Why we’re different
Our franchise system is built around a diverse group of passionate people with a strong desire to operate and grow a successful business while positively impacting and being closely involved in their communities.
We focus the business on people
Why do we understand the need to take the career path that’s right for you? It’s who we are and how we began.
Truett Cathy opened his first restaurant, The Dwarf Grill, in Hapeville, Georgia in 1946. He lived next door and treated every guest like they were stepping into his own home. He also served them an incredible chicken sandwich.
In the early 1960s, Mr. Cathy founded Chick-fil-A, Inc. and, in 1967, pioneered the idea of locating quick service restaurants in shopping malls with the first Chick-fil-A Restaurant.
The recipe of bringing people good food and creating personal connections with customers has worked. The Chick-fil-A Franchise System has grown to over 2,200 locations in 46 states and Washing D.C.
The next franchised Chick-fil-A Restaurant could be yours to operate. How will you make it your own?
We give to our communities
Chick-fil-A, Inc. is still family-owned and still has a strong commitment to serving customers, team members and communities.
It starts in the Chick-fil-A Restaurant with every customer who walks though the door. At Chick-fil-A, we strive to treat every one with honor, dignity and respect. Service goes beyond the restaurant doors. We serve our communities through volunteerism and giving. We support youth and education programs. We help develop tomorrow’s leaders. We help those who make our cities better places to live.
We encourage all our Franchised Operators to join in our corporate commitment. To follow the lead of our founder, to reach out and make their business personal and to create a way of giving back that’s uniquely their own.
You may operate a Chick-fil-A Restaurant. But you will build something much more important.
We believe in opportunity
Take charge. Create change. Impact people’s lives. All in a day’s work. The opportunity for business growth and personal growth and the chance to serve your community lies before you.
If you’re selected to operate a Chick-fil-A Restaurant after the application and selection process, you will be required to pay an initial franchise fee of $10,000. You’ll then complete an extensive multi-week training program and additional courses, then the opportunity to operate a franchised Chick-fil-A Restaurant will be yours.
Of course, we’ll continue to provide ongoing brand resources and support as you operate a franchised Restaurant and reap the rewards of your new franchised business.
People from all walks of life have become successful Operators. Click here to learn more about the Operator opportunity. Could the next success story be yours?