Sweet Charlie's Franchise Review

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Sweet Charlie's is analyzed based on our most recent FDD research!

Franchise Information

Sweet Charlie's is a retail ice cream desert shop offering fresh, gourmet made-to-order ice cream and frozen yogurt products.

What are the requirements to buy an Sweet Charlie's franchise?

Sweet Charlie's has an initial franchise fee of up to $30,000, with a overall upfront investment range of $99,800 to $211,100.

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $30,000
  • Total Investment: $99,800 to $211,100
  • Working Capital: $15,000 to $30,000
  • Royalty Fee: 6.0%

The initial investment of any franchise includes multiple fees. Check out this franchise opportunity to better understand the specific costs required to purchase an Sweet Charlie's, such as franchise fees, leasehold improvement costs, pre-opening, advertising, and equipment purchases.

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How much does an Sweet Charlie's franchisee make?

As with any new franchise, there should be a reasonable return on your investment and profit potential. The specific franchisee's salary and the revenue from an Sweet Charlie's franchise depends on a variety of factors. One way to confirm the potential revenues or profits earned from a Sweet Charlie's franchise investment is to review the franchisor's Item 19 within their FDD. This is called an earnings claim. This is not required within a franchisor's disclosure and approximately 68% of all franchisors in our database 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 data is not always helpful to determine profits for you directly. So review average sales data with caution. As expected, usually profits and owner's income are correspond to the overall size of the upfront investment. The larger the initial investment, the higher return you should expect to see. Another factor to profitability is based on the number of locations you purchase. If you sign for multiple units (usually defined as Area Development Agreements), you can anticipate that as you launch the next location, you will generate more revenue and profits overall. Demand for your products, the labor costs in your city, commercial lease rates and several other variables are important factors in determining your bottom line and your personal salary. Your future returns are linked to the overall franchisor's success. Your returns and owner's income is not just dependent on how well your own location operates, you should assess how well the entire franchise system is operating. Determine how the franchisor generates revenue and review their financial statements.

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How many franchise outlets does Sweet Charlie's franchise have?

As of the 2018 Franchise Disclosure Document, there are 3 franchised Sweet Charlie's locations across the USA.

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Are there any Sweet Charlie's franchises in my preferred location?

Based on 2018 FDD information, Sweet Charlie's has franchised locations in 2 states. There may be zero outlets in several states as each franchise maps out their development strategy differently. Specific states require franchisors to register their franchise opportunity and file their Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) with state examiners prior to selling franchises to people living in that state. These registration states have examiners review a franchise company's FDD to ensure it complies state regulatory conditions. In addition to registration states, some other states have enforced franchise or business opportunity laws that require franchisors to file 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 review the FDD.


Based on the data collected Sweet Charlie's is expanding into new markets and could be available in your city. While planning your franchise purchase, you always need to be thinking about what is a good location for my business. Review the potential customer base to confirm that the area you are looking at has a need or a market for this franchise.

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Last Reviewed: 2018

Sector: Retail Food

Category: Specialty Food Store

Sweet Charlie's Franchise STATS

Total Investment
$99,800 - $211,100
Franchise Fee
Franchise agreement
Initial Term
10 Years
Renewal Term
5 Years
Franchise outlet growth
Ongoing fees
ad fees
# of franchised outlets


Does this brand provide any initial training and opening assistance?

Yes, they have an initial training program of 43 hours. This includes 8 hours of classroom training, 35 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 35
Classroom 8
Total 43

Does this brand offer Territory Protections?

Sweet Charlie's offers territory protections. For an explanation of territorial rights, unlock this franchise for important details.

Do they have marketing and technology support in place?

No, Sweet Charlie's does NOT offer comprehensive support for franchisees.

How long ago did Sweet Charlie's start franchising?

They began franchising in 2016. The average Specialty Food Store franchise began franchising in 2007.

Does Sweet Charlie's offer financing support?

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

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