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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$103K - $267K
Units as of 2021
35 40.7% over 3 years

Company Overview

Jerry Hancock used his background in chemistry to develop a method of flash-freezing ice cream using liquid nitrogen. He and wife Naomi opened the first Sub Zero Ice Cream in Orem, Utah, in 2004, using this technology to offer customers the chance to customize their ice cream by choosing their milk base, flavors, mix-ins and texture. Sub Zero also offers a liquid nitrogen science education program that can be brought to schools.

About Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, Ices
Founded
2004
Parent Company
Sub Zero Franchising Inc.
Leadership
Jerry Hancock, CEO/Founder

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2005 (16 years)
# of employees at HQ
22
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Middle East, Europe (Western), Mexico

# of Units
35 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
62 W. Center
Provo, UT 84604

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$20,000 - $35,000
Initial Investment
$103,100 - $267,000
Net Worth Requirement
$300,000 - $1,000,000
Cash Requirement
$75,000 - $1,000,000
Veteran Incentives
25% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
6%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
5 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

In-House Financing
Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee
Third Party Financing
Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
30 hours
Classroom Training
30 hours
Additional Training
By manual
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
Yes
# of employees required to run
5-10
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Updated: February 8th, 2021