York Butcher Shoppe
Official site

Our franchisees have the benefit of growing their business by developing relationships with their customers through expert advice on meal planning and cooking tips. Our hours are normally 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday – Saturday.
The New York Butcher Shoppe Ponte Vedra Beach FL

23. Golden Krust Franchising Inc.

  • Investments $159,200
  • Year Brand Started – 1989
  • Year Franchising Started – 1996
  • Offices – 118

Franchise details: Golden Krust Franchising Inc.
Official site

Inspired by Hawthorne & Son's Bakery, started by his parents in St. Andrew, Jamaica, Lowell Hawthorne, his wife Lorna and four siblings and their spouses pooled their resources in 1989 to open the first Golden Krust in Bronx, New York. By 1996, they had 17 restaurants, all in New York City, and decided to expand further through franchising. Today the company has locations throughout the Northeast and Southeast, all serving its Jamaican and Caribbean meals. Golden Krust products are also sold in supermarkets, hospitals, schools, correctional institutions and other retail outlets.

24. Lee's

  • Investments $190,830
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1966
  • Year Franchising Started – 2010
  • Offices – 100

Franchise details: Lee's
Official site

Want to see how good it is to be famous? For the first time, Lee's Famous Recipe® Chicken is offering select single and multi-unit restaurant operators the opportunity to become a part of one of the most historic chicken franchises in the nation.
Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken - "Famous For Chicken"

25. Wing It On

  • Investments $168,450
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2011
  • Year Franchising Started – 2011
  • Offices – 100

Franchise details: Wing It On
Official site

Convenient delivery, seamless online ordering, and menu options for the entire family. Let Wing It On! satisfy your entire team's appetite!

26. Slim Chickens

  • Investments $841,900
  • Franchise fee $15,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2003
  • Year Franchising Started – 2011
  • Offices – 93

Franchise details: Slim Chickens
Official site

Our roots run deep in the Delta where the food is honest, meals are social, and the door is always open. We started with a mission to bring a dose of that southern hospitality to a fast, casual setting—serving Fresh Delicious Chicken® to the communities we serve.
History of Slim Chickens

27. Famous Dave's

  • Investments $636,750
  • Year Brand Started – 1995
  • Year Franchising Started – 1998
  • Offices – 87

Franchise details: Famous Dave's
Official site

After 25 years spent sampling barbecue across the country and developing his own sauce recipes and smoking techniques, Dave Anderson opened the first Famous Dave's BBQ Shack in Hayward, Wisconsin, in 1994. His Rich & Sassy sauce won first place in 1995 at the American Royal Barbecue Sauce Contest in Kansas City, Missouri. More awards, and more restaurants, followed, and franchising began in 1998.

28. Vocelli Pizza

  • Investments $170,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1988
  • Offices – 87

Franchise details: Vocelli Pizza
Official site

Vocelli Pizza is a 26-year old franchise company that has withstood the test of time serving high quality artisan pizzas and classic Italian dishes.

Vocelli Pizza

29. Chicken Salad Chick

  • Investments $439,500
  • Franchise fee $50,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2008
  • Year Franchising Started – 2012
  • Offices – 85

Franchise details: Chicken Salad Chick
Official site

I've always been on a quest to find the perfect chicken salad. At every restaurant, I would order the chicken salad sandwich. Funny thing is, everyone's idea of the "perfect" chicken salad is completely different, although it seems we all agree on two key components: chicken and mayonnaise.
Chicken Salad Chick

30. Buffalo Wings & Rings

  • Investments $1,292,500
  • Franchise fee $40,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1984
  • Year Franchising Started – 1988
  • Offices – 77

Franchise details: Buffalo Wings & Rings LLC
Official site

The franchise is a sports restaurant. Besides signature buffalo wings, Buffalo Wings & Rings have a diverse menu with items like burgers, gyros, salads, craft beer, and cocktails. The franchise is a sports restaurant, typically sized 4,500 to 6,000 feet, with a separate bar and dining room. Franchise owners will get personal support from the brand experts team.

31. Wing Zone

  • Investments $250,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1993
  • Offices – 72

Franchise details: Wing Zone
Official site

At Wing Zone we're all about flavor, so much so that we call our loyal customers "Flavorholics." Everything we do centers around our award winning flavors and rubs. We "Flavor Fuze" our wings, chicken tenders, burger and custom fries all with our signature flavors.

32. Shane's Rib Shack

  • Investments $363,000
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2002
  • Year Franchising Started – 2004
  • Offices – 70

Franchise details: Shane's Rib Shack
Official site

We're the place to go for the best BBQ, ribs, chicken and more. What started in a tiny restaurant outside Atlanta in McDonough, Georgia has grown to become the fastest growing BBQ restaurant concept in the nation. Founder Shane Thompson quit his neck-tie-wearing corporate job, dusted off his grandfather's secret sauce recipe and along with the support of wife Stacey, made his dream of owning a family BBQ restaurant come true.
Original Shane's Rib Shack Restaurant Tour

33. Pollo Campero

  • Investments $750,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2002
  • Year Franchising Started – 2002
  • Offices – 70

Franchise details: Pollo Campero
Official site

We're not your typical chicken restaurant. At Pollo Campero, spice and seasonings are tasted throughout our chicken, not just on the outside.
Pollo Campero "Oh, Campero!" ad

34. Hurricane Grill & Wings

  • Investments $225,300
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1995
  • Year Franchising Started – 2006
  • Offices – 63

