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Dixie Lee Chicken is synonymous with quality food. If you have fallen in love with our premium fried chicken, you may be thinking about how you can share our delicious food with your friends and family. Opening your own franchise is a great way to bring Dixie Lee to your community.

Join the Ever-Growing Dixie Lee Family!

Love at First Bite!

Not only will you be part of providing great tasting food to friends and family, but you will be able to join the ever-growing Dixie Lee family!

And Dixie Lee really is family.

Our customers know that dining in our restaurants and sharing our famous fried chicken is like eating at home, surrounded by people who care. Opening a franchise gives you the chance to share the Dixie Lee experience with your community through high-quality food and excellent guest service every day.

Who is Dixie Lee

In 1964, the very first Dixie Lee Chicken location opened its doors in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. Public response was so positive, that franchising the concept became the only way for the founders to meet the incredible demand.

Dixie Lee has grown into an internationally trademarked company with outlets across North America, providing Dixie Lee guests with high quality foods, along with fast and friendly service.

A combination of exceptional operators matched with the finest ingredients and processes, is what produces the premium taste of Dixie Lee Chicken, and has resulted in the monumental success that exists today.

Why Franchise?

As a franchise you have access to:
  • The Dixie Lee name and the associated public recognition.
  • A franchise that is Pandemic Proof with sales higher than pre-Covid.
  • Assistance with site selection and lease negotiation.
  • A business plan done for you.
  • Dixie Lee financing partners, banks, and lenders.
  • QSR design firms, contractors, and trades people.
  • Lease-to-own equipment options.
  • The Dixie Lee purchasing program for all your products.
  • Dixie Lee proven systems.
  • Training, both initial and ongoing.
  • Ongoing marketing and operating assistance.
  • Ongoing research and development.

We Offer:

Over 60 years of experience in the hospitality industry and franchising field.

Our contacts with banks, lenders, leasing companies and suppliers give us the ability and knowledge to provide our Dixie Lee Franchisees with all the benefits of franchising.

Starting a business can be a challenging but, life changing experience. Having the support and expertise of an experienced franchise company will help you to successfully navigate the challenges of making your dream a reality.


Since a franchise is part of the Dixie Lee Chicken brand, it is important that franchisees and staff undergo proper training to provide high-quality food and great customer experiences.

As a franchise owner, your training will not only include preparation for how a Dixie Lee Chicken location operates, but also preparation for you to operate the franchise. The more you know about the brand and its processes, the easier it will be for you to keep guests happy and be successful as a franchise owner.
Along with two weeks of full training in a designated location or onsite, Dixie Lee Chicken provides support in specific areas of training, such as with the POS system and advertising and marketing.
As a franchise owner, it is important for you to keep your employees properly trained, including updating training with new methods or policies established by Dixie Lee Chicken. The organization can provide support and answer any questions you have about training your employees.

Make sure that you take advantage of the resources in place so that you can be successful and ensure that your employees have the foundation they need to be successful in their jobs.

Ideal Candidate:

  • This is a full-time ownership position.
  • $199,000+ Minimum Liquidity (Our best success is candidates with over $175,000+).
  • Owners can hire managers once the business reaches $500,000 cnd in revenue.

***Learn about our exciting opportunity! Click here to learn more now!

In Business For Yourself… But Never By Yourself!

Dixie Lee loves to help you succeed in your business.

To get started, please submit our request form below now to learn more about joining Dixie Lee Fried Chicken!
Dixie Lee Chicken Financial Data
The following financial information was provided by Dixie Lee Chicken to give you more information about the costs associated with a Dixie Lee Chicken opportunity
Minimum Cash Required
Franchise Fee
$36,000 - $45,000 depending on the area.
Net Worth Required
$350,000 - $500,000
Total Investment Range
$350,000 - $500,000
Dixie Lee Chicken News

Dixie Lee Chicken Area Developments for Alberta and Montreal, BC, Manitoba and Saskatchewan

May, 08, 2023| Franchise News
Dixie Lee Chicken Area Developments for Alberta, BC, Manitoba and Saskatchewan

Couple Opens 2nd Dixie Lee Chicken Location During 2nd Year of Business During COVID 19

Dixie Lee Fried Chicken Multi-Unit Franchise Owners

Since 1964, we at Dixie Lee have shared our belief that amazing food brings people and families together. This is true now more than ever.

COVID-19 is no match for the desire to enjoy the Dixie Lee difference. Franchise owners Mr. and Mrs. Patel purchased their first Dixie Lee Franchise just over 2 years ago in Bancroft, ON.

After working in the restaurant full time at the beginning, the Bancroft restaurant location has now reached revenues, affording Dilip the opportunity to open his second location.

Dilip credits President/CEO Maria Struik and Vice President of Operations, Shawn Struik for providing the 10/10 corporate support and structure that has allowed the Patels to now become multi-unit owners.

What began in Belleville, Ontario as a small takeout restaurant with the desire to share great food that made people feel good, and to be able to do it quickly, has now expanded into an international brand with over 100 locations, and new locations opening up soon in Texas and New York.

Dixie Lee Fried Chicken Multi-Unit Franchise Owners

Dixie Lee Chicken Testimonials
As a Dixie Lee Franchise owner, I can't say enough great things about the Corporate Head Office of Dixie Lee Chicken. They have supported and guided me through all the steps to becoming a successful business owner. They have been very professional and proactive in their guidance and training and they have treated me like I'm a family member. I can not say enough good things about Maria and Shawn, they are always there to help at any hour of the day, whether it's business or personal. I highly recommend this company to anyone wanting to be in business for themselves. I'm grateful to be part of the Dixie Lee team.
Todd Rogers, Franchisee,
Dixie Lee Chicken
I would definitely rate 10/10 to my corporate office. I appreciate all of the hard work Maria and Shawn do for Dixie Lee Bancroft to be a success. They help and answer all of my questions right away. And they go beyond the limit to get what I need at any time. I am happy to be part of the Dixie Lee Family.
Dilip Patel, Franchisee,
Dixie Lee Chicken
Our names are Alyson and Gregg King, franchisees of Dixie Lee Penetanguishene. We would like to take a moment to express our gratitude towards Maria and Shawn Struik of corporate office. They have gone above and beyond to help us be as successful as possible, especially during these unpredictable times dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. We have run into issues with suppliers and shortages since the pandemic , but Maria and Shawn have been by our sides the whole time. They are always there to answer questions and ensure we are never left without product, and that we are always kept in the loop. We couldn't ask for a better team by our side and we are very proud to be a part of the Dixie Lee family!
Alyson & Gregg King, Franchisees,
Dixie Lee Fried Chicken
My name is Joseph Power from Ogdensburg NY, the corporate of Dixie Lee Chicken. They are truly great, they have your back 100%. With this company, you're treated like your somebody by the corporate not just a nobody. They call almost everyday to see how every thing is going. I am so grateful to be part of a great team with Dixie Lee Franchise Family.
Joseph Power, Franchisee,
Dixie Lee Fried Chicken
My name is Melanie Granberg and I have been a Dixie Lee Owner now for 3 years and I must say I love being part of the Dixie Lee family, I couldn't ask for a better family to be part of, they go well beyond for everyone always making sure we're all doing well in this difficult time. Thank you.
Melanie Granberg, Franchisee,
Dixie Lee Fried Chicken
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Dixie Lee Chicken Franchise Opportunity

Come join the Dixie Lee team! Low capital requirement, full training and ongoing support provided. We're looking for you. Contact us today to get started!
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Available Locations:
Single and multi-unit opportunities available in Ontario. Area developments available in Montreal, Alberta, BC, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
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