Franchise: Kilwins Chocolates Franchise Inc.

Initial Investment
LOW:$386,125
HIGH: $540,586
Change in Units
+1.9% +2 UNITS (1 Year)
+24.4% +21 UNITS (3 Years)

Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings
Grand Opening
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Ad Slicks
Regional Media

Training Onsite: 5 days

Training at headquarters: 9 days

Additional Training: Online training; store visits

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 6 - 10

About Kilwins Chocolates Franchise Inc.

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.

Founded

1947

Franchising Since

1982 (35 Years)

Corporate Address

1050 Bay View Rd. Petoskey, MI 49770

CEO

Don McCarty

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
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Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$386,125 - $540,586

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

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Updated: July 29th, 2016

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