At a Glance
Products & Services: Chocolates, confections
Number of Locations: 281
Total Investment: $115.6K - $468.7K
Began Franchising: 1982
About Rocky Mountain Chocolate FactoryOn Memorial Day Weekend, 1981, Franklin Crail wasn't on vacation; instead, he was opening the doors to a new business. That weekend, residents of Durango, Colorado, got the world's first taste of a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
Today, visitors to any of the company's more than 200 U.S. locations can watch fudge being made, bite into fresh caramel apples, and purchase a variety of candies and chocolates.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Franchise Fee: $24,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: $5,000 off franchise fee
Financial RequirementsNet Worth: $250,000
Liquid Cash Available: $50,000
Operations25% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 7. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (90% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
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