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Investments

$225,250 – $532,417

Franchise fee

$35,000

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.
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Investments

$200,000 – $512,667

Franchise fee

25000-35000

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

$1,140,000 – $2,205,000

Franchise fee

$35,000

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.
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Investments

$142,956 – $463,224

Franchise fee

$30,000

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.
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Investments

$956,500 – $4,275,000

Franchise fee

$75,000

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.
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Investments

$1,351,733 – $2,162,900

Franchise fee

$50,000 - $56,500

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.
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Investments

$311,500 – $538,500

Franchise fee

$35,000

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.
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Investments

$435,325

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.
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Investments

$271,000 – $352,450

Franchise fee

$30,000

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.
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Investments

$250,000 – $650,000

Franchise fee

$25,000 - $50,000

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.
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Investments

$300,000 – $700,000

Franchise fee

$37,500

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.
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Investments

$120,550 – $338,550

Franchise fee

$39,000

BullChicks was established to serve low cost, satisfying meals to the general public, especially striving students with a low budget.
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Investments

$984,000 – $1,219,000

Franchise fee

$40,000

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.
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Investments

$207,500 – $467,000

Franchise fee

$35,000

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.
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Investments

$250,000 – $850,500

Franchise fee

$35,000

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.
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Investments

$169,200 – $433,100

Franchise fee

$30,000

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.
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Investments

$397,600

Franchise fee

$40,000

Bonchon’s amazing experiences make for unforgettable moments. Every handcrafted piece of Bonchon chicken starts with your experience.
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Investments

$1,054,242 – $2,238,925

Franchise fee

$50,000

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.
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Investments

$1,305,100 – $3,403,100

Franchise fee

$49,500

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.
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Investments

$196,700 – $314,000

Franchise fee

$28,000

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
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Investments

$473,500 – $4,106,000

Franchise fee

$30,000 - $40,000

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.
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Investments

$363,000 – $558,000

Franchise fee

$30,000

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.
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Investments

$150,000 – $250,000

Franchise fee

$50,000

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.
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Investments

$1,973,500 – $3,121,000

Franchise fee

$40,000

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.
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Investments

$434,000 – $700,000

Franchise fee

$35,000

Extraordinary handmade wings, hearty comfort-food, drink, craft beer, and great service in a fun and energetic atmosphere. Get Ready to be Freakin' Amazed.
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TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

Chicken is one of my favorite foods in the United States, alongside burgers and beef. Оne more advantage of chicken: it may be cooked in so many ways: fried, breaded, grilled, put in salads, sandwiches, wraps. The popularity of chicken food increased with the desire for healthier alternatives. 

Chicken franchises have plenty of options, from world-famous KFC to local favorites, from classic wings to Asian twists. Lots of franchises have delivery and pick-up options as part of their business model, which helped to stay open during the pandemic. 

The chicken franchise market is highly competitive but having a trusted name and proven system behind your back makes it easier to succeed. Here are the top-notch 37 chicken franchises that you should consider. 

1. Wingstop Restaurants

  • Founded: 1994
  • Franchising since: 1998
  • Initial investment: $346,775 – $733,249
  • Initial franchise fee: $20,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $1,200,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $600,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

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.

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2. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

  • Founded: 1972
  • Franchising since: 1976
  • Initial investment: $383,500 – $2,620,800
  • Initial franchise fee: $50,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5% of gross sales

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

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.

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3. KFC 

  • Founded: 1930
  • Franchising since: 1952
  • Initial investment: $1,465,550 – $8,586,550
  • Initial franchise fee: $45,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $1,500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:$750,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

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.

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4. Chester's

  • Founded: 1952
  • Franchising since: 2004
  • Initial investment: $12,000 – $296,600
  • Initial franchise fee: $3,500

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

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.

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5. Slim Chickens

  • Founded: 2003
  • Franchising since: 2011
  • Initial investment: $841,900 – $1,739,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $15,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $3,000,000 

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

Slim Chickens offers a wide range menu including but not limited to cooked-to-order chicken tenders, chicken wings, salads, sandwiches. The franchise is known for supporting local charities and non-profit organizations. The franchisor will provide guidance and training on every step of opening and managing a business.

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6. Chicken Salad Chick

  • Founded: 1952
  • Franchising since:2004
  • Initial investment: $439,500 – $604,500
  • Initial franchise fee: $50,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $600,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:$150,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

Chicken Salad Chick specializes in chicken salads and also offers soups and sandwiches. The franchisor provides a simple, turn-key business model. Requirements for candidates are a background in the restaurant industry and management experience.

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7. Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits

  • Founded: 1977
  • Franchising since: 1978
  • Initial investment: $1,494,934 – $2,408,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $25,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 4%
  • Net-Worth Requirement:  $1,000,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:$500,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

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. 

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8. East Coast Wings + Grill

  • Founded: 1995
  • Franchising since: 2004
  • Initial investment: $660,625 – $1,097,570
  • Initial franchise fee: $40,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $425,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $150,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

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.  

