Baskin-Robbins Franchise Analysis

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Baskin-Robbins is graded based on our most recent FDD research!

Franchise Info

Baskin-Robbins offers a quick service restaurant featuring ice cream and related frozen products.

How much does an Baskin-Robbins business cost to open?

Baskin-Robbins has an initial franchise fee of up to $25,000, with a overall initial investment range of $123,952 to $558,830.

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $25,000
  • Total Investment: $123,952 to $558,830
  • Working Capital: N/A to $52,500
  • Royalty Fee: 5.9%

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How much does an Baskin-Robbins owner make?

As with any new business, the franchise owner's salary and the profits from a Baskin-Robbins business depends on a lot of different factors. One way to validate the potential revenues or profits earned from a Baskin-Robbins franchise investment is to review the franchisor's Item 19 within their Franchise Disclosure Document. Typically, profits and owner's income are equitable to the size of the investment and number of locations you purchase. Demand for your products, your labor costs, commercial lease rates and several other variables also play a huge role in your profit margin and your personal salary

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How many franchise locations does Baskin-Robbins franchise system have?

As of the 2020 Franchise Disclosure Document, there are 949 franchised Baskin-Robbins locations across the United States.

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 Baskin-Robbins franchise opportunities near me?

Based on 2020 FDD analysis, Baskin-Robbins has franchised locations in 37 states. There may be no locations in several states as each franchise company plans their growth strategy differently. Specific states also require franchise companies to register their franchise opportunity and file their Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) with state examiners prior to offering franchise opportunities to residents in that state. These registration states have examiners review a franchisor's FDD to ensure it satisfies state regulatory requirements. In addition to registration states, additional states have enacted supplemental franchise or business opportunity laws that require franchise companies to provide their franchise within the state. In most instances the filing is a notice within the state. Unlike franchise registration states, the franchise filing states do not examine a franchisor's FDD.


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Last Reviewed: 2020

Baskin-Robbins Franchise INFORMATION

Total Investment
$123,952 - $558,830
Franchise Fee
Franchise agreement
Initial Term
20 Years
Renewal Term
20 Years
Franchise outlet growth
Ongoing fees
ad fees
# of franchised outlets


Do they provide any initial training and opening assistance?

Yes, they have an initial training program of 170 hours. This includes 100 hours of classroom training, 50 hours of on-the-job training, and 20 hours of online training. In their FDD they outline who's in charge of the training. Unlock to find out more.

Online 20
On-the-Job 50
Classroom 100
Total 170

Do they provide Territory Rights?

Baskin-Robbins does NOT offer territory protections. For an explanation of territory rights, unlock this franchise for important details.

Do they have marketing and technology support in place?

Yes, Baskin-Robbins offers comprehensive support for franchisees. Unlock this franchise to find out more.

How long ago did Baskin-Robbins start franchising?

They began franchising in 1948. The average Ice Cream, Smoothies and Frozen Yogurt franchise began franchising in 2013.

Do they offer lending options?

Yes. They offer certain financing options within Item 10 of their FDD.

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