Franchise details: Hurricane Grill & Wings
Official site

Hurricane Grill & Wings franchise is known for its chicken wings, ½ pound hamburgers, and craft beer. The size of the restaurants may vary from 1,200 - 3,500 square feet depending on demographic, location, etc. The franchise has a food court option as well. The franchisor assists with site selection, comprehensive training programs, and marketing tools.
Hurricane Grill & Wings Franchising Video

35. HuHot

  • Investments $984,000
  • Franchise fee $40,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1999
  • Year Franchising Started – 2002
  • Offices – 61

Franchise details: HuHot
Official site

The first HuHot Mongolian Grill opened in Missoula, Montana, in 1999, and franchising began in 2002. At HuHot, guests create their own stir fry by choosing from a selection of meats, seafood, noodles, vegetables and sauces, then handing them over to a "grill warrior" to cook in front of them. The menu also features appetizers, soups, salads, and desserts.
HuHot Mongolian Grill -- Restaurant Walkthru

36. Roy Rogers Restaurants

  • Investments $868,250
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1968
  • Year Franchising Started – 1980
  • Offices – 54

Franchise details: Roy Rogers Restaurants
Official site

Roy Rogers is a western-themed quick-service restaurant franchise. The franchise menu features all three most popular dishes: roast beef, fried chicken, and burgers. Restaurants require footage about 2,800 – 3,500 sq. f. and located in freestanding buildings or shopping center end-caps with good visibility. Non-traditional options are also available. Franchise owners must be ready for multi-unit ownership and have experience in franchise development or restaurant operation.

37. Wings Etc.

  • Investments $300,000
  • Franchise fee $37,500
  • Year Brand Started – 1994
  • Year Franchising Started – 2005
  • Offices – 52

Franchise details: Wings Etc.
Official site

Wings Etc. is a full-service restaurant featuring award-winning, fresh-never-frozen jumbo wings and premium burgers, as well as appetizers, salads, wraps, sandwiches, ribs and much more.

Wings Etc Chicken Puppets "FUMBLE"

38. Quaker Steak & Lube

  • Investments $473,500
  • Year Brand Started – 1974
  • Year Franchising Started – 1997
  • Offices – 50

Franchise details: Quaker Steak & Lube
Official site

In 1974, with gas prices rising and gas stations closing around the country, George "Jig" Warren III and Gary "Moe" Meszaros sought to preserve the culture of those old gas stations by opening Quaker Steak & Lube, a restaurant decorated with old muscle cars.
Franchising with Quaker Steak & Lube

39. Billy Sims BBQ

  • Investments $169,200
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2004
  • Year Franchising Started – 2008
  • Offices – 49

Franchise details: Billy Sims BBQ
Official site

Named for a former college and professional football player, Billy Sims BBQ was started in 2004 and began franchising in 2008. The company is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and most of its restaurants are located in Oklahoma and surrounding states.
Billy Sims BBQ

40. Muscle Maker Grill

  • Investments $187,500
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1995
  • Year Franchising Started – 2007
  • Offices – 48

Franchise details: Muscle Maker Grill
Official site

FOUNDED IN 1995, Muscle Maker Grill provides its guests healthier versions of mainstream-favorite dishes that taste great, making it easy, affordable and enjoyable to eat healthy. Muscle Maker Grill’s diverse menu was created for everyone – fitness enthusiasts, those starting their journey to a healthier lifestyle, and people trying to eat better while on-the-go.
MMG TV - the Muscle Maker Grill lifestyle

41. East Coast Wings + Grill

  • Investments $660,625
  • Franchise fee $40,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1995
  • Year Franchising Started – 2004
  • Offices – 36

Franchise details: East Coast Wings + Grill
Official site

East Coast Wings + Grill is a casual restaurant that serves specialty chicken wings with 60 sauces, sandwiches, burgers, ribs, salads, and more. The franchisor will provide proprietary recipes, standards, manuals, training, hardware and software programs, advertising assistance. 
East Coast Wings Before After Final

42. Native Grill and Wings Franchising LLC

  • Investments $998,000
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1979
  • Year Franchising Started – 1993
  • Offices – 36

Franchise details: Native Grill and Wings Franchising LLC
Official site

In 1978, Floyd and Judy Anderson packed their four daughters into a car in Buffalo, New York and set off for Arizona to follow their dream of owning and running a restaurant. They bought a small local pizza joint, renamed it “Native New Yorker”, and threw their life savings into building a successful business. It wasn’t that easy. The Andersons soon became local icons, and Native New Yorker (or, “Native”, as the regulars called it), became an Arizona favorite.

43. Wings To Go

  • Investments $224,500
  • Year Brand Started – 1985
  • Year Franchising Started – 1989
  • Offices – 35

Franchise details: Wings To Go
Official site

Since 1985, Wings To Go® is a name synonymous with Award Winning Authentic Buffalo-Style Chicken Wings and Buffalo Wing Sauces. Offering 19 different mouth watering flavors to tantalize your taste buds!
tv commercial for Wings To Go

44. Wild Wing Café

  • Investments $1,054,242
  • Franchise fee $50,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1990
  • Year Franchising Started – 1995
  • Offices – 33

Franchise details: Wild Wing Cafe
Official site

The first Wild Wing Cafe opened in the late 1990s with eight sauces and rubs. Back then, flavored chicken wings weren’t the only thing considered a rarity at the restaurant. Our founders were among a minority when it came to preparing popular bar foods like nachos and onion rings using fresh rather than packaged ingredients. It was a lot of work, to say the least.

