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Initial investment
$159K - $181K
Units as of 2018
624 Increase 4.3% over 3 years

Company Overview

About Mister Softee

Industry Food
Related Categories Ice Cream
Founded 1956
Leadership John Conway, CEO
Corporate Address 901 E. Clements Bridge Rd.
Runnemede, NJ 08078
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Business Overview

Franchising Since 2000 (23 years)
# of employees at HQ 10
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchisees in the following US states:

This company is offering new franchisees in the following international regions:

# of Units 624 (as of 2018)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Mister Softee 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 Information Circle
$7,500
Initial Investment Information Circle
$158,500 - $181,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$50,000 - $75,000
Royalty Fee Information Circle
$3.5K/yr.
Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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Financing Options

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

In-House Financing Mister Softee offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

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 30-40 hours
Classroom Training 2-4 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Marketing Support
Social Media
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
No
# of employees required to run 1
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes
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Updated: December 12th, 2022