The Best Chicken Franchises in the UK

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Originally posted on 05/10/2017. Updated on 13/03/2019.

Half of your average Brit’s meat consumption is chicken, which is a clear indication that chicken is a universal and incredibly popular foodstuff.

Whether enjoyed for its comforting properties as fried chicken and bought by the bucketload or eaten for its high protein and low saturated fat content in a delicious salad, chicken is a go-to choice for fast-food lovers and health conscious individuals alike.

In general, choosing the franchise route allows you to open a fast food restaurant for a fraction of the cost. And with a tried and tested business model, everything from expenses to required stock levels has already been analysed and calculated. The biggest challenge for potential franchisees is to find the perfect location for the brand and the right employees to staff it. However, don’t let this put you off - these are elements of the business that the franchisor will assist with. The support that you’ll receive will enable you to open your fried chicken franchise much quicker and more efficiently than if you chose the independent business route.

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Important Factors to Consider

The two most prominent advantages to buying a chicken franchise are that you can operate under an established brand name and receive extensive training.

The immediate brand recognition that you’ll gain and the loyal customer base that come with it should allow you to see profits much quicker. So, whether the brand is well-known for having the spiciest chicken or being the one with the best fries, you’ll benefit from buying a franchise business rather than starting from scratch.

Consistency is key for fast food lovers. When opting to eat in a restaurant with a reputable brand, customers visit under the pretence that a good experience is guaranteed.

The other huge advantage that fast food franchise opportunities offer is the comprehensive training package that you’ll have access to. This allows franchisees with no prior experience of the restaurant industry to buy a fried chicken franchise and become equipped with all the essential skills and knowledge to make the business a success in no time.

Fried Chicken Franchise Opportunities

If investing in a chicken franchise is something you want to sink your teeth into, then take a look at the opportunities that are available below. Point Franchise is only advertising one chicken franchise currently. However, Chunky Chicken and Dixy Chicken are also on the lookout for franchises all over the UK.


Founded in 2012 as an alternative to the dominant Piri Piri restaurant brand in the UK, this food franchise set its sights on becoming the go-to choice for delicious, freshly-cooked Piri Piri chicken. Franzos is determined to challenge the market leaders and encourages interested franchisees, if they are eager to take a large chunk of market share from the current leader, to get in touch now and reserve a territory.

Franzos offers in-store franchisee training spread over two weeks, assistance with the recruitment and training of staff, comprehensive business support and unique marketing campaigns to ensure that you can hit the ground running.

The ideal Franzos franchisee is someone with a can-do attitude and a good understanding of exceptional customer service. Also, you should be a thoughtful manager, in order to understand and attend to the personal and professional needs of staff. It is essential to be passionate about all things Franzos and respect the brand’s values and ethos.

Interested franchisees require a minimum investment of £150,000 and franchise fees of £17,500. The franchise suggests that the respected revenue after two years is £750,000. So why wait? Head to the Point Franchise website today to get more information.

Chunky Chicken

This Piri Piri chicken franchise is a rapidly expanding food service concept that offers dine-in, takeaway and delivery options across the UK. Chunky Chicken’s ethos is centred on its franchisees making money, as the brand is only as successful as its franchisees. Therefore, it provides a simple and effective business model, only uses the finest ingredients and serves food that is freshly cooked. The chain states: ‘We eat what we serve and serve what we eat.’

The franchise tailors the size of the new outlet to the market it will cater for. It boasts comprehensive serving standards that need on-going training, a financial reporting system that franchisees must follow and provides equipment and interior design specifications that every store must adhere to. Additionally, franchisees must buy ingredients and minor operating equipment from designated suppliers, safeguarding quality and conforming to operating standards.

New franchisees will attend a 12 to 16-week training programme at the training centre or a specific outlet. However, training is not a one-off with this chicken brand - it is a common occurrence throughout the year to ensure that a high quality of service and fantastic fried food are consistently delivered. Training includes food preparation, food hygiene and safety, ordering and inventory control, first aid, customer service, business principles and financial reporting.

The information regarding franchise costs and fees is not available online, however you can head to the Chunky Chicken website and fill in the application form for more details.

Dixy Chicken

Born in 1986, this franchise is one of the fastest growing chicken restaurant chains in Europe with over 100 outlets across the UK and worldwide.

Dixy Chicken’s main offering is its juicy, tender, crispy fried chicken, coated in its unique blend of spices, as well as grilled chicken and a variety of nutritious salads. This ensures the brand serves chicken in a way that everyone can enjoy.

The ideal franchisee is anyone who strives for innovation, quality, big returns and strong international growth. The Dixy Chicken management goes above and beyond to support its franchisees, including setting up the entire outlet, maintaining brand identity, marketing and the launch day.

The minimum investment required for a Dixy Chicken franchise is roughly £120,000.

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