Chick’nCone that is so cluckin good

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It is hard to resist when someone offers you fried chicken in a waffle dripping with a sauce of your choice. That is what Chick’nCone is all about, irresistible combos of fried chicken with Cajun fries, Corn or Mac’nCheese. In this interview Abdulla Abdulrahim Alkhaja, Owner – Chick’nCone Middle East tells us about his journey with the franchise, Chick’nCone that is so cluckin good!

1.How did you enter the franchise business?

By acquiring a ‘Chick’nCone’ franchise for single unit and eventually for the whole ME.

2. Where and how did the idea of your concept come from?

Through social media is where I came across the upcoming brand ‘Chick’nCone’.

3.What inspired the brand name?

The concept and the main menu item, Chick’nCone is resembles the fried chicken & waffle cone.

4.What is the story behind the brand’s logo?

To resemble the main menu item and portray a casual, fun & easy going brand.

5. What makes your brand different from your competitors?

Unique concept, the system’s that we have come up with are unique to the menu.

6. What are the essential qualities that you look for in a franchisee?

Willingness to learn & grow together as well as be part of and extend our culture throughout the region.

7. How long does it take, on average, for your franchisee to realize their investment?

3 to 4 years

8. What was the major challenge you faced in your career, and how did you overcome it?

Introducing a different and -to some- absurd concept/dish was a concern at the start however it quickly became a fan favorite with regulars and new customers flowing in.

8.1.What is your best achievement?

Seeing our staff & team grow with us.

9. How does your business day start?

In office, going through mails, crunching numbers and following up on pending tasks & projects.

10. What was your best moment throughout your franchise career?

The first event we did as Chick’nCone was the 2018 Etisalat Beach Canteen.

11. Where do you see your brand in the next 5 years?

10x the branches, in multiple countries with a bigger team and franchisees.

12. Any tips you want to impart to our readers who want to be in the franchise industry?

Put in the time & effort, the rest will fall into place and destiny will unfold before you.

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