2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
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Initial investment
$174K - $410K
Units as of 2021
968 20.6% over 3 years

Company Overview

At age 17, Tariq Farid borrowed $5,000 from his parents to buy a flower shop in East Haven, Connecticut, and within two years, he was running four flourishing stores. But after seven years as a florist, he came up with a new idea--bouquets you can eat. He opened the first Edible Arrangements store in 1999, creating, selling and delivering bouquets of fresh fruit sculpted to look like flowers.

Edible Arrangements began franchising in 2001. In addition to the company's signature fresh fruit arrangements, the product line has expanded to include chocolate-dipped fresh fruit, fruit salads, fruit sundaes, beverages and other "grab and go" products.

About Edible

Industry
Food
Founded
1999
Parent Company
Edible Brands
Leadership
Cheikh Mboup, President

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2000 (21 years)
# of employees at HQ
125
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
968 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
980 Hammond Dr., #1000
Atlanta, GA 30328

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Edible 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
$30,000
Initial Investment
$173,600 - $409,700
Net Worth Requirement
$250,000
Cash Requirement
$80,000
Veteran Incentives
$10,000 off first-store franchise fee
Royalty Fee
5%
Ad Royalty Fee
3.5%
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
Edible has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 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
45 hours
Classroom Training
41 hours
Additional Training
Web-based training & computer-based video learning prior to opening
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
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?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
6
Are exclusive territories available?
No

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: February 8th, 2021