Tasti D-Lite
Frozen desserts

Tasti D-Lite
Frozen desserts

About
Founded

1987

Franchising Since

2008 (10 Years)

Corporate Address

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

CEO

Jim Amos

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$234,000 - $423,260

Net-worth Requirement

$250,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$70,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$30,000 - $30,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

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

National Media

Regional Advertising

On-The-Job Training:

1 week

Classroom Training:

1 week

Additional Training:

1 week at certified training location; online training

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

5

Bio
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.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $234,000 High - $423,260
Units

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:
Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Midwest, Northeast, South, Southeast, Southwest, West, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Central America, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Mexico, South America, Western Europe
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: May 18th, 2012
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