Chocolate Works Franchise Review

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Chocolate Works is graded based on our most recent FDD research!

Franchise Information

This franchise is for the operation of a business that sells an exclusive line of high-quality chocolates and other confections including boxed chocolates, custom packed chocolate assortments, gift baskets and towers, chocolate dipped fruit, cookies and pretzels, hard candy, ice cream and seasonal items.

What is the upfront cost to be a franchise owner of a Chocolate Works franchise?

Chocolate Works has an initial franchise fee of up to $50,000, with a overall upfront investment range of $290,500 to $456,600.

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $50,000
  • Total Investment: $290,500 to $456,600
  • Working Capital: $15,900 to $20,900
  • Royalty Fee: 5.0%

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How much can I earn by owning a Chocolate Works franchise?

As with any new business, the franchise owner's salary and the earnings from a Chocolate Works business depends on a lot of different factors. One way to validate the potential revenues or profits generated from a Chocolate Works franchise investment is to review the franchisor's Item 19 within their FDD. Typically, profits and owner's income are correspond 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 huge role in your profit margin and your personal salary

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How many franchise locations does Chocolate Works franchise system have?

As of the 2019 Franchise Disclosure Document, there are 16 franchised Chocolate Works locations across the United States.

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Are there any Chocolate Works franchises in my city?

Based on 2019 FDD analysis, Chocolate Works has franchised locations in 4 states. There could be zero outlets in several states as each franchise maps out their growth strategy differently.

CT
MO
NJ
PA

Based on our research this franchise opportunity is expanding into new markets and could be available near you. While planning your franchise purchase, you always need to be thinking about where is a good location for my business. Review the potential customer base to assess that the area you are looking at has a need or want for this business.

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Last Reviewed: 2019

Sector: Retail Food

Category: Specialty Food Store

Chocolate Works Franchise DATA

Total Investment
$290,500 - $456,600
Franchise Fee
$50,000
Franchise agreement
Initial Term
10 Years
Renewal Term
5 Years
Franchise outlet growth
2014
12
2018
16
Ongoing fees
Royalty
5.0%
ad fees
1.0%
# of franchised outlets
16

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

Do they provide any initial training and opening assistance?

Yes, they have an initial training program of 68 hours. This includes 28 hours of classroom training, 40 hours of on-the-job training, and 0 hours of online training. In their FDD they outline who's in charge of the training. Unlock to find out more.


Online 0
On-the-Job 40
Classroom 28
Total 68

Do they offer Territory Rights?

Chocolate Works offers territory protections. For an explanation of territorial rights, unlock this franchise for important details.

Do they have marketing and technology support in place?

Yes, Chocolate Works offers comprehensive support for franchisees. Unlock this franchise to find out more.


When did they begin franchising?

They began franchising in 2012. The average Specialty Food Store franchise began franchising in 2007.


Do they offer lending support?

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

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