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The Franchise Network: What Happens When You Join Our Chili Family

When you purchase a franchise, you join the Gold Star franchise network. Find out what you can expect from an ideal franchisor relationship.


The value of your investment can be extrapolated in several ways. A strong ROI is obviously important, but so are all the features and provisions that the right franchise opportunity has to offer, including comprehensive training, a winning concept, a top-notch marketing plan, and ongoing support.

The quality of a franchise brand, its overall reputation, and the distinguishing factors that set it apart from the competition are likely what drew you to it in the first place. Equally important is the strength of the franchise network. You aren’t interested in just any other business opportunity. You want to invest in a growing brand that stands out from the competition and helps you make a long-lasting impression.

Finding the right franchise can be an extremely personal process, and if you are considering Gold Star Chili, there are some massive benefits to bear in mind. With 70 locations and growing, Gold Star is a beloved and well-respected brand. Our winning reputation will serve you well before you even open your doors.

While other restaurants may serve their spin on Cincinnati chili, Gold Star Chili’s recipe for success spans generations. In addition to our world-class chili, Gold Star offers an eclectic and evolving menu of options to satisfy every palate. Gold Star Chili melds the best flavors and welcoming environment to serve as the perfect chili restaurant franchise for families and friends.


Beyond what Gold Star Chili has to offer our diners in terms of flavor, quality, and top-notch service, our franchisees benefit from a world-class franchise network structured specifically to help them succeed. A big part of what sets our franchise apart is immersive, comprehensive training.

A combination of in-store and classroom training ensures that every Gold Star franchise owner is ready for the challenge of running his or her own business. That’s because any and all situations are covered in a fast, fun, and comprehensive process. We start with the fundamentals, then take owners through the same journey any new employee would experience, from food preparation to management responsibilities. With a “train the trainer” mentality, every owner receives the tools they need to open their restaurant with confidence and instill their knowledge to their team.


When you partner with Gold Star Chili, we are fully invested in your process every step of the way. And you can’t run your business without a fabulous location. Gold Star specializes in helping you select the perfect spot to open your restaurant, mitigating lease terms, minimum conditions, and tenant improvements while building out a space to be the ideal home for serving delicious coneys, Cincinnati chili burgers, and more.

Gold Star maintains long-standing relationships with brokers and architects well-versed in our restaurant site requirements. For any new franchisee the least bit unfamiliar with the location selection and build-out process, Gold Star’s in-house project managers can provide advice and assistance at every turn.


Another benefit of franchise ownership is a robust marketing plan to help launch your business. Gold Star Chili is a brand that is dedicated to building a buzz so strong for you that on opening day, there won’t be an empty seat in the house.

Gold Star Chili provides expert marketing guidance and pristine materials so that you will have access to a library of branded assets from day one. More than that, our in-house strategic team is consistently optimizing marketing and outreach techniques using various channels to reach your prospective customers. Gold Star understands that maintaining a direct connection with loyal and prospective customers alike is key, and we do our best work by connecting with the community.


Gold Star Chili is fully committed to putting in the work to see our franchisees succeed. From build-out to launch to continuous franchise support, we stand behind you every step of the way.

To learn more about franchising opportunities with Gold Star Chili, visit us.