Popbar

Not your average gelateria! Since our first location opened its doors in New York's West Village in 2010, we've been serving smiles through sweetness to locals and tourists alike. Our all-natural, handcrafted gelato on a stick has attracted ongoing press and media coverage from the New York Times, Vogue, Elle, Time Out, Food Network's Cooking Channel, and more!

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Popbar Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022

Background

Not your average gelateria! Since our first location opened its doors in New York's West Village in 2010, we've been serving smiles through sweetness to locals and tourists alike. Our all-natural, handcrafted gelato on a stick has attracted ongoing press and media coverage from the New York Times, Vogue, Elle, Time Out, Food Network's Cooking Channel, and more!

We currently have 20+ stores throughout the US, and a handful of international locations as well. Our treats are healthy, but indulgent, scoop-free, and best of all, customizable. We pride ourselves on creating a love-at-first-bite experience for everyone, even those looking for vegan, gluten-free and nut-free options.

Owning your own Popbar will give you the opportunity to bring a delicious, customer-approved dessert experience to your market all the while growing successfully with the brand as we expand!

Company Details

Established: 2010
First Unit Franchised: 2014
Franchised Units: 23
Company Owned Units: 1
States Registered In: California - CA, New York - NY
Canada Franchises: Yes
International Franchises: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Popbar

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Cooperative Advertising: No
Training: In addition to ongoing guidance, we offer two initial training sessions: a basic managerial introduction at our New York headquarters, and a comprehensive operations training on location pre-opening.

Real Estate
Popbar will assist with identifying the best trade areas in the franchisees' regions. We have a network of brokers which can support you with site selection and finding suitable locations. In addition, lease negotiation and consulting will also be provided.
Construction
Franchisees have the chance to choose between using one of Popbar's approved general contractors, or using their own preferred builder. Popbar's in-house designer will help with the detailing of the floor plan for the shops and will provide a specific layout for your location. We will help communicating with your architect to get franchisees' shops built efficiently.
Training
Prior to store opening, franchisees will be trained in everything Popbar, and training and support will be continuously provided. We offer two sessions of training: a basic managerial introduction at our New York headquarters, and a comprehensive training session on location before opening.
Marketing
We provide a grand opening marketing strategy, including best practices for local store marketing, and on-going support through our dedicated Marketing team.
Operations
We support daily store operations through our readily available Operations team with regular coaching, analysis, and training on everything from store management to financials, and more.
Development
We support new business development initiatives to the best of our ability. We remain open to our franchisee's ideas and are always looking for ways to grow with you.

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Popbar Franchise.

What does a Popbar Franchise Cost?

Popbar franchise fees for 2022:

Cash Investment: $100,000
Total Investment: $217,000-$458,400
(On Average The Total Investment will be $300,000)
Minimum Net Worth: $300,000
Franchise Fee: $35,000
Royalty: 6%
Ad: 2%
Item 19: No
Average Number of Employees: 10
Visa Candidates: No
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home-Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: No

Is Popbar a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Popbar is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Popbar a Home Based franchise?

No. Popbar is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Popbar Franchise Owners Make?

This information is not available. Popbar does not offer an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document.

Is Popbar a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Popbar is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Popbar Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Popbar franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Does Popbar Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

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

Is Popbar Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Popbar franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Popbar Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Popbar franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants, Frozen Yogurt / Ice Cream

Number of Units Open

20-50 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Master Franchise

No

Passive Franchise

Yes

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

No

Veteran Discount

No

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

Yes

International Franchise Opportunities

Yes

E2 Visa Franchise

No

Popbar Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Popbar franchises for sale. We may have Popbar franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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