General

Industry

Food and Beverage

Category

Fast Casual Restaurant

SBA Identifier

S0930

Year of Founding

1930

Fees

Marketing Fee

4.5%

Royalty Fee

VARIES

Franchise Fee

$45,000-$45,000

Investment Range

$1.01M-$3.16M

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

3919

U.S. Franchised Units

3872

U.S. Corporate Units

47

Headquarters (City)

Louisville

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

Yes

Financing Availability

-

Started Offering Franchises

1952

Issuance of FDD Data

03/21/2022

What to know about KFC Traditional franchise?

The franchisee will operate a dine-in and carryout KFC outlet, which prepares and sells chicken and other menu items KFCLLC approves.

KFC Traditional is based in Louisville, KY. Scroll down to learn more!

How much does a KFC Traditional franchise cost?

Are you wondering how much is a KFC Traditional franchise? Before starting a KFC Traditional 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 KFC Traditional franchise is $1,006,600 and can go all the way up to $3,163,550. Keep in mind, you should also allocate additional funds to live off of while the KFC Traditional 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 KFC Traditional franchisees to understand the true cost of opening the franchise and how long it takes to: 1) start a KFC Traditional business 2) pass break even 3) hit significant income.

After (and if) you pass the point of earning significant income from your KFC Traditional 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 4018 8 100 3926
2017 3926 169 84 4011
2018 4011 50 81 3980
2019 3980 61 72 3969
2020 3969 40 137 3860
2021 3860 59 47 3872

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How much does a KFC Traditional franchise owner make?

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

KFC Traditional discloses financials at the unit level. In other words, they show how much KFC Traditional 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 KFC Traditional franchise. Roughly 60% of franchises disclose financials and it makes the process easier when filtering potential franchise opportunities like KFC Traditional. Don’t just speak to existing franchisees, call franchisees who have recently left the system and try to find out how much those KFC Traditional owners were making.

Visit the KFC Traditional metrics tab to explore the financials for this business.

What is the KFC Traditional franchise fee?

Owning a KFC Traditional franchise requires a variable royalty fee and 4.5% 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 KFC Traditional Franchise Disclosure Document

Keep in mind, there is also an initial KFC Traditional franchise fee of $45,000 that is included in the initial investment amount of $1,006,600 to $3,163,550. Depending on the franchise agreement you sign, you might have to pay the full franchise fee again if you decide to extend the KFC Traditional franchise relationship. Consult with a licensed franchise attorney to understand exactly what you receive for paying the KFC Traditional franchise fee of $45,000.

Visit the KFC Traditional 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 KFC Traditional founded?

KFC Traditional started offering franchises in 1952. KFC Traditional was founded 92 years ago in 1930.

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 KFC Traditional locations are in the U.S.?

As of 2022, there were 3872 locations across the U.S. There are also 47 corporate locations. Most Food and Beverage franchises like KFC Traditional have more franchised locations than corporate locations.

How many KFC Traditional franchises opened over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, KFC Traditional has opened 160 outlets throughout the U.S. Visit the KFC Traditional metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Food and Beverage franchises.

How many KFC Traditional franchises closed over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, KFC Traditional has closed 256 outlets throughout the U.S

Visit the KFC Traditional metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Food and Beverage franchises.

Is KFC Traditional growing? Are they opening more locations than they are closing?

The net unit growth rate for KFC Traditional over the past 3 years is -3%. Over the last year we have data for, KFC Traditional had a net unit growth rate of 0%.

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

Is KFC Traditional franchise eligible for an SBA Loan?

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

KFC Traditional franchise was assigned the SBA Franchise ID of S0930 on 10/01/2017. This DOES NOT mean the SBA endorses this franchise. The SBA Franchise Directory will only include business models like KFC Traditional 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 KFC Traditional a franchise in the United States?

According to the SBA, KFC Traditional 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 KFC Traditional provides you with an FDD if you are in discussion to buy a KFC Traditional.

What is the KFC Traditional Franchise for Sale Rate?

The KFC Traditional systemwide health and franchisee satisfaction can be measured by the KFC Traditionalfranchise for sale rate. The franchise for sale rate is calculated by the percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

KFC Traditional franchise for sale rate over the past 3 years is 18%. Over the last year we have data for, KFC Traditional had a franchise for sale rate of 9%.

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

What is the KFC Traditional Franchise Failure Rate?

KFC Traditional 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!

KFC Traditional failure rate over the past 3 years is 7%. Over the last year we have data for, KFC Traditional had a franchise failure rate of 1%.

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

How can I find out more details on KFC Traditional franchise?

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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

KFC Traditional

$2,085,075

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Royalty Fee

The median royalty fee from the Franchise Disclosure Document

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Franchise Fee Midpoint

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

KFC Traditional

$45,000

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Item 19 – Financial Performance Representations

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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

SBA Identifier

S0930

Year of Founding

1930

Fees

Marketing Fee

4.5%

Royalty Fee

VARIES

Franchise Fee

$45,000-$45,000

Investment Range

$1.01M-$3.16M

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

3919

U.S. Franchised Units

3872

U.S. Corporate Units

47

Headquarters (City)

Louisville

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

Yes

Financing Availability

-

Started Offering Franchises

1952

Issuance of FDD Data

03/21/2022

Detailed Franchise metrics for KFC Traditional

Detailed Franchise Metrics are metrics calculated and reviewed by Vetted Biz. You can find the available metrics for KFC Traditional 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

KFC Traditional

-3%

-3%

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Franchise for Sale Rate

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

 

1 year

3 years

KFC Traditional

NA

18%

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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

KFC Traditional

NA

7%

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Business details

Company Name

www.KFC.com/franchise-a-kfc

Business email

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

Mailing address

1900 Colonel Sanders Lane

State headquarters

Kentucky

Owner Name

KFC Traditional

Phone

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

City

Louisville

Zip code

40213
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