Chick-Fil-A is an American food restaurant franchise having its head office in Georgia, USA. The company was established in 1946 and has gradually entrenched itself in the American food industry as a cultural icon in the Southern United States for its specialty in preparation of chicken sandwiches. Chick-Fil-A prides itself for the establishment of over1690 branches located within the United States alone as well as its economic contribution to the larger part of Western America and California. It realized sales of around $4.6 billion in 2012, which reflected a 14 percent increase over the overall performance experienced in the previous year by the chain while the same-store sales performance increased by 8 percent. In Houston, Texas, the greatest performer realized a 7.2 million total gross sales in 2012. Chick-Fil-A uses a significantly distinct model, notable in the retention of the ownership of each restaurant since its acquisition. Chick-Fil-A selects the most suitable restaurant location, undertakes its construction, then takes over its ownership. Chick-Fil-A requires a payment of only a $5,000 as capital to become an owner of their branch while its rival franchises pay almost $2 million. The company receives over 15, 000 submissions annually from interested franchise operators for the available 70 slots. Chick-Fil-A receives a bigger allocation of income in comparison to other chains amounting to $190,000 per year. Chick-Fil-A’s solid mission statement and its
Chick fil A is a unique company and is clearly different from most fast-food restaurants; employees are kind, helpful and maintain a clean environment no matter where they located. As stated previously Chick-fil- A’s corporate purpose is constructive in addition it emphasizes their culture “To glorify god by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil- A.” (cite) This statement truly shows how the company’s leadership has created a culture where service is just as important as profit. The emphasis of this section of the paper will be to research while also analyzing how Chick-fil-A makes people a priority and how doing things in an uncommon way has certainly helped Chick-fil-A create a strong culture as well as a successful business.
Chick-Fil-A, is one of the fastest growing chicken branches in the United States. They are also the company that invented the Chicken Sandwich. If you ever go to a Chick-Fil-A, you will know that they didn't invent the chicken, just the chicken sandwich. The reason that Chick-Fil-A puts that there is so that they can try to get people to go to there store, it is almost like a way of marketing for there franchise. The main topics are how Chick-Fil-A is passing all the other chicken restaurants, the History of Chick-Fil-A from 1946- 2000, and the History of Chick-Fil-A from 2001-present day.
Chick-fil-A is a restaurant that will have you coming back for seconds with the whole family. Here, customers are acted on with hospitality and are given the best service the workers can provide. Unlike many fast food restaurants around, the workers have to be kind and pleasant when it comes to the consumers.
I learned about the Chick-fil-A Franchise Opportunity through my own personal research. I began to research an opportunity with Chick-fil-A when I purchased my home in Elgin and found myself driving to Austin to enjoy Chick-fil-A with my children every Saturday.
At $7.50-8.50 per average full meal, Zaxby’s is very affordable. It is a little more expensive than some fast food chains such as McDonald’s, but is a healthier and fresher alternative. Customers are willing to pay the extra small amount for the higher quality product. The service one generally receives in the restaurant is much better than with comparable competitors. The local locations are actually decorated to suit the interest of the area surrounding it. This is what we marketers call “regionally aware”. It gives the customers a more close to home feeling when they first enter the restaurant, while they dine, and when they leave. Zaxby’s has already proven itself to developing talent with its employees and management which adds up to better customer relations and service which in turn leads to increased customer loyalty. Unfortunately, customer loyalty is one advantage that will not follow us to another country. However, customer loyalty will be achieved gradually over a period of time.
Chick-fil-A competitive advantage is their religious belief that they implement in their business decisions such as being closed on Sunday’s. Many religions see Sunday as the Sabbath. Sabbath meaning resting day. The Bible states, “The Sabbath is commanded by God to be kept as a holy day of rest, as God rested from creation” (Exodus 20:8 The Old Testament). Even though Chick-fil-A is closed on Sunday’s they make more being opened 6 days a week then their competitor KFC make being open 7 days a week (Peterson, 2015).
The major competitor to be outlined is Chick-Fil-A. Chick-Fil-A provides customer delight and satisfaction which is the company’s competitive advantage. Chick-Fil-A has created innovative dining experiences focused on building meaningful relationships with their consumers. Implementation of new services such as “Moms Valet’ has had positive impacts on the customer experience.
