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Sooooo, just how long will it take to get a Chick-Fil-A on Hewitt Dr.? I would've thought it would have happened by now.
Valkyrie
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Lot's of chicken places on Hewitt Drive already. How much chicken sales can Hewitt Drive support?
CorsicanaBear
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CFA would rack up big sales there. People don't go to CFA for chicken. They go for the brand.
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BaylorHistory
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CorsicanaBear said:

CFA would rack up big sales there. People don't go to CFA for chicken. They go for the brand.
I've always thought the Midway area is the physical manifestation of an imaginary typical CFA patron.
Mr Tulip
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To my knowledge, CFA is REALLY stingy with its franchising. It's tough to get one, but the ones that exist generally don't face competition from other CFAs anywhere near them.

Having one in the mall (?) and one on Franklin covers a lot of territory. I'm well aware that getting nine gazillion cars down one small driveway after getting through the New Road/Franklin light is an act of terror, but thus far, Chik-Fil-A has declined to proliferate.
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CFA doesn't franchise. The real estate and the operations are owned by corporate and locations are decided by corporate. They are very picky as to location because they do not want to cannibalize sales of other stores.

In lieu of traditional owners, they hire managers for their stores that are paid like owners - said owners get to keep a big chunk of the net profit of each location. CFA makes most of their money on the real estate (land holding company collecting rent from the operating entity of each store) and margin from the sale of product/materials to each location.

It's really uncommon for owners to have more than one location in their portfolio. CFA wants the managers to be highly involved in the day-to-day and treat the stores as their own. (Which is why managers are paid as owners, in effect.)

In Waco, there is one owner for the Franklin location and the mall location and a separate owner for the downtown location.
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trey3216
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BaylorGuy314 said:

CFA doesn't franchise. The real estate and the operations are owned by corporate and locations are decided by corporate. They are very picky as to location because they do not want to cannibalize sales of other stores.

In lieu of traditional owners, they hire managers for their stores that are paid like owners - said owners get to keep a big chunk of the net profit of each location. CFA makes most of their money on the real estate (land holding company collecting rent from the operating entity of each store) and margin from the sale of product/materials to each location.

It's really uncommon for owners to have more than one location in their portfolio. CFA wants the managers to be highly involved in the day-to-day and treat the stores as their own. (Which is why managers are paid as owners, in effect.)

In Waco, there is one owner for the Franklin location and the mall location and a separate owner for the downtown location.
Yep. Generally, the 'owner' manager is expected to work at least 50 hours/week at the location, and at least 1 of every shift during the week (breakfast/lunch/dinner).
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BaylorGuy314 said:

CFA doesn't franchise. The real estate and the operations are owned by corporate and locations are decided by corporate. They are very picky as to location because they do not want to cannibalize sales of other stores.

In lieu of traditional owners, they hire managers for their stores that are paid like owners - said owners get to keep a big chunk of the net profit of each location. CFA makes most of their money on the real estate (land holding company collecting rent from the operating entity of each store) and margin from the sale of product/materials to each location.

It's really uncommon for owners to have more than one location in their portfolio. CFA wants the managers to be highly involved in the day-to-day and treat the stores as their own. (Which is why managers are paid as owners, in effect.)

In Waco, there is one owner for the Franklin location and the mall location and a separate owner for the downtown location.
Guess we have an uncommon situation in Allen, we have two within 3 miles of each other owned by the same guy. He is a great guy and very supportive of the community and both locations do very well.
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TXWayne said:

BaylorGuy314 said:

CFA doesn't franchise. The real estate and the operations are owned by corporate and locations are decided by corporate. They are very picky as to location because they do not want to cannibalize sales of other stores.

In lieu of traditional owners, they hire managers for their stores that are paid like owners - said owners get to keep a big chunk of the net profit of each location. CFA makes most of their money on the real estate (land holding company collecting rent from the operating entity of each store) and margin from the sale of product/materials to each location.

It's really uncommon for owners to have more than one location in their portfolio. CFA wants the managers to be highly involved in the day-to-day and treat the stores as their own. (Which is why managers are paid as owners, in effect.)

