Chicken, Ribs and Seafood Franchise Opportunities

Buying a Franchise in the Food Service Industry in your area

Do you have a go-getting spirit and have always wanted to open a restaurant in your area? There are a lot of benefits to jumpstarting an establishment in the restaurant industry. But, it can also be difficult. A franchise restaurant may be the ideal match where the food-service industry crosses over with owning your own business, presenting a perfect chance to start a company for many potential restaurateurs. As you consider going in on a new restaurant franchise in your area, there are a few items to consider.

What Does a Franchise Restaurant Owner Do?

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

The franchisee pays a percentage to the corporate office as they operate under the brand. In exchange, corporate has branding guidelines and handles the advertising, menus, education, conferences, and problem-solving for all its franchisees.

Available Food-Industry Franchises

Restaurant franchises 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 restaurant franchises are full-service. Prior to pursuing any franchise in the food industry, we can help you figure out what might be more successful in your area and fill a market niche.

Our experts can assist you in narrowing down the competition and compiling a profile of the local economy to help you find the best brand. Understanding items like the makeup of the neighborhood, what other restaurants are operating in your area and how they do business will help you decide what franchise restaurant to open. By analyzing the market, the research might reveal that the locals will be in full support.

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

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

As your interest in owning a restaurant franchise increases, contact our experts. Buying a restaurant franchise in your area has the benefits of an established brand, time-tested processes, and other technology solutions that make it a solid 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 $885,186. 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: 57% of franchises in this sector have Item 19 in their FDD.
Discloses Expense Data
Figure 3: Of franchises with an Item 19, 47% 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, 57% disclose a financial performance representation. Of those, only 47% 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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