16 Handles Franchise Analysis

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16 Handles is graded based on our most recent FDD research!

Franchise Facts

16 Handles serves frozen yogurt, ice cream & smoothies in a variety of flavors & toppings.

How much does an 16 Handles business cost to open?

16 Handles has an initial franchise fee of up to $30,000, with a total upfront investment range of $264,750 to $728,000.

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $30,000
  • Total Investment: $264,750 to $728,000
  • Working Capital: $10,000 to $30,000
  • Royalty Fee: 6.0%

The initial investment of any franchised business includes multiple fees. Check out this investment opportunity to better understand the initial costs required to purchase an 16 Handles, such as franchise fees, real estate costs, grand opening, marketing, and furniture and fixtures purchases.

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How much can I earn by owning a 16 Handles franchised business?

As with any new franchise, the franchise owner's salary and the revenue from a 16 Handles franchise depends on a variety of factors. One way to confirm the potential revenues or profits earned from a 16 Handles franchise investment is to review the franchisor's Item 19 within their Franchise Disclosure Document. Usually, earnings and owner's income are equitable to the size of the investment and number of locations you own. Demand for your products, your labor costs, commercial lease rates and a number of other variables also play a large role in your earnings and your personal salary

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How many franchise locations does 16 Handles franchise system own?

As of the 2018 Franchise Disclosure Document, there are 31 franchised 16 Handles locations across the USA.

Did you know there are over 3,000 franchise opportunities across the United States. More than 80% have less than 10 locations.

Are there any 16 Handles franchises in my state?

Based on 2018 FDD data, 16 Handles has franchised locations in 4 states. There may be no locations in several states as each franchise plans their development strategy differently. Certain states require franchisors to register their franchise opportunity and file their Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) with state examiners prior to offering franchises to people living in that state. These registration states have examiners review a franchise company's FDD to ensure it complies state regulatory requirements. In addition to registration states, additional states have enacted supplemental franchise or business opportunity laws that mandate franchisors to provide their franchise within the state. In almost all instances the filing is a notice within the state. Unlike franchise registration states, the franchise filing states do not review the FDD.

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Based on the data collected 16 Handles is growing into new locations and could be available near you.

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Last Reviewed: 2018

16 Handles Franchise STATS

Total Investment
$264,750 - $728,000
Franchise Fee
$30,000
Franchise agreement
Initial Term
10 Years
Renewal Term
5 Years
Franchise outlet growth
2015
33
2017
31
Ongoing fees
Royalty
6.0%
ad fees
2.0%
# of franchised outlets
31

FAQS

Does this brand provide any initial training and opening assistance?

Yes, they have an initial training program of 105.50 hours. This includes 28 hours of classroom training, 77.50 hours of on-the-job training, and N/A hours of online training. In their FDD they outline who's in charge of the training. Unlock to find out more.


Online N/A
On-the-Job 77.50
Classroom 28
Total 105.50

Does this brand provide Territory Rights?

16 Handles offers territory protections. For an explanation of territorial rights, unlock this franchise opportunity for more details.

Do they have marketing and technology support in place?

Yes, 16 Handles offers comprehensive support for franchisees. Unlock this franchise to find out more.


When did they start franchising?

They began franchising in 2009. The average Ice Cream, Smoothies and Frozen Yogurt franchise began franchising in 2001.


Does 16 Handles offer lending options?

No, but you can click here to fill out our affordability calculator and understand your financing options.

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