Fuzziwig's Candy Factory Inc.

At a Glance

Products & Services: Self-serve bulk candy

Number of Locations: 53

Total Investment: $179K - $348.4K

Founded: 1996

Began Franchising: 2002

About Fuzziwig's Candy Factory Inc.

Fuzziwig's Candy Factory stores sell bulk candy, small toys and soft drinks in a themed environment. Some stores also offer ice cream, cotton candy, popcorn and caramel apples. Based in Durango, Colorado, the company was founded in 1996 and began franchising in 2002.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 49 0 1 3
2013 50 0 0 3
2012 55 0 1 4
2011 55 0 1 4
2010 46 0 1 11
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $179,000 - $348,350
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $400,000
Liquid Cash Available: $75,000
Operations
70% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 4. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (70% of current franchisees are owner/operators).

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 7 days. At franchisee's location: 5 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #302 (2013), #321 (2012),

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