Candy Bouquet Int'l.

At a Glance

Products & Services: Floral-like designer gifts & gourmet confections

Number of Locations: 410

Total Investment: $12.5K - $49.4K

Founded: 1989

Began Franchising: 1993

About Candy Bouquet Int'l.

Flowers and candy have always gone together, but for Margaret McEntire, that combination created a business that now boasts storefront and homebased franchises in 49 states and 44 countries.

Candy Bouquet was born in a Little Rock, Arkansas, garage, where McEntire created arrangements using candies and chocolates in place of flowers. Now franchisees worldwide sell, ship and deliver the bouquets, which can also include cookies, balloons and stuffed animals.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2011 294 53 63 0
2010 294 53 63 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
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Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $12,470 - $49,350
Franchise Fee: $7,000 - $35,000
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years, renewable
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 5 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #276 (2011),
Fastest-Growing: #61 (2011),
Low-Cost: #58 (2011),
Top Home-Based: #86 (2011),

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