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South Bend Chocolate Co.
Chocolates & desserts

South Bend Chocolate Co.
Chocolates & desserts

About
Founded

1991

Franchising Since

1997 (21 Years)

Corporate Address

3300 W. Sample St.
South Bend, IN 46619

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$74,950 - $295,500

Net-worth Requirement

$100,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$50,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$35,000 - $35,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

4%

Ad Royalty Fee

2%

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Field Operations

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

Regional Advertising

On-The-Job Training:

80 hours

Classroom Training:

10 days

Additional Training:

Ongoing (monthly visits)

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

6 - 20

Bio
Chocolate is in the Tarner family’s blood. When Mark Tarner founded the South Bend Chocolate Company (SBCC) in 1991, he had already spent several years working in his father’s chocolate factory. Privately owned and operated, the SBCC got its start making chocolates under a license from the University of Notre Dame, and currently makes licensed chocolates for other schools, including Indiana University and Purdue University. In addition, SBCC also wholesales its product line to gift shops, gourmet food stores, coffee shops and gift basket companies throughout the country. SBCC franchises operate retail kiosks, Chocolate Café sites and Café Express coffee carts in malls throughout Indiana and other states.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $74,950 High - $295,500
Units

Units (Locations)

Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: July 17th, 2013