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Initial investment
$278K - $588K
Units as of 2019
317 Decrease 2% over 3 years

Company Overview

Korean immigrant Phillip Chang opened the first Yogurtland in Fullerton, California, in 2006 and began franchising just a year later. Yogurtland stores offer self-serve frozen yogurt, with 16 flavors available daily, along with 33 toppings. Customers are charged by the ounce. The company, now based in Irvine, California, has locations in the U.S., Venezuela, Australia, Thailand and Dubai.

About Yogurtland

Industry Food
Related Categories Ices, Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream
Founded 2006
Parent Company Yogurtland Franchising Inc.
Leadership Phillip Chang, CEO
Corporate Address 17801 Cartwright Rd.
Irvine, CA 92614
Social Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2007 (17 years)
# of employees at HQ 48
# of Units 317 (as of 2019)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Yogurtland 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
$35,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$278,200 - $588,200
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$250,000 - $400,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$200,000
Royalty Fee Information Circle
6%
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
2%
Term of Agreement Information Circle
3,5, or 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.

Third Party Financing Yogurtland 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 20+ hours
Classroom Training 20+ hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
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? Information Circle
No
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
No
# of employees required to run 16-20
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes
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Updated: December 12th, 2022