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History & Philosophy


At Golden Chick we have over 40 years experience in serving an exceptional product to our guests in a fast and friendly environment.  Our chain began in 1967 in San Marcos, Texas.  Serving great chicken to millions of people is not a fad or a get rich quick scheme and although fried chicken does not garner the kind of press that bagel chains and oxygen bars might get on the 6 o’clock news, we just continue to quietly make people happy while they earn a respectable profit. Further, we practice what we preach so we don’t just dictate to franchisees how they should run the business; rather, we also operate our own Golden Chick restaurants, so we have firsthand knowledge of your issues and potential opportunities.  In fact, our President and our Director of Operations even own their own Golden Chick restaurants.


Many times franchisees sign on to a huge national chain only to lose the personal contact with key members of the management of their franchisor.  At Golden Chick we are more like a family than a giant corporation. We are not extravagant in our spending. Our headquarters are not lavish and there is no corporate jet, and management levels will be familiar with you and your restaurant.  At Golden Chick, our success depends on our franchisees. As a franchisee you are not a number to us and our steady, measured growth highlights this fact. That’s why we go the extra mile by being a “Full Service Franchisor”.


NOTE: The sales information contained within this web site is not an offer. Such information is a brief summary of the Golden Chick franchise program, which may change from time to time. Offers are only made in locations where Franchisor may legally do so, and are pursuant to a valid disclosure document.