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Initial Investment

LOW: $143,800
HIGH: $343,400

Change in Units

Promoted Opportunities

Company Profile

Founded

1981

Franchising Since

1982 (34 Years)

Corporate Address

1141 W. 2400 South Salt Lake City, UT 84119

CEO

Tim Casey

About TCBY

TCBY Enterprises Inc. was founded in 1981 by Frank Hickingbotham. Hickingbotham got the idea after he tried frozen yogurt for the first time, exclaiming, “This can’t be yogurt!” The initials of that outburst became the name of the company. Now renamed to stand for “The Country’s Best Yogurt,” TCBY has locations across the United States and in more than 60 countries.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$143,800 - $343,400

Net-worth Requirement

$200,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$100,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$19,900

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%

Ad Royalty Fee

3%

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new units internationally.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training at headquarters: 11 days

Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Security
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Ad Slicks
National Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

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Updated: February 10th, 2014

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