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The Cost to Open a Fried Chicken Restaurant with Us

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Experienced quick-service restaurant (QSR) operators like yourself know that the cost to open a fried chicken restaurant is rarely an inexpensive venture. However, the upside that exists in the market could make a chicken QSR one of your best investments, particularly if you opt to franchise with an established brand. You’ll likely want to choose a franchisor who directs your initial investment specifically toward launching your new franchise locations and ensuring the operations are firing at full strength.

Bojangles has developed a fried chicken franchise model that has helped our brand achieve growth with our entry into new markets in recent years. Our dual focus on delivering authentic Southern chicken and breakfast meals with warm hospitality to match has helped our franchisees quickly become a favorite destination for hungry customers.

Part of our success is the result of how we’ve set up our Bojangles chicken franchise cost. We require a relatively low franchise fee of $35,000 per location, so the rest of your investment can directly support your new restaurants. Bojangles franchisees can develop traditional, freestanding, established nontraditional franchisees to develop our Express model restaurants based on real estate availability in your market. Our team works to prevent new members of the Bojangles brand family from feeling overwhelmed, so they can instead lean on their experience and passion for the QSR industry to build positive momentum.

Bojangles Franchise Model Options and Costs

The cost to open a fried chicken restaurant with us depends on a few factors. For one, entrepreneurs looking to own a franchise can rely on real estate in each target territory to present its own market prices and availability. See our range of investment costs by model below, and depending on which option and market you choose, they’ll help determine your investment cost.

Traditional, Freestanding Chicken Franchise Cost

Our traditional, freestanding buildings provide the full Bojangles experience in a comfortable setting for customers, whether they prefer dine-in or take-out orders. The total expense to open each traditional, freestanding Bojangles location usually falls between $2,265,500 and $3,647,200.

Express Model Expenses

Our Express Bojangles restaurants come with a more compact layout and design compared to our traditional, freestanding locations. Express restaurants can fit in smaller spaces yet have high foot traffic, such as:

  • Airports
  • Food courts
  • College campuses
  • Travel plazas
  • And more!

The Express model does not sacrifice any of our service standards; we ensure they are upheld franchise-wide, regardless of the model you develop. Your Express franchise will continue to thrill local consumers with our tasty menu items and impeccable service, offering plenty of opportunities for you to convert them into loyal customers. The cost of a Bojangles Express location typically ranges between $622,500 and $1,576,700.

Financial Requirements

To become a Bojangles franchise operator, you must have at least $500,000 in liquid cash and a total net worth above $1,000,000 per unit. These qualifications offer you the best chance to remain financially stable while investing in our franchise opportunity. Upon your request, we’ll provide you with a copy of our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), where you can find the full details of the Bojangles franchise investment. We recommend that you review the FDD to feel comfortable with our investment costs and establish a better understanding of Bojangles and how our franchise aligns with your goals and ambitions.

Have more questions about the cost of opening a Bojangles franchise? Reach out today, and we can review the full list of expenses you can expect from our franchising opportunity!