Want to become a Chick-fil-A franchisee? Good luck — the company only accepts about 0.4% of applicants who apply every year.
The chicken chain reports that it receives more than 20,000 inquiries from franchisee candidates every year. Of those candidates, Chick-fil-A selects just 75 to 80 new franchisees annually, according to spokesperson Amanda Hannah.
“[Chick-fil-A] is probably the most particular franchisor out there,” franchise business expert Joel Libava told Business Insider.