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Chick'nCone Franchise

Fork-Free Chicken & Waffles

Regulation Crowdfunding
Bangor, PA
Food & Beverage
Accepting International Investment
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We are a franchisor of a unique fast food concept.  Chick'nCone™ was created and developed by Jonathan Almanzar and Josh Lanier.  We capitalize on the rising popularity of the fried chicken and waffles concept but provide guests with the ability to enjoy this delicious food “on the go”. Chick'nCone™ has a familiar, comfort food feel but presented with a unique and convenient twist. Our product mix consists of fresh, crisp breaded chicken (using a “secret” breading technique), tossed in one of our signature sauces and served in a delicious homemade waffle cone and Cajun Fries as a side dish. Chick’nCone™ is the answer to an increasing demand for fresh food, fast service and friendly employees, and will build on the fast growing chicken based fast food market.


Beginning in 2014, Chick'nCone LLC acquired a food truck and began selling this creation at various festivals, special events and private parties.  In 2015 Chick'nCone LLC's mobile sales volume continued to grow.  In addition, they seized an opportunity to open a “brick and mortar” unit outside of Philadelphia on a temporary specialty lease. New opportunities for expansion began to be offered every week and they ended up choosing to focus efforts on NYC and retire the food truck. The brick and mortar location in NYC along with multiple seasonal “pop up” markets has lead to year over year growth as we continue to gain popularity! In January 2018, Chick'nCone LLC created a new entity, Chick'nCone Franchise, LLC, so they can continue to build and grow the franchising business. 


Chick’nCone™ Franchise, LLC has received over 4K franchise leads from around the world, and we created a strategic approach to franchise network development by focusing on key markets where we offer multi-unit franchise packages. Currently the Chick'nCone™ franchise network has open-for-business franchises in Fort Collins, CO; The Woodlands, TX; and Dubai, UAE; with more in Dubai, Miami, Tampa, Kentucky and Houston set to open in Winter/Spring of 2019. We're also negotiating multi-unit development deals around the Northeastern US and the GCC. With an established presence in NYC, over 75K cross-platform social media followers and over 30 million total online video views, substantial progress has been made in laying the groundwork for Chick’nCone™ to become a household brand.


To this end, we are raising capital through crowdfunding from our loyal fan base in order to fund expansion through franchise infrastructure development. 


Thanks for stopping by,

Jonathan and Josh, Co-Founders

The Offering

Investment
$20/Class B Unit│When you invest you are betting the company’s future value will exceed $21M


Perks

$200+


You will receive an "Owners Club" Chick'nCone™ T-Shirt.

Invest

$500+


You will receive an "Owners Club" Chick'nCone™ T-Shirt and a Swag Bag.

Invest

*All perks occur after the offering is completed.


"Growing an internationally known brand by giving each guest a post or hashtag worthy experience" 

Chick'nCone™ Mission & Vision Statement

Market Experience & Performance

From inception our focus has been on creating a company that is known for being fresh, fast and friendly... As we have grown as a company we have driven down into the details of restaurant operations to create and implement systems that make sure our vision gets achieved everyday. And as we have focused on our values our guests have rewarded us time and time again by join us for lunch or dinner. 


From our humble beginnings in a food truck in PA, with long lines of hungry guests nearly every time we opened our serving window. To realizing our dream of opening a unit in Manhattan to launching our first international franchise unit in Dubai, Chick'nCone™ has been received with open arms and hungry souls! 


We have no choice but the franchise Chick'nCone™ as far and wide as we can... our fans demand it! From NY to Los Angeles, from Miami to Seattle we hope to open many hundreds of franchise units in the US and many many more internationally as those markets open to us. 


Our franchise development plan is aggressive due to market demand along with our simple franchisee training system, small retail "footprint", low equipment demands and extremely low food waste and labor costs.   

Key Markers of Success:


  • From 1k to over 75k cross platform social media followers in 2 years  
  • Over 15% repeat guest
  • Over 160k Chick'nCones served 
  • Year over year in unit sales growth
  • 17 franchise units awarded and in negotiation with many more 
  • Expected average unit level profit margins of 20%
  • Lower than average food service franchise start up costs
  • Anticipated AUV (average unit volume) of over $1,100 per square foot of retail space 


With the market acceptance that Chick'nCone™ has had to date we expect the next few years are going to be a wild ride as we develop our brand into a household name! 

