Bruster's Real Ice Cream

The Bruster's Real Ice Cream franchise is a place where customers can come and enjoy quality ice cream in a fun environment. It was founded by Bruce Reed in 1989 after he looked for a business to open on the land adjacent to his family’s car hop restaurant. Since then, the brand has grown to almost 200 locations across the U.S. It has 150 recipes in rotation. The brand's franchise owners will be offered two flexible store designs that: free standing locations and end cap locations. For a free standing store, you need a $600,000 net worth and $300,000 in liquid capital. For an end cap, you will need $350,000 net worth and $125,000 in liquid capital to qualify.

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Bruster's Real Ice Cream Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022

Background

Americans love ice cream! Annually, the average American eats 23 pounds of ice cream and other frozen desserts. Ice cream is also a booming industry that makes people of all ages happy. If you are looking to cash in on this feel-good business, then the Bruster's Real Ice Cream franchise could interest you. This brand doesn't just sell premium ice cream; it is a place where people can make memories and have fun! The brand was founded by Bruce Reed in 1989 after looking for a business to open on the land adjacent to his family’s car hop restaurant. Since then, the brand has grown to almost 200 locations across the U.S. It has 150 ic cream recipes in rotation. The franchise owner will be offered two flexible store designs: free standing locations and end cap locations. For a free standing store, you need a $600,000 net worth and $300,000 in liquid capital. For an end cap, you will need $350,000 net worth and $125,000 in liquid capital to qualify.
In terms of the ideal candidate, the franchise is looking for someone has a strong work ethic, is collaborative, and is dedicated to building relationships. Handling stress and having business experience is helpful. In terms of support and training, franchise owners can expect training at the corporate headquarters that consists of on-the-job and classroom training. They will provide marketing support, assist you with site selection, and be there for you after your store is up and running. If you are looking to serve quality ice cream franchise that is a fun place for community members to connect, then consider the Bruster's Real Ice Cream franchise. 

Company Details

Founded: 1989
First Franchise: 1993 
Headquarters: Bridgewater, Pennsylvania 
International: No 
Canada: No
Total # of units: 190

Support and Training Offered By Bruster's Real Ice Cream

In terms of support and training, franchise owners can expect training at the corporate headquarters that consists of on-the-job and classroom training. They will provide marketing support, assist you with site selection, and be there for you after your store is up and running.  

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Bruster's Real Ice Cream Franchise.

What does a Bruster's Real Ice Cream Franchise Cost?

Bruster's Real Ice Cream franchise fees for 2022:

Veterans Incentive: Yes
Financing Options: Yes
Cash Requirement: $125,000 - $300,000
Royalty Fee: 5%
Initial Franchise Fee: $35,000
Net Worth Requirement: $350,000 - $600,000

Is Bruster's Real Ice Cream a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Bruster's Real Ice Cream is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Bruster's Real Ice Cream a Home Based franchise?

No. Bruster's Real Ice Cream is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Bruster's Real Ice Cream Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Bruster's Real Ice Cream franchisees make. Bruster's Real Ice Cream offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Does Bruster's Real Ice Cream Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Bruster's Real Ice Cream franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is Bruster's Real Ice Cream Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Bruster's Real Ice Cream franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Bruster's Real Ice Cream Looking for International franchisees?

No. Bruster's Real Ice Cream franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Frozen Yogurt / Ice Cream

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Passive Franchise

No

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

Veteran Discount

No

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

No

International Franchise Opportunities

No

Bruster's Real Ice Cream Franchises for Sale

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