TOP FROZEN YOGURT / ICE CREAM FRANCHISESWEEK OF APRIL 7, 2024

Presented by: International Franchise Professionals Group

Top 10 Frozen Yogurt / Ice Cream Franchises

If there is one thing that many Americans love, it is ice cream. From frozen yogurt to soft serve, to ice cream cake, any form of ice cream is delectable and delicious. According to the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), the average American eats 23 pounds of frozen desserts annually. Owning a frozen yogurt/ice cream franchise can be a fun and lucrative business. While ice cream is thought of as a seasonal treat, your local ice cream shop can ensure that treats, like ice cream cake and soft-serve ice cream bring in customers year-round. Some brands, for example, do this by adding coffee, light meals, and pastries to their menus. Even though people are more health-conscious these days, the demand for a great ice cream shop will always be there.  

Here are the top frozen yogurt / ice cream franchises for week ending April 7, 2024. The IFPG uses its internal data collected from our portal to identify which frozen yogurt / ice cream franchises had the most activity in the past week. This ranking system is not based on franchise sales, franchisee success rates or number of units open. We use our ranking system to help identify new and upcoming franchise systems. This ranking system should not be used to make a decision on which franchise to buy, it was solely created for internal purposes and for our IFPG Members.

Rita's Italian Ice Logo

#1 RANKED FRANCHISE

Rita's Italian Ice

Rita's offers many delicious frozen treats that combine our famous Italian Ice and award-winning Old-Fashioned Frozen Custard which is made... learn more

Number of Units 100+ UNITS

Cash Required $100,000 - $250,000

MilkShake Factory Logo

#2 RANKED FRANCHISE

MilkShake Factory

The MilkShake Factory® is?a?premium dessert destination, serving up handspun milkshakes made with housemade ice cream, as well as heritage... learn more

Number of Units LESS THAN 20 UNITS

Cash Required $100,000 - $250,000

Frios Gourmet Pops Logo

#3 RANKED FRANCHISE

Frios Gourmet Pops

Frios is a Mobile, Alabama-based frozen dessert franchise specializing in hand-poured gourmet pops made with real fruit and ingredients, and a... learn more

Number of Units 100+ UNITS

Cash Required $50,000 - $100,000

River Street Sweets - Savannah's Candy Kitchen Logo

#4 RANKED FRANCHISE

River Street Sweets - Savannah's Candy Kitchen

With a combined 100 years of candy-making experience, drawn from the two founding brands behind our franchise program, River Street Sweets and... learn more

Number of Units LESS THAN 20 UNITS

Cash Required More than $250,000

Candy Cloud Logo

#5 RANKED FRANCHISE

Candy Cloud

Candy Cloud is a quick-service beverage shop revolutionizing the coffee and specialty drink experience.

Number of Units LESS THAN 20 UNITS

Cash Required $100,000 - $250,000

Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream Logo

#6 RANKED FRANCHISE

Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream

We are a franchisor of ice cream stores and mobile units offering custom, made-to-order ice cream, using our patented process of freezing our... learn more

Number of Units 20-50 UNITS

Cash Required $50,000 - $100,000

Stella's Ice Cream Logo

#7 RANKED FRANCHISE

Stella's Ice Cream

Stella's Ice Cream are committed to celebrating differences, crafting new creations, and making ice cream that is simply better.

Number of Units LESS THAN 20 UNITS

Cash Required More than $250,000

Rush Bowls Logo

#8 RANKED FRANCHISE

Rush Bowls

Rush Bowls is the perfect example of a truly healthy food franchise concept. Our bowls are crafted from only all-natural ingredients and delicious... learn more

Number of Units 20-50 UNITS

Cash Required $100,000 - $250,000

Alumni Cookie Dough Logo

#9 RANKED FRANCHISE

Alumni Cookie Dough

Alumni Cookie Dough presents a delectable array of 15 standard and rotating seasonal specialty flavors of safe-to-eat raw cookie dough and also... learn more

Number of Units LESS THAN 20 UNITS

Cash Required $25,000 - $50,000

Go Greek Yogurt Logo

#10 RANKED FRANCHISE

Go Greek Yogurt

Go Greek Yogurt distinguishes itself with exceptional quality in classic and frozen yogurt, serving as the premium brand of choice, offering an... learn more

Number of Units LESS THAN 20 UNITS

Cash Required More than $250,000

The Complete List

Below is the full list of top frozen yogurt / ice cream franchises for week ending April 7, 2024.

