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Fried Chicken Franchises

There?s no denying the popularity of fried chicken. It?s so popular, in fact, that it represents a large and distinct QSR segment of its own. Doubtless, you can easily think of two, three, four, or even more brands with a national presence. Becoming part of one of those brands, however, is quite an expensive proposition. Fortunately, there are also some less-expensive alternatives. Explore top fried chicken franchise opportunities in our listings, and learn more about this segment below!

Found 85 franchises

Charleys Philly Steaks

The Worlds Largest Cheesesteak Franchise is Rapidly Expanding Throughout the United States Are you ready to build your cheesesteak empire? Charleys Philly Steaks, the worlds largest cheesesteak franch ...
253k Min. Cash Required

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 w ...
235k Min. Cash Required

Yogen Fruz

Yogen Frz is the largest franchisor and licensor of stores and other locations serving primarily frozen yogurt, through company-owned, franchised and non-traditional partnership locations, with over 1 ...
135k Min. Cash Required

Moe's Southwest Grill

Moes is known for its appreciation of classic rock, cool-without-trying-too-hard personality, and of course, the best burritos this side of the border.
50k Min. Cash Required

Manny's Neighborhood Grill

The Mannys Neighborhood Grill franchise concept lets you carve out many tempting slices of the dining out pie.
150k Min. Cash Required

Sarpino's Pizzeria

At Sarpino's, we leave nothing to chance ... including your success
100k Min. Cash Required

Bliss Cupcake Cafe

Share Bliss with your community as you launch your own Bliss Cupcake Caf serving delectable treats in a happy, fun environment.
150k Min. Cash Required

Extreme Pita

Since the beginning, Extreme Pita has been one of the most unique and rewarding food franchises in North America.
160k Min. Cash Required

Mucho Burrito

Since the beginning, Extreme Pita has been one of the most unique and rewarding food franchises in North America.
282k Min. Cash Required

Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions

Filta is the worldwide leader in fryer management, cooking oil filtration, and bin free oil collection for commercial kitchens. We are seeking management-style franchise owners who are looking to gro ...
70k Min. Cash Required

Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurants

Cheeburger Cheeburger Express is a totally unique concept in the restaurant industry. Because it takes famous Cheeburger quality, freshness, choice and fun and brings it to venues where speed of servi ...
215k Min. Cash Required

Hard Bean Cafe

We are coffee business specialists offering a complete, turnkey package to assist our owners in opening their own Cafe.
150k Min. Cash Required

Sertinos Coffee and Cafe

Sertinos Coffee Shops offer whole bean coffee and loose leaf teas, brewing equipment, decorative mugs, travel cups and home brewing accessories.
70k Min. Cash Required

Great Steak Sandwich

The Great Steak brand was founded in order to introduce the rest of the world to the delectable sandwich synonymous with Philadelphia - the cheesesteak. Bring this great American tradition to your nei ...
101k Min. Cash Required

Samurai Sam's Teriyaki Grill

Samurai Sams is a highly respected brand in the quick-service restaurant category and is recognized for its excellence within the food industry.
110k Min. Cash Required

Pizza 9

The Pizza 9 Franchise opportunity provides you with the solid system of operations, experience and support you need to enter the fastest growing sector of the restaurant business quickly and efficien ...
64k Min. Cash Required

Papa Murphy's Take N' Bake Pizza

Papa Murphy's is more than 1,800 locations strongand currently extending our franchise family.
80k Min. Cash Required

WisePies Pizza & Salad

WisePies Pizza & Salad creates 9 personal gourmet pizza & salads made just the way you like it in under 5 minutes from start to finish
377k Min. Cash Required

Samuel Mancino's Italian Eatery

The Samuel Mancino's name is well-known throughout communities as a reliable source of quality and value, particularly noted by our famous oven-baked grinders and a welcoming environment that combine ...
150k Min. Cash Required

Mr. Pita

Mr. Pita is the fresh, fun alternative to burger, fries and pizza franchises. One of the strongest trends in the food industry today is the shift towards "fresh and healthy" dining. Mr. Pita is a busi ...
75k Min. Cash Required

Carl's Jr. Restaurants

When you become a Carl's Jr. franchisee, you're teaming up with one of the largest, most experienced restaurant companies around. CKE Restaurants Holdings has a coast-to-coast presence with more than ...
300k Min. Cash Required

Church's Chicken

Founded in San Antonio, Texas, in 1952, Church's Chicken is a highly recognized brand name in the QSR sector and is one of the largest quick-service chicken concepts in the world.
413k Min. Cash Required

The Middle Spoon Dessertie & Bar

The Middle Spoon serves high end desserts and craft cocktails in a beautiful space filled with comfy chairs and top quality products throughout all delivered with service that is second to none, the e ...
110k Min. Cash Required

