At a Glance

Products & Services: Hot dogs, ice cream

Number of Locations: 322

Total Investment: $303.6K - $1.3M

Founded: 1961

Began Franchising: 1965

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2015 321 0 1 0
2014 325 0 0 0
2013 324 0 0 0
2012 324 0 0 0
2011 334 0 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new units internationally.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $303,600 - $1,340,500
Franchise Fee: $5,000 - $32,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 20 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 25% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $600,000
Liquid Cash Available: $250,000
50% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (85% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Accounts Receivable

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 2 weeks. At franchisee's location: 1 week. At training store : 4 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media,

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