Handel's Homemade Ice Cream

Handel's Homemade Ice Cream

Ice cream
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2022 Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$264K - $865K
Units as of 2022
85 80.9% over 3 years

Company Overview

About Handel's Homemade Ice Cream

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt
Founded
1945
Parent Company
Handel's Enterprises LLC
Leadership
Rich Matherne, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1989 (33 years)
# of employees at HQ
25
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming

# of Units
85 (as of 2022)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
3830 Starr Centre Dr., #1
Canfield, OH 44406

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Handel's Homemade Ice Cream 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
$50,000
Initial Investment
$263,500 - $865,000
Net Worth Requirement
$500,000
Cash Requirement
$250,000
Royalty Fee
6%
Term of Agreement
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
Handel's Homemade Ice Cream 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
86 hours
Classroom Training
4 hours
Ongoing Support
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
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
25
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes
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Updated: February 8th, 2021