If you're considering venturing into the world of entrepreneurship and have a passion for delicious, crispy fried chicken, then starting a chicken restaurant franchise with Golden Chick could be the recipe for success you've been searching for! Golden Chick, a well-established name in the fast-food industry, has been serving mouth-watering chicken dishes for decades. We're offering you an opportunity to learn how to open a chicken franchise in six easy steps.
Step 1: Introductory Call
The first step is to contact our franchise development team to express your interest and request more information about our chicken franchise opportunity. You can expect a prompt response with comprehensive information about our brand and the franchising process. We'd also love to learn more about you. During the introductory call, you’ll learn the basics, such as:
- The different kinds of Golden Chick restaurants available
- The approximate expenses for each restaurant category
- The general requirements for franchisees
- The possible timelines from initial planning to opening
Step 2: Reviewing the Details
After our initial discussion, you should feel ready and enthusiastic to move on to the next phase of how to open a fried chicken restaurant. During the early stages of the process, we will work to ensure our objectives are compatible and achievable. Potential franchisees must align well with the culture and procedures at Golden Chick.
If we decide that we are a good fit, we recommend that you get a legal advisor to help you review the investment details. We'll also provide you with our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), which comprehensively explains Golden Chick’s franchising process.
The FDD is a compulsory document that provides extensive information about the franchise in 23 sections. These sections cover details such as required investment, territory rights, the franchisee's role, and financial performance (Item 19). Item 19, though optional, is included to show our dedication to transparency, providing potential franchisees with annual gross revenue figures from established franchises to help set realistic expectations.
As you sift through the fine details, we'll also review your application to learn more about your background and to ensure you're well-qualified to become a franchisee
Step 3: Do Your Due Diligence
In the third stage, you're encouraged to reach out to as many existing franchisees as you wish. Inquire about their experiences with Golden Chick, their reasons for selecting our brand, and the time frame for setting up their restaurants. Getting answers to your queries from active Golden Chick operators who embody the brand daily will give you a better perspective on the operational aspects and the potential challenges you might face.
After that, you’ll draft a financial projection for your prospective Golden Chick restaurant. We'll supply a template and guidelines for you or your accountant/financial advisor to review and fill out. Once finalized, we'll jointly review it to ensure your expectations are both reasonable and attainable.
Step 4: Franchising Ops Assessment
An Operations Training Specialist will guide you through an introduction to Golden Chick operations. This session will give you a comprehensive overview of the restaurant's layout, critical employee roles and their duties within a standard Golden Chick, our products and systems, and much more.
Through this 4-5 hour session, our goal is for you to understand what it takes to deliver the Golden Chick experience - friendly, helpful service; delectable Golden Chick meals; and a spotless and sanitary facility. In the current climate, understanding these aspects has never been more crucial!
Step 5: Prospective Franchisee Discovery Day
As a prospective franchisee, you’ll have the opportunity to attend Discovery Day where you’ll visit the Golden Chick Support Center and meet the senior members leading corporate support functions like training, marketing, operations, construction, and supply chain. This will be an excellent opportunity to seek answers to any lingering questions. Rest assured, our team is here to help!
There will also be a dedicated time for private discussions with members of the Executive Team, allowing both parties to familiarize themselves with each other. If all parties agree that you’re a good fit, you’ll conclude Discovery Day by signing your initial franchise agreement.
Step 6: Your Grand Opening and Beyond
Congratulations! You’ve reached the end of the process. Once you've signed your franchise agreement and paid the initial fee, either at Discovery Day or shortly after, we’ll begin the journey of bringing your Golden Chick restaurant to life.
Starting a Golden Chick business involves several steps, but our years of experience allow us to guide you effectively through each one. These include the following:
- Site selection to pinpoint areas with strong Golden Chick customer bases and identify suitable restaurant locations
- Supplying prototypical plans ready for local code modifications
- Ordering fixtures, furnishings, and equipment from our approved list of vendors
- Utilizing our list of pre-approved engineers, architects, and contractors to help secure necessary permits and permissions
- Initial training and support before opening
These are some ways we simplify the process for a successful restaurant launch. We'll continue to support you as your business grows, providing ongoing training and guidance.
What Happens Next?
Once you’ve opened your Golden Chick franchise, the real work begins. You'll have continuous assistance from our team, including:
- Ongoing training and support
- Marketing and advertising guidance
- Operational guidance
- Franchise management assistance
- Access to proprietary recipes and procedures
- Quality assurance
- Financial management
- And so much more!
Remember, the journey doesn't stop at the grand opening. Instead, it's just the beginning of a rewarding adventure in franchising.
Starting a chicken restaurant franchise with Golden Chick is a straightforward and uncomplicated process. Whether you're ready to get started or are looking for further information, reaching out to us is the first step!