Our Food

The recipes we've created allow our menu to stay simple, fresh and #SoCluckinGood. Crispy, juicy whole breast chicken pieces, homemade waffle cones, sauces from sweet to savory to spicy and Cajun Fries create a balanced meal that is photo shoot ready and crave-able every day for lunch, dinner or an in-between snack! 


Chicken: Our chicken tenders are made from whole breast meat and are breaded to our high standards of quality ensuring a perfectly light, crispy outside and a juicy inside... all from antibiotic free and cage free chickens! 

 

Sauces: A variety of sauces from sweet to savory to spicy meet our guests every demand. Whether you're in the mood for a mild, sweet brunch flavor or a full bodied "kick your butt" spicy dish, we've got you covered. 


Waffle Cones: Made from scratch and cooked in house throughout the day. Our sweet and flavorful cones are the perfect pairing for any of our sauces and are meant to be eaten along with the chicken for a true and convenient "chicken & waffle" experience  


Cajun Fries: Fried to perfection and seasoned with salt and cajun seasoning, these fries are the perfect round off for your Fork Free Chicken & Waffle meal.


Grab it To Go, to Walk & Eat, to Dine In or have it Catered at your next party or staff meeting!

Our Fans Have Spoken

We've gone to great lengths to source the highest quality and freshest ingredients to ensure every guest is blown away by the deliciousness and beauty of our food! As a franchisor we will establish high training and quality control standard to make sure each franchisee provides a consistently "post or hashtag worthy experience" to everyone who visits a Chick'nCone™ unit. 


A quick stop over to our Facebook, Google Business or Yelp pages and you'll be able to see what our amazing guests have said about their Chick'nCone™ experience. 


Our fans come from all over the nation and they are hungry! We intend to take Chick'nCone™ to them through our national franchise expansion strategy! 

Our Market & Customer Profile

Chick'nCone is a cutting edge fast food company. We operate in the fast food space, serving guests looking for a quick bite to eat that will not only be delicious but also selfie worthy, affordable and convenient too. 


Our competitors include other chicken based fast food restaurants such as Wingstop and Sticky's Finger Joint and also fast snack concepts such as Aunti Annes Pretzels and Sbarros Pizza. 


As we expand we will be opening franchised units in food courts, inline spaces and high foot traffic destinations such as boardwalks, outdoor shopping centers and near college campuses.


Because of the streamlined nature of our kitchen and service flow Chick'nCone™ only requires 500-1000 sq. ft. to operate in making it a desirable option where other fast food concepts may not be able to fit because of their larger menus and service requirements.  

The chicken sector has been the No. 1 category in the fast-food business by purchase consideration since April 2016, when it eclipsed the burger sector! Many fast food chains are jumping into the "hen house" but adding fried chicken meals to their menus. From Taco Bell announcing their Fried chicken chalupa to Shake Shack adding a chicken sandwich option. 


Globally, fast food generates revenue of over $570 billion! In the United States revenue was a whopping $200 billion in 2015. The industry is expected to have an annual growth of 2.5% for the next several years - coming back from a several year slump.


There are over 200,000 fast food restaurants in the United States, and it is estimated that 50 million Americans eat at one of them every single day


The industry employs over 4 million people and counting - restaurant franchises added over 200,000 jobs in 2015.

(See here and here.)


Consumers of fast food focus on taste, price and quality - in that order. With these stats in mind, Chick'nCone™ focuses on consistency of experience, affordability, and you guessed it... "Giving each guest a post or hashtag worthy experience"

Our Social Media Demographics

Team Work Makes The Dream Work

Our leadership team is made up of some of the most hard-working, innovative, talented, strategic and level-headed people you'd hope to meet. We have experienced and passionate team members that come from backgrounds ranging from restaurant startup and management to staff training and management to franchise systems creation to marketing, design and guest engagement. 


