If you’re interested in working in the QSR industry and you’re passionate about the prospect of running your own business, why not start a Slim Chickens franchise? Read on, and find out more about a fantastic opportunity to work alongside a well-known international brand.
The UK fast food market is worth around £15 billion [Statista], and this figure is on the rise. The British public particularly loves all things fried chicken, and if you want to capitalise on this massive market and strong, stable levels of consumer demand, planting your roots in a truly profitable sector, you can do so with an investment in a franchise like Slim Chickens. It might be the perfect chicken restaurant for you.
Does Slim Chickens franchise in the UK?
Yes, Slim Chickens does franchise in the UK. Though the franchise is headquartered in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the brand is delighted to be expanding across the world and welcoming British franchisees into the fold. If you do want to partner with Slim Chickens, you’ll ideally need to be interested in a multi-unit investment.
The history of Slim Chickens’ fried chicken
Our roots run deep in the southern states of the US, where the food is honest, meals are social, and the door is always open. Slim Chickens started with a mission to bring a dose of that southern US hospitality to a fast, casual setting - serving fresh, delicious chicken to the communities we serve.
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This fresh and quality chicken establishment was founded by two men named Greg Smart and Tom Gordon over in Arkansas, back in 2003. After tireless testing and with an incredible vision to their names, the pair discovered a niche in the market and watched Slim Chickens’ star rise.
Now, the franchise is well on its way to world domination by way of fast food, expanding into countries like the UK and growing its global reach. There are over 120 locations in the US, the UK and the Middle East, and a further 350 locations under development agreements.
Start a franchise in the fast food industry with a Slim Chickens business
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Our service model sets us apart from quick service restaurants. Whether you’re dining in or carrying out, our people will greet you with a warm smile and a desire to please. When dining in, we bring your food to your table and provide you with that extra touch of hospitality.
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If what you’ve learned so far about Slim Chickens makes you even more ready to invest than ever, keep reading. Below, you’ll discover the three questions you’ll need answered in order to make your investment with the brand and start your own food franchise ...
1. How do you go about becoming a Slim Chickens franchisee?
Get in contact via the Slim Chickens website to register your interest in becoming a UK franchisee. To remind you: The ideal Slim Chickens franchisee would be interested in running multiple units. They would also be passionate about great food and equally great hospitality, able to deliver exceptional customer experiences, able to operate excellently and able to obtain great locations fit for a Slim Chickens or two (or three, or four, or more).
Though previous management experience will be beneficial to you in a role like this, Slim Chickens’ franchisee training programme means you don’t need niche knowledge of the chicken industry. Before you make a career change with a fast food franchise like Slim Chickens, you should also ensure you have the important transferable skills that’ll set you up for success in the competitive sector. Skills like organisation, communication, leadership, ambition and drive.
2. How much do you need to invest?
The average cost of a franchise investment was £42,200 in 2018 [British Franchise Association], but an investment with Slim Chickens will cost considerably above this figure, both due to the fact that the brand is a thriving international name and the fact that the running costs of a fast food restaurant are high.
You can become a Slim Chickens franchisee for around £450,000, inclusive of franchise fees, fit out costs, equipment costs and more. If this figure is beyond your budget, don’t fear. Other similar investments are available at a lower cost, such as an investment with Caprinos Pizza for a minimum initial amount of £85,000 or an investment with Rooster Shack for a minimum initial amount of £75,000.
3. What do you get for your investment?
Slim Chickens is perfectly poised for development with the right investors. Now we’re looking for the right people with an appetite for multiple units to help us bring our love of better chicken to new markets in the UK and Europe. From site selection through grand opening, our team is with you every step of the way.
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Having been shown the Slim Chickens offer at one of the existing stores, potential franchisees will meet with the UK executive team ahead of an investment. Post-investment, you’ll attend a three-day immersion session that gives you first-hand experience working in a Slim Chickens.
You’ll then receive four weeks of training prior to opening your first two stores with the brand, for yourself and for your employees. All in all, franchisor support and guidance will be accessible to you from day one onwards, and it won’t by any means end with the launch of your first Slim Chickens unit.
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Running your own business just got tastier with Slim Chickens
Hopefully, you now have a stronger sense of what it will take for you to run your own Slim Chickens franchise successfully and effectively. If the investment sounds right up your street, don’t let anything stop you from making it. If you’re still on the fence and wondering about other investment opportunities in the food industry, stay on Point Franchise. Browse the huge range of options, from selling Belgian chocolate brownies out of market stalls with Chock Shop to running your very own pie-loving branch of Pieminister.
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