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About Chester's

Chester’s is a leading quick-serve restaurant (QSR) concept, with over 1300 active locations and more than 50 years of proven success. Chester’s offers high quality, great-tasting fried chicken in convenience stores, truck stops and supermarkets. Chester’s uses only fresh chicken that is specially marinated and double-breaded using an old family recipe. Chester’s menu includes bone-in, tenders and potato wedges as well as breakfast, home-style sides, dipping sauces, and desserts.

At Chester’s, our core values drive us every day and help influence our decisions and our growth as a company. We work as a team to provide delicious food in surprising places.


We take pride in the growth and development our organization has achieved, and we are dedicated to listening to ideas and always looking for a better way to do things. There is no “that is just how things have always been done” attitude at Chester’s. We believe in the relentless exploration of new ideas and using those ideas to constantly advance and improve our business.


We have a competitive spirit at Chester’s and we like to win. But, no one wins alone here. Every team member at Chester’s contributes to our goals and we win as a team. We never say “that’s not my job”. We make mistakes but we learn from those mistakes and we approach every day with a mindset that we are going to win this day. Winning is an attitude and our belief is that we only win as one at Chester’s.

Company Founded


Current Leadership

Wynn Giles, President

Started Franchising

2004 (17 years)

Total Number of Units

1,347 (as of 2020)

Part-Time / Full-Time

Full Time

How Much Does It Cost To Open A Chester’s Franchise?

There are several costs associated with opening a Chester’s franchise. There is typically a franchise fee set by the franchisor, which covers the costs of opening a franchise location. Some other commons fees include equipment fees, marketing fees, licensing fees, insurance, and taxes, to name a few.

Some franchises may have a weekly fee that the franchisee pays for operating a Chester’s franchise. The weekly fee for opening a Chester’s franchise is not specified.

The full breakdown of these fees can be found in the Financial Disclosure Document (FDD) provided to franchisees by the franchisor. The FDD report will contain additional information such as whether the franchise is renewable (Chester’s Is Renewable) and does the franchise offer financing support (Chester’s Chester’s has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment).

Chester's Company Details

Here are some additional details about Chester's.

Initial Investment $0 - $3,500
Term of Agreement 5 years
Absentee Ownership No
Run from Home No
Part Time No

Training and Support Offered By Chester’s

Chester’s offers several support options to its franchisees. With 1,347 (as of 2020) units, Chester’s aims to provide support to each franchise owner to help them operate a successful franchise location. Chester’s offers 32 hours on the job training, 10.5 hours classroom training, and No additional training.

Training and Support Offered

Here are the support options offered by Chester's.

On-The-Job Training 32 hours
Classroom Training 10.5 hours
Additional Training No
Ongoing Support
  • Newsletter
  • Meetings & Conventions
  • Toll-Free Line
  • Grand Opening
  • Online Support
  • Security & Safety Procedures
  • Field Operations
  • Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
  • Ad Templates
  • National Media
  • Marketing Planning & Support
  • Social Media
  • SEO
  • Email Marketing
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Is Chester’s Right For You?

Chester’s has gone digital! Here are all of the ways you can find Chester’s online. Oftentimes, you can reach out to current franchisees of Chester’s online. Current franchisees may be able to offer personalized insights into what it is like owning a Chester’s franchise and offer tips to running a successful Chester’s franchise location.


Why Should You Start a Chester’s Franchise?

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