FAQs

Whether you are looking to open one restaurant or the Master Franchise for a country, we like to get to know you first. After that who knows where the journey will end?.

How much does it cost?
The initial franchise fees depend on the size and potential for your country of interest and also whether you want to invest in a Country Master Franchise or a Development Agreement.

The Initial Investment to set up a Southern Fried Chicken Outlet is different for every site and varies due to unit size, country to country and many outside factors. For this reason any figures are suggestions of what previous outlets have cost and must only be used as an assumption.

– The costs to build a Food Court/ Kiosk operation is in the region of £150,000 -£180,000.

– The costs to build a Take Away/Restaurant is in the region of £175,000 -£250,000.

– The costs to build a Drive through Restaurant is in the region of £280,000 -£300,000.

However we would expect an applicant to have access to an investment of no less than £125,000 for a store set up, plus other funds for rent, lease deposit, build costs, working capital and training costs.

What support do you provide?
We really do offer one of the most comprehensive packages available in global franchising with ongoing design and essential support, flexible local supply options and of course training based on nearly 50 years’ experience. Core equipment is purchased through us together with the seasonings and packaging to ensure uniformity across the Brand worldwide.

Exceptional support from a team of experienced restaurant operational managers who have worked all over the world with both our brand and other global brands.

How long does training take?
Initial Training is broken down into different areas of requirement and is for a minimum of 21 days in the location for the first outlet. Second and subsequent outlets will require between 7 and 10 days training by our trainers; the costs of time (charged at current daily rate), travel, subsistence and accommodation are chargeable to the franchisee. This training is conducted by fully qualified personnel and proves to be an invaluable part of the process.
What can I earn?
Like any business the forecast is exactly that, a forecast, and varies substantially between country and outlet. We would expect our franchisees to turnover a minimum of £300,000 in their first year and take approximately £30,000 net profit from a well-run business. With gradual growth we expect £75,000 on a turnover of £400,000 approximately.
What is the return on investment?
On average UK stores have a 3-4 year ROI, Overseas the ROI has proven to be quicker in many cases, in fact in Russia it can be less than two years.
What is the royalty?
We charge a minimum monthly royalty fee of £500.00 with a percentage based on location and size of your restaurant.
What countries are you looking to enter?
Our current expansion plan is to broaden our Brand penetration across the Globe through a select group of Country Master Franchisees and Area Developers.

We have a number of Master Franchise partners across Africa and Europe, and we are looking to build on the substantial opportunity within both Africa and Europe.

Our second main area of focus is the great development potential for growth within both the Middle and Far East as these are upcoming areas with large populations and growing disposable income.

In simple terms we would like to open in every country.

What do I get for my money?
We really do offer one of the most comprehensive packages available in global franchising with ongoing design and essential and marketing support, flexible local supply options and of course training based on nearly 50 years’ experience. This together with the chance to develop your own multi-site portfolio with superb quality and tasty food that customers really love.

Core equipment is purchased through us together with the seasonings and packaging to ensure the strength and uniformity expected from a worldwide Brand.

Who owns the business?
This is a privately owned business with the current management team as the shareholders. We are in a strong financial position and have excellent year-on-year results with reinvestment a key part of our future success.

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