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Yogurtland Franchising Inc.

2014 Franchise 500
#171
At a Glance

Products & Services: Self-serve frozen yogurt

Number of Locations: 238

Total Investment: $323.2K - $725.5K

Founded: 2006

Began Franchising: 2007

About Yogurtland Franchising Inc.

Korean immigrant Phillip Chang opened the first Yogurtland in Fullerton, California, in 2006 and began franchising just a year later. Yogurtland stores offer self-serve frozen yogurt, with 16 flavors available daily, along with 33 toppings. Customers are charged by the ounce. The company, now based in Anaheim, California, has locations in the U.S. Mexico, Japan and the Philippines.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 206 0 19 13
2012 161 0 21 7
2011 122 0 21 7
2010 96 0 10 8
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $323,159 - $725,451
Franchise Fee: $35,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $600,000
Liquid Cash Available: $400,000
Operations
16% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 16 - 20. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed..

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 weeks. At corporate stores
Ongoing Support: Meetings, Grand opening, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #171 (2014), #172 (2013), #207 (2012), #216 (2011),
Fastest-Growing: #63 (2014), #64 (2013), #58 (2012), #59 (2011),
Top New: #3 (2012), #8 (2011),
America's Top Global: #105 (2013), #163 (2012), #169 (2011),