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Industry

Food and Beverage

Category

Fast Casual Restaurant

Works with Franchise Brokers

No

Year of Founding

2012

Fees

Marketing Fee

2%

Royalty Fee

5%

Franchise Fee

$50,000-$50,000

Investment Range

$562K-$740K

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

144

U.S. Franchised Units

102

U.S. Corporate Units

42

Headquarters (City)

Auburn

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

Yes

E-2 Visa Eligibility

No

Started Offering Franchises

2012

Issuance of FDD Data

04/30/2020

Key Indicators

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Franchise Payback Period (Years)

Owner Salary / Compensation

Average Unit Volume (AUV)

Franchise Cost

$562K-$740K

Franchise Fee

$50,000-$50,000

What to know about Chicken Salad Chick franchise?

Chicken Salad Chick is a restaurant chain specializing in chicken salad. The menu features a variety of chicken salad flavors as well as sandwiches, soups, salads, and sides. The company also offers catering services. The key to Chicken Salad Chick's success is its focus on quality ingredients and flavor. All of the chicken salads are made from scratch using only the freshest ingredients. The recipes are also designed to be low in fat and calories, making them a healthier option than many other restaurant meals. Their atmosphere is casual and comfortable, perfect for a quick lunch or a leisurely meal with friends. And their food is equally as enjoyable, with fresh, flavorful chicken salad. Whether clients are in the mood for classic flavors or something a little more unique, Chicken Salad Chick has something for everyone.

Chicken Salad Chick is based in Auburn, AL. Scroll down to learn more!

How much does a Chicken Salad Chick franchise cost?

Are you wondering how much is a Chicken Salad Chick franchise? Before starting a Chicken Salad Chick franchise, it is important to know the franchise fee, working capital and other costs required to start the business.

The minimum investment amount required to open a Chicken Salad Chick franchise is $562,000 and can go all the way up to $740,000. Keep in mind, you should also allocate additional funds to live off of while the Chicken Salad Chick business ramps up. This can take as little as 6 months to over 2 years depending on the franchise opportunity. You should speak to at least 5 Chicken Salad Chick franchisees to understand the true cost of opening the franchise and how long it takes to: 1) start a Chicken Salad Chick business 2) pass break even 3) hit significant income.

After (and if) you pass the point of earning significant income from your Chicken Salad Chick franchise, there may be enough margin to hire a day-to-day manager and work less hours in the business.

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Franchise Data

Year Start of Year Units Opened Units Closed End of Year
2016 36 19 0 55
2017 55 16 3 67
2018 67 19 1 74
2019 74 28 0 102

Additional Details

How much does a Chicken Salad Chick franchise owner make?

Chicken Salad Chick franchise earnings and revenue can vary significantly from one franchisee to another.
The Chicken Salad Chick franchise owner profits can be influenced by labor costs, lease rates, hours worked as well as other factors.

Chicken Salad Chick discloses financials at the unit level. In other words, they show how much Chicken Salad Chick franchisees made in the past. Through analyzing this information available in the metrics tab, it can serve as a good basis to further explore the opportunity or not.

At Vetted Biz, we advise you to speak with 5 to 10 franchisees to understand how much money they are making from the Chicken Salad Chick franchise. Roughly 60% of franchises disclose financials and it makes the process easier when filtering potential franchise opportunities like Chicken Salad Chick. Don’t just speak to existing franchisees, call franchisees who have recently left the system and try to find out how much those Chicken Salad Chick owners were making.

Visit the Chicken Salad Chick metrics tab to explore the financials for this business.

What is the Chicken Salad Chick franchise fee?

Owning a Chicken Salad Chick franchise requires 5% royalty fee and 2% marketing fee. These two expenses represent the main ongoing costs you can expect to pay the franchisor throughout the franchise relationship. There may be other ongoing fees disclosed in the Chicken Salad Chick Franchise Disclosure Document

Keep in mind, there is also an initial Chicken Salad Chick franchise fee of $50,000 that is included in the initial investment amount of $562,000 to $740,000. Depending on the franchise agreement you sign, you might have to pay the full franchise fee again if you decide to extend the Chicken Salad Chick franchise relationship. Consult with a licensed franchise attorney to understand exactly what you receive for paying the Chicken Salad Chick franchise fee of $50,000.

Visit the Chicken Salad Chick metrics tab to explore the financials for this business, royalty and marketing fees compare to other Food and Beverage franchises. You can also compare these fees for 2,000+ franchises currently offered in the U.S.

When was Chicken Salad Chick founded?

Chicken Salad Chick started offering franchises in 2012. Chicken Salad Chick was founded 10 years ago in 2012.

At Vetted Biz, we recommend franchises have 3-5 corporate locations and 5+ years of experience before offering a franchise. There needs to be proof that the business model works and is replicable before offering the franchise to other!

How many Chicken Salad Chick locations are in the U.S.?

As of 2020, there were 102 locations across the U.S. There are also 42 corporate locations. Most Food and Beverage franchises like Chicken Salad Chick have more franchised locations than corporate locations.

