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TCBY and Mrs. Fields

2015 Franchise 500
#456
At a Glance

Products & Services: Frozen yogurt, cookies

Number of Locations: 839

Total Investment: $200K - $492.2K

Founded: 1977

Began Franchising: 1982

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 565 116 155 3
2013 594 115 161 6
2012 622 110 163 3
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $200,000 - $492,152
Franchise Fee: $25,000 - $35,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: Franchise fee waived
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $250,000
Liquid Cash Available: $100,000
Operations
50% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 5. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed..
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #456 (2015),

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