45. Bandana's Bar-B-Q

  • Investments $380,200
  • Franchise fee $40,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1996
  • Year Franchising Started – 2004
  • Offices – 32

Franchise details: Bandana's Bar-B-Q
Official site

The tradition began in September of 1996 when our first Bandana's BAR-B-Q opened in Arnold, Missouri. Our mission remains the same, to provide the best Southern Style BAR-B-Q, with exceptionally quick service, in a friendly, family atmosphere. Our real wood pit smokers operate 24 hours a day, which is why you can "SMELL THAT SMOKE" every time you come to Bandana's BAR-B-Q.
Bandana’s Bar B Q Restaurant - REVIEWS - Rolla , MO Restaurant Reviews

46. The Great Greek Gril

  • Investments $300,000
  • Franchise fee $29,500
  • Year Brand Started – 1986
  • Year Franchising Started – 2016
  • Offices – 30

Franchise details: The Great Greek Gril
Official site

Owned by third generation restaurateurs, The Great Greek Grill has been in the business of delicious food for over 30 years. Delicious food is what we know, what we do, and what we love. We make a point of making each meal a memorable one.

47. D.P. Dough

  • Investments $142,956
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1987
  • Year Franchising Started – 1996
  • Offices – 27

Franchise details: D.P. Dough
Official site

In the mid 1980′s, a dude and his mom came up with an idea that would change college life forever: calzones! Dan (the dude) and Penny (his mom) named their new restaurant D.P. Dough after their initials. The first D.P. Dough opened in 1987. Today, D.P. Dough delivers ooey, gooey, cheesy happiness on and around college campuses throughout the United States.
Let Me Get That D.P. Dough!

48. Ground Round Grill & Bar

  • Investments $1,140,000
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1969
  • Year Franchising Started – 1969
  • Offices – 27

Franchise details: Ground Round Grill & Bar
Official site

Ground Round® Grill and Bar has been a proven Casual Dining brand for more than 45 years. Founded in 1969, its two-room restaurant design is ideal for families with children in the dining room, or for adults meeting friends or watching the game in a separate, sports bar lounge.
CNN Money Talks With Ground Round President Jack Crawford

49. Big Greek

  • Investments $193,500
  • Franchise fee $3,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1988
  • Year Franchising Started – 1996
  • Offices – 25

Franchise details: Big Greek
Official site

The mission of each BigGreeK franchisee will be to offer the same high quality products, superior service, and a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere to each guest.

50. Dick’s Wings and Grill

  • Investments $250,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1993
  • Year Franchising Started – 2003
  • Offices – 25

Franchise details: Dick’s Wings and Grill
Official site

Dicks’ Wings restaurants are “Family Fun Fooderys”™ where both families and sports fans can go to enjoy a unique restaurant experience from “First Bite to Last Call™.” Dick’s Wings offers a variety of boldly-flavored menu items highlighted by its famous Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings and Dick’s Blingz boneless chicken wings, for which it boasts 365 mouth-watering flavors.

51. Montana Mike's Steakhouse

  • Investments $439,000
  • Franchise fee $20,000
  • Offices – 25

Franchise details: Montana Mike's Steakhouse
Official site

Montana Mike’s is a full-service steakhouse concept specializing in big appetites and great value. Our steaks are naturally aged, USDA steaks, hand-cut at the restaurant and grilled to your liking. The atmosphere is reminiscent of a mountain lodge and our service is first class. All Montana Mike’s offer beer and wine with most locations having a full bar.

52. Epic Wings

  • Investments $453,350
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1982
  • Year Franchising Started – 2018
  • Offices – 24

Franchise details: Epic Wings
Official site

We are spreading our wings and bringing the Best.Wings.Ever. to new markets, and would love you to be a part of it! If you have always wanted to own a wing restaurant, Epic Wings is your best choice.

53. Atomic Wings

  • Investments $175,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1989
  • Year Franchising Started – 1991
  • Offices – 21

Franchise details: Atomic Wings
Official site

Atomic Wings was originally conceived in 1981. Our founder, Adam Lippin, couldn't find the hot, crispy wings that he savored during his college years in Buffalo. He spent several years perfecting the art behind the perfect chicken wing.
Atomic Wings - Making Wings with Tiki Barber

54. Manny's Neighborhood Grill

  • Investments $200,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1993
  • Year Franchising Started – 2007
  • Offices – 20

Franchise details: Manny's Neighborhood Grill

The Mannys Neighborhood Grill franchise concept lets you carve out many tempting slices of the dining out pie.

55. Buffalo's Café

  • Investments $407,350
  • Franchise fee $50,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1985
  • Year Franchising Started – 1990
  • Offices – 20

Franchise details: Buffalo's Cafe
Official site

Our first restaurant opened its doors in 1985 in Roswell, Georgia. Since then, we’ve grown to over 20 Buffalo’s Cafe restaurants around the world (with plenty more coming soon to a city near you).

56. Cluck-u Chicken

  • Investments $125,000
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1985
  • Offices – 20

Franchise details: Cluck-u Chicken
Official site

Cluck-u Chicken uses fresh ingredients for its various chicken menu items: chicken tenders, sandwiches, wraps, and salads. Candidates must have previous experience and be ready to operate the restaurant.

