Chester's

Chester's

Chester's
#64

Initial Investment

LOW: $21,872
HIGH: $293,789

Change in Units

+5.0% +56 UNITS (1 Year)
+7.3% +82 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile

Founded

1952

Franchising Since

2004 (12 Years)

Corporate Address

2020 Cahaba Rd. Birmingham, AL 35223

CEO

Ted W. Giles

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.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$21,872 - $293,789

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$1,500 - $3,500

Financing Options

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

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 64

Lowest Rank: 378

  • 2006 - 101
  • 2007 - 378
* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

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

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 4 days

Ongoing Support
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Security
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Ad Slicks

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 8

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Updated: May 18th, 2016

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