Chocolate Works

Chocolate Works offers an interactive retail environment, offering chocolate & Candies by the pound, Onsite Parties and events and corporate gifts & party favors.

Business Type: Franchise

Startup Costs: $290,500 - $456,600

Financing Available: Yes
Can be run part-time: Yes

Chocolate Works is an interactive concept transforming the corner candy shop into an experiential chocolate store with the security of brick and mortar, the margins of a service business, and the scalability of a B2B model. Kids and adults of all ages are invited to indulge in a hands-on learning experience molding, decorating, dipping, enrobing and crafting their very own chocolate and candy creations.

Top 10 Reasons Why Chocolate Works is for You

1. Robust Business Model

The Chocolate Works business model has 4 distinct revenue streams, giving owners the opportunity to build a large, scalable business out of a single location.

  • Retail
  • Parties & Events
  • Corporate Gifts
  • E-Commerce

2. Strong Leadership

Founder, Joe Whaley, a West Point Military graduate and second-generation Chocolatier, grew up in his family's chocolate business and has been involved in manufacturing chocolate since childhood.

3. Strong Backing

Chocolate Works took on two new investors in January, one of which owns a candy distribution company that earns $200 Million in annual revenue.

4. Huge Savings

Chocolate Works franchisees benefit from the enormous purchasing power of Chocolate Works and its affiliates, and receive very favorable pricing on key products.

5. Fun Business

Nothing is more fun than watching the delight when people of all ages have the opportunity to transform into Chocolatiers for the day.

6. Be Creative

How many franchisors tell you that? Workshops, camps, gift baskets, showcase items, and more! Our customers and franchisees alike, love the creative atmosphere that Chocolate Works creates.

7. Selling Chocolate is as Fun as Eating It!

Chocolate Works owners have the opportunity to offer truly unique gift ideas to large corporations, professional offices, schools, charities, event planners… and anyone else looking for a unique marketing tool.

8. Large Scale Orders

Chocolate Works has a 24,000 square foot production center that is able to handle orders that are too large for a franchisee to produce in their store. Franchisees never have to say "no" to an order because it is too involved.

9. No Territory Restrictions

Chocolate Works will give you a protected territory around your store location as to not saturate the market.  However there is an open territory policy for corporate orders, allowing owners to serve corporate relationships wherever they may be.

10. Scalable

Although we have multi-unit owners, Chocolate Works is a franchise that can be highly scalable out of a single location with the development of corporate clients and institutional accounts. There is truly uncapped earning potential out of a single location.


  • Franchising Since 2014
  • 20 Open Units/35 Territories Sold
  • Minimum Net Worth $500,000
  • Total Investment $290,000 - $456,000
  • Franchise Fee $50,000
  • Veteran Discount: $10,000 of Franchise Fee
  • Royalty: 5%
  • Ad Fund: 1%

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