Franchise opportunities

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Become an Operator

Our franchised Operators are the backbone of the Chick-fil-A chain. Chick-fil-A, Inc. stands ready to support each franchisee and to honor our heritage by fostering their dreams. Taking that commitment seriously, we are looking for long-term partners who are a good fit–and we know our Operators are, too.

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Take the next step

The Chick-fil-A franchise opportunity represents an exceptional offering in the quick-service restaurant industry. For an initial financial fee of $10,000 selected franchisees (who we call Operators) are granted the rights necessary to operate a franchised Chick-fil-A Restaurant business. Chick-fil-A, Inc. is also looking for people interested in franchised locations in Canada for an initial investment of $15,000 (CAD). The Chick-fil-A franchise opportunity requires that the individual be free of any other active business ventures and operate the restaurant on a full-time, hands-on basis.

Chick-fil-A Operators must successfully complete an extensive, multi-week training program prior to taking over operation of a franchised Chick-fil-A restaurant business. With additional development courses and franchise support available, Chick-fil-A Operators are equipped to handle decisions and reap the rewards of a challenging business.

You might be a great fit with Chick-fil-A if you:

  • Are looking for a full-time, “hands-on” business opportunity.
  • Have a proven track record in business leadership.
  • Have successfully managed your personal finances.
  • Are a results-oriented self-starter interested in starting and growing a business.
  • Are prepared to have no other active business venture.

This is not the right opportunity for you if you:

  • Are seeking a passive investment in a business.
  • Want to sell property to Chick-fil-A, Inc.
  • Are requesting that Chick-fil-A, Inc. build at a specified location.
  • Are seeking multi-unit franchise opportunities.

Opportunity Awaits

Ready to jump in? The first step is to complete our Franchise Expression of Interest Form.

Express Domestic Interest Here

Express Canadian Interest Here

Operator Stories

Restaurant Operators come from a variety of backgrounds and work experiences. Learn firsthand what it's like to be a Chick-fil-A franchisee.

Operator Oscar Fittipaldi in New York

Video: From Argentina to New York's Chick-fil-A

Former Argentine Navy Seal turned Chick-fil-A Operator

"My ultimate goal has always been to get to New York City. It’s crazy, but I love it.” And for Oscar Fittipaldi, who was born and raised in Concordia, Argentina, this American dream is so close he can taste it – literally. Fittipaldi is the man on the mission to bring Chick-fil-A to New York City, a mission he’ll mark “accomplished” this fall when the chicken restaurant company makes its mark in Midtown Manhattan.

Watch Video: From Argentina to New York's Chick-fil-A's

Hometown Entrepreneur Brings Taste of the South to Tacoma

It is a bright day in Tacoma, Washington and the intersection of South 38th and Steele Streets is abuzz with activity. There is the usual mid-day hustle and bustle of folks out running errands, off to a late lunch, or in Lynnae Schneller’s case, off to pick the kids up from school.

Read Hometown Entrepreneur Brings Taste of the South to Tacoma's
Keith Singletary

Meet the Local Owners From Our New Ads

Owning a Chick-fil-A restaurant in your hometown isn’t just about running a business—it’s personal. And Britt Sims and Keith Singletary wouldn’t have it any other way.

Read Meet the Local Owners From Our New Ads'

Information Sessions

Representatives from Chick-fil-A, Inc. frequently attend national conferences, seminars, and host in-person information sessions, as well as virtual webinars. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Chick-fil-A franchise Operator consider attending one of these events.

  • Jul 31, 2019 Miami, FL
  • Aug 6, 2019 Detroit, MI
  • Aug 14, 2019 San Jose, CA

* All locations are disclosed at time of registration.

Emerging Markets

Future Chick-fil-A restaurant locations are determined solely by Chick-fil-A, Inc. based on the company's goals for system-wide expansion in specifically targeted markets. Below is a list of areas we're targeting in the coming 12-24 months.

  • Arizona
  • California
    • L.A. County
    • Orange County
    • San Diego County
    • San Francisco Bay
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
    • South East Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
    • Long Island
    • New York City
  • North Dakota
  • California
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

* All locations are disclosed at time of registration.

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