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9. Buffalo Wild Wings

  • Founded: 1982
  • Franchising since: 1991
  • Initial investment: $1,997,700 – $3,750,500
  • Initial franchise fee: $40,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $5,000,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:$5,000,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

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. 

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10.  Epic Wings

  • Founded: 1982
  • Franchising since: 2018
  • Initial investment: $453,350 – $1,181,300
  • Initial franchise fee: $30,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:$200,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

Epic Wings (former name Wings-n-Things) has almost 40 years of proven success. The company used its experience to create its franchise business model. The franchise restaurants serve house-made chicken dishes with sauces, breadsticks, and sides. 

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11. Buffalo Wings & Rings

  • Founded: 1984
  • Franchising since: 1988
  • Initial investment: $1,292,500 – $2,407,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $40,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $1,000,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:$300,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

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. 

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12. Bonchon Chicken

  • Founded: 2002
  • Franchising since: 2002
  • Initial investment: $397,600
  • Initial franchise fee: $40,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 3.50% to 4.75%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $700,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:$200,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

Bonchon Chicken is a South Korean franchise. The franchise has almost 300 restaurants in 9 countries, almost a third of them in the United States. Restaurants feature authentic Korean chicken and Asian dishes. The franchisor has several building options: a full-service layout, a fast-casual model, mall and food courts, and a non-standard model. The support system includes but is not limited to site selection, training, I.T. system, marketing.

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13. Zaxby's

  • Founded: 1990
  • Franchising since: 1994
  • Initial investment: $284,000 – $664,300
  • Initial franchise fee: $35,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $400,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $400,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

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.  

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14. Chick-fil-A

  • Founded: 1965
  • Franchising since: 1967
  • Initial investment: $202,795 – $1,277,250
  • Initial franchise fee: $10,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

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.

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15. Huey Magoo's Chicken Tenders

  • Founded: 2004
  • Franchising since: 2004
  • Initial investment: $338,380 – $569,800
  • Initial franchise fee: $35,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement:$250,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:$250,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

Huey Magoo's Chicken Tenders is a family-oriented casual restaurant with a menu featuring chicken tenders and proprietary dipping sauces, sandwiches, wraps, salads. The footprint of the locations varies from 1,900 to 2,200 sq. ft. The franchisor will provide initial training and ongoing assistance. Candidates must be ready to open at least three units in 3 years.

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16. Lee's 

  • Founded: 1966
  • Franchising since: 2010
  • Initial investment: $190,830 – $398,870
  • Initial franchise fee: $35,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken was founded by the nephew of Colonel Harland Sanders, the founder of KFC. The franchise restaurants offer home-style chicken dishes, steak, kid meals, and sweet tea. 

The company has single and multi-unit franchise options. The franchisor provides pre-opening assistance, management training, and operational support. Background in the QSR industry is preferred but not required.

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17. Wings Over

  • Initial investment: $152,000 – $347,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $150,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

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. 

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18. Buffalo's Cafe

  • Founded: 1985
  • Franchising since: 1990
  • Initial investment: $407,350 – $1,009,350
  • Initial franchise fee: $50,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $1,500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:$500,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

Buffalo's Cafe is a 24/7 fast-casual restaurant franchise. The restaurants serve besides famous buffalo-style chicken wings and sauces, burgers, fries, and salads. Food court or kiosk locations require 800-1,000 square feet; full-size restaurants are 1,700 - 3,500 square feet. Joining the franchise, franchisees will get support from a professional management team, including architecture, equipment selection, and recruitment support.

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19. Champs Chicken

  • Founded: 1998
  • Franchising since: 2013
  • Initial investment: $9,000 – $349,000
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $35,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:$35,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

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. 

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20. Roy Rogers Restaurants

  • Founded: 1968
  • Franchising since: 1980
  • Initial investment: $868,250 – $1,580,950
  • Initial franchise fee: $30,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $1,000,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:$500,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

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. 

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21. Church's Chicken

  • Founded: 1952
  • Franchising since: 1969
  • Initial investment: $413,300 – $1,336,600
  • Initial franchise fee: $15,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $1,500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $650,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

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. 

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22. Wing Zone

  • Founded: 1993
  • Franchising since: 
  • Initial investment: $250,000
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $150,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

Besides signature wings and chicken specialties, Wing Zone's menu includes burgers, buffalo shrimps, salads, potato wedges, and desserts. The restaurant needs a small 1200 – 1400 sq. f. footprint and 3-4 employees. Three franchise options are approachable: single unit and multi-unit options, Area Development opportunity. To support franchise owners, the company offers training, manuals, and franchise business coaches.

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23. El Pollo Loco

  • Founded: 1980
  • Franchising since: 1983
  • Initial investment: $505,000 – $1,100,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $40,000
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $1,500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:$250,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

El Pollo Loco is a Mexican quick-service chicken restaurant franchise. The franchisor is looking for multi-unit franchisees who are ready to open a minimum of three locations in two years. Franchise consultants will guide and business management support. Additionally, the franchisor will provide marketing programs and materials.