We're going places... We love working together to build Chick'nCone™ into the next great fast food chain and we're sure you will love being a part of of team!  


www.instrgram.com/chickncone


www.facebook.com/chickncone


www.twitter.com/facebook

Chick'nCone™ Franchise Development Plan

Why We Need Capital

Building Chick'nCone™ into a global fast food chain is exciting... and expensive! We could continue to operate a few units in NYC and make a lot of money serving hungry New Yorkers and tourists, but we don't want to stop there. Chick'nCone™ is that once-in-a-lifetime chance an entrepreneur gets to be part of something larger than any one person or team can build on their own. We need outside capital to build the foundational systems and infrastructure that will ensure our franchisees success around the nation. Funds raised through this crowdfund will go directly toward: 


  • Brand Development 
  • Guest Experience Design & Unit Architecture
  • Franchise Network Support Personnel 
  • Marketing Towards Potential Franchisees 
  • State-Of-The-Art Franchise Support Systems 
  • Research & Development Of A Robotic Kitchen Design 
  • Sauce Co-Packing & Distribution
  • Franchise Training Team 
  • Regional Quality Control Personnel  
  • Additional Trademark Fillings & Legal Support

Regional Growth Strategy

Our strategic approach to franchise development is to focus our marketing towards experienced operators who will commit to 5, 10 or 25 unit packages. This ensures our support systems and personnel are not spread too thin and quality checking and supply chain establishment can be performed regionally. 

Best In Class Network

We are already aligned with some of the best real estate firms, design agencies and food and beverage suppliers in the nation. Their expertise and independent agencies combined with the Chick'nCone™ brand and executive team will be a powerful combination for growth. 

Join The Chick'nCone™ Team Today!

When you decide to invest your hard-earned cash into the Chick'nCone™ dream, you will not only become part of our owners circle, but you will be adding value to your life by joining a vision that's bigger than any one of us can accomplish on our own. 


By joining our team through this crowdfund campaign, you're saving Chick'nCone™ from having to partner with stuffy VC firms and institutional investors that will suck the life blood out of Chick'nCone's soul. 


Thank you for exploring our past, present and future greatness. We hope you had a great time envisioning a bright orange future where there are Chick'nCones™ in every city and most importantly... a city near you! 


Jump on board today by making the best cluckin' decision you'll ever make! 

In the Press

For The Love Of Chicken & Waffles"
August 18, 2017

For the love of chicken & waffles 🙌❤️ Tag someone who would LOVE this place!

Chicken Nuggets Have Never Been Better!
August 1, 2017

Chicken nuggets have never been better 😍

Chicken & Waffles In A Cone!
May 26, 2017

There are two geniuses who created the most genius way to eat chicken and waffles...

The New Frankenfood People Are Freaking Out About
May 12, 2017

Everyone loves comfort food. But not everyone loves fussing with plates and utensils. Those people are in cluck.

Time Out New York
October 1, 2017

Fried chicken in an ice cream cone? Yes, pleas!

New Years Hang Over Cure?
January 1, 2018

New Years Hang Over Cure?

Waffle cone with fried chicken?
May 31, 2018

Waffle cone with fried chicken?

Fried Chicken In A Cone Is A Simple Idea Done Well
December 1, 2018

We love fried chicken with waffles, maple syrup and brown sauce but Instagram has taken this classic dish to new levels by adding all of it in a cone! Don’t believe us? Check it out!

Offering Summary


Company

:

Chick'nCone™ Franchise LLC

Corporate Address

:

241 N 4th St, Bangor, PA 18013

Offering Minimum

:

$10,000.00

Offering Maximum

:

$1,070,000.00

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$100.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Class B Units

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

500

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

53,500

Price per Share

:

$20.00

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$20,000,000.00











*Maximum subject to adjustment for bonus units. See 10% Bonus below

Perks*

$200 — You will receive an "Owners Club" Chick'nCone™ T-Shirt

$500 —You will receive an "Owners Club" Chick'nCone™ T-Shirt and a Swag Bag

*All perks occur after the offering is completed.

The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

Chick'nCone™ Franchise LLC will offer 10% additional bonus units for all investments that are committed, within 24 hours of this offering going live, by StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. shareholders who invested over $1,000 in the StartEngine Reg A offering which closed earlier this year.

