At a Glance

Products & Services: Ice cream, smoothies, cakes

Number of Locations: 144

Total Investment: $225.7K - $354.6K

Founded: 1996

Began Franchising: 1997

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2010 139 0 5 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new units internationally.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $225,720 - $354,570
Franchise Fee: $10,000 - $25,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $250,000
Liquid Cash Available: $85,000
65% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 12. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (90% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Accounts Receivable

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 14 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #281 (2010),