Own a Guthrie’s

How exciting it can be to own your own Guthrie’s restaurant. Can you imagine how it would be to own a piece of the action? Feel free to contact us at matthew@guthrieschicken.com and/or submit your franchise application online today.

Minimum Requirements

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Guthrie’s restaurant is $1,000,000.

Before you are approved to purchase a Guthrie’s franchise, you will be required to submit certain financial information, including your net worth and amount of liquid assets.

Why Guthrie’s


Market Availability

Guthrie’s restaurants are located in Ohio and throughout the southeast. We are focused on certain target markets, but are open to recommendations for other areas.


This information is not intended as an offer to sell a franchise. We will not offer you a franchise until we have complied with disclosure and registration requirements in your jurisdiction.

Interested in owning your own franchise?
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Process Overview


Submit your Franchise Application.


Upon approval, you will be contacted by Guthrie’s Franchising, Inc.


Review Franchise Disclosure Document and sign Franchise Agreement


Select a site for your Guthrie’s.


An architect will customize our plans for your specific location.


Attend Guthrie’s training for important information like store operations.


Open your Guthrie’s to many excited hungry customers

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How much does it cost to open a Guthrie's?

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a traditional Guthrie’s restaurant can range between $261,050 to $569,200, excluding real estate costs.

Once I’m approved to become a Guthrie’s franchisee, how long will it take for my restaurant to open?

It will take between 6 and 15 months to open your Guthrie’s restaurant, dependent on many factors.

What kind of training, marketing and support is offered if I’m a Guthrie’s franchisee?

Guthrie’s Franchising will assist you in preparing marketing material for your market. An Opening Team will help you open your restaurant.

How will I choose the location for my Guthrie’s?

Site selection for your Guthrie’s depends on a variety of factors. Guthrie’s Franchising will provide you with criteria to help locate your particular restaurant site.

What royalty fees will I pay?

6% of gross sales.