Nashville Hot Chicken

Fried chicken sandwiches, fries
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Initial investment
$125K - $243K
Units as of 2020
2 Decrease

Since its conception in 2018, Nashville Hot Chicken has sought to create great fried chicken sandwiches and french fries. The company came about after the owners, two brothers with a pizzeria, started experimenting with their menu, offering pizza customers samples of their hot chicken.

After exploring hundreds of sandwich restaurants around the United States, the brothers were confident that they had perfected their recipe for juicy chicken and their special pink sauce and launched a new business: Nashville Hot Chicken. The simplified menu and business model may make opening a Nashville Hot Chicken franchise an attractive option for you.

Why You May Want to Start a Nashville Hot Chicken Franchise

If you are a hard worker who desires to be your own boss, a Nashville Hot Chicken franchise may be the opportunity you've been seeking. According to the owners themselves, the ideal franchisee candidate is hard-working and self-motivated, not necessarily the person with the most experience on paper. 

No prior business or restaurant experience is required. Still, you will need a commitment to the same customer service the Nashville Hot Chicken name has been serving up since 2018. You should seek to succeed in customer service and offer a homely environment for your customers.

What Might Make a Nashville Hot Chicken Franchise a Good Choice? 

Opening a Nashville Hot Chicken franchise may offer a more predictable outcome than investing in a completely new brand that could struggle to thrive in an already crowded and competitive industry. In fact, according to the franchise section on the Nashville Hot Chicken website itself, the growth rate of a franchisee is generally more than double that of a business owner attempting to start from scratch. 

If awarded a franchise, franchisees will receive a great deal of support from Nashville Hot Chicken, including dozens of hours of training on how to own and operate a franchise, setting prices, and branding and marketing tools. Franchisees will receive hands-on training and continued support even after opening their franchise location. 

The brothers who started the Nashville Hot Chicken concept are restaurateurs and entrepreneurs who believe they found that using a simplified business model and a simple menu that stands out with its shrimp sliders and secret sauce works. It may allow for short wait times and fresh ingredients, all making up a better customer experience overall. 

How to Open a Nashville Hot Chicken Franchise

To be part of the Nashville Hot Chicken 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 prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and potential renewal fees. You also will have to meet Nashville Hot Chicken’s set net worth and liquid capital requirements.

Nashville Hot Chicken offers different avenues of business ownership, so the franchisee may be able to choose what type of ownership works best for them. Be sure to check with licensing compliance laws for your area before applying. If you're ready to launch your Nashville Hot Chicken business, bring your questions and passion. The team will walk you through the necessary next steps to launching your Nashville Hot Chicken operation. 

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Company Overview

About Nashville Hot Chicken

Industry Food
Related Categories Chicken
Founded 2018
Leadership Tigran Melkonyan, CEO
Corporate Address 10750 Glenoaks Blvd., #3
Pacoima, CA 91331
Social Instagram

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2020 (4 years)
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises in the following US states:

This company is offering new franchises in the following international regions:

# of Units 2 (as of 2020)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Nashville Hot Chicken 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 Information Circle
$25,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$125,150 - $242,500
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$25,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$25,000
Royalty Fee Information Circle
5%
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
to 1%
Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing Nashville Hot Chicken 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.

On-The-Job Training 38 hours
Classroom Training 6 hours
Ongoing Support
Grand Opening
Site Selection
Marketing Support
Social Media

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
No
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
No
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes
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Updated: December 12th, 2022