If there's one thing that Americans can agree on it's that they have a sweet tooth. A franchise to consider is Kilwins. The brand was established in 1947 by Don and Kathy Kilwin, who had a reputation for providing high-quality chocolates, ice cream, and confections combined with excellent service. The franchise is built on three pillars: treat others the way you want to be treated; have fun; and do your best. The ideal franchisee is passionate about customers and giving back to the community. In addition to the traditional Kilwins Full Line Chocolates, Confectionery & Ice Cream Store with over 150 locations, there is also the Kilwins Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop, which is smaller in comparison to the original. Franchisees benefit from a simple, proven system and support and training from a brand that has over 70 years of experience. They also benefit from a recognizable name, two franchised store formats and available territories. Kilwin locations should be located in areas with high pedestrian traffic; are where you take your family and friends when they come to visit; and are in tourist, resort and entertainment areas.
You can expect an initial training program that explains everything you need to know about properly running the business. This includes marketing and advertising, hiring, managing the books, and more. The franchisor will be there for you prior to your grand opening and continues to support and training you for the entirety of your time with the brand. Veterans are incentivized with $10,000 off the initial one-time franchise fee.