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Hot Chikn Kitchn

Hot Chikn Kitchn first clucked onto the scene […]

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Franchise Details

Year Established: 2021
Category Locations: Retail
Available Ownership Type: Executive,Owner Operator,Semi-Absentee
Corporate HQ City: Sarasota
Corporate HQ State: Florida
Investment Range: $100,000+
Canada Franchising: Yes
Latin America Franchising: Yes
India Franchising: Yes
Franchise Fee: $40,000
Royalty Percentage: 6%
Veteran Discount: Yes
E2/EB5 Visas: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes


Hot Chikn Kitchn first clucked onto the scene in 2020, opening its flagship restaurant in Woodbridge, Virginia. The brainchild of experienced restaurateur Nicholas Perkins, Hot Chikn Kitchn quickly gained a loyal following for its Nashville-style hot chicken, known for its fiery spice and crispy crust. The restaurant's success wasn't just about the heat, though. Perkins also focused on creating a welcoming and community-oriented atmosphere, evident in the restaurant's warm décor and friendly service. Image of Hot Chikn Kitchn restaurant in Woodbridge, VirginiaOpens in a new windowwww.visitpwc.comHot Chikn Kitchn restaurant in Woodbridge, VirginiaFranchising the Fire:With its delicious food and strong brand identity, Hot Chikn Kitchn was destined to spread its wings beyond Virginia. In 2022, the company launched its franchising program, giving entrepreneurs the opportunity to bring the Nashville hot chicken craze to their own communities. The franchise opportunity has proven popular, with restaurants opening up across the country, from Texas and Florida to New York and New Jersey.Future is Flavorful:Hot Chikn Kitchn is still a young franchise, but it has already made a big impression on the fast-casual dining scene. With its focus on high-quality food, friendly service, and community engagement, Hot Chikn Kitchn is well-positioned for continued growth in the years to come. The company has ambitious plans to open even more restaurants in the near future, and with its loyal fan base and dedicated franchise partners, there's no doubt that Hot Chikn Kitchn will be spicing up taste buds for a long time to come. Image of Hot Chikn Kitchn staff serving Nashville hot chicken

Support & Training offered by Hot Chikn Kitchn

Hot Chikn Kitchn offers a comprehensive support and training program for their franchisees, designed to prepare them for successful restaurant operation. Here's an outline:Pre-Opening:Site selection and construction: Guidance on finding the right location, negotiating leases, and building according to brand specifications.Operational manuals and resources: Access to detailed manuals covering food preparation, equipment usage, marketing strategies, and employee management.Vendor management: Assistance with securing reputable suppliers for food products, equipment, and other necessities.Marketing and branding support: Development of a local marketing plan aligned with the national brand strategy.Training:Comprehensive program: 3-4 weeks divided into two sessions:Classroom training: Intensive learning in Virginia covering business operations, marketing, customer service, and food preparation techniques.On-site training: Two weeks at your first location focusing on hands-on practice in all aspects of running the restaurant.Customized training: Additional training tailored to your specific needs and experience level.Team training: Extensive training for your staff, including kitchen operations, food safety, and customer service.Post-Opening:On-site opening support: Dedicated team members assisting with your grand opening and ensuring a smooth launch.Ongoing operational support: Weekly calls with your designated "one-stop shop" contact for addressing any operational challenges.Regional field support: Regular visits from field operations team members for performance evaluation and additional guidance.Marketing and promotional support: Access to national marketing campaigns and support with local marketing initiatives.Online resources: 24/7 access to a comprehensive online portal with operational manuals, training materials, and FAQs.Additional aspects:Area development franchisees: Additional support with multi-unit expansion strategies and team building for managing multiple locations.International franchisees: Specialized training and guidance on adapting the brand to local regulations and cultural preferences.

Additional Information

Category Location Retail
Number of Units Open
Investment Range $193,500 - $581,500
Master Franchise false
Home based franchise YES
Item 19 Franchise YES
Veteran Discount YES
Franchise Opportunities in Canada YES
International Franchise Opportunities
E2/EB5 Visa Franchise YES
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