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.

4 perks of working at Chick-fil-A

It’s no wonder Chick-fil-A Team Members are always smiling!

Working at a Chick-fil-A restaurant may include a few things one would expect – preparing food, taking orders and serving guests. However, Chick-fil-A Team Members tell us that it’s the unexpected experiences that makes the real difference.

Read 4 perks of working at Chick-fil-A's

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.

  • Feb 26, 2020 Seattle, WA
  • Mar 19, 2020 Jackson, MS
  • Mar 24, 2020 Chicago, IL
  • Apr 14, 2020 Long Island, NY
  • Apr 15, 2020 New York, NY
  • Apr 16, 2020 New Jersey

* All locations are disclosed at time of registration.


  • Feb 21, 2020 Las Vegas, NV
  • Mar 5, 2020 Miami, FL
  • Mar 11, 2020 Detroit, MI
  • Mar 17, 2020 Boston, MA
  • Mar 18, 2020 El Paso, TX
  • Mar 25, 2020 New Orleans, LA
  • Mar 26, 2020 Las Vegas, NV
  • Mar 31, 2020 Chicago, IL
  • Apr 23, 2020 Los Angeles, CA
  • May 14, 2020 San Diego, CA

*Webinar details 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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