Tasti D-Lite

Tasti D-Lite

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Initial Investment

LOW: $234,000
HIGH: $423,260

Change in Units

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Company Profile

Founded

1987

Franchising Since

2008 (8 Years)

Corporate Address

341 Cool Springs Blvd., #420 Franklin, TN 37067

CEO

Jim Amos

About Tasti D-Lite

The first Tasti D-Lite opened in New York in 1987, selling a dairy-based soft serve frozen dessert with fewer calories and carbs than most frozen yogurts and ice creams. Stores offer a rotating selection of over 100 self-serve flavors. In 2007, the company was acquired by a private equity firm, Snow Phippps Group. The headquarters was moved to Franklin, Tennessee, and new CEO James Amos, Jr., (former CEO of Mail Boxes Etc.) began franchising nationwide in 2008.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$234,000 - $423,260

Net-worth Requirement

$250,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$70,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$30,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

Ad Royalty Fee

2%

Franchise 500® Rank History

  • 2012 - 331

* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new units internationally.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 1 week

Training at headquarters: 1 week

Additional Training: 1 week at certified training location; online training

Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 5

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Updated: May 18th, 2012

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