57. BullChicks

  • Investments $120,550
  • Franchise fee $39,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2006
  • Year Franchising Started – 2011
  • Offices – 19

Franchise details: BullChicks
Official site

BullChicks was established to serve low cost, satisfying meals to the general public, especially striving students with a low budget.
Bull Chicks Restaurant in Chula Vista

58. Pokeworks

  • Investments $250,000
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2015
  • Year Franchising Started – 2016
  • Offices – 19

Franchise details: Pokeworks
Official site

Pokéworks is a ground-breaking, healthy fast-casual restaurant concept that began on a rainy day in December of 2015 in a tiny location in Midtown Manhattan. Today, it has grown into one of the largest and fastest growing poke brands in the nation and one we can proudly say is anchored almost entirely with multi-unit institutional franchisees.
Pokeworks Chef Collaborator: Sheldon Simeon - Interview

59. Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar

  • Investments $1,305,100
  • Franchise fee $49,500
  • Year Brand Started – 2007
  • Year Franchising Started – 2010
  • Offices – 19

Franchise details: Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar
Official site

An innovative full-service casual restaurant concept with a sports and entertainment focus that combines exceptional food and beverages, with unique concepts, and proprietary operational strategies with the goal of providing value and entertainment for our guests.
News at 8am

60. UFood Grill

  • Investments $418,000
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1999
  • Year Franchising Started – 2004
  • Offices – 19

Franchise details: UFood Grill
Official site

At UFood Grill, we believe food should make you feel good, not guilty. Our team of culinary experts has worked tirelessly to curate a wide variety of delicious menu options that are designed to be low in calories, but rich in flavor.

UFood Grill Franchisee Video

61. BB.Q Chicken

  • Investments $312,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1995
  • Year Franchising Started – 1995
  • Offices – 18

Franchise details: BB.Q Chicken
Official site

Established in 1995, bb.q Chicken's visions to always provide the most delicious and healthiest premium chicken in the world. bb.q Chicken is continually motivated to prepare and share only the best flavors with you.
BBQ Olive Chicken in NY

62. The Lost Cajun

  • Investments $207,600
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2010
  • Year Franchising Started – 2013
  • Offices – 16

Franchise details: The Lost Cajun
Official site

The original Lost Cajun® was founded in October of 2010 in Frisco, Colorado with my late wife Belinda. In 2012, my best friend and fishing buddy Jon Espey joined me and we opened The Lost Cajun® in Breckenridge, Colorado. Since then we have grown The Lost Cajun® brand to more than 16 stores nationwide and counting!
The Lost Cajun - Thanksgiving14

63. VooDoo BBQ & Grill

  • Investments $340,500
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2002
  • Year Franchising Started – 2006
  • Offices – 15

Franchise details: VooDoo BBQ & Grill
Official site

While working as an accountant, Tony Avila began doing some side projects for Alton Doody, a successful restaurant developer. When Avila began considering starting his own business, he and Doody discussed food concepts and realized that despite the popularity of barbecue throughout the South, barbecue restaurants were rare in south Louisiana. Avila contacted his old college roommate Dino Arvanetes, who had experience managing a Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, and the three of them partnered to open the first VooDoo BBQ & Grill restaurant on the parade route in New Orleans on Mardi Gras day in 2002. The fast-casual barbecue concept began franchising in 2006, expanding first throughout Louisiana and then branching out into other southern states.
VooDoo BBQ and Grill Catering Event at Wingate Hotel in Houma, LA | Cajun TV Network

64. Yogis Grill

  • Investments $100,000
  • Franchise fee $40,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2005
  • Year Franchising Started –2007
  • Offices – 15

Franchise details: Yogis Grill
Official site

Their mission is to be a growing restaurant company that achieves superior financial results by consistently exceeding their guests' expectations.

65. Wing Nutz

  • Investments $195,000
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2008
  • Year Franchising Started – 2008
  • Offices – 13

Franchise details: Wing Nutz

Wing Nutz is truly changing the way America eats its meals and drinks its beer. At Wing Nutz, we get you, which is why we make sure your game is always on, your personalized mug is chilled and waiting, and our friendly staff is always on hand ready to serve.
Wing Nutz

66. Urban Bar-B-Que

  • Investments $182,650
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2003
  • Year Franchising Started – 2013
  • Offices – 13

Franchise details: Urban Bar-B-Que
Official site

We take granting an UBQ restaurant franchise very seriously. Consequently, we will make every effort to be most selective in granting restaurant franchises.
URBAN BAR-B-QUE® - BRISKET / PULLED PORK & URBAN LEGEND REVIEW #316

67. Mrs. Winner's

  • Investments $250,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1979
  • Year Franchising Started – 1979
  • Offices – 12

Franchise details: Mrs. Winner's
Official site

Mrs. Winner's Chicken & Biscuits has achieved legendary status among its loyal customers as a brand known for traditional southern fried chicken and home-style menu items served up in a warm, friendly atmosphere at quick-service chicken restaurants throughout the Southeastern United States.
Mrs Winner's Chicken & Biscuits Franchise Message

68. Middleway Foods

  • Investments $92,700
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2009
  • Year Franchising Started – 2015
  • Offices – 12

Franchise details: Middleway Foods
Official site

Middleway Food’s goals started with a checklists: low start-up cost, shorter business hours, limited overhead, no working at night, happy employees, healthy margins, and a steady ROI (Return on Investment).

