- 2024 Franchise 500 Rank
#86 Ranked #116 last year
- Initial investment
$1.2M - $1.9M
- Units as of 2023
212 15.2% over 3 years
Does your mouth water at the sight of warm, crunchy, golden chicken? Then opening a Golden Chick franchise might be for you!
Golden Chick first opened under the name Golden Fried Chicken in 1967 in San Marcos, Texas. In 1996, the name changed to Golden Chick and new menu items, including golden roasted chicken, were added. There are over 175 Golden Chick outlets across the U.S., with franchise opportunities available in different locations.
Why You May Want to Start a Golden Chick Franchise
Many Golden Chick franchisees consider investing in this company to be a golden opportunity. Golden Chick franchisees come from different backgrounds: there are military veterans, owners with franchise experience, and corporate professionals, each adding unique experiences to their franchises.
Besides the delicious Golden Chick meals that patrons may have come to love, customers tend to enjoy the friendly atmosphere at Golden Chick franchises. The quality service found at Golden Chick may be something that keeps hungry customers coming back for more.
Golden Chick educates its customers on various dining options, potentially allowing you to serve the great tasting chicken via dine-in, drive-thru, delivery, and take-out.
What Might Make a Golden Chick Franchise a Good Choice?
Through the marketing and advertising programs, Golden Chick will likely support you, and the marketing team may inform the community of the products you have to offer. Golden Chick may provide franchisees with support and training during the pre-opening and opening stages of the business. This is usually followed by continued support for your Golden Chick franchise from regional management. The Golden Chick team has decades of experience and is typically happy to help you get your franchise off the ground.
To be part of the Golden Chick team, you should make sure you’re financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should ensure that you do not forget about ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set net worth and liquid capital requirements.
How To Open a Golden Chick Franchise
To get started with Golden Chick, you'll first want to evaluate the restaurant market in your current area. Most branches are currently located in southern states or the Midwest. Is your community dying for some fresh, hot chicken?
During the process, a franchise representative will likely provide you with more information about the Golden Chick brand, the opportunity, investment, and timelines as you progress in the process. The franchise representative often provides franchisees with the Franchise Disclosure Document, as well.
This may be a great time to come prepared with questions and concerns. You'll want to ask to speak with existing Golden Chick franchisees, as well. If your net worth and available liquid capital match the brand’s requirements, you may qualify to open a Golden Chick franchise, and you can get started with an initial investment. When it comes to serving up chicken, are you ready to go for the gold?
About Golden Chick
|1972 (52 years)
|# of employees at HQ
This company is offering new franchises throughout the US.
This company is offering new franchises worldwide.
|# of Units
|212 (as of 2023)
Information for Franchisees
Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Golden Chick franchise.
Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees
Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.
Initial Franchise Fee
|$1,191,350 - $1,913,300
|33.33% off franchise fee
Ad Royalty Fee
Term of Agreement
|Is franchise term renewable?
Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.
|Third Party Financing
|Golden Chick has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll
Training & Support Offered
Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.
Meetings & Conventions
Security & Safety Procedures
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Additional details about running this franchise.
|Is absentee ownership allowed?
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Can this franchise be run part time?
|# of employees required to run
Are exclusive territories available?
Franchise 500 Ranking History
Compare where Golden Chick landed on this year's Franchise 500 Ranking versus previous years.
Curious to know where Golden Chick ranked on other franchise lists? Find out below.
Are you eager to see what else is out there? Browse franchises that are similar to Golden Chick.
- Home buying, repair, and selling
Related Franchise Content
Catch up on the latest franchise news, trends, and more.
The global initiative offers a suite of tools for business travel booking and management, coupled with Hilton Honors benefits for SME's and their employees worldwide.
Explore how franchisors can effectively use video marketing to connect with both business partners and customers and why many are missing out on this opportunity.
Wendy's Ushers in New Leadership as The Strategy to Propel The Fast Food Giant Into Its Next Growth Phase Continues
Learn about the strategic vision behind appointing a seasoned industry leader to steer Wendy's toward future growth in the highly competitive fast-food industry.
Burger King Is Upping its Rebrand Strategy With a $1 Billion Acquisition. These Franchise Resets Could Tell Us About the Fast Food Giant's Chances of Succeeding.
Discover the details behind RBI's strategic acquisition of Carrols Restaurant Group, a move that represents a significant step in a broader campaign to rejuvenate the Burger King brand, and compare it to past major franchise rebrands.
Perfect market timing is difficult to pull off, but excellent preparation and building a valuable business in the first place is much more under your control.
This move marks a significant step for Inspire Brands, which has previously focused on domestic growth and acquisitions within the U.S.