Tasti D-Lite

Frozen desserts
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$234K - $423K
Units as of 2012
60

Company Overview

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.

About Tasti D-Lite

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt
Founded
1987
Leadership
Jim Amos, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2008 (13 years)
# of employees at HQ
26
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Middle East, Europe (Eastern), Europe (Western), Central America, South America, Mexico

# of Units
60 (as of 2012)

Franchisor Information

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

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Tasti D-Lite 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
$30,000
Initial Investment
$234,000 - $423,260
Net Worth Requirement
$250,000
Cash Requirement
$70,000
Royalty Fee
5%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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
1 week
Classroom Training
1 week
Additional Training
1 week at certified training location; online training
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

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

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Updated: February 8th, 2021