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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
#453 Franchise 500| Chocolates, confections

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Chocolates, confections

About
Founded

1981

Franchising Since

1982 (36 Years)

Corporate Address

265 Turner Dr.
Durango, CO 81303

CEO

Frank Crail

Parent Company

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc.

Ticker Symbol

RMCF

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$191,288 - $363,016

Net-worth Requirement

$250,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$50,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$24,500 - $24,500

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

Ad Royalty Fee

to 2%

Financing Options
Veteran Incentives

$5,000 off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Field Operations

Site Selection

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

On-The-Job Training:

26.5 hours

Classroom Training:

25.5 hours

Additional Training:

As needed

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

2 - 5

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is ranked #453 in the Franchise 500!
Bio
On Memorial Day Weekend, 1981, Franklin Crail wasn't on vacation; instead, he was opening the doors to a new business. That weekend, residents of Durango, Colorado, got the world's first taste of a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

Today, visitors to any of the company's more than 200 U.S. locations can watch fudge being made, bite into fresh caramel apples, and purchase a variety of candies and chocolates.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $191,288 High - $363,016
Units
-3.8%-11 UNITS (1 Year) -2.5%-7 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Disclaimer

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Updated: August 9th, 2017