In the current climate of concern over problems with joint employers, some investors may be cautious with Chick-Fil-A, whose degree of control over franchisees has been challenged by several states that claim chick Fil-A franchisees are indeed employees. A lot has been written about the chick-fil-A culture. That their restaurants are closed on Sundays is just the beginning. The company has a long history based on conservative religious values. Some people find this attractive and one of Chick-fil-A`s biggest assets as a company. While others would prefer to be part of a more open and acceptable culture. Corporate culture and values are clearly important if you`re considering a franchise investment. We hope we`ve made it easier for you to make your decision and if you`d like to learn more about the food and beverage segment, please check out our list of the best food franchises 2018. Chick-fil-A restaurant produces a gross annual turnover of 5.3 million $US. That`s surprising, because the close competitor, Popeye, averages US$2.7 million per franchised site and the leader in the fast food (QSR) sector, McDonald`s. However, gross revenue and net operating income are two very different things, and profit margins in the RQ sector are very, very low – often in the 5 to 10 percent range, even for the best operators. Chick-fil-A does not do this and only allows one unit per franchisee. This can mean less profit because you`re limited to a single location.