69. Johnny's Italian Steakhouse

  • Investments $1,255,000
  • Franchise fee $75,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2002
  • Year Franchising Started – 2013
  • Offices – 11

Franchise details: Johnny's Italian Steakhouse
Official site

Although we’d love for everyone to be a member of the Johnny’s team, we are only looking for franchise partners who are fully committed to upholding our meticulous brand standards and delivering a first class experience to our guests.

70. Anchor Bar

  • Investments $450,000
  • Franchise fee $50,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1964
  • Year Franchising Started – 1964
  • Offices – 10

Franchise details: Anchor Bar
Official site

The Anchor Bar created The Original Buffalo Wing in 1964 and now over 50 years later serves more than 70,000 pounds of Buffalo chicken wings per month.
Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY

71. Duff's Famous Wings

  • Investments $435,325
  • Year Brand Started – 1969
  • Year Franchising Started – 1969
  • Offices – 9

Franchise details: Duff's Famous Wings
Official site

Duff's has been serving customers wings since 1969. Each Duff's Famous Wings location is uniquely-designed and adaptable to many location sizes and types – from strip centers to standalone buildings.
Welcome to Duff's Famous Wings in Newnan, Georgia

72. Huey Magoo's Chicken Tenders

  • Investments $338,380
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2004
  • Year Franchising Started – 2004
  • Offices – 9

Franchise details: Huey Magoo's Chicken Tenders
Official site

Florida based Huey Magoos is a fast casual chicken tender concept. Voted Best Fried Chicken in Florida by Yahoo News, Huey Magoos is led by a team of ex-Wingstop executives who helped build that brand into a national as well as international chain. Prior restaurant experience is required.
Huey Magoos Chicken Fingers

73. Logan Farms Honey Glazed Hams

  • Investments $324,800
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1984
  • Year Franchising Started – 1985
  • Offices – 8

Franchise details: Logan Farms Honey Glazed Hams
Official site

James P. Logan was inspired to start his own business when the local honey-glazed ham store wouldn't let him pay by check or credit card. He launched Logan Farms Honey Glazed Hams in 1984 after discovering there were no other competitors. Today, his stores sell low-salt and low-fat honey-glazed hams, turkey, steak and sandwiches.
Logan Farms Favorite: Louisiana-Style Shrimp PoBoy

74. Virginia Barbeque

  • Investments $81,500
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2000
  • Year Franchising Started – 2004
  • Offices – 7

Franchise details: Virginia Barbeque
Official site

Our model has been specifically designed to be family friendly to our customers and the franchise owner. Owners are drawn to the business because of the lifestyle freedoms that are unique to our chain that opens at 11 am and closes no later than 9pm.

Virginia Barbecue - A History

75. Rise Southern Biscuits & Righteous Chicken

  • Investments $393,600
  • Year Brand Started – 2012
  • Year Franchising Started – 2014
  • Offices – 7

Franchise details: Rise Southern Biscuits & Righteous Chicken
Official site

Rise Southern Biscuits & Righteous Chicken is an award-winning, innovative fast casual concept providing fresh, premium quality food at an affordable price point. Founded by a CIA trained chef, we serve homemade biscuits filled and topped with bold flavors, gourmet ingredients and lots of love and are known for our Righteous Chicken.
Before the Bite - Bacon, Fried Egg and Cheese Biscuit

76. Ground Pat'i Grille

  • Investments $359,800
  • Year Brand Started – 1971
  • Year Franchising Started – 1975
  • Offices – 6

Franchise details: Ground Pat'i Grille
Official site

The Ground Pat'i, Inc. is a casual family restaurant local to Lafayette, LA. We started our business with the intention of creating delicious dishes with premium ingredients and the utmost attention to quality. Even our meat provider will only eat burgers from our restaurant. When you visit, you can expect excellent service and fresh flavors every time you visit.
Ground Pat'i Grille & Bar | Eat Lafayette 2018

77. The Gyro Shack

  • Investments $161,100
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2009
  • Year Franchising Started – 2016
  • Offices – 6

Franchise details: The Gyro Shack
Official site

Fresh sauce, fresh salads, and fresh made to order gyros. Everything to be made by hand. We built the shacks for the love of food and health. The Greek way.
Gyro Shack Grand Opening - Vancouver Washington

 78. Friends American Grill

  • Investments $225,250
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2010
  • Year Franchising Started – 2010
  • Offices – 5

Franchise details: Friends American Grill
Official site

Friends is a neighborhood grill & bar. We are locally owned and operated by Ray Stanjevich and Suzanne Cartwright, with locations in the Atlanta suburbs of Dacula, Dawsonville, Suwanee, Buford and Winder.
Choices to You - Friends American Grill

79. Poki Bowl

  • Investments $169,750
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2015
  • Year Franchising Started – 2017
  • Offices – 5

Franchise details: Poki Bowl
Official site

To serve fast and convenient food that still meets the customers high-quality expectations and healthy standards. We are driven by our passion for Poki Bowl, the unique seafood in-a-bowl experience, and our goal to spread this Hawaiian tradition with an Asian flair worldwide. At Poki Bowl, we make sure you’re part of the experience so you can always be confident in what you’re eating!

80. Yang's Braised Chicken Rice

  • Investments $311,500
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2011
  • Year Franchising Started – 2018
  • Offices – 4

Franchise details: Yang's Braised Chicken Rice
Official site

Yang's Braised Chicken Rice opened its first restaurant in Ji Nan, Shandong Province of China in 2011 and has since franchised more than 6,000 locations across China, Australia, Japan and Singapore, with its first U.S. location opening in Tustin, California in September of 2017.

