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Becoming a Chick-fil-A® Franchisee offers the opportunity to build a business, shape a culture and invest in a better future.

We are seeking franchise candidates in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada. Read on below for more information about U.S. opportunities or click to be redirected to the Puerto Rican and Canadian applications. Please note you cannot apply for a franchise opportunity in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada simultaneously.

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Some things you should expect

The Chick-fil-A® franchise opportunity is unique in the restaurant industry. We want to make you aware of the realities of owning and operating a Chick-fil-A restaurant, as well as characteristics we’re looking for in prospective candidates.


While operating a Chick-fil-A restaurant requires a relatively modest $10,000 initial financial commitment ($15,000 CAD in Canada), it requires a holistic commitment to own and operate the business in a hands-on manner.

Being a Restaurateur

We are in the restaurant industry - the quick-service restaurant industry, at that. Chick-fil-A Franchisees must be passionate about the work of serving great food and providing exceptional hospitality in a fast-paced environment.  

Complexity and Risk

Chick-fil-A Franchisees run their own incredibly complex businesses, ultimately in charge of all aspects of the restaurant. Their success and return on investment are proportionate to their hard work, business acumen and leadership effectiveness. It is not however, guaranteed. 

Highly Selective

Competitive candidates will show evidence of personal financial integrity and stewardship, proven business leadership-and business acumen, an entrepreneurial spirit, a growth mindset, and strong character.

Still curious about the opportunity?

There are a handful of ways to understand if this is a good match for you. You can read more about the franchise opportunity and application process online or by participating in a franchise education webinar or event.

Our Franchisees say it best

Chick-fil-A® Franchisees bring passion, grit and unceasing determination to build their businesses in the communities where they live and work.

When you’re running your restaurant, you have to learn how to be flexible and balance being there for your people and running your business at the same time.

-Trevelle Harvey, District Heights, MD

Becoming an Operator is not about making a financial investment or having a retirement option. It is about investing your time to build a culture of care around your restaurant.

-Ummara Sajid, Houston, TX

There is a misconception that Chick-fil-A Operators make a lot of money right off the bat. The reality is, your business may not be profitable for the first few years.

-Dawn Kosir, Corsicana, TX

A lot of people think your restaurant automatically thrives from the start, but the reality is that you have to be hands-on and put in hard work to make it a success.

-Jas Bains, Bay Area, CA

Emerging (or growth) markets

The Chick-fil-A® brand is expanding across the United States.  Future Chick-fil-A restaurant locations are determined solely by Chick-fil-A, Inc. See where we’re headed next.


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