Fried Chicken Franchises

No doubt about it - Americans love chicken in any form, but especially fried. Opening a fried chicken franchise can be a delicious opportunity for the right entrepreneur. More U.S. consumers than ever are eating chicken, with consumption up 17 percent since 2012 according to the National Chicken Council. And despite our increasing interest in healthy choices, many news outlets have reported that fried chicken comprises more than half of all chicken ordered in restaurants.

Did You Know?

The per capita consumption of chicken in 2018 is estimated to be 92.5 pounds.

SOURCE: National Chicken Council

Of the 100 biggest restaurant chains in the U.S., 3 of the 5 fastest-growing are chicken concepts.

SOURCE: Business Insider

Chicken surpassed burgers as the No. 1 category in the fast-food business by purchase in 2016.

SOURCE: Brand Index

22% of prepared chicken sales in grocery stores is fried.

SOURCE: Grocery Headquarters; Perishables Group

SOURCE:
National Chicken Council

SOURCE:
Business Insider

SOURCE:
Brand Index

SOURCE:
Grocery Headquarters; Perishables Group

Types of Fried Chicken Restaurants

Think that fried chicken is fried chicken? Within this category, there exists many varieties, from southern to spicy, sandwiches to boneless. Every franchise has its own method for achieving succulent, juicy chicken in a crispy, delicious crust. Regional favorites abound and a savvy entrepreneur will need to investigate what the local tastes will support. Fried chicken is a go-to comfort meal for many Americans, so the odds of success for this beloved menu item are high.

Why Buy a Fried Chicken Franchise?

Despite an interest in eating healthier, fried chicken is a growing category in quick service restaurants. In fact, many news outlets have reported that fried chicken comprises more than half of all the chicken ordered in restaurants. A savvy entrepreneur can find success when they invest in a fried chicken focused franchise business. Not convinced about how popular fried chicken has become in America? The delicious food item now has its own holiday - July 6th is National Fried Chicken Day.

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Fried Chicken Opportunities Currently Available:

For almost 50 years, Roy Rogers Restaurants® has been a recognized brand, embodying the values of quality and honesty in our food and hospitality. We are a “cut-above” other quick serve restaurants and have earned a...

500K Min. Cash Required

Church's Chicken franchise is an established brand that serves quality products and value prices and has more than 1600 locations worldwide.

300K Min. Cash Required

Hungry for red hot success? Buffalo Wings & Rings is not only known for delicious recipes and a fun atmosphere but for also shaping entrepreneurs into successful restaurant operators. Inquire today to learn how we can help...

250K Min. Cash Required

The Golden Chick Concept is a family oriented quick-service with dine-in, drive-thru, and optional home delivery service capability.

50K Min. Cash Required

Dick's Wings & Grill is on fire! Offering more than 365 extraordinary flavors to tantalize your taste buds, this family friendly restaurant franchise has won several “Best of...” awards for its unique wings, juicy...

150K Min. Cash Required

From the day we first opened our doors in 1986, Checkers Drive-In Restaurants has become a market leader in the rapidly growing QSR burger business. As part of the Checkers & Rally's family, you'll benefit from this brand...

200K Min. Cash Required

A home-style, southern tradition, serving a side of love for over 30 years! Mrs. Winner's Chicken and Biscuits is well-positioned to take advantage of growth opportunities in a very attractive industry segment. New-unit...

100K Min. Cash Required
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