If there is one thing Americans like, it is ice cream. Annually. Americans eat 23 pounds of ice cream and frozen dessert, according to the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA). Ice cream is an in-demand, feel good business that makes people happy to com back for more. If you are looking to invest in this booming industry, then look no further than the Carvel franchise. Founded in 1934 and franchising since 1947, the franchise was founded by Tom Carvel, who opened the first Carvel location n Hartsdale, New York. Fast forward to today, and the franchise has over 400 franchise and foodservice locations in more than 20 states and over 10 countries. The franchise distributes its line of ice cream, cakes, pies and more in its own locations and in stadiums, club stores and supermarkets. The franchise is looking to work with prospective franchise owners who are passionate about the brand, have a business background or the desire to run a business, and want to give back to their community. Franchise owners can have a full shop, which is 800 – 1,600 sq. ft.; an express shop, which is 100 – 500 sq. ft.; and Non-Traditional locations, which can range in size depending on its location. These include airports, theme parks, casinos, and more. Franchise owners can also enjoy the franchise's buying power as part of the FOCUS Brand's family. The franchise will be there for you every step op the way. For example, franchise owners and managers can expect training at Carvel College, which provides on-the-job training at a successful Carvel shop. Addiotnally, you will be provided with online access to development support and training tools.