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

$12,385 - $286,817

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

National Media

Social media

SEO

On-The-Job Training:

32 hours

Classroom Training:

13 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 - $12,385 High - $286,817
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
Learn More

Franchise Articles

Looking To Enter The Franchising Industry? Here Are Few Obstacles To Look After

Just like any other business, franchising has its own obstacles

Why Growth Monitoring is Important for a Franchise Business?

A business should pause for a while to analyze the growth, steps and calculate profit and then plan for its optimization

How Educational Franchises Gain Popularity in Small Towns & Cities

The big brands also help people in small towns, gain world-class teaching and get popularity through word of mouth

Top Franchise Brands Endorsed By Amitabh Bachchan

Big brands rely heavily on the image of the celebrities who are associated with the brand's products/services

How to Choose the Right Franchise Brand?

Malaysia's BFood CEO and Starbucks MD offers his successful strategy

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: October 8th, 2018
My Queue

There are no Videos in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any video to save to your queue.

There are no Articles in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any article to save to your queue.

There are no Podcasts in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue.

You're not following any authors.

Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors.