Who doesn't like ice cream and popcorn? Investing in a co-branded Dippin' Dots and Doc Popcorn franchise allows you to combine the sweetness of ice cream with the saltiness of popcorn. The ideal candidate can follow a system and is passionate about customer service. The ideal candidate has at least $80,000 in cash and other liquid assets and a minimum net worth of $250,000. The initial investment ranges between $112,204 to $366,95. Veterans receive a 15% discount off the original franchise fee, which incentives veteran ownership. Dippin' Dots was founded in 1988 and began franchising in 1999. Currently, there are more 30 co-brand Dippin’ Dots / Doc Popcorn locations across the U.S. Dippin’ Dots also has thousands of other locations where the product is available, including malls, fairs, festivals, ballparks, theme parks, and convenience stores. Doc Popcorn has more than 50 locations of its own. In terms of royalty fees, Doc Popcorn charges a 6% royalty excluding the Dippin’ Dots sales.
Since Dippin’ Dots and Doc Popcorn have agreements with some of the country’s largest shopping center and entertainment properties, site selection is made simpler. While restaurant experience is a plus, it isn't required because the franchisor provides support and training. You can expect an initial training program that covers all aspects of running the business. This includes hiring, marketing and advertising, balancing the books, and more. This will be broken down into hands on and classroom training. The support and training last for your entire time with the franchise. Your franchise location can be opened in 3-6 months from the initial inquiry date.