Peterbrooke Chocolatier

Peterbrooke Chocolatier

Specialty chocolates, gelato, gifts
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Franchise 500 2023
2023 Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$230K - $358K
Units as of 2022
25 13.6% over 3 years

Peterbrooke Chocolatier was established in 1983 to bring the art of European chocolate to the United States. Peterbrooke Chocolatier prides itself as “Your Neighborhood Chocolatier,” offering a wide range of European-style handcrafted chocolates. 

Peterbrooke Chocolatier has successfully converted the art of European chocolate creation into a truly American experience. Peterbrooke Chocolatier has been franchising since 2006. With at least 25 franchise and company-owned units distributed across the country. Peterbrooke Chocolatier is looking to expand not just in the U.S. but worldwide. 

Why You May Want to Start a Peterbrooke Chocolatier Franchise

If you consider yourself a chocolate connoisseur and wish to make a business out of it, then Peterbrooke Chocolatier is undoubtedly one of your best options. Franchisees who have a good work ethic, determination, and love new opportunities are also more than likely to make the franchise thrive. 

Franchisees don’t necessarily need prior experience in the food industry, though previous marketing, small company ownership, or management expertise is always beneficial. Franchisees are responsible for hiring and training staff and coordinating business operations.

Investing in the Peterbrooke Chocolatier franchise should give you a more predictable outcome than investing in a completely new brand that may struggle to thrive in an already crowded and competitive industry. Having said that, how much profit you’ll make ultimately depends on local demand.

What Might Make a Peterbrooke Chocolatier Franchise a Good Choice?

Peterbrooke Chocolatier has been ranked in Entrepreneur’s Top Food Franchises in the Candy category. This ranking is based on costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability.

Peterbrooke Chocolatier provides a multi-revenue-stream business model that could offer a unique confectionery shop experience while maximizing earnings. While retail opportunities are restricted to sales within the shop, a Peterbrooke Chocolatier franchise may have other revenue streams such as:

  • Corporate sales

  • Client gifting

  • Web sales

  • In-store events

  • Holidays

  • Community events

  • Charity events

To be part of the Peterbrooke Chocolatier team, you should make sure you’re financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and potential renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company’s set net worth and liquid capital requirements. 

How To Open a Peterbrooke Chocolatier Franchise

As you decide if opening a Peterbrooke Chocolatier franchise is the right move for you, make sure you take time to explore the opportunity. Research the brand and your local area to see if a Peterbrooke Chocolatier franchise would do well in your community and align with your own values. 

You may want to speak to existing franchisees and ask the Peterbrooke Chocolatier franchising team questions as part of your due diligence. 

If awarded a franchise, franchisees could receive a great deal of support from the Peterbrooke Chocolatier brand throughout the franchising process. Franchisees may have the option to open multiple units or focus on one unit and grow as their location grows. Peterbrooke Chocolatier offers exclusive territories that will protect you from other franchisees opening up a store too close to yours. Franchisees will work with a Peterbrooke Chocolatier construction coordinator to ensure that each location matches the correct style and customer expectations. 

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Company Overview

About Peterbrooke Chocolatier

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Parent Company
Peterbrooke Franchising USA LLC
Jeffery Smith, COO
Corporate Address
4339 Roosevelt Blvd., #400
Jacksonville, FL 32210

Business Overview

Franchising Since
2006 (2023-2006 years)
# of employees at HQ
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchisees in the following US states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas

This company is offering new franchisees in the following international regions: South America, Mexico

# of Units
25 (as of 2022)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Peterbrooke Chocolatier 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.

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Initial Investment Information Circle
$229,950 - $357,600
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$150,000 - $1,500,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$100,000 - $1,000,000
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
20% off franchise fee
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Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
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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.

Third Party Financing
Peterbrooke Chocolatier 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
204 hours
Classroom Training
39 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App


Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
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Updated: December 12th, 2022