Chester's





Chester's Restaurant Franchise Information:

The Sign of Success Worldwide

A favorite with customers, Chester's has expanded to over 1,700 locations across the USA and around the world. Chester's restaurants serve Great Tasting Fresh Fried Chicken that's cooked to perfection, with a unique taste and style. Our secret is a family recipe and process that's been successful for over 40 years. Chester's restaurants bring you delicious fried chicken, tempting tenders, sandwiches, wraps, salads, breakfast items and more. And that's not all we're known for! Our chicken is complimented by our signature Potato Wedges, Chester's Original Sauce and delicious biscuits and sides.

Catch Onto the Chicken Craze

In 2003, the average person ate over 80 pounds of chicken! In the last 10 years, chicken consumption rose over 17%, and is expected to grow over 10% more in the next ten years. Why not catch onto the chicken craze and join this popular market segment? The Chester's franchise offers great tasting menu items that customers come back for.

Why Chester's

There are lots of features that set Chester's apart from other restaurants, not to mention some powerful reasons to become a Chester's franchisee.

Chester's starts with a commitment to serving high quality products that meet the demands of today's highly mobile and diverse consumers. Our special marinades, breadings and preparation methods create a fresh taste and unique signature flavor. This unique flavor profile sets Chester's restaurants apart and helps build customer loyalty across our wide range of popular menu items.

Flexible Locations & Store Design

A Chester's restaurant is a perfect fit for virtually any location. We offer a great deal of flexibility in the placement of Chester's including in-store restaurant (convenience stores, truck stops, supermarkets), co-branded with other national brands, malls and food-courts, and in-line shopping center locations. And there is variety in our menu formats, including take-out only, take-out and dine-in, and Chester's Tender Express. We can tailor the restaurant to meet your needs and to properly position a Chester's location in your market.

Comprehensive Training and Support Programs

We deliver the knowledge and support to help you establish, build and promote your Chester's restaurant. Regardless of your experience level, Chester's training system is behind you from day one providing the knowledge and skills needed in today's QSR business. It all begins with an intensive, week-long Chester's University training session administered by operations and marketing experts. The session takes place in our state-of-the-art training center in Birmingham, AL and incorporates:
  • Classroom work covering all aspects of setting up and managing a Chester's restaurant
  • Operational training in a real store environment

Once the initial training session is complete, Chester's ongoing support services begin. Chester's franchise representatives will help ensure a smooth grand opening and provide ongoing assistance when necessary, including:
  • Store grand opening support
  • Operations consultations
  • Effective marketing tools such as posters, signage and promotions

Next Step

If you're searching for an exceptional franchise that combines great taste, popular products, strong support and a proven track record, look no further. The only thing missing from the Chester's franchise program is you!

Please complete the email form below for more franchise information.


Chester's is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming.

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How Much Does It Cost?

  • Liquid Capital Required: $50,000 - $100,000
  • Total Investment: $72,500 - $416,400

More Franchise Information

  • Business Type: Franchise
  • Financing Assistance: Available, via third party
  • Training and Support: Available
  • Total Capital Investment: $72,500-416,400 (varies based on location)
  • Liquid Capital Required: $50,000-100,000 with qualified financing
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