Buying a Franchise: What's the process?

Chicken Treat is Expanding!

The future is bright for Chicken Treat. And you could be part of the next exciting chapter of our story. Chicken Heroes: this is your time to shine!
Behind us, we have 40 years of incredible history. Our iconic brand is synonymous with Western Australia’s food culture. We’re flavour-seekers, smile-makers and dinner-table legends.

Embrace your hero status

We currently have 57 Chicken Treat stores in Australia, and 5 Chicken Treat franchise opportunities available. This is your opportunity to buy a franchise and join the supportive network of our parent company, Craveable Brands.

With our history as the foundation, we continue to go from strength-to-strength through hard work and sheer determination. As a result, the road ahead of us is paved with gold.

Buying a franchise makes you part of something bigger

Our flock is growing, and together we’re building the Chicken Treat empire. This is not an opportunity for the faint hearted. It’s your chance to make a difference and be part of a powerhouse team.
We’re passionate about our food, and about sharing it with Australians. We’re hardworking, respectful and focused on our customers. We’re go-getters and action-takers, and we win, together.

Now’s the time to join our flock as we fly the coop.

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How Exactly Do You Buy a Chicken Treat Restaurant? Here’s the Process

Owning a franchise isn’t for the fainthearted. It’s for savvy individuals with drive who want to build a booming business with an iconic brand. Every step of our process is about setting you up for success so you can hit the ground running from Day 1.

  • (1) Do your research

    When you buy a franchise, you’re making a big commitment. And it’s not one you should enter into without asking all the questions. How does a franchise work? Will it suit your lifestyle and business goals? What’s involved in running a Chicken Treat restaurant?

    Now’s the time to do your research. Speak to other franchise partners about the reality of franchise life. Look into the legal obligations that will bind you as a franchise partner. Consult a qualified professional. Make sure that before you go any further, you’re 100% sure that Chicken Treat is where you want to be.

  • (2) Get in touch

    Once you’re ready, fill out our online contact form. Someone from our parent company, Craveable Brands, will be in touch with you ASAP for a quick chat and to talk you through the next steps.

  • (3) Complete the application form

    When you’re confident that we’re a match made in chicken heaven, fill out our short application form. There are no trick questions – we just need a few simple details to get to know you a little better.

    We’ll then reach out to explain the process to you, and invite you to an initial interview.

  • (4) Sign the confidentiality agreement

    Before we can share financial information about the restaurant performance, it is our legal obligation to ask you to sign a confidentiality agreement. This legal requirement protects all parties in the process.

  • (5) Go through due diligence

    You’ll probably have questions for us. We’ll definitely have questions for you. We’ll want to know what you’re looking for in a franchise opportunity. We’ll also want to talk numbers and plans.

    We’ll arrange for you to spend a day in one of our restaurants while we conduct reference and asset checks. You’ll need to arrange finance pre-approval and create a business plan and cash flow projection for your desired store. So you do your due diligence while we do ours.

  • (6) Meet the team

    At Chicken Treat, we work as one big team. This isn’t a one-chicken show! It’s important that you’re on board with our vision and the collective plans we have for the brand.

    To get you started, you’ll meet with the State Manager and CEO. They’ll give you insight into the Chicken Treat big picture, and you can present your plans for making a bang. They’ll also check that your values align with ours, that we can work together and that you’re as committed to growing the Chicken Treat brand as we are.

  • (7) Sign-off

    If our CEO thinks you have what it takes to join the Chicken Treat team, you’ll be approved and then be enrolled into our eleven-week training program.

  • (8) Learn the ropes

    One of the many benefits of a franchise model is having the full support of an experienced team to set you up for franchising success.

    We have a comprehensive eleven-week training course that all Franchise Partners undertake before they even set foot inside their restaurant. A combination of classroom and in-store training will equip you with everything you need to understand our systems and processes.

    Your success is our success, so we want to make that happen.

  • (9) Pick up the keys

    This is the start of something big. You’ve got the training, you’ve got your business plan and you’ve got our team of experts by your side to assist and guide you along the way.

    You’re getting more than the keys to your store. You’re getting the chance to be part of shaping an iconic Australian brand, one lip-smacking meal at a time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • I want to buy a franchise. Where do I start?

    You’re in the right place! To get the ball rolling, you’ll need to complete a short application form. This gives us some basic information so we can get to know you a little better.

    From there, we’ll get you to sign a confidentiality agreement and go through a due diligence process with you. Then we’ll introduce you to the team, create a business plan and – all being well – book you in to our franchise partner training program.

    So, what are you waiting for?

  • Can I suggest a location to open a Chicken Treat franchise?

    Abso-clucking-lutely!

    We have a team that’s always on the hunt for new sites. So you don’t need to have a location in mind in order to buy a franchise – but if you have a suggestion, we’re all ears.

    We’re going through a significant period of growth in our business, so new locations are always welcome. Our dedicated property team will assess the site’s feasibility and negotiate the lease and construction if it’s a winner.

  • How much does it cost to buy a Chicken Treat franchise?

    The cost will vary depending on the type of site you choose. At Chicken Treat, we offer both shop front and drive-thru restaurants.

    Drive-thru is our classic model, which combines restaurant seating with the convenience of a drive-thru takeaway offering. These sites are generally larger, but also provide more opportunity for a franchise partner.

    Approximate cost for a drive-thru start-up is:

    $350,000-$650,000 (plus GST)

    Shop front restaurants cost less than drive-thru sites. They still offer a strong ROI though, particularly when they’re in high-traffic areas. The restaurant fit-out allows for flexible service to suit both sit-down diners and passing takeaway customers.

    Approximate cost for a shop front start-up is:

    $300,000 – $420,000 (plus GST)

  • What is the franchising fee? And is it one-off or annual?

    The franchise fee is $40,000 (plus GST) per location and is payable every 10 years.
    This fee covers your rights to use our brand for the contracted period.

  • How is operating a franchise different to owning my own business?

    Becoming a Chicken Treat franchise partner is similar in many ways to owning your own business. However, when you join our team you have access to a wealth of training and support that will set you up for success.

    We take all the guesswork out of owning a business. From Day 1, you’ll have everything you need to grow and sustain your franchise. The beauty of it is that you don’t need to build your own brand from the ground up. We’ve laid the foundations so you can benefit from instant customers who already know and love your business.

    Just as with owning any other business, being a franchise partner isn’t necessarily easy. You’ll still need to work hard, get your hands dirty and be committed to the success of your store. But at every step of the way, we’ll be there beside you, doing the heavy lifting to help you reach your goals faster.

  • How long does it take to buy a franchise?

    The answer to this question varies, depending on several factors. These include how long it takes to match you to a suitable Chicken Treat restaurant, your financing and how quickly we can move through each stage of the process.

    As a general rule, expect it to take at least 6-12 months before you’re a proud Chicken Treat franchise partner welcoming your first customers to your store.