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2023 Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$278K - $588K
Units as of 2019
317 2% over 3 years

Company Overview

Korean immigrant Phillip Chang opened the first Yogurtland in Fullerton, California, in 2006 and began franchising just a year later. Yogurtland stores offer self-serve frozen yogurt, with 16 flavors available daily, along with 33 toppings. Customers are charged by the ounce. The company, now based in Irvine, California, has locations in the U.S., Venezuela, Australia, Thailand and Dubai.

About Yogurtland

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Ices, Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream
Founded
2006
Parent Company
Yogurtland Franchising Inc.
Leadership
Phillip Chang, CEO
Corporate Address
17801 Cartwright Rd.
Irvine, CA 92614

Business Overview

Franchising Since
2007 (16 years)
# of employees at HQ
48
# of Units
317 (as of 2019)

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Yogurtland 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
$35,000
Initial Investment
$278,200 - $588,200
Net Worth Requirement
$250,000 - $400,000
Cash Requirement
$200,000
Royalty Fee
6%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
3,5, or 10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes
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Financing Options

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Third Party Financing
Yogurtland has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, 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
20+ hours
Classroom Training
20+ hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
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?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
16-20
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes
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Updated: December 12th, 2022