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

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Chocolates, confections

About
Founded

1981

Franchising Since

1982 (38 Years)

Corporate Address

265 Turner Dr.
Durango, CO 81303

Leadership

Bryan Merryman, CEO/CFO/COO

Parent Company

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc.

Ticker Symbol

RMCF

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$186,517 - $476,793

Net-worth Requirement

$250,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$100,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$25,000 - $25,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

Ad Royalty Fee

to 2%

Financing Options

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee

Veteran Incentives

$10,000 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

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

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 - 4

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is ranked #377 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 - $186,517 High - $476,793
Units
-1.6%-4 UNITS (1 Year) -14.0%-40 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

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Updated: August 14th, 2020