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Initial Investment

LOW: $135,679
HIGH: $472,179

Change in Units

-11.6% -117 UNITS (1 Year)
-6.0% -61 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile

Founded

1986

Franchising Since

1987 (29 Years)

Corporate Address

210 Shields Ct. Markham, ON L3R 8V2

CEO

Aaron Serruya

Parent Company

Yogen Fruz Int'l Ltd.

About Yogen Fruz

Brothers Michael and Aaron Serruya started their own frozen yogurt shop, Yogen Fruz, in 1986 in Toronto, Ontario, and began franchising a year later. In 1989, they expanded into the United States and now have locations operating around the world in both traditional and nontraditional locations. The company also owns I Can't Believe It's Yogurt!, Bresler's Ice Cream and Yogurt, Swensen's Ice Cream, Yogurty's, Jamba Juice Canada and Java Coast Fine Coffees.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$135,679 - $472,179

Net-worth Requirement

$150,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$40,000 - $75,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$25,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%

Ad Royalty Fee

3%

Financing Options

Yogen Fruz offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs

Yogen Fruz has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
startup costs, equipment

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 98

Lowest Rank: 500

* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 1 week

Training at headquarters: 1 week

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings
Grand Opening
Internet
Security
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

Number of employees required to run: 4 - 7

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Updated: July 7th, 2015

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