Chicken! Chicken! Chicken! Southerners are crazy about it! Chicken is an iconic meal, from grandma 's kitchen to fast food restaurants. Sometimes grandma 's home cooked chicken is not always readily available, so what is the next best option? This is my review of two very popular fast food chains, the main item on each menu is none other than chicken. These two restaurants go by the name Chick-fil-A and Zaxby 's. Chick-fil-A has a bit of an interesting story, with the franchise being very comfortable with the Christian faith. Because of this, all locations are closed on Sundays and holidays. Information from their website shows that Chick-fil-A cares for its community and is involved in several fundraisers for churches and schools. Zaxby 's observes normal hours and does not really take part in community events. I visited the Chick-fil-A over on Harris Lane in Bessemer, Alabama at around noon. This Chick-fil-A just opened a few years back and has been very popular since. On a different occasion, I visited the Zaxby 's just a few miles down the road from Chick-fil- A, located on Academy Drive. The website describes Zaxby 's as a “chain eatery serving up fried chicken fingers, wings, sandwiches, and other American comfort eats”. These two competitors offer very similar menu options, but completely different environments. Although Chick-fil-A has better customer service, Zaxby 's has tastier food and an overall better ambiance.
With the demand of fast food on the rise, two rival competitors continue the argument of who is better, Zaxby’s or Chick-Fil-A? Zachary McLeroy founded Zaxby’s in 1990, almost fourty-five years after Dan T. Cathy established his first Chick-Fil-A dwarf house in 1946. Since these two entrepreneurs started their businesses, their restaurants have popped up all across America. Both share many similarities while still keeping their individuality, and each company brings in a tremendous amount of revenue each year. Typically, Zaxby’s is open twelve hours a day, seven days a week, while Chick-Fil-A’s normal work day is sixteen hours, but they are closed on Sundays. Each restaurant provides both drive through and dining options for their customers
Performance Management is a process for establishing a shared understanding about what is to be achieved and how it is to be achieved. It is an approach to managing people that increases the probability of achieving success. In regards to the definition, Chick-Fil-A has a consistent and calibrated performance management process. They have been focusing on how to develop enough leaders, fast enough to create healthy growth. Leadership is the main part of the company’s success formula. They have a do-it-yourself leadership development culture.
There are many factors that I can improve on in the future for the next observations. First of all the organization of the data along with the time measurement are improvements that can be made. Instead of measuring five minutes I would measure every 15 minutes, making it four rounds in one hour. Within that hour we can also use a timer so that we don’t lose track of time. Also the time that we had to measure was on a Monday and Wednesday, for the next observation I would add in a Tuesday or Thursday. Since the observation was done on a campus we didn’t get different age ranges besides the college age. By measuring data at a Chic-Fil-A in the public we would get a wider range of ages, genders, and race. The diversity level was also low so in
Chick-fil-A is one of the most successful fast food restaurant establishments in the country. With over 1,300 locations in 37 states in the Southern U.S., they continue to grow the brand by expanding to new territories (Chick-fil-A Company, 2009, para 1). In 2008 Chick-fil-A has seen a 12.17 percent sales increase over the chain’s 2007 performance and a same store sale increase of 4.59 percent (Chick-fil-A Company, 2009, para1). Throughout the years Chick-fil-A has come up with many innovative ideas to continue expanding business and satisfying their loyal customers. One of the ideas was to offer different types of restaurant set-ups to cater to customer’s needs. The different restaurant set-ups include mall/in
Chick-fil-A is affected by numerous external forces which challenge upper management’s ability to make Chick-fil-A "America’s best quick-service restaurant". Through intense strategic planning, based upon the vision, mission and corporate values, Chick-fil-A has been able to establish a unique position in a very competitive industry. The corporate purpose of Chick-fil-A, "To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us and to have a positive influence on all who come into contact witch Chick-fil-A", their commitment to family and the community, and their sound business decisions, have made Chick-fil-A one of the most profitable and fastest growing quick-service restaurants
The Panera Bread Company began in 1981 as Au Bon Pain Co., Inc. Founded by Ron Shaich and Louis Kane, the company thrived along the east coast of the United States and internationally throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s and became the dominant operator within the bakery-café category. In the early 1990’s, Saint Louis Bread company, a chain of 20 bakery-cafes were acquired by the Au Bon Pain Co. Following this purchase, the company redesigned the newly acquired company and increased unit volumes by 75%. This new concept was named Panera Bread. Top management chose to sell their previous bakery-café known as Au Bon Pain Co. due to the financial and managerial needs of Panera. In order for Panera to become