Dippin' Dots Franchising LLC
#207 Franchise 500| Specialty ice cream, frozen yogurt, ices, sorbet

About
Founded

1988

Franchising Since

1999 (21 Years)

Corporate Address

155 Main St.
Paducah, KY 42003

Leadership

Steve Rothenstein, Sr. Director of Franchising

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$112,204 - $366,950

Net-worth Requirement

$250,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$80,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$15,000 - $15,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

Varies

Ad Royalty Fee

Varies

Financing Options

Dippin' Dots Franchising LLC has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives

15% off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Ad Templates

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

On-The-Job Training:

12 hours

Classroom Training:

19 hours

Number of Employees Required to Run:

1

Dippin' Dots Franchising LLC is ranked #207 in the Franchise 500!
Bio
Research biotechnologist Curt Jones used his expertise in cryogenic freezing processes to find new ways to produce ice cream. After nearly a year of experimenting with the idea of flash-freezing his family's homemade ice cream, Jones created and sold his first cups of Dippin' Dots ice cream in 1988.

Because of Jones' flash-freezing process, Dippin' Dots ice cream forms into little balls (hence the term "dots"), but unlike freeze-dried products, the ice cream can still melt.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $112,204 High - $366,950
Units
+1.4%+3 UNITS (1 Year) +65.2%+88 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

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Updated: September 30th, 2020