Bruster's Real Ice Cream
Ice cream, frozen yogurt, ices, sherbets

Bruster's Real Ice Cream
Ice cream, frozen yogurt, ices, sherbets

About
Founded

1989

Franchising Since

1993 (27 Years)

Corporate Address

730 Mulberry St.
Bridgewater, PA 15009

CEO

Jim Sahene

Parent Company

Bruster's Limited Partnership

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$229,200 - $1,315,000

Net-worth Requirement

$250,000 - $500,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$100,000 - $200,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$35,000 - $35,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

Ad Royalty Fee

3%

Financing Options

Bruster's Real Ice Cream has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives

50% off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

60.5 hours

Classroom Training:

9 hours

Additional Training:

At opening

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

8 - 25

Bio
Bruce Reed got his start in the restaurant business as a child, helping his parents at their diner, Jerry's Curb Service, in Bridgewater, Pennsylvania. He opened the first Bruster's Real Ice Cream next door to that restaurant in 1989. He began franchising in 1993. Bruster's stores offer ice cream, frozen yogurt, Italian ice, sherbet and sorbet in a variety of flavors.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $229,200 High - $1,315,000
Units
-2.0%-4 UNITS (1 Year) +1.0%+2 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:
Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: August 21st, 2019