What is the initial investment?

It varies from store to store depending on the site, but generally a new store costs approximately $350,000 - $450,000. This covers everything you need to start your Lenard's Chicken shop from plant and equipment, franchise licence, store fit-out, basic tools of the trade, through to training. The price is dependent on the size and fit-out requirements of the specific site.


What other costs are involved?

Lenard’s Chicken provides you with a comprehensive schedule of estimated costs, which varies depending on your site and store specifications. ltems such as working capital, your bank guarantee, on-going operating costs and training are detailed in this schedule.

What are the ongoing fees?

Our Franchise Fee is 6% of gross turnover and our Marketing Fee is 3% of gross turnover. The Marketing Fee is paid by all Franchise Owner's to fund regular national promotions and marketing activities.


Do I need previous experience in retail, poultry and the meat industry?

No. Our training and induction programs are specifically designed to take people from all backgrounds and develop them into Lenard's Chicken Franchise Owners. Our training programs and in-field support represent industry best practice. So all you'll need is a willingness to learn, a passion for customer service and a dedication to succeed.


How are Lenard's Chicken products made? 

At Lenard’s Chicken we use only the best and freshest. In fact, we take it so seriously that we guarantee it. This is why we use 100% Australian healthy barn-raised chickens, with no added hormones or steroids. Our products are handmade fresh, daily, using quality, naturally delicious ingredients, to ensure we give you the very best products every time you shop with us. So if you are not satisfied that we are delivering on our promise, we will happily replace it with another product or refund your money.

In order for Franchise Owner’s to maximise their gross profit in a Lenard’s Chicken store, we give you all of the skills you need to produce great products daily with your team in-store.


How many staff will I need?
Each Lenard's Chicken store is different, however the average number of staff we recommend is 10-15.


How many Lenard’s Chicken stores are there nationally?
There are over 300 Lenard’s Chicken outlets in Australia. Our system is 100% franchised with 90+ standalone, 40+ supermarkets and 182 Express outlets.

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