Yang's Braised Chicken Rice

81. Buffalo Wing Factory and Pub

  • Investments $717,750
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1991
  • Year Franchising Started – 2009
  • Offices – 4

Franchise details: Buffalo Wing Factory and Pub
Official site

Whether you are a single unit restaurant operator or currently operating multiple restaurants, we can help you grow with a category that continues to expand in the restaurant industry.

82. Fire + Ice Interactive Grill and Bar

  • Investments $1,125,000
  • Franchise fee $45,000
  • Year Franchising Started – 2002
  • Offices – 3

Franchise details: Fire + Ice Interactive Grill and Bar
Official site

FiRE+iCE is an interactive grill and bar that goes beyond your wildest expectations when it comes to satisfying each and every appetite. From seasoned foodies to stubborn children, anyone can create a delicious meal at our grill!
From Fan to Franchisee!

83. Chick'N Chop

  • Investments $271,000
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2002
  • Year Franchising Started – 2002
  • Offices – 2

Franchise details: Chick'N Chop
Official site

Chick’n Chop prides itself in offering top quality ingredients with a list of signature rotisserie chicken as well as a generous selection of items for customers to build their own.
Chick n Chop on the Grill - Local Restaurant in Pembroke Pines, FL 33029

84. Teakwoods Tavern & Grill

  • Investments $207,500
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1995
  • Year Franchising Started – 2014
  • Offices – 2

Franchise details: Teakwoods Tavern & Grill
Official site

Teakwood's Tavern and Grill is an Arizona based franchise with multiple locations in the greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Teakwood's began in 1998 and has grown into a regional chain, which frequently receives rave reviews. Our concept of a neighborhood tavern with a fun and intriguing ambiance is only the beginning. Our food is what truly sets us apart.
Teakwood's Bar vs. Grill

85. Mugs 'N Jugs

  • Investments $635,000
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2007
  • Year Franchising Started – 2012
  • Offices – 2

Franchise details: Mugs 'N Jugs

Turns out we also like people, though. We're not making these delicious, one-of-a-kind Wings creations to not share them with our human species brethren. We hope to share them with you, in fact soon. So head on in to the nearest (heck, it could even be the furthest) Mugs N Jugs Sports Bar location and feast your eyes on the greatest Wings ever made. You won't be sorry you did.
Mugs N Jugs Sports Bar & Grill - Restaurants Largo, FL 33771

86. Island Fin Poke Company

  • Investments $181,350
  • Franchise fee $29,900
  • Year Brand Started – 2017
  • Year Franchising Started – 2018
  • Offices – 2

Franchise details: Island Fin Poke Company

Welcome to the Islands - where fresh, original poke bowls are presented in unique Hawaiian and Caribbean style. (And let’s just settle this part now: it’s pronounced “po-kay.” See how easy it is to become an expert?)
Island Fin Poke Company

87. Waffle Brothers

  • Investments $236,600
  • Franchise fee $32,500
  • Year Brand Started – 2006
  • Year Franchising Started – 2013
  • Offices – 2

Franchise details: Waffle Brothers
Official site

The business of Master Franchising is growing as more and more people find out about the opportunity to own, develop and support a territory through franchising.

Waffle Brothers Franchise Presentation

88. Hot Chicken Kitchen

  • Investments $230,000
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2016
  • Year Franchising Started – 2016
  • Offices – 2

Franchise details: Hot Chicken Kitchen
Official site

Hot Chicken Kitchen is a first-to-market hot chicken restaurant that is ramping up for rapid nationwide expansion. Hot Chicken Kitchen is one of the most exciting business opportunities to emerge in the $90 billion annual U.S. chicken industry. Plain and simple — Americans love chicken and there is a growing demand for Nashville style hot chicken.
Hot Chicken Kitchen: A Hot Investment!

89. Mack's Chicken Tenders

  • Investments $180,000
  • Franchise fee $45,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2016
  • Year Franchising Started – 2016
  • Offices – 2

Franchise details: Mack's Chicken Tenders
Official site

Macks Tenders offers a low-cost opportunity for entrepreneurs to own and operate a manageable and profitable business that provides a fresh alternative to fast food.

90. The Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery

  • Investments $1,351,733
  • Year Brand Started – 2012
  • Year Franchising Started – 2012
  • Offices – 1

Franchise details: The Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery
Official site

It’s time for a franchise model that completely redefines the market place. One that offers a business model no one has done with such success and market potential.
Tuckaway Tavern - Raymond, NH (Phantom Gourmet)

91. Jerry Lawler's BBQ

  • Investments $100,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2016
  • Year Franchising Started – 2017
  • Offices – 1

Franchise details: Jerry Lawler's BBQ
Official site

At The King Jerry Lawler's Memphis BBQ Company we believe that great barbecue should have the same characteristics as a wrestler, bold, in your face, and not afraid to give even the biggest fella a punch in the mouth.
Jerry Lawler's Memphis BBQ Co. - NOW FRANCHISING

92. Baby Back Blues BBQ

  • Investments $155,500
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1998
  • Year Franchising Started – 2011
  • Offices – 1

Franchise details: Baby Back Blues BBQ
Official site

We believe barbecue is at its best when all of its POWERFUL FLAVORS combine and harmonize. The NATURAL flavors of the meat. The savory flavor of HARDWOOD SMOKE. The spiciness of the rub.
Chicago's Best Ribs: Baby Back Blues

93. Hot Fries

  • Investments $166,997
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2011
  • Year Franchising Started – 2016
  • Offices – 1

Franchise details: Hot Fries
Official site

We start with the finest potatoes, slice them for maximum crispiness, flash-fry them to a perfect golden brown, and hand-season them while they're hot. That's what turns regular fries into HotFries.
HotFries Craze!

