Why choose a Chicken Cottage franchise - The benefits
Chicken Cottage is the UK’s leading halal fast food brand supported by a dedicated team of experienced individuals. Chicken Cottage offers a very unique opportunity to apply a proven business model that works. Time and time again Chicken Cottage has proven that not only can it survive on the high street, but thrive by successfully competing with recognisable global brands. It boasts a high percentage growth in last few years that is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, if anything, it’s gathering momentum! At present we are opening, on average, one new Chicken Cottage franchise store every single month and have been doing so since 1997!
Chicken Cottage is the only independent that can boast an average gross profit of 60% for its’ menu and more than 55% overall activity which makes Chicken Cottage one of the most profitable franchising concepts in the UK!. Another advantage of taking a Chicken Cottage franchise is the fixed monthly royalty and marketing levy. Most traditional franchise opportunities would charge a royalty expressed as a percentage of gross revenue sales. Therefore this is an excellent boost to your profit and bottom line.
A Leading Uk fast food Brand - One new store every month!
Chicken Cottage is the UK's leading halal fast food brand supported by a dedicated team of individuals with more than half a century of experience in the industry.
Chicken Cottage offers a very unique opportunity to apply a proven business model that works. Time and time again Chicken Cottage has proven that not only can it survive on the high street but thrive by successfully taking on even the most well known global brands head in the market. It boasts hundreds of percent growth in last few years and is showing no signs of slowing, in fact its picking up speed!
At present we are opening 1 new Chicken Cottage franchise store on average nearly every single month and have been doing so since 1997!
Keeping an eye on the market - Future Proofing The Brand
We constantly review market trends and current influences to pre-empt evolving consumer demands and remain focussed on future growth. Due to this diligence, the members of the Chicken Cottage family are better positioned to continue to succeed in one of the most competitive catering markets in the world.
Our franchise agreement has been compiled by one of the leading, experienced Franchise specialising solicitors, affiliated with British Franchise Association (BFA). This guarantees peace of mind and confidence in a mutually beneficial, fair and just agreement protecting the rights of both parties, equally.
ISO 9001 Accreditation
Chicken Cottage is ISO 9001 accredited. What does this say about us? It says that our internal procedures and company processes have been approved by the government and conform to best practice.
Specialised One to one Franchisee care and support
Chicken Cottage have a dedicated, specialised Business Development Team with years of experience to help you update your skills from time to time and keep you informed on legislative developments.
They are on hand to ensure that every aspect of Chicken Cottage's own unique operational manual System 3000 is implemented.
Mystery shoppers are administered group wide just to check that the quality and taste of our products are to be proud of no matter where a customer should frequent in the capital or anywhere in the country.
Cutting edge technology - Manage your business from the beach!
Problems with staff closing early at night, bad customer service, staff giving away more food than has been paid for - we have the answer to your problems. With our new Till Integrated CCTV system you are able to track any time, day or night. what is happening in your store in real-time, as it happens. CCTV online internet action, complete with sound and till transactions, gives you the confidence and security that your staff will behave and act in a correct manner whether you are there or not.
Along with the latest computer based intelligent catering equipment and cooking procedures, EPOS systems, automated point of sale sensor based advertising, Internet based CCTV and transaction viewing with sound, we are at the cutting edge of fast food provision.
We spend so you don't have to
It is our job to develop new products, evaluate new suppliers and test market conditions before recommending anything to you our franchisee thus giving you the advantage to get on with running your store well without the distraction of sourcing supply…… One call to us is all it takes!
The Chicken Cottage team is professional and well positioned to provide quality support in a technologically superior environment, backed up by years of well grounded catering experience. Add to this a brand that is strong, well known and at the top of its game, that has proven, many times, that it pays real dividends and offers a serious return on your investment.
Chicken Cottage sell freshly prepared food that has the hallmark of quality and convenience that its customers can recognise, at an affordable price.
We are the most innovative, convenient, competitive and profitable designer, manufacturer and retailer of quality foods to customers in a hurry. We serve our global customers as we would wish to be served ourselves. We believe we are the best!
CONTACT USChicken Cottage
14 Valley Point, Beddington Farm Road,
Croydon, CR0 4WP.
Tel: +44 (0) 8444 100 786
Fax:+44 (0) 208 683 3773
FRANCHISE APPLICATION FORMDownload Chicken Cottage Franchise application form
Frequently asked Questions
How much upfront investment would be required?
For an estimated upfront investment of from £150,000 you can set up a Chicken Cottage franchise Unit.
This includes for the shop fitting, everything from sign board and counter top to all the furniture and equipment but excludes the cost of acquiring the unit.
What on-going support do you offer?
We provide in-house training and 'Franchise Forums' where different guest speakers can give presentations on a variety of topics. We actively advertise and never forget that our franchisees' success and our own is entwined.
Our award winning senior management are highly skilled and their business acumen has been recognised as such.
Our dedicated support team works hard to pro-actively assist and guide our franchisees.
How much work is involved for me?
Not a lot of work is required from the franchisees mainly because the business set up is already in place and all the franchisee needs to do is follow our guidelines.
Irrespective of their previous work experience, Franchisees are trained by us to be managers of their units and we ensure they are guided every step of the way to setting up and running their own business.
How are your Franchises holding up in a turbulent financial climate?
People sitll want to eat out, but economically - we fit the bill!
In support of our franchisees we are constantly developing strategies and introducing ways that our franchisees can maximise their profits and stay ahead of the game.
How do you intend to keep up this momentum?
Chicken Cottage invest heavily in research and development and marketing and both management and franchisees share the costs as well as the rewards and benefits. These economies of scale reflect on all our balance sheets.
By anticipating customers' real needs and reacting to an evolving society we have seen a rapid growth in the number or our restaurants (and, therefore, our business) around the world.
Does a franchisee tend to just put in a manager?
We encourage our franchisees to be moderately involved in their operations - it's not tough but requires dedication and commitment.
The reason we want our franchisees to manage their stores themselves is because a store run by the owner has less costs and therefore a higher profit margin than that of a store run by a manager.