Paciugo Gelato Caffè

At a Glance

Products & Services: Gelato, beverages

Number of Locations: 36

Total Investment: $200.1K - $435.3K

Founded: 2000

Began Franchising: 2004

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 33 0 0 3
2013 42 0 1 1
2012 39 0 1 1
2011 39 0 1 0
2010 42 0 3 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the U.S.,Canada, Central America, Middle East.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $200,100 - $435,300
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 4.5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Liquid Cash Available: $100,000
Operations
10% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 5 - 5. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 10 days. At franchisee's location: 5 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media,
Other marketing support: In-house creative services, local store marketing support

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #285 (2011), #332 (2010),

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