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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$81K - $340K
Units as of 2020
64 23.8% over 3 years

Company Overview

About Ben's Soft Pretzels

Industry
Food
Founded
2008
Parent Company
Ben's Soft Pretzels Franchising Corp.
Leadership
Scott Jones, CEO & Cofounder

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2013 (8 years)
# of employees at HQ
8
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
64 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
2840 Lillian Ave.
Elkhart, IN 46514

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Ben's Soft Pretzels franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$30,000
Initial Investment
$81,000 - $339,500
Net Worth Requirement
$300,000 - $5,000,000
Cash Requirement
$50,000 - $500,000
Veteran Incentives
50% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
6%
Ad Royalty Fee
1.5%
Term of Agreement
5 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Ben's Soft Pretzels has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
28 hours
Classroom Training
39 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
Yes
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Updated: February 8th, 2021