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E2 Visa – Chick-fil-A

CowsIf you are looking for a great E2 Visa Business, consider owning a Chick-fil-A Franchise. A fast food restaurant with a diner like style that focuses on Chicken based meals. This could be your opportunity to be your own boss in a business with a national recognition and highly recognizable brand across the country.

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By creating this informational page on the Chick-fil-A franchise, our goal is to do some initial research to provide you with an idea of the wide array of franchise opportunities that may be available to you. If you are interested in the Chick-fil-A Franchise, let us know as we have some excellent contacts.

Ok – let’s get into some details about the Chick-fil-A franchise.

About Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A is the second largest fast-food chain specializing in chicken in the United States. Operating since 1964, Chick-fil-A prides themselves on operating a diner-style restaurant that focuses on their employees. Values are of up-most importance to the Chick-fil-A owners, as they continue to insist that their business remain closed on Sundays.

Chick-fil-A is looking to expand their business locations in a number of “targeted areas,” such as areas in California, Texas, Washington D.C. and many more. The low franchise fee is extremely attractive to franchise purchases. However, it is important to remain wary of the high royalty fees that will be taken from each month’s revenue. In sum, Chick-fil-A has landed a place on Forbes Magazine’s Top 10 Food Franchises at


E2 Visa Opportunities 

When it comes to satisfying the E2 Visa requirements, it is important to consider the viability and longevity of your E2 Visa Business. Buying a business that is known to be highly successful with high brand recognition is extremely important and places you in a great position to be successful in securing your E2 Treaty Investor Visa.

In order to run smooth operations of your Chick-fil-A franchise, as many as a dozen staff members will be required to run it in shifts. In turn, this requirement for a large staff will no doubt satisfy the employment of 2 US American workers.

Investment Requirements 

Starting a Chick-fil-A franchise will require a total investment starting at $130,975 or upwards, depending on the size of franchise and its location.

Net Worth Requirements 

Unlike other franchise opportunities Chick-fil-A does not require a showing of your net worth, or a requirement that the franchisee have a net worth of a certain amount.

mealLiquidity Requirements 

It is normal for a franchise to have a Liquidity Requirement, which means a required amount of cash that you will have left on hand available to the business should it ever be required.

For Chick-fil-A, you will need to have an extremely low amount of cash on hand, of $5,000. Continue reading the franchise fee/royalty fees section of this page for further explanation of the low liquidity requirement.

Training Requirements 

Since each Chick-fil-A location is a reflection of the Chick-fil-A brand overall, each purchase of a Chick-fil-A franchise includes an extensive training program. This training program, located at the Chick-fil-A headquarters, in Atlanta, Georgia, consists of a multi-week training program lasting four to five weeks.

In addition to the mandatory training program, Chick-fil-A also offers additional development courses and offers franchise support. The Chick-fil-A franchise opportunity prides on their operators ability to handle decisions and reap the rewards of succeeding in a challenging business.


The benefits of a Chick-fil-A franchise, start with the low initial start-up costs which allow a franchisee to start-up the location with a lower amount of funds, enabling them to succeed once the business is in operation.

In addition, the family-like organization of Chick-fil-A ensures that their employees and franchise operators are well taken care of which in turn supports employee retention. Lastly, the fact that all locations are closed on Sunday’s allow the franchisee the opportunity to have a dedicated day off that they can count on.


Franchise Fee/Royalty 

It is completely normal for a franchise such as Chick-fil-A to require you to pay a small royalty or commission on the business that you generate through use of their franchise name, products, and overall business model.

Chick-fil-A is unique in that it has a very accessible franchise fee of $5,000 to $10,000. Due to this low franchise fee, Chick-fil-A in turn will pay for the land, construction and equipment for the new franchise location and then rent it out to the franchisee for a 15% of sales plus 50% of pretax profit remaining.

Thus, the startup costs for the investment opportunity are extremely low, but instead the franchise owner will be paying higher than usually monthly payments to Chick-fil-A corporate.

Finding Your Location 

As your E2 Visa Lawyer, we would be delighted to work with you and get you connected with the best person within the Chick-fil-A organization to help your source your location and solidify your investment location. Give us a call today and we will get the ball rolling and bring you closer to being an American Business Owner.

Free Consultation 

The Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram offers free initial consultations to anyone looking for an E2 Visa and suitable business. Our goal is to provide all of our clients with the very best advice and support possible, so do not hesitate to call us for your consultation, or fill out the consultation form on this page. We look forward to hearing from you very soon.

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