Our Golden Chick franchisees enjoy many advantages, including competitive start-up costs, superb ground-up or conversion construction design, strong marketing, and advertising support programs.
At Golden Chick we are all about two things: supporting our franchise operators and providing the best-tasting food in our category. The Golden Chick franchise concept is a family-oriented quick-service restaurant (QSR) with dine-in, drive-thru, take out, and third-party delivery services. Our customers describe our concept best when they say we offer the best-tasting chicken and the best choice of sides in our industry. Our menu is comprised of signature products, from Golden fried chicken and Golden Tenders® made with our proprietary marination mixes and batters, to our hand-rubbed Golden roast chicken and Southern-style catfish.
It’s an exciting time to open a QSR franchise with Golden Chick. Not only is the QSR industry poised for steady growth, chicken dishes like our Golden roast chicken and Golden Tenders® are experiencing a surge in popularity. The Golden Chick franchise brand is just the franchisor to help you leverage these industry trends. With over 50 years of experience, we know just how to:
- Open a new restaurant
- Get franchisees up-to-speed on how to run a chicken restaurant franchise
- Implement a targeted marketing campaign
- Keep our franchises running smoothly and efficiently
Our dedication to franchisees ensures that you’ll have answers to your questions, support and guidance, and an expert team behind you every step of the way. The future is bright at Golden Chick, and we’re seeking qualified franchise restaurant developers and operators to continue our strategic plan for growth.
As the originator of Golden Tenders®, we are “The Original & Still the Best”™ — which have become a mainstay of the QSR chicken category. Our longevity, highly recognizable brand name, and beloved menu have made Golden Chick a leader among QSR franchises. Now is a great time to break into the industry with our expert guidance.
We will work with you to prepare you for your grand opening and ongoing support. Our franchisees come from many different backgrounds, and we know that not everyone has experience in the food industry. With that in mind, we provided in-classroom and classroom training on topics such as:
- Accounting and reporting
- Ordering inventory
- How to find and train your employees
- Using our point-of-sale system
- ... and much more
We’ll even work with you on-site at your chicken franchise to ensure that you’ve got a good understanding of our systems and are implementing them properly. With our help, you’ll open your doors feeling confident and ready for business.
The Beginning of Golden Chick
A former employee of another chicken franchise believed there had to be a better way to cook chicken and run a franchise system. Our founder saw an opportunity in a growing industry and Golden Fried Chicken was born of the desire to create delicious family-friendly meals that featured golden fried chicken and a franchise experience like no other. What started as one restaurant in central Texas in the late 60’s, grew to 39 franchise locations by 1982, and in 1992 Golden Fried Chicken changed its name to Golden Chick. Our belief in the brand has allowed us to experience steady growth, with new restaurants opening throughout the region, bringing the chain-wide total today to nearly 200 stores, with over 20 new locations planned to open this year.
Our Value Propositions Today
While it’s true that we have decades of time and experience under our belt, when it comes to our wholesome and satisfying menu items, not much has changed. Our focus has always been on providing the very best-tasting food in our category, and generations of diners have come to love and respect the Golden Chick name for just that. Our family-friendly restaurants include dine-in, take-out, drive-thru, and optional delivery service. No matter how our delicious meals are served, our customers know they’ll get the best-tasting chicken and the best choice of sides in the industry. Furthermore, we’re always researching new ways to satisfy appetites, taking note of important dining trends and popular recipes that we might put our unique spin on. Your Golden Chick QSR franchise may become your community’s go-to destination for an affordable and delicious meal. While we respect our past, we’re always focused on the future and the potential it holds.
We’re There for You at Every Level
It’s not enough to create and serve one of the very best QSR franchise menus out there; our job is to make sure that our franchisees are leveraging it to its fullest, so they can make the most of our robust industry. We support our franchisees at every turn and focus on doing everything we can to ensure their success. That includes helping them find a site to lease or purchase for their restaurant, providing them with access to approved vendors, sharing our proprietary recipes, and offering them marketing materials that will help them spread the word about their business. Growing the Golden Chick brand is a collaborative effort between franchisor and franchisee, and we make sure to stay involved and available at every level.
Assistance in the site selection process
Golden Chick's proprietary recipes
Use of the Golden Chick brand name, trademarks and slogans
National volume purchasing program to ensure great pricing on food and packaging without a mark-up from franchisor
Franchise Advisory Committee - Gives franchisees a voice on key issues
Prototypical building or conversion with specifications
Field support - District Directors will make visits to discuss and help solve problems related to costs, quality assurance and other opportunities to ensure the utmost profitability and growth for our franchisees
A list of approved equipment vendors with a proven track record
Assistance with store openings and ongoing support
Effective marketing materials and programs
Who Are Our Franchisees?
Golden Chick franchisees come from all walks of life. Whether you’re a franchising expert or are looking to open your first business, we’re ready to work with you. Many of our franchisees fit into the following categories:
Who already own a number of franchise businesses. If you have experience building up a franchise brand in your territory and you’re looking to expand your holdings, our streamlined franchise model is just the opportunity you’ve been seeking.
Who are looking for more flexibility and the potential for a greater income. Having established a track record of making money for someone else, they’re excited to learn and are ready to put in the effort to building a company of their own.
Who are seeking the perfect civilian career. Their leadership experience makes them uniquely qualified to run one of our QSR franchises, and they love the idea of having a job that doesn’t require them to work behind a desk.