Chicken, Ribs and Seafood Franchise Opportunities

Running a Franchise in the Food Service Industry in your area

A franchise in the food-service industry presents an excellent opportunity to open a new business for any would-be restaurateurs. Franchise restaurants have many benefits, like immediate name recognition, existing clientele, and marketing done for you. However, when you're buying a franchise in the food-service industry, you will want to make sure you pick a brand that is the best possible fit for you. Here below are a few items to think about when finding and buying a restaurant franchise in your area.

What is a Restaurant Franchise?

Not all chain restaurants are independently owned. For instance, even when a restaurant is globally recognized, it can be owned by corporate and run by company employees. A restaurant franchise is bought, and owners are independent and purchase the rights to open and operate a location.

The franchisee pays a percentage to the head office as part of the deal. In return, corporate implements branding characteristics and handles the advertising, menus, training, conferences, and troubleshooting for all its franchisees.

Available Restaurant Franchises

Franchises in the food-industry consist of

  • Fast Food
  • Quick Services
  • Fast Casual
  • Counter Walk Ups
  • Sit Downs
  • And More

Some are meal specific like breakfast only, or just dessert, while other franchise restaurants do it all. Prior to choosing any franchise in the restaurant industry, we can help you identify what will succeed in your area and fill a market niche.

We can help you drill down the competition and make a profile of the local market to help you find the best restaurant franchise. Understanding items like your region's average median household income, what other restaurants are open in your region and their service models will help you determine what franchise restaurant to choose. By analyzing the market, the research may show that the locals will welcome it with open arms.

We Help You Choose What Type of Restaurant to Open in your area

What does it take to open your own food establishment in your area?

As your fascination with owning a franchise restaurant increases, reach out to our team. Starting a restaurant franchise in your area has the advantages of an established brand, proven processes, and other technology solutions that make it a safer investment.

With 76 franchise systems, there are several great business opportunities that fit your investment range.
From fried chicken, to lobster and crab, there are several opportunities within this sector. Both fast food and drive-thru options as well as dine-in and family style restaurants are available.
Sector Report
Sample research stats taken from our data in the Chicken, Ribs and Seafood sector
Initial Investment

What does it cost to get into the Chicken, Ribs and Seafood sector?

The average investment in the Chicken, Ribs and Seafood sector is $878,555. But, that doesn’t tell the whole story. There's a striking difference between the average and median.

Of all Chicken, Ribs and Seafood franchises, 38 have an investment lower than $550,125. The average initial investment is skewed because the most expensive franchise in this sector is $3,473,900.

When looking at franchise opportunities make sure you examine brands within your investment range. Search below for Chicken, Ribs and Seafood investments that fit your financial criteria. If you're not sure what you can afford, fill out our Franchise Affordability Calculator.

Initial Investment
$3,473,900 Highest
$92,000 Lowest
Figure 1: Initial Investment required for a franchise in the Chicken, Ribs and Seafood sector
Financial Transparency
Provides Item 19 Data
Figure 2: 55% of franchises in this sector have Item 19 in their FDD.
Discloses Expense Data
Figure 3: Of franchises with an Item 19, 45% disclose expense data

How much can I make in the Chicken, Ribs and Seafood sector?

How much money you can make from a Chicken, Ribs and Seafood franchise depends on several factors, including location and demand for your services.

One way to predict your profit potential is to evaluate the financial performance representations provided by a franchisor in Item 19 of their Franchise Disclosure Document. Franchisors are not required to disclose this information, some are more transparent than others.

In the Chicken, Ribs and Seafood sector, 55% disclose a financial performance representation. Of those, only 45% disclose some type of expense data on its franchisee operations.

Unlock our Chicken, Ribs and Seafood Sector Report to learn which franchises are profitable.

These statistics are a sample drawn from just two of seven grade sections we research and analyze. For a full sector report, contact us.
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