MilkShake Factory

The MilkShake Factory® is?a?premium dessert destination, serving up handspun milkshakes made with housemade ice cream, as well as heritage chocolates crafted by generational chocolatiers.

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MilkShake Factory


MilkShake Factory Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Born from multi-generational chocolatiers, The MilkShake Factory has evolved into a family business that started in the Pittsburgh community is now looking to expand nationwide. Their product is sourced from the best dairy available, which makes them stand apart from the competition.

Company Details

Established: 1914
First Unit Franchised: 2023
Franchise Units Awarded: 69
Company Owned Units: 11
Not Registered In: AL, AR, CA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, LA, ME, MD, MN, MS, MT, NE, NH, NY, ND, OR, RI, SD, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY.
Sold Out Markets: Metro Indianapolis, IN, Metro Detroit, MI, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, and Greensboro, NC, Pittsburgh, PA.
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By MilkShake Factory

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Cooperative Advertising: Yes

Robust Training Program:
  • Technical Training- 6 Days in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Business Training- 3 Days in Ann Arbor, MI 6
  • On-Site Training- Up to 5 Days

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a MilkShake Factory Franchise.

What does a MilkShake Factory Franchise Cost?

MilkShake Factory franchise fees for 2024:

Liquidity Required: $200,000
Total Investment: $476,705 - $739,508
Minimum Net Worth: $750,000
Royalty: 6%
Item 19: Yes
Location Size: 1,000-1,600 sq ft
Average Number of Employees: 13-18
Visa Candidates: No
Passive Ownership: No
Home-Based: No
B2B: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes
Veteran Discount: Yes, $5,000 off of the first license

Franchise Fee:
$60,000 - 1 unit
$110,000 - 2 units
$135,000 - 3 units
$180,000 - 4 units
$225,000 - 5 units
$240,000 - 6 units
$280,000 - 7 units
$320,000 - 8 units
$360,000 - 9 units
10+units: $35,000 apiece

Is MilkShake Factory a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. MilkShake Factory is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is MilkShake Factory a Home Based franchise?

No. MilkShake Factory is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do MilkShake Factory Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much MilkShake Factory franchisees make. MilkShake Factory offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is MilkShake Factory a Master Franchise Opportunity?

Yes. MilkShake Factory is a master franchise opportunity. A master franchisee is responsible to recruit, train and support franchisees in their territory.

Does MilkShake Factory Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. MilkShake Factory franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does MilkShake Factory Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. MilkShake Factory franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is MilkShake Factory Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. MilkShake Factory franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is MilkShake Factory Looking for International franchisees?

No. MilkShake Factory franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see MilkShake Factory's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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When evaluating a franchise opportunity, reading and understanding the current version of their FDD is a necessity. Considering the benefits of franchising, such as established brand recognition and support from the franchisor, it's important to also take into account franchise fees and franchising royalty fees. Since most franchisors are privately owned companies, the current versions of their FDDs are typically not available unless requested directly from them.

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Frozen Yogurt / Ice Cream, Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


MilkShake Factory Franchise Reviews

MilkShake Factory Franchises for Sale

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