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Rank Franchise Name Cash Required Number of Units  
1 Rita's Italian Ice $100,000 - $250,000 100+ UNITS View Franchise
2 MilkShake Factory $100,000 - $250,000 LESS THAN 20 UNITS View Franchise
3 Frios Gourmet Pops $50,000 - $100,000 100+ UNITS View Franchise
4 River Street Sweets - Savannah's Candy Kitchen More than $250,000 LESS THAN 20 UNITS View Franchise
5 Candy Cloud $100,000 - $250,000 LESS THAN 20 UNITS View Franchise
6 Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream $50,000 - $100,000 20-50 UNITS View Franchise
7 Stella's Ice Cream More than $250,000 LESS THAN 20 UNITS View Franchise
8 Rush Bowls $100,000 - $250,000 20-50 UNITS View Franchise
9 Alumni Cookie Dough $25,000 - $50,000 LESS THAN 20 UNITS View Franchise
10 Go Greek Yogurt More than $250,000 LESS THAN 20 UNITS View Franchise
11 Puffles More than $250,000 LESS THAN 20 UNITS View Franchise
12 Tifa Chocolate & Gelato $100,000 - $250,000 LESS THAN 20 UNITS View Franchise
13 Happy & Healthy Products $50,000 - $100,000 20-50 UNITS View Franchise
14 FarmToForkMeals.com $50,000 - $100,000 LESS THAN 20 UNITS View Franchise
15 Ice Cream Emergency $100,000 - $250,000 LESS THAN 20 UNITS View Franchise
16 Sweets 4 Treats $50,000 - $100,000 LESS THAN 20 UNITS View Franchise
17 Acai Express $50,000 - $100,000 LESS THAN 20 UNITS View Franchise
18 Popbar $100,000 - $250,000 20-50 UNITS View Franchise
19 Fresh Coast $50,000 - $100,000 LESS THAN 20 UNITS View Franchise
20 Papalani Gelato $100,000 - $250,000 LESS THAN 20 UNITS View Franchise
21 Paradis Ice Cream $25,000 - $50,000 50-100 UNITS View Franchise
22 Nékter Juice Bar $100,000 - $250,000 100+ UNITS View Franchise
23 Polar Roller $50,000 - $100,000 LESS THAN 20 UNITS View Franchise
24 Ritters Frozen Custard More than $250,000 20-50 UNITS View Franchise
25 Azuquita $25,000 - $50,000 LESS THAN 20 UNITS View Franchise
26 Village Juice Company More than $250,000 LESS THAN 20 UNITS View Franchise
27 sweetFrog More than $250,000 100+ UNITS View Franchise
28 Menchies Frozen Yogurt $50,000 - $100,000 100+ UNITS View Franchise
29 Bananas More than $250,000 20-50 UNITS View Franchise
30 Ben and Jerry's $100,000 - $250,000 100+ UNITS View Franchise
31 Sweetberry Bowls $50,000 - $100,000 LESS THAN 20 UNITS View Franchise
32 Uncle Louie Gee $50,000 - $100,000 LESS THAN 20 UNITS View Franchise
33 Repicci's Real Italian $50,000 - $100,000 20-50 UNITS View Franchise
34 Farrs Fresh $100,000 - $250,000 LESS THAN 20 UNITS View Franchise
35 Orange Leaf Yogurt $50,000 - $100,000 100+ UNITS View Franchise
36 The Baked Bear More than $250,000 20-50 UNITS View Franchise
37 Hokulia Shave Ice $50,000 - $100,000 50-100 UNITS View Franchise
38 Jamba Juice $100,000 - $250,000 100+ UNITS View Franchise
39 Smart Drinks Less than $25,000 LESS THAN 20 UNITS View Franchise
40 All American Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt Shops $50,000 - $100,000 LESS THAN 20 UNITS View Franchise
41 Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip More than $250,000 50-100 UNITS View Franchise
42 Chocolate Works More than $250,000 20-50 UNITS View Franchise
43 Forever Yogurt $100,000 - $250,000 20-50 UNITS View Franchise
44 Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees and Smoothies $50,000 - $100,000 100+ UNITS View Franchise
45 Beard Papa's $50,000 - $100,000 20-50 UNITS View Franchise

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About our rankings: The IFPG uses its internal data collected from our membership portal to identify which franchises had the most activity in the past week. This ranking system is not based on franchise sales, franchisee success rates or number of units open. Our ranking system should not be used to make a decision on which franchise to buy it was solely created for internal purposes and for our IFPG Members.