Kilwins Chocolates Franchise Inc.
#94 Franchise 500| Chocolates, fudge, ice cream

Kilwins Chocolates Franchise Inc.
Chocolates, fudge, ice cream

About
Founded

1947

Franchising Since

1982 (36 Years)

Corporate Address

1050 Bay View Rd.
Petoskey, MI 49770

CEO

Don McCarty

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$392,523 - $591,517

Net-worth Requirement

$500,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$125,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$40,000 - $40,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

Ad Royalty Fee

1%

Financing Options

Kilwins Chocolates Franchise Inc. has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

Veteran Incentives

$10,000 off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Grand Opening

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Ad Templates

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Email marketing

On-The-Job Training:

173 hours

Classroom Training:

43 hours

Additional Training:

Online training; store visits

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

6 - 10

Kilwins Chocolates Franchise Inc. is ranked #94 in the Franchise 500!
Bio
In 1947 Don and Katy Kilwin opened Kilwin's Bakery in Petoskey, Michigan. Soon after opening the bakery, the Kilwins began making candy. Six years later the Kilwins sold their bakery to focus on candy making full-time, and in 1978 sold the candy business to Wayne and Lorene Rose. The Roses began offering Kilwin's franchises in 1982.

Today Kilwin's Chocolates, now owned by Don and Robin McCarty, sells chocolates, fudge and ice cream.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $392,523 High - $591,517
Units
+1.9%+2 UNITS (1 Year) +14.7%+14 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:
Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin, West Virginia
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: March 2nd, 2018
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