Americans love frozen desserts. A concept to consider is Jeremiah's Italian Ice. With over 100 locations open and more the 275 in development, the dessert franchise is looking for passionate entrepreneurs who value customer service and a quality product. Candidates are also looking for multiple locations, as 46.72% of them are multi-unit owners. Franchisees benefit from a fun culture that fosters a sense of community among the customers, the in-store Frog Squad, and corporate team. Additionally, franchisees benefit from a proven concept, simple operations with low overhead, and multiple revenue streams. Franchisees are offered two options: traditional and nontraditional. The traditional option includes a freestanding location, which can include a drive-thru. In terms of the investment, it ranges between $324,567 - $696,000, which includes a one-time initial franchisee fee of $35,000. Royalty fees are 6%, and the location is between 800 - 1,400 sq. ft. For a nontraditional location, the investment is $102,800 - $253,783, which includes a franchisee fee of $15,000. Royalty fees are 6%, and the location ranges between 175 - 250 sq. ft. There is a 20% discount for active duty service members, first responders and qualified U.S. military veterans. Since you'll be provided with support and training, you don't necessarily need prior experience.
In terms of support and training, you can expect an initial training program that is broken down into classroom and on-the-job training. During this time, you will learn everything you need to know about the business including marketing and advertising, hiring, food prep, and more. You will also be provided with site selection, grand opening, and social media assistance. Support and training are ongoing.