StartEngine shareholders who invested $1,000 or more in that StartEngine Reg A offering will receive a 10% bonus on this offering within a 24-hour window of this offering’s launch date. This means you will receive a bonus for any units you purchase. For example, if you buy 10 Class B Units at $20 / units, you will receive 11 Class B Units, meaning you'll own 11 units for $200. Fractional units will not be distributed and unit bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole unit.

This 10% bonus is only valid for one year from the time StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. investors received their countersigned StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. subscription agreement.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments; Salary payments made to one’s self, a friend or relative; Any expense labeled “Administrative Expenses” not strictly for administrative purposes; Any expense labeled “Travel and Entertainment”

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A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Notice of Funds Disbursement

9 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Chick'nCone Franchise has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Chick'nCone Franchise be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Master Franchise Reseller Signed In The UAE

10 months ago

We have just signed an agreement for the Master Franchise reseller rights in the UAE!

The Chick'nCone™ franchise operator in Dubai has experienced so much success that we are confident him and his team will be excellent at marketing, awarding, training and developing additional operators in the UAE region. 

Join us in celebrating this benchmark moment in our efforts towards international brand expansion by following our UAE instagram page and also investing in this crowd campaign. Your investment dollars will go towards franchise marketing, brand development and expansion of our franchising infrastructure.    



Off To A Great Start

10 months ago

We'd like to thank everyone who made the first weekend of the Chick'nCone™ crowdfund campaign a success! Over the first three days of this capital raise we welcomed 28 new investors into the inner circle of the Chick'nCone™ family.

Yes, we're off to a great start, but we need you and your friends to come into the hen house in order to fund our expansion plans.

In 2018 we awarded 17 franchise licenses and got 4 locations up and running! Our goal for 2019 is to award 50 more licenses and open at least 15 more locations. Your investment capital will go directly toward funding infrastructure that will grow the Chick'nCone™ brand into a household name.

We will be directing capital toward architectural designs, guest experience design, quality assurance and sales personnel as well as a redesign of our corporate unit in Manhattan so that it can be used as a true demo/training unit.

...The road is long but the future is bright, and we want you to join us!

The "Suits" Said Not To Crowdfund...

10 months ago

We have some exciting news! Since the beginning Chick’nCone™ has been a brand that has done things a little different, not that we’ve ‘shunned’ the experts advice, but we have chosen to listen to ourselves and to our customers.


We were told not to use Orange as our brand color and now it’s become synonymous with our brand. We were told not to make fresh waffle cones, we would never be able to keep up, and that has become one of the most filmed aspects of our restaurants. We were told not to try and put a store in Manhattan so early on, and it is thriving. We were told we wouldn’t make it outside the US, that we are too small to do an international store justice and our store in Dubai is doing so well we will be opening two more over the next 18 months. We are constantly told that our food is a snack, that we need to expand the menu, that we need to advertise more, that we need to change our logo, our hashtags, etc. etc. So it’s no surprise that when it came time to raise capital our choice on how to do it was opposed by ‘experts’.


When we said we wanted to give our fans a piece of our company, we were told, “it’s too hard. You have to get approval by the SEC.” So we did. “Do you know how much time it’ll take to manage all of those accounts? You’ll have to find someone who is dedicated to just that… Investor relations.” So we did. “But there’s no way that you can raise enough money just from your fans.” And so we will.


You guys are our base, the reason we are even here, if anyone deserves a piece of Chick’nCones™ success it’s you. And success is what we are seeing. In the last year we have received over 1,000 franchise requests from all over the world. We have received over 10,000 requests for us to open a Chick’nCone™ in various cities and communities all across the globe. We have sold 17 Chick’nCone™ franchise licenses and saw four new units open in the last quarter of 2018, with three scheduled in this first quarter of 2019. But we have an opportunity to grow MUCH, MUCH faster and more efficient, and that’s where you come in. We need to build a team and infrastructure to support the growth before it happens, like a trellis for a vine, and that is what this crowdfunding campaign is all about.


Thanks,

Josh and Jonathan | Co-Founders

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