94. Twins Chicken

  • Investments $150,000
  • Franchise fee $40,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2015
  • Year Franchising Started – 2018
  • Offices – 1

Franchise details: Twins Chicken
Official site

Twins Chicken prides itself on having what we believe is the best fried chicken you'll ever have. All our chicken is sourced from premium suppliers and our food is made on order. Using our specialized double batter recipe we create fried chicken tenders that are crispy, crunchy, and always hot.

95. L.I. Wings N Things

  • Investments $100,000
  • Franchise fee $50,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2017
  • Year Franchising Started – 2018
  • Offices – 1

Franchise details: L.I. Wings N Things
Official site

Why don’t you own your own successful business, what’s been stopping you? Some have taken the leap into entrepreneurialism….maybe you have done it, maybe not, we want to show you the way to a better financial future through our tools, experience and proven retail model.

96. Flatbread Grill

  • Investments $293,000
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2008
  • Year Franchising Started – 2016
  • Offices – 1

Franchise details: Flatbread Grill
Official site

Flatbread Grill is a fast casual Mediterranean bakery and grill conceived and developed by the Esendemir Sisters in 2007. The menu features a diverse mix of soups, gourmet salads, sandwiches, platters, sides, and beverages all paired with specialty flatbreads baked daily on premises.

97. Tony Roma's

  • Investments $1,973,500
  • Franchise fee $40,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1976
  • Year Franchising Started – 1976

Franchise details: Tony Roma's
Official site

Tony Roma’s has a vision in place to improve our already-stellar guest experience, which will help owners run successful businesses and maximize returns on all fronts.
Tony Roma's Franchise: The Original Rib

98. Wingers Restaurant & Alehouse

  • Investments $434,000
  • Franchise fee $35,000

Franchise details: Wingers Restaurant & Alehouse
Official site

Extraordinary handmade wings, hearty comfort-food, drink, craft beer, and great service in a fun and energetic atmosphere. Get Ready to be Freakin' Amazed.
Become a Wingers Franchise

99. Masti

  • Investments $600,000
  • Franchise fee $350,000

Franchise details: Masti
Official site

Masti (‘fun’ in Hindi) offers Indian street food in a modern, colorful, and approachable setting. We believe that delicious food can be innovative, coming from real street vendors. We bring innovative food straight from real Indian food street vendors. We aim to provide a gourmet experience for friends and family to enjoy authentic, fast casual, healthy, and quality Indian cuisine.
Masti | Fun Indian Street Eats

100.Fire Island Grill

  • Investments $100,000
  • Franchise fee $30,000

Franchise details: Fire Island Grill
Official site

From quick-casual dining to catering, the goal of Fire Island Grill is to provide amazing island-inspired food, made to order and served fast in a family-friendly environment. Our model includes a step-by-step line where customers can pick and choose their preferred protein, carbohydrates, and an assortment of island flavors.

101. Williams Fried Chicken

  • Investments $290,000
  • Franchise fee $12,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1987

Franchise details: Williams Fried Chicken
Official site

In 1987, Mr. Hiawatha Williams opened his first Williams ChickenTM Drive-Thru Eatery in Dallas, Texas. Today, there are over 40 Williams ChickenTM stores in operation. The majority of the Williams ChickenTM stores are located in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area. However, store locations now include South, East and West Texas, along with Northern Louisiana.

102. M&M

  • Investments $300,000
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1980
  • Year Franchising Started – 1981

Franchise details: M&M
Official site

From a single location in Kitchener, Ontario, M&M Food Market has grown rapidly to become Canada's largest retail chain of specialty frozen foods and among the most widely-respected, valued and iconic Canadian brands.

103. Uncle Willie's Smokehouse

  • Investments $225,000
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1995
  • Year Franchising Started – 2007

Franchise details: Uncle Willie's Smokehouse
Official site

Uncle Willie’s Smokehouse has established a reputation for preparing and serving delicious wood-smoked BBQ food — in the traditional southern style. We’re talking mouthwatering delicacies like pulled pork, smoked chicken, baby back ribs, beef brisket and smoked sausage. Plus an array of hearty, rib-sticking (pun intended) sides like Carolina baked beans, black-eyed peas ‘n rice, sweet potato & apples and Delta Queen coleslaw.

104. Joe's Gourmet Fish and Chicken

  • Investments $203,117
  • Franchise fee $35,000

Franchise details: Joe's Gourmet Fish and Chicken
Official site

Welcome to Joe’s Gourmet! We’re glad you’re here and are excited for the opportunity to partner with you on a franchise journey. Our claim to fame goes beyond our appearances on Shark Tank, Good Morning America, and QVC.

Tasty Video

105. Lennys Grill & Subs

  • Investments $88,216
  • Year Brand Started – 1998

Franchise details: Lennys Grill & Subs
Official site

At LENNYS Grill & Subs our vision is simple — Consistently make and serve great food! We start with fresh ingredients, high quality proteins, and fresh baked bread. We add a well-trained team that is committed to ensuring every guest leaves completely satisfied. The result — a guest experience that keeps customers coming back for more.

