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Yogen Fruz

2014 Franchise 500
#500
At a Glance

Products & Services: Frozen yogurt, soft-serve ice cream

Number of Locations: 1,186

Total Investment: $135.7K - $472.2K

Founded: 1986

Began Franchising: 1987

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.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 115 253 811 7
2013 99 217 752 5
2012 66 171 703 4
2011 61 263 647 3
2010 36 263 589 4
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $135,679 - $472,179
Franchise Fee: $25,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 7-10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $150,000
Liquid Cash Available: $40,000 - $75,000
Operations
5% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 4 - 7. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

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

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #500 (2014), #352 (2013), #235 (2012), #114 (2011), #262 (2010),
Fastest-Growing: #36 (2014), #79 (2012), #102 (2010),
America's Top Global: #36 (2013), #183 (2012), #96 (2011), #194 (2010),

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