Ritter's Frozen Custard Franchise Analysis

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Ritter's Frozen Custard is graded based on our most recent FDD research!

Franchise Opportunity Facts

Ritter's Frozen Custard operates Shoppes offering a wide variety of frozen custard products and beverages, as well as hamburgers, hot dogs and fries.

How much does a Ritter's Frozen Custard franchised business cost to open?

Ritter's Frozen Custard has an initial franchise fee of up to $25,000, with a overall initial investment range of $66,000 to $1,107,900.

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $25,000
  • Total Investment: $66,000 to $1,107,900
  • Working Capital: N/A to $45,000
  • Royalty Fee: 5.0%

The initial cost of any franchised business includes multiple fees. Explore this franchise opportunity to better understand the initial costs required to own a Ritter's Frozen Custard, such as territory fees, leasehold improvement costs, pre-opening marketing, and furniture and fixtures purchases. As a reminder, franchisors are required to provide you with details about all upfront fees. These fees include those that are actually paid when signing the franchise agreement and commitments to fees you are required to pay. Another important consideration to review is whether the initial fees are refundable to you or not. The franchise system must disclose what conditions any of the initial fees are refundable. A franchise must also provide details of a range of fees if its upfront fees are not uniform within the system. A careful review of the Item 5 upfront fees will give you the answers needed to make a buying decision a Ritter's Frozen Custard.

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How much does a Ritter's Frozen Custard franchise owner make?

As with any new business, there should be a strong ROI and profit potential. The specific franchisee's income and the profits from a Ritter's Frozen Custard business will depend on many factors. One way to check on the potential revenues or profits earned from a Ritter's Frozen Custard franchise investment is to analzye the franchisor's Item 19 within their Franchise Disclosure Document. This is called an earnings claim. This is not required within a franchisor's disclosure and approximately 68% of all franchisors that we research and study will disclose financial performance data within Item 19 of their FDD. Some franchisors may provide limited information such as overall systemwide sales. This type of financial disclosure is not always helpful to determine profits for you directly. So review systemwide sales data with caution. As a general rule, typically earnings and owner's salary are equitable to the overall size of the upfront investment. The larger the initial investment, the higher profits you should expect to see

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How many franchise locations do they have?

As of the 2017 Franchise Disclosure Document, there are 20 franchised Ritter's Frozen Custard locations throughout the USA.

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Are there any Ritter's Frozen Custard franchises in my city?

Based on 2017 FDD information, Ritter's Frozen Custard has franchised locations in 5 states.

FL
IN
MI
OH
TX

Based on our research this franchise is expanding into new regions and might be available near you. While planning your franchise purchase, you always need to be considering what is a good location for my business. Anlayze the potential customer base to confirm that your city has a need or want for this brand.

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Last Reviewed: 2017

Ritter's Frozen Custard Franchise DATA

Total Investment
$66,000 - $1,107,900
Franchise Fee
$25,000
Franchise agreement
Initial Term
10 Years
Renewal Term
10 Years
Franchise outlet growth
2014
20
2016
20
Ongoing fees
Royalty
5.0%
ad fees
2.0%
# of franchised outlets
20

EXTRA INFORMATION

Does this franchise provide any initial training and opening assistance?

Yes, they have an initial training program of 95 hours. This includes 14 hours of classroom training, 81 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 81
Classroom 14
Total 95

Does this franchise offer Territory Rights?

Ritter's Frozen Custard does NOT offer territory protections. For an explanation of territorial rights, unlock this franchise opportunity for important details.

Do they have marketing and technology support in place?

Yes, Ritter's Frozen Custard offers comprehensive support for franchisees. Unlock this franchise to find out more.


When did they start franchising?

They began franchising in 2003. The average Ice Cream, Smoothies and Frozen Yogurt franchise began franchising in 2001.


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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