106. Pudgie's Famous Chicken

  • Investments $400,000
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1981
  • Year Franchising Started – 1989

Franchise details: Pudgie's Famous Chicken
Official site

Founded in 1981 in the community of Bethpage, New York, George Sanders developed his secret batter recipe and skinning process. The concept quickly spread throughout Long Island and by 1989 had become a franchise company, with units opened in 10 states. Today, Pudgie’s Famous Chicken has a strong regional presence with several locations concentrated in the New York metropolitan area.

107. Steak-Out Char-Broiled Delivery

  • Investments $223,100
  • Year Brand Started – 1986
  • Year Franchising Started – 1988

Franchise details: Steak-Out Char-Broiled Delivery
Official site

Steak-Out Char-Broiled Delivery® understands that peoples' demanding schedules require ease in meal preparation. Our business is to deliver hot, complete meals right to their door. Providing our guests with convenience without sacrificing the quality is our goal.

108. Frenchy’s Chicken

  • Investments $500,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1969

Franchise details: Frenchy’s Chicken
Official site

Percy “Frenchy” Creuzot, New Orleans native, came to Houston in 1965 to work as a traveling salesman. His ambitions quickly shifted to food, and on July 3rd, 1969, he and his wife Sallie opened up a po-boy shop bearing his nickname on Scott Street, just a block from the University of Houston and not far from TSU. The po-boys were tasty and easy to make, but the small establishment quickly decided to add fried chicken to the menu.

109. Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q

  • Investments $150,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1964

Franchise details: Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q
Official site

At Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q® the quality of our food is essential. We use only the best ingredients available and Bar-B-Q is made fresh daily at each location. Fresh pork shoulders are cooked slowly overnight to make the freshest and best tasting Bar-B-Q. Bar-B-Q is made fresh daily at each location. We use sales increases as a measure of our customer’s satisfaction. Customers returning and new customers are the true measure of the quality of food being served.

110. Go-Grill

  • Investments $100,000
  • Franchise fee $35,000

Franchise details: Go-Grill
Official site

At Go-Grill, you can choose from a wide selection of fresh ingredients, and we grill it to perfection. You can add zesty, sweet or sour sauces of your choice, and enjoy your very own customized, fresh, and delicious meal.

111. Bush’s Chicken

  • Investments $150,000

Franchise details: Bush’s Chicken
Official site

Bush’s Chicken® was born in the ‘Heart of Texas’ on the outskirts of Waco in 1996. After opening their first location, Keith and Charlene Bush started franchising in 2005, and over the years they’ve watched the business grow into a chain of restaurants expanding throughout the Lone Star State.

112. The Wing Basket

  • Investments $242,000
  • Franchise fee $20,000

Franchise details: The Wing Basket
Official site

The size of your WingBasket will depend on the available space within a shopping center, the rent per square foot, and how much space you desire for eat-in customers. The ideal space should be between 1300 sq. ft. and 1800 sq. ft.

113. Chicken Shack

  • Investments $650,000

Franchise details: Chicken Shack
Official site

Today, there are four generations of Sobeck’s working to keep Chicken Shack the best tasting food in America, and to carry out John and Iola’s legacy of great customer service.

114. Ranch One

  • Investments $125,000

Franchise details: Ranch One
Official site

Ranch One® is a respected brand among the quick-service restaurant category. Renowned for offering only premium quality products for more than two decades, people recognize the quality associated with Ranch One and are more likely to be repeat customers because of it.

115. Dixie Lee Fried Chicken

  • Investments $500,000

Franchise details: Dixie Lee Fried Chicken
Official site

Dixie Lee Fried Chicken is synonymous with quality food. If you have fallen in love with our premium fried chicken, you may be thinking about how you can share our delicious food with your friends and family. Opening your own franchise is a great way to bring Dixie Lee to your community.

116. Keg Steakhouse & Bar

  • Investments $2,500,000
  • Franchise fee $50,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1971

Franchise details: Keg Steakhouse & Bar
Official site

The Keg Steakhouse & Bar is the undisputed Steakhouse leader in Canada, with an ever-growing presence in the United States. Founded in 1971, The Keg has a focus on high-quality steaks, and a casual yet contemporary dining experience. As part of our dynamic team, our franchisees have complete operational support, including extensive training, advertising/marketing, and central purchasing. You'll be able to focus on your day-to-day business knowing that there is a team of expert professionals on your side.

117. Tickle My Ribs

  • Investments $150,000

Franchise details: Tickle My Ribs
Official site

Tickle My Ribs BBQ is a family-friendly dining experience serving up mouth-watering, hickory-smoked BBQ with a taste of the south served on the side.

118. Chick-fil-A

  • Investments $202,795
  • Franchise fee $10,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1965
  • Year Franchising Started – 1967

Franchise details: Chick-fil-A
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Chick-fil-A specializes in chicken sandwiches. The franchise is a family-owned company and has an unparalleled franchise model. The company itself chooses a restaurant location and owns it. The franchisor calls its franchisees operators. Operators run the restaurant on a full-time basis but don't own the business.

119. Wings Over

  • Investments $152,000

Franchise details: Wings Over
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Wings Over menu offers made-to-order wings and ribs with 25 proprietary sauces, hamburgers, salads, and sides. The franchise restaurants are 1,400 - 1,800 sq. feet. Training for franchise owners and key employees will be held at a corporate training facility in Massachusetts.