It Costs Less Than You Might Think To Buy A Chick-fil-A Franchise


There are many things you can buy with $10,000, but a fast-food restaurant usually isn’t one of those things. However, that’s all it costs to buy the rights to operate a Chick-fil-A franchise.

Sure, $10,000 is still a lot of money—but it is far less than what it costs to buy into most franchises. By comparison, you need $45,000 to open a Taco Bellplus $750,000 in liquid assets and a net worth of $1.5 million.

It is common for franchisors to set liquid asset and net worth requirements for franchisees. But Chick-fil-A doesn’t have either requirement, plus the company pays for franchisees’ start-up costs, including real estate, restaurant construction and equipment.

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“The barrier to entry for being a franchisee is never going to be money,” Chick-fil-A Amanda Hannah told Business Insider. “We seek to find the very best business partners who find great joy in making other peoples’ days. They do so with a combination of great business acumen, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a passion for serving others.”

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So, what’s the catch?

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