Ice Cream, Smoothies and Frozen Yogurt Franchise Opportunities

Operating a Franchise in the Food Service Industry in your area

A franchise in the food-service industry presents the prime opportunity to open a business for any would-be entrepreneurs. Franchise restaurants have many benefits, such as immediate brand awareness, existing customer-base, and built-in marketing. However, when you're buying a restaurant franchise, you will want to make certain you choose a brand that is the best possible fit for you. Here below are some things to think about when researching and buying a franchise restaurant in your area.

What is a Franchise Restaurant?

Not all restaurant chains are independently owned. The case could be that, even though a restaurant is globally recognized, it can be corporate-owned and operated by company employees. A restaurant franchise is bought, and owners are franchisees who buy the rights to open a location.

The franchisee pays a percentage to the head office, or franchisor, as part of the deal. In return, corporate has branding characteristics and handles the marketing, menus, training, conferences, and troubleshooting for all its independently owned locations.

Available Food-Industry Franchises

Do you know there are many kinds of franchise restaurants? You could go in on a fast-food restaurant, quick service, fast-casual, counter walk-up, sit-down, food truck, or even focus on a meal-specific franchise and only serve dessert or breakfast. You'll have the best success with an establishment that meets your requirements and meshes with the head office's needs, so get in touch with us to finalize that part of the process.

We can help you identify gaps in your community and evaluate the options that are available to fill those gaps so you have a slice of the open market. With our help, you will understand the community's economy, average household income, and other identifiers to make an educated decision when purchasing a franchise restaurant. Analyzing the market may show what is missing in your community and what type of establishment locals want.

We Help You Pick What Kind of Restaurant to Open in your area

What does it take to open and operate your own food establishment in your area?

As your fascination with owning a restaurant franchise increases, reach out to our experts. Starting a franchise restaurant in your area has the advantages of a reputable brand, time-tested processes, and other advanced solutions that make it a safer investment.

With 107 franchise systems, there are several great business opportunities that fit your investment range.
Sector Report
Sample research stats taken from our data in the Ice Cream, Smoothies and Frozen Yogurt sector
Initial Investment

What does it cost to get into the Ice Cream, Smoothies and Frozen Yogurt sector?

The average investment in the Ice Cream, Smoothies and Frozen Yogurt sector is $362,018. But, that doesn’t tell the whole story. There's a striking difference between the average and median.

Of all Ice Cream, Smoothies and Frozen Yogurt franchises, 53 have an investment lower than $337,700. The average initial investment is skewed because the most expensive franchise in this sector is $1,543,895.

When looking at franchise opportunities make sure you examine brands within your investment range. Search below for Ice Cream, Smoothies and Frozen Yogurt investments that fit your financial criteria. If you're not sure what you can afford, fill out our Franchise Affordability Calculator.

Initial Investment
$1,543,895 Highest
$55,525 Lowest
Figure 1: Initial Investment required for a franchise in the Ice Cream, Smoothies and Frozen Yogurt sector
Financial Transparency
Provides Item 19 Data
Figure 2: 52% of franchises in this sector have Item 19 in their FDD.
Discloses Expense Data
Figure 3: Of franchises with an Item 19, 29% disclose expense data

How much can I make in the Ice Cream, Smoothies and Frozen Yogurt sector?

How much money you can make from a Ice Cream, Smoothies and Frozen Yogurt franchise depends on several factors, including location and demand for your services.

One way to predict your profit potential is to evaluate the financial performance representations provided by a franchisor in Item 19 of their Franchise Disclosure Document. Franchisors are not required to disclose this information, some are more transparent than others.

In the Ice Cream, Smoothies and Frozen Yogurt sector, 52% disclose a financial performance representation. Of those, only 29% disclose some type of expense data on its franchisee operations.

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These statistics are a sample drawn from just two of seven grade sections we research and analyze. For a full sector report, contact us.
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