Golden Chick Franchise

Golden Chick Franchise

Golden Chick is a franchise for a restaurant specializing in quick service chicken. It was founded in 1967 by Howard Walker.

He was an employee at a chicken franchise and as he worked, he was thinking that he had to find a way to cook better chicken. He opened the first Golden Fried Chicken in San Marcos, Texas. He was able to create a chicken with a secret marinate and batter mixes.

In 1982, he sold the chain and at that time, he already had 39 locations. Golden Fried Chicken was bought out by an investment group in March of 1989. They were very supportive of the franchise community and continued on. They were growing steadily and managed to produce joint franchises and committees handling advertising, purchasing, standards, construction and facilities, and operation. They made enhancements in 1993. They made changes on the menu and the appearance of the restaurants and it became the birth of Golden Chick.

What is on the menu at a Golden Chick restaurant franchise?

They have the Golden Combos available in 10 choices. It varies from having a different number of Colden Tenders and chicken parts, country gravy, French fries, hot yeast roll, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, Golden Tender Sandwich, catfish, and a drink. The combos are also available for sharing. Golden Tenders can be ordered in four, seven, 16, and 25. This meal comes with two side dishes and rolls and gravy. You can also have the Tender Snack with two tenders with fries and roll.

The Golden Chicken can be ordered as two pieces of dark meat, two pieces white meat, three pieces dark or white meat, 10 pieces mixed parts, 15 pieces mixed parts and 20 pieces mixed parts. These meals come with two side dishes of your choice. The Chicken Snack includes leg, thigh, and wing with fried and rolls. Some locations also have roasted chicken available. For the kids, they have a meal that has smaller servings and a toy. You have several choices of side dishes including pinto beans, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit salad, fried okra, dirty rice, battered French fries, gourmet chicken salad, mac and cheese, and corn on the cob. For special features, they have sandwiches, livers and gizzards, southern fried catfish, wicked wings, and other extras like mozzarella sticks, pepper puppies, and mini jalapeno poppers.

Cost and requirements on running a Golden Chick franchise

You need to have a net worth of $200,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $150,000. Expect to be investing about $650,000 to $1,125,000. The Golden Chick franchise fee is $25,000 with an on-going royalty fee of 4%. This is for a renewable 20 year term agreement. You will need about 12 to 15 employees to run one location. They allow multi-unit ownership. They do not allow absentee ownership.

What is included in the franchise package?

There will be six weeks training at the headquarters and one week location at your location. You will be receiving newsletters, assistance at the grand opening, and access to the internet and purchasing cooperatives. Expect to be attending meetings and receiving occasional field evaluations. For marketing support, there will be ad slicks, co-op advertising, regional advertising, and national media.]

Golden Chick Contact Details

You may reach them at:

Address: 11488 Luna Rd., #100B Dallas, Texas 75234-9430

Phone: (972)831-0911