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24. Hurricane Grill & Wings

  • Founded: 1995
  • Franchising since: 2005
  • Initial investment: $225,300 – $969,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $35,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:$250,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

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. 

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25. Pollo Campero

  • Founded: 2002
  • Franchising since: 2002
  • Initial investment: $750,000
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:$250,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

Pollo Campero is a family-oriented restaurant franchise specializing in various chicken food items using signature spices and seasonings. The franchise is an opportunity for franchisees with restaurant operating expertise ready to open five or more units. The franchisor will provide overall support and corporate training.

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26. Atomic Wings

  • Founded: 1989
  • Franchising since: 2018
  • Initial investment: $175,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

Atomic Wings serves sustainable and organic wings with proprietary gluten-free sauces. The franchisor is looking for a multi-unit franchise owner with at least three units. The support team will guide you through the entire opening process and after. 

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27. Native Grill and Wings

  • Founded: 1979
  • Franchising since: 1993
  • Initial investment: $1,324,800 – $3,351,900
  • Initial franchise fee: $50,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $1,500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $500,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

The franchise is a full-service family-friendly sports bar and grill. Native Grill and Wings built around friends, families and sports enthusiasts. The restaurants are divided into a bar and restaurant, with screen TVs throughout. New franchise owners will get the continuing guidance, consultation and support from the franchisor team, including consultation on operational, marketing, and financial-control aspects as needed.

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28. Frenchy’s Chicken

  • Founded: 1969
  • Initial investment: $500,000
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $1,000,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:$500,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

Frenchy’s Chicken’s menu is based on founder family recipes for chicken, meat, and side dishes. The restaurant cuisine is Southern Louisiana-inspired. The franchise is actively growing and offers only multi-unit options for a minimum of three locations. 

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29. Jollibee 

  • Founded: 1975
  • Franchising since: 1979
  • Initial investment: $450,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

Jollibee came from the Philippines. The franchise is popular across Asia and now expanding in North America. The franchise restaurants offer breaded chicken, pasta, hamburgers, and signature Peach Mango Pie. The candidates must be self-motivated and goal-driven individuals with communication and leadership skills. 

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30. Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q

  • Founded: 1964
  • Initial investment: $150,000

Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q is fast-casual dining specializing in fried chicken and pork barbeque with a wide range of side dishes, including coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans. The company has only a single unit franchise agreement. The franchise owner must operate the restaurant. The franchisor does not assist with site selection but provides demographic analysis and training. 

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31. Cluck-u Chicken

  • Founded: 1985
  • Initial investment: $125,000 – $225,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $25,000
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $240,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

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. 

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32. The Wing Basket

  • Initial investment: $242,000 – $354,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $20,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:$50,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

The franchise restaurants offer a chicken-themed menu with assorted sides. The Wing Basket restaurant is 1,300-1,800 sq. ft. Most of the franchise customers prefer walk-in and carry-out. Both single and multi-unit franchise models are available. The franchisor provides an operations manual, training, and ongoing support. 

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33. Pudgie's Famous Chicken

  • Founded: 1981
  • Franchising since: 1989
  • Initial investment: $400,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $25,000
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $750,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:$400,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

Pudgie's Famous Chicken offers its customers skinless fried chicken that contains a lower amount of fat and cholesterol. The franchise locations mostly work on delivery and pick-ups. The business model is proven and simple to operate. The franchisor will provide protected territory and advertising support. 

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34. Williams Fried Chicken

  • Founded: 1987
  • Franchising since: 
  • Initial investment:$290,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $12,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $75,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

Dallas-based franchise offers made-to-order never-frozen fried chicken. Williams Fried Chicken offers a single-unit franchise option.

Restaurants must be located in visible and easily accessible locations. To qualify, franchisees must have management experience.

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35. Chicken Shack

  • Founded: 1956
  • Franchising since: 
  • Initial investment: $650,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

Chicken Shack was founded by the patriarch of Sobeck’s family and now expands under Sobeck’s Chicken Shack name. The company is family-owned and operated by the fourth generation. The restaurants use proprietary family secret recipes for ribs, potato, coleslaw, and of course, its famous Chicken Shack. The franchisees own and manage their restaurant by themself. All franchise owners must complete comprehensive training.

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36. Krispy Krunchy Chicken

  • Founded: 1993
  • Franchising since: 1993
  • Initial investment: $75,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $2,500

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

Krispy Krunchy Chicken is a fried chicken fast-food franchise. The franchise locations are flexible and can be found in c-stores, gas stations, shopping malls, etc. The franchise model doesn’t have any royalty or franchise fees. The franchisor will help with remodeling and construction planning and provide training programs.

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37. Golden Chick

  • Founded: 1967
  • Franchising since: 1972
  • Initial investment: $235,450 – $484,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $30,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 4%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $1,500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $350,000

TOP-37 Chicken franchises in USA 2021

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. 

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