Kilwins Chocolates Franchise Inc.

Kilwins Chocolates Franchise Inc.

Chocolates, fudge, ice cream
Units as of 2021
140 (3 years)
28.4%
2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#121 Ranked #105 last year
16
Initial investment
$178K - $937K

Company Overview

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.

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About Kilwins Chocolates Franchise Inc.

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Candy, Food,
Founded
1947
Leadership
Don McCarty, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1982 (39 years)
# of employees at HQ
34
Where seeking
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:
Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia
# of Units
140

Franchisor Information

Social
Facebook
Corporate Address
1050 Bay View Rd.
Petoskey, MI 49770

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Kilwins Chocolates Franchise Inc. 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
$20,000 - $40,000
Initial Investment
$177,534 - $937,415
Net Worth Requirement
$500,000
Cash Requirement
$125,000
Royalty Fee
5%
Ad Royalty Fee
1%
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
Kilwins Chocolates Franchise 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
56-173 hours
Classroom Training
27-43 hours
Additional Training
Online training; store visits
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing

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?
Yes

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Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Ranked #121

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