Schakolad Chocolate Factory

At a Glance

Products & Services: European-style chocolates, coffee, gelato

Number of Locations: 25

Total Investment: $111.6K - $144K

Founded: 1995

Began Franchising: 1999

About Schakolad Chocolate Factory

When Edgar Schaked graduated from Florida International University in Miami with a degree in mechanical engineering, he told his father he didn't want to be an engineer, he wanted to be a chocolate maker. Schaked's father, Baruch, had been making chocolates for more than 25 years, working in a chocolate factory in the family's native Argentina, studying different techniques throughout Europe, and opening his own shop in Miami.

From his father, Schaked learned the essentials of chocolate making and together they opened Schakolad Chocolate Factory in Winter Park, Florida, in 1995. Each shop features handmade chocolate treats including truffles, boxed assortments and chocolate body paint. Schakolad Chocolate Factory also custom-designs chocolate gifts and promotional items for corporate clients.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 22 0 3 0
2013 21 0 3 0
2012 22 0 3 0
2011 26 0 3 0
2010 28 0 3 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Midwest, North Carolina, Northeast, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South, South Carolina, Southeast, Southwest, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont.
Franchisor is seeking new units in Asia, Canada, Central America, Middle East, Mexico, South America, Western Europe.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $111,600 - $144,000
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: $600/mo.
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 10% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $250,000
Liquid Cash Available: $75,000
Operations
Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 2 - 5. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 1-2 weeks. At franchisee's location: 1-2 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Regional advertising,

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