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Chester's
#153 Franchise 500| Chicken

Chester's
Chicken

About
Founded

1952

Franchising Since

2004 (14 Years)

Corporate Address

2020 Cahaba Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35223

CEO

Ted W. Giles

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$12,000 - $296,600

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$3,500

Financing Options

Chester's has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Ad Templates

Social media

On-The-Job Training:

30 hours

Classroom Training:

3 hours

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

8

Chester's is ranked #153 in the Franchise 500!
Bio
W.O. Giles started Chester's in 1952, and though he started out frying doughnuts with his patented fryers, it was fried chicken that became the focus of his business. His son, Ted Giles, is the current CEO of the company, which began franchising in 2004, after previously following a licensing business model. Chester's has locations in college campuses, airports, convenience stores, truck stops and supermarkets.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $12,000 High - $296,600
Units
+3.6%+40 UNITS (1 Year) +9.0%+95 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Disclaimer

The Franchise 500 is not intended to endorse, advertise, or recommend any particular franchise. It is solely a research tool you can use to compare franchise operations. Entrepreneur stresses that you should always conduct your own independent investigation before investing money in a franchise.
Updated: September 26th, 2017