Fuzziwig's Candy Factory Inc.

Self-serve bulk candy
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2022 Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$184K - $363K
Units as of 2016
47 9.3% over 3 years

Company Overview

Fuzziwig's Candy Factory stores sell bulk candy, small toys and soft drinks in a themed environment. Some stores also offer ice cream, cotton candy, popcorn and caramel apples. Based in Durango, Colorado, the company was founded in 1996 and began franchising in 2002.

About Fuzziwig's Candy Factory Inc.

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Candy
Founded
1996
Leadership
Don Grueser, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2002 (20 years)
# of employees at HQ
8
# of Units
47 (as of 2016)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
656 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301

Information for Franchisees

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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
$184,000 - $363,350
Net Worth Requirement
$400,000
Cash Requirement
$75,000
Royalty Fee
6%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes
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Financing Options

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Third Party Financing
Fuzziwig's Candy Factory Inc. has relationships with third-party sources which offer 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
7-10 days
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
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
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Updated: February 8th, 2021