Franchise Information for Golden Chick

Golden Chick

Each Golden Chick Restaurant is a quick service restaurant with dine-in and drive-thru capability which offers a uniform limited menu featuring fresh Golden Fried Chicken and Golden Tenders prepared with proprietary batters and marination mixes.

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Franchise Costs

  • Cash Investment: $300,000
  • Investment Range: $235,450 - $471,000
  • Franchise Fees: $30,000

Franchise Benefits

  • Training & Support: Yes
  • Financing Available: Yes

Industry Information

  • Industry: Food and Restaurant Franchises
  • Franchise Units: 182

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A Golden Franchise Opportunity

As a true American heritage brand reached its 50th year of serving the best-tasting chicken in the industry, we work collaboratively in a franchise-centric organization with great support systems in place. Our Golden Chick franchise partners enjoy many advantages, including low start-up costs, superb ground up or conversion construction design, strong marketing and advertising support programs, and the best quality menu procedures in the business.


50 Years of Success...and Getting Better!

At Golden Chick we are all about two things – supporting our operator franchise partners and providing the best tasting food in the category. The Golden Chick concept is a family-oriented quick-service restaurant with dine-in, drive-thru, and optional delivery service capability. Our customers explain our concept best when they say we offer the best tasting chicken and the best choice of sides in the 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.

  • We are “The Original and Still the Best”™ – as the originator of Golden Tenders® – which have since become a mainstay in the QSR chicken category
  • We are a well-established brand with a highly loyal following
  • We provide ongoing R&D, Marketing, Promotions and LSM Support
  • We provide efficient store design that provides outstanding productivity
  • We offer ongoing training and field support

The future is bright at Golden Chick, and we are seeking qualified restaurant developers and operators to continue our growth. Golden Chick was recently named as one of the “NEXT 20” brands to break into the TOP 200 Restaurant Brands.

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Franchisee Benefits

  • Assistance in the site selection process
  • Prototypical plans with specifications
  • National volume purchasing program to ensure great pricing on food and packaging without a mark-up from the franchisor
  • A list of approved equipment vendors with a proven track record
  • Golden Chick’s proprietary recipes
  • Assistance with store openings and ongoing support
  • Effective marketing materials and programs
  • Franchise Advisory Committee – Gives Franchisees a voice on key issues
  • Field support – Regional Directors will make visits to discuss and help solve problems related to costs, quality assurance and other issues to ensure the utmost profitability for our Franchisee
  • Use of the Golden Chick brand name, trademarks and slogans


Introducing the Golden Chick Veterans Program

  • Golden Chick is a true American Heritage Brand and we are seeking true American Patriots to join our ranks. Golden Chick is proud to support those who have served. We welcome America’s heroes to consider becoming a Golden Chick Franchise Partner. The Golden Chick Veterans Program is offers qualified, honorably discharged veterans, a significant discount of 33% of the franchise fee.

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