Hardee's

When you become a Hardee's franchisee, you're teaming up with one of the largest, most experienced restaurant companies around.
300k Min. Cash Required

U-Turn Vending

U-Turn Vending Machine has been providing quality vending machine products for over 20 years.
20k Min. Cash Required

Noble Roman's Take N' Bake Pizza

Noble Romans is helping change the way America eats pizza! The Noble Romans take-n-bake Pizza franchise opportunity provides a winning combination: A fantastic product, simple operations and a wide op ...
80k Min. Cash Required

Hungry Howie's Pizza

From its humble beginnings in Taylor, MI, Hungry Howie's has grown to almost 600 locations in 21 states.
251k Min. Cash Required

Midici Pizza

MidiCi Pizza serves authentic Neapolitan Pizza as the most delicious excuse to get together.
612k Min. Cash Required

Rosati's Pizza Sports Pub

Rosati's is a neighborhood concept that is looking for a neighborhood near you. When you own a Rosati's Pizza franchise, you'll be part of a family of highly motivated entrepreneurs.
75k Min. Cash Required

Anchor Bar

The Anchor Bar created The Original Buffalo Wing in 1964 and now over 50 years later serves more than 70,000 pounds of Buffalo chicken wings per month.
450k Min. Cash Required

Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza

At Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza, we are so passionate about baking the perfect pizza. Our baking process is based on centuries-old methods which have been modernized for efficiency and consistency.
447k Min. Cash Required

Taco Time

TacoTime is a proven brand with solid brand awareness, committed to meeting the ever changing demands of your customers and to delivering the support you need to build your TacoTime restaurant busines ...
100k Min. Cash Required

Save-A-Lot Food Stores

Save-A-Lot is the nation's leading hard discount grocery chain with over 1,300 stores across the U.S. and Caribbean.
600k Min. Cash Required

Johnny Rockets

Johnny Rockets is an international restaurant chain with 29 years of global brand awareness, offering modern Americana with a streamlined, All-American menu and a contemporary new design. With broad a ...
539k Min. Cash Required

The Dapper Doughnut

A great opportunity to be involved with a low-cost, hot, made-to-order mini donut concept. Our franchise model includes: unit sales, food truck sales, and catering sales opportunities.
77k Min. Cash Required

Roy Rogers Restaurants

Roy Rogers Restaurants provide a wide variety of appealing, prepared-to-order foods with a quality and freshness that sets a new standard in the quick service segment.
500k Min. Cash Required

Corporate Caterers

The goals of Corporate Caterers started idealistic: low start-up cost, limited overhead costs, shorter business hours, good profit margins, loyal employees and happy clients.
125k Min. Cash Required

Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries

At Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries, we're all about the American classics you know and love, from crispy onion rings to old-time rock n roll.
125k Min. Cash Required

Wing Nutz Paradise on Wings

Wing Nutz is truly changing the way America eats its meals and drinks its beer. At Wing Nutz, we get you, which is why we make sure your game is always on, your personalized mug is chilled and waiting ...
195k Min. Cash Required

Wings Etc.

Wings Etc. is a full-service restaurant featuring award-winning, fresh-never-frozen jumbo wings and premium burgers, as well as appetizers, salads, wraps, sandwiches, ribs and much more.
300k Min. Cash Required
Found 85 franchises

Additional Information

Every fried chicken brand has its own distinctive flavor. Aficionados could probably tell several different brands apart in a blind taste test. While there are certain intangibles that give some brands a competitive advantage, for the most part you are buying a recipe when you choose a particular concept. For many years, certain brands and their associated flavors (and spice levels) tended to do better in certain parts of the country. But that market segmentation has started to fade as American taste buds become more adventurous and less parochial. It?s also worth noting that while this is a discussion of fried chicken franchises, many consumers are looking for a healthier (as in not fried) chicken alternative. Most brands have responded by providing appropriate menu options. That may be a particularly important consideration depending on consumer preferences in your target market.

More Than Chicken Scratch

Though on the surface it seems like a simple dish, fried chicken actually poses some challenges. First, most brands marinate their raw chicken as a first step in preparation. In some cases, this can take up to 24 hours. Second, bone-in fried chicken does not cook quickly. While the product has a relatively long hold time (how long after cooking it can be served while maintaining product quality), keeping enough on hand to keep customers from having to wait while avoiding the need to waste lots of unsold chicken can be tricky. Preparing fried chicken also requires plenty of refrigerated storage, and fryers of course. This combination means these restaurants need a spacious kitchen, walk-in coolers, and a fair amount of equipment. That means the right space will definitely take more than chicken scratch. Typical total investment for one of these restaurants can easily reach or exceed $1 million. Even on the lower end, you should expect costs of at least $300,000. With so many choices, you need a resource like Franchise Clique to guide your search for the right fried chicken franchise opportunities. Explore our listings today!

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