Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Chocolates, confections
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2022 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
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Initial investment
$187K - $477K
Units as of 2021
213 14.8% over 3 years

Company Overview

On Memorial Day Weekend, 1981, Franklin Crail wasn't on vacation; instead, he was opening the doors to a new business. That weekend, residents of Durango, Colorado, got the world's first taste of a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

Today, visitors to any of the company's more than 200 U.S. locations can watch fudge being made, bite into fresh caramel apples, and purchase a variety of candies and chocolates.

About Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Candy
Founded
1981
Parent Company
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc.
Leadership
Bryan Merryman, CEO/CFO/COO
Ticker Symbol
RMCF

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1982 (40 years)
# of employees at HQ
150
# of Units
213 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
265 Turner Dr.
Durango, CO 81303

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 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
$25,000
Initial Investment
$186,517 - $476,793
Net Worth Requirement
$250,000
Cash Requirement
$100,000
Veteran Incentives
$10,000 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
5%
Ad Royalty Fee
to 2%
Term of Agreement
10 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
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee

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
26.5 hours
Classroom Training
25.5 hours
Additional Training
As needed
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
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?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
2-4
Are exclusive territories available?
No

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #115 in 2020

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Updated: February 8th, 2021