Fuzziwig's Candy Factory Inc.

At a Glance

Products & Services: Self-serve bulk candy

Number of Locations: 42

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
2015 40 0 0 2
2014 37 0 0 3
2013 40 0 0 3
2012 43 0 0 3
2011 44 0 0 3
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the U.S.,Canada, Middle East, Mexico.

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
10% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 6. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (75% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 4 days. At franchisee's location: 7-10 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Grand opening, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Lease Negotiation

Franchise Ranking History

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

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