Dippin' Dots Franchising LLC
#334 Franchise 500| Specialty ice cream, frozen yogurt, ices, sorbet
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About
Founded

1988

Franchising Since

1999 (20 Years)

Corporate Address

155 Main St.
Paducah, KY 42003

CEO

Michael Barrette

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$112,204 - $366,950

Net-worth Requirement

$250,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$80,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$15,000 - $15,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

Varies

Ad Royalty Fee

Varies

Financing Options

Dippin' Dots Franchising LLC has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives

15% off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Site Selection

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Ad Templates

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

On-The-Job Training:

12 hours

Classroom Training:

19 hours

Number of Employees Required to Run:

1

Dippin' Dots Franchising LLC is ranked #334 in the Franchise 500!
Bio
Research biotechnologist Curt Jones used his expertise in cryogenic freezing processes to find new ways to produce ice cream. After nearly a year of experimenting with the idea of flash-freezing his family's homemade ice cream, Jones created and sold his first cups of Dippin' Dots ice cream in 1988.

Because of Jones' flash-freezing process, Dippin' Dots ice cream forms into little balls (hence the term "dots"), but unlike freeze-dried products, the ice cream can still melt.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $112,204 High - $366,950
Units
+3.3%+7 UNITS (1 Year) +69.2%+90 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: Africa, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Central America, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Mexico, South America, Western Europe
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: September 20th, 2018