Brown's Chicken

What Does a Brown's Chicken Franchise Cost?

Cash Required:$100,000
Net Worth Required:$200,000
Total Investment:$150,000

Franchisor Details

Total Units:31
Year Founded:1949
Home Office: Villa Park, IL
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Our History

For more than 60 years Brown's Chicken has tempted the tastes buds of generations of Chicagoans. From humble beginnings in 1949 when John and Belva Brown opened their first location in a trailer at 80th and Harlem in Bridgeview, the company's pursuit of chicken that truly tastes better continues in a new era.

With over 30 company and franchise owned stores in the Chicagoland market, Brown's Chicken boasts a style of chicken all our own. The recipe cooked up by John and Belva, uses buttermilk batter with cottonseed oil, delivering a delicious golden crunch on the outside with a moist and flavorful inside. We've added and subtracted many products over the years, but our chicken recipe remains the same and our customers wouldn't have it any other way.


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Ideal Candidate

Quality and dedicated people are the recipe for success at Brown's Chicken. Brown's is growing and committed to controlled expansion of new store sites and the redevelopment of our current restaurant locations. We are looking for hands-on owner/operators who are willing to undertake an eight week intensive training program for the owners and managers. We seek the self-starter that will to be fanatical in the key areas of QUALITY, SERVICE, CLEANLINESS and ATTITUDE. Our business model is predicated on locally based ownership and management of the restaurants.

Candidates should have restaurant experience, management and marketing skills, be willing to work and put pride into their business.


Unique Offering

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Brown's is unique in the chicken segment of the restaurant industry. We have three separate marketing channels within our concept: proprietary Brown's branded fried chicken, a full line of chicken and Chicago-style sandwiches, and a comprehensive catering program that places us among the city's largest caterers. In adding Chicago-Style sandwiches to our menu in late 2006, our system has grown to become the second largest quick service restaurant chain in the Chicago market to sell Chicago-style sandwiches. Now watch us grow!

The introduction of Chicago-style sandwiches to Brown's existing operation has sparked new sales and customer opportunities. Operating within the same facility that houses our primary and original restaurant concept, the Chicago- style sandwich menu brings new day part traffic to the location. Brown's traditional fried chicken-based business is largely supported by the dinner day part. The Chicago-style sandwich line opens the lucrative lunch and fringe day part markets to the franchise.¬-

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Brown's Chicken is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois.

Interested parties should have at least $100,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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