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“Southern Fried Chicken is a recipe for success”

“Southern Fried Chicken is a recipe for success”

The chicken brand is one of the top 100 franchises in the UK

Southern Fried Chicken is proud to be one of the top 100 franchises in the UK. With a history stretching back 50 years we have spread across the globe from our base in Berkshire to stores as far apart as Malta and Mongolia, Clacton and Congo; Southern Fried Chicken has the recipe for success.

It is not just our great-tasting chicken, world-class equipment, expert training, and our deep understanding of the QSR market built on five decades of experience; it is also our carefully selected partners. We look for people who share our values and commitment to delivering customer satisfaction every time, time after time.

Experience in catering is not essential. Our expert trainers will take you through a thorough training program that will provide all the skills and knowledge for running a QSR operation, from the basics of creating our signature Southern Fried Chicken to the intricacies of managing a profitable business. All we ask for is hard work, enthusiasm, and the ability to invest in your future.

Growth despite adversity

Despite, or possibly because of, all the difficulties around COVID, Southern Fried Chicken has continued to grow. Recent store openings include two in Russia, one in Paris, and finally closer to home in Clacton-On-Sea.

The lovely husband and wife franchise team at Clacton-On-Sea first met us back in January 2021 and just a few months later work started on their high street location. Our project team got to work, laying out the kitchen and creating visuals for the shopfitter to work to, before providing a fully costed plan for the franchisee to work with to open their first store. With a deal for three stores signed, rapid progress was made for the opening of the first location.

In June we delivered and installed the specialised preparation, cooking, and hot holding equipment specifically designed and manufactured for this type of business by our partner company Vizu. Manufactured in our factory in Reading, the equipment has been developed, at every step, with Southern Fried Chicken in mind and has proven to be reliable and long-lasting in Southern Fried Chicken restaurants around the globe.

Following several weeks of onsite training from our operations manager the store opened for business in July and after some settling in the grand opening took place on August 27.

In a conversation on the day with our chairman Andrew Withers, the franchisee told us how happy he was with his decision to go into partnership with Southern Fried Chicken. He also complimented the team on the great support they had received and spoke about how positively Southern Fried Chicken had been received by his customers, with over 97 per cent positive reviews online. The couple is working on opening several more stores in the area.

If you have the drive, commitment, and energy to own and operate a chain of quick-service restaurant franchises, we would love to speak to you about Southern Fried Chicken and creating a profitable partnership for the future.

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