Rank no. 95 – Chester’s – US
Products & Services: Quick-service chicken restaurant
Number of Locations: 1,117
Total Investment: $4.63K – 348.11K
Began Franchising: 2004
W.O. Giles started Chester’s in 1952, and though he started out frying doughnuts with his patented fryers, it was fried chicken that became the focus of his business. His son, Ted Giles, is the current CEO of the company, which began franchising in 2004, after previously following a licensing business model. Chester’s has locations in college campuses, airports, convenience stores, truck stops and supermarkets.
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