How many Chicken Salad Chick franchises opened over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Chicken Salad Chick has opened 63 outlets throughout the U.S. Visit the Chicken Salad Chick metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Food and Beverage franchises.

How many Chicken Salad Chick franchises closed over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Chicken Salad Chick has closed 4 outlets throughout the U.S

Visit the Chicken Salad Chick metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Food and Beverage franchises.

Is Chicken Salad Chick growing? Are they opening more locations than they are closing?

The net unit growth rate for Chicken Salad Chick over the past 3 years is 85%. Over the last year we have data for, Chicken Salad Chick had a net unit growth rate of 38%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Chicken Salad Chick growth rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Chicken Salad Chick. More info in the Chicken Salad Chick metrics tab.

Is Chicken Salad Chick franchise eligible for an SBA Loan?

Chicken Salad Chick is eligible for SBA loans including the 7(a) loan. To find out more about the SBA loan program for franchising click here.

Chicken Salad Chick franchise was assigned the SBA Franchise ID of S0371 on 10/01/2017. This DOES NOT mean the SBA endorses this franchise. The SBA Franchise Directory will only include business models like Chicken Salad Chick that are reviewed and found eligible under SBA’s affiliation rules and other eligibility criteria. Currently, there are over 7,000 franchise opportunities that the SBA has deemed eligible for SBA financing.

Is Chicken Salad Chick a franchise in the United States?

According to the SBA, Chicken Salad Chick meets the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) definition of a franchise. The FTC Franchise Rule requires franchisors to provide all potential franchisees with a disclosure document (FDD) containing 23 items about the franchise, its officers, and other franchisees. Be sure that Chicken Salad Chick provides you with an FDD if you are in discussion to buy a Chicken Salad Chick.

What is the Chicken Salad Chick Franchise for Sale Rate?

The Chicken Salad Chick systemwide health and franchisee satisfaction can be measured by the Chicken Salad Chickfranchise for sale rate. The franchise for sale rate is calculated by the percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

Chicken Salad Chick franchise for sale rate over the past 3 years is 13%. Over the last year we have data for, Chicken Salad Chick had a franchise for sale rate of 0%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Chicken Salad Chick franchise for sale rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Chicken Salad Chick. More info in the Chicken Salad Chick metrics tab.

What is the Chicken Salad Chick Franchise Failure Rate?

Chicken Salad Chick franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons. The failure rate is one of the most important franchise metrics to consider when investing in a franchise!

Chicken Salad Chick failure rate over the past 3 years is 4%. Over the last year we have data for, Chicken Salad Chick had a franchise failure rate of 0%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Chicken Salad Chick franchise for sale rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Chicken Salad Chick. More info in the Chicken Salad Chick metrics tab.

How can I find out more details on Chicken Salad Chick franchise?

Visit the Chicken Salad Chick metrics tab to explore franchise profitability, industry comparables and more. Become a Vetted Member today today for exclusive access on this franchise opportunity!

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Investment Midpoint

The average of the low and high range of the investment amounts calculated from the most recently available Franchise Disclosure Document

Chicken Salad Chick

$651,000

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Royalty Fee

The median royalty fee from the Franchise Disclosure Document

Chicken Salad Chick

5%

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Franchise Fee Midpoint

Payment that the franchisee must pay to the franchise owner in order to start a franchise.

Chicken Salad Chick

$50,000

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Item 19 – Financial Performance Representations

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Franchise Financials

Franchisor company financial information and financial performance representations, if disclosed by the franchisor.

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General

Industry

Food and Beverage

Category

Fast Casual Restaurant

Works with Franchise Brokers

No

Year of Founding

2012

Fees

Marketing Fee

2%

Royalty Fee

5%

Franchise Fee

$50,000-$50,000

Investment Range

$562K-$740K

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

144

U.S. Franchised Units

102

U.S. Corporate Units

42

Headquarters (City)

Auburn

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

Yes

E-2 Visa Eligibility

No

Started Offering Franchises

2012

Issuance of FDD Data

04/30/2020

Detailed Franchise metrics for Chicken Salad Chick

Detailed Franchise Metrics are metrics calculated and reviewed by Vetted Biz. You can find the available metrics for Chicken Salad Chick below. “N/A" or Not Applicable results mean that there is not enough data available to compute a precise rate or that the result is not mathematically computable. When results are not mathematically computable, you should pay attention to the absolute values (#) instead of the percentage rate itself.

Growth Rate

The percentage change of total franchise units from one year to the next by franchisor.

 

1 year

3 years

Chicken Salad Chick

0%

85%

Industry median

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Franchise for Sale Rate

The percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

 

1 year

3 years

Chicken Salad Chick

NA

13%

Industry median

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Net Unit Growth (most recent year)

Net Unit Growth (3 years)

Failure Rate

Franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons.

 

1 year

3 years

Chicken Salad Chick

NA

4%

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Business details

Website

http://www.chickensaladchick.com/

Business email

**********@******.com

Mailing address

724 North Dean Road, Suite 100

State headquarters

Alabama

Contact Name

Chicken Salad Chick

Phone

+1 (000) 0********00

City

Auburn

Zip code

36830
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