Here’s a run through of all the Frequently Asked Questions we get about starting a Chicken Treat business and being an Chicken Treat franchisee. We hope you find them helpful!
What is the length of my franchise agreement?
10 years with an option of a further 10 years for freestanding stores subject to the conditions of the Franchise Agreement. The length of a Franchise Agreement maybe lesser in circumstances such as shopping centre food courts if the terms of occupancy are less than 10 years.
I want to invest in a Chicken Treat restaurant, but I don’t want to work in the store. Is this ok?
Experience tells us that Chicken Treat restaurants perform significantly better when their owners actively participate in the day-to-day running of their store. We therefore require that the owner of the business devote his/her full time and attention to the business – we do however, encourage franchise owners to employ a store manager, thereby enabling themselves to take regular breaks and to work on growing their businesses.
Can I own more than one Chicken Treat restaurant?
Yes you can, provided you have the financial resources and demonstrated core competency and management skills in your first restaurant. There are already a number of multi-site operators in the Chicken Treat system.
What will it cost me to set up a Chicken Treat restaurant?
The total cost will vary depending on the size and layout of the store. Typically, stores cost between $350,000 and $900,000 (plus GST) to establish. Smaller stores or stores with existing equipment may cost less and larger stores may cost more. In addition to this you will need to pay the franchise fee of $40,000 (plus GST).
How much money will I make as a Chicken Treat franchise owner?
This will depend on numerous factors including the store location and the way in which the franchise owner operates the business. Chicken Treat does not provide franchisees with any sales or profit forecasts in relation to Chicken Treat restaurants. Franchisees should prepare their own financial projections after seeking independent accounting advice.
Do I have to find a site?
We already have agents across WA securing sites. However, we welcome potential franchisees who find their own sites to recommend these for our consideration and approval.
Who builds my store?
For new builds Chicken Treat provides a turnkey operation. We will contract with the builder and manage the project from construction to fit-out completion thus providing a turnkey project. Construction and fitout usually occurs whilst you are training.
I don’t know anything about running a food business. Is that ok?
Yes. Before you open your Chicken Treat restaurant, we will provide you with comprehensive training so that you can learn the Chicken Treat systems and procedures.
Who will help me with the opening of my restaurant?
Our Franchise Business Managers will actively participate in planning the opening and after launch promotions. They will of course be there with you before and during your commencement trading.
Got more questions?
Leisha Fontana from our Franchising Team would be happy to help. Get in touch today.
0408 927 750