In Waco, there is one owner for the Franklin location and the mall location and a separate owner for the downtown location.
Guess we have an uncommon situation in Allen, we have two within 3 miles of each other owned by the same guy. He is a great guy and very supportive of the community and both locations do very well.
Lewisville/Flower Mound has 3 within 2 miles of each other as well. One of the owners is on this board.
TXWayne
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Brian Ethridge said:

TXWayne said:

BaylorGuy314 said:

CFA doesn't franchise. The real estate and the operations are owned by corporate and locations are decided by corporate. They are very picky as to location because they do not want to cannibalize sales of other stores.

In lieu of traditional owners, they hire managers for their stores that are paid like owners - said owners get to keep a big chunk of the net profit of each location. CFA makes most of their money on the real estate (land holding company collecting rent from the operating entity of each store) and margin from the sale of product/materials to each location.

It's really uncommon for owners to have more than one location in their portfolio. CFA wants the managers to be highly involved in the day-to-day and treat the stores as their own. (Which is why managers are paid as owners, in effect.)

In Waco, there is one owner for the Franklin location and the mall location and a separate owner for the downtown location.
Guess we have an uncommon situation in Allen, we have two within 3 miles of each other owned by the same guy. He is a great guy and very supportive of the community and both locations do very well.
Lewisville/Flower Mound has 3 within 2 miles of each other as well. One of the owners is on this board.
Back in the day when TXJoyce and I volunteered with the Allen band I often went and picked up 800+ sandwiches and drove them to football games. Entire van full and oh the aroma......and they were all donated.
Mr Tulip
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Not sure I could be trusted to drive 800 CFA sandwiches by myself. It's have to be a Brinks truck lockdown situation.
bularry
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TXWayne said:

BaylorGuy314 said:

CFA doesn't franchise. The real estate and the operations are owned by corporate and locations are decided by corporate. They are very picky as to location because they do not want to cannibalize sales of other stores.

In lieu of traditional owners, they hire managers for their stores that are paid like owners - said owners get to keep a big chunk of the net profit of each location. CFA makes most of their money on the real estate (land holding company collecting rent from the operating entity of each store) and margin from the sale of product/materials to each location.

It's really uncommon for owners to have more than one location in their portfolio. CFA wants the managers to be highly involved in the day-to-day and treat the stores as their own. (Which is why managers are paid as owners, in effect.)

In Waco, there is one owner for the Franklin location and the mall location and a separate owner for the downtown location.
Guess we have an uncommon situation in Allen, we have two within 3 miles of each other owned by the same guy. He is a great guy and very supportive of the community and both locations do very well.
same near us, and he doesn't work anywhere near 50 hours a week. probably not 50 hours a month. life is good with 2-3 CFA's in middle class suburbia!!
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bularry said:

TXWayne said:

BaylorGuy314 said:

CFA doesn't franchise. The real estate and the operations are owned by corporate and locations are decided by corporate. They are very picky as to location because they do not want to cannibalize sales of other stores.

In lieu of traditional owners, they hire managers for their stores that are paid like owners - said owners get to keep a big chunk of the net profit of each location. CFA makes most of their money on the real estate (land holding company collecting rent from the operating entity of each store) and margin from the sale of product/materials to each location.

It's really uncommon for owners to have more than one location in their portfolio. CFA wants the managers to be highly involved in the day-to-day and treat the stores as their own. (Which is why managers are paid as owners, in effect.)

In Waco, there is one owner for the Franklin location and the mall location and a separate owner for the downtown location.
Guess we have an uncommon situation in Allen, we have two within 3 miles of each other owned by the same guy. He is a great guy and very supportive of the community and both locations do very well.
same near us, and he doesn't work anywhere near 50 hours a week. probably not 50 hours a month. life is good with 2-3 CFA's in middle class suburbia!!
The Houston market is the company's strongest nationwide. Baltimore is #2. But no matter the location, your average CFA will do more business in a day and a half than most quickservice outlets do in a week.
rckt24
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Right now the Franklin location gets so busy at times with the line spilling out onto Franklin I'm sure they lose some business. The I35 location helped alleviate that for a while but the Hewitt location has been needed for a while.
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