Franchise: Chester's

Initial Investment
LOW:$8,639
HIGH: $296,598
Change in Units
-0.1% -1 UNITS (1 Year)
+7.8% +81 UNITS (3 Years)

Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Security
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Ad Slicks

Training Onsite: 30 hours

Training at headquarters: 3 hours

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 8

About Chester's

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.

Founded

1952

Franchising Since

2004 (13 Years)

Corporate Address

2020 Cahaba Rd. Birmingham, AL 35223

CEO

Ted W. Giles

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$8,639 - $296,598

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

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Updated: August 9th, 2017

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