Cocoa Forte

The Cocoa Forte franchise is unique, mobile dessert business. The business was founded in 2011, and the demand for the brand's chocolate-dipped cheesecakes was strong enough for the founders to franchise the business. This allows franchisees to benefit from the franchisor's system. With a mobile business, you have the flexibility to go to the customers where they are. The brand's operating hours are also family-friendly, meaning more time to spend with family for the rest of the day. Since a mobile unit requires lower startup costs, franchisees can be up and running as soon as 30 days. The brand is based in North Carolina. 

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Cocoa Forte Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2023

Background

Millions of Americans can't get enough of desserts. A unique, mobile dessert franchise to consider is Cocoa Forte. The brand was established in 2011 and began franchising over a decade later. As a franchisee, you benefit from selling a lovable, popular product to the public. Cocoa Forte is an affable business opportunity with low startup costs. With a mobile unit, franchisees have the flexibility to go to customers where they are. The Knightdale, N.C.-based company has reasonable, family-friendly hours. Franchise owners can also enjoy passive ownership, meaning they can peruse other ventures. Customers can't get enough of the franchise's menu of cheesecakes and other desserts. Franchisees have four streams of revenue and can be up and running in as little as 30 days. The franchisor will provide you with GIS technology to find territory demographics as well as social media management tools and built-in CRM software. Starting your own business takes a lot of work, but Cocoa Forte will support you and provide guidance every step of the way. Many states are open to this opportunity: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; Colorado; Delaware; District of Columbia; Georgia; Idaho; Iowa; Kansas; Louisiana; Massachusetts; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Tennessee; Vermont; West Virginia; Wyoming; North Carolina and Florida.
Veterans are incentivized to invest in the Cocoa Forte franchise with 50% off franchise fee, which is $15,000. You can expect an initial investment that ranges from $$60K – $159K. They royally fee is 10%, and candidates should be passionate about customer service. 

Company Details

Headquarters: Raleigh, NC
Founded: 2011
First franchise: 2022
Canada: No
International: No
Absentee:  No
Mobile/home-based: Yes  
Exclusive territory: No

 

Support and Training Offered By Cocoa Forte

The franchisor hosts an initial training program that is broken down into classroom and on-the-job instruction. You'll learn about company culture, marketing and advertising, site selection and grand opening assistance, and more. The support and training are ongoing. 

2023 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Cocoa Forte Franchise.

What does a Cocoa Forte Franchise Cost?

Cocoa Forte franchise fees for 2023:

Veteran Incentives: 50% off franchise fee
Initial Investment: $$60K – $159K 
Royality fee: 10%
Initial Franchise Fee: $15,000
In-house financing: Yes
Third-party financing: Yes

Is Cocoa Forte a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Cocoa Forte is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Cocoa Forte a Home Based franchise?

Yes. Cocoa Forte is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Cocoa Forte Franchise Owners Make?

This information is not available. Cocoa Forte does not offer an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document.

Does Cocoa Forte Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Cocoa Forte franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is Cocoa Forte Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Cocoa Forte franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Cocoa Forte Looking for International franchisees?

No. Cocoa Forte franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants, Miscellaneous & Unique, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

LESS THAN 20 UNITS

Cash Required

$25,000 - $50,000

Passive Franchise

Yes

Home Based Franchise

Yes

Item 19 Franchise

No

Veteran Discount

No

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

No

International Franchise Opportunities

No

Cocoa Forte Franchises for Sale

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