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 Savannah's Candy Kitchen, has made Savannah, Georgia synonymous with Handmade Southern Sweets. Whether it be World Famous Pralines, saltwater taffy, hand-stretched peanut brittle, creamy caramel, or hand-made ice cream and gelato, the made from scratch Southern delicacies are known worldwide.

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River Street Sweets - Savannah's Candy Kitchen

River Street Sweets - Savannah's Candy Kitchen Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024

Background

With a combined 100 years of candy-making experience, drawn from the two founding brands behind our franchise program, River Street Sweets and Savannah's Candy Kitchen, has made Savannah, Georgia synonymous with Handmade Southern Sweets. Whether it be World Famous Pralines, saltwater taffy, hand-stretched peanut brittle, creamy caramel, or hand-made ice cream and gelato, the made from scratch Southern delicacies are known worldwide. Founded in 1973 on Savannah's historic waterfront, the original River Street Sweets is the city's oldest candy store. Guests who visit a River Street Sweets and Savannah's Candy Kitchen store while in Savannah are treated to the sights and smells of freshly made candy in our open kitchens. The best part is that the guests are able to sample the World Famous Pralines as they are being dipped right before their eyes. 2015 brought about the joint venture between the two candy-making icons that resulted in the River Street Sweets - Savannah's Candy Kitchen franchise opportunity. Standing behind each franchisee is over 100 years of candy-making and business operations experience along with a 75,000 square foot production and distribution facility that supports the franchise network.

Company Details

Established: 2015
First Unit Franchised: 2015
Franchised Units: 7
Company Owned Units: 1
States Registered In: Alabama - AL, Alaska - AK, Arizona - AZ, Arkansas - AR, Colorado - CO, Connecticut - CT, Delaware - DE, Florida - FL, Georgia - GA, Idaho - ID, Iowa - IA, Kansas - KS, Kentucky - KY, Louisiana - LA, Maine - ME, Maryland - MD, Massachusetts - MA, Mississippi - MS, Missouri - MO, Nebraska - NE, Nevada - NV, New Hampshire - NH, New Jersey - NJ, New Mexico - NM, New York - NY, North Carolina - NC, Ohio - OH, Oklahoma - OK, Oregon - OR, Pennsylvania - PA, South Carolina - SC, Tennessee - TN, Texas - TX, Utah - UT, Vermont - VT, West Virginia - WV, Wisconsin - WI
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By River Street Sweets - Savannah's Candy Kitchen

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: No
Cooperative Advertising: Yes
Training:
Training is a two-part process. The first part is an up to 4-week program at our corporate headquarters in Savannah, Ga. We offer training for two individuals, who will learn the daily task of running a candy business which includes and are not limited to the following: Opening and closing procedures, candy making, hiring, staff training, scheduling, ordering, POS operations, management duties, labor control, inventory management, HR functions. The second part of the training takes place over a seven-day period at the franchisee location. The training team will arrive and help train the franchisee team to make candy, work the POS, sample, opening and closing procedures, safety. The on-location training typically begins 3 days prior to the soft opening of the store.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a River Street Sweets - Savannah's Candy Kitchen Franchise.

What does a River Street Sweets - Savannah's Candy Kitchen Franchise Cost?

River Street Sweets - Savannah's Candy Kitchen franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $150,000 - $300,000
Total Investment: $474,000 - $975,000
Minimum Net Worth: $500,000
Franchise Fee: $40,000
Royalty: 5
Ad: 1.5
Item 19: Yes
Average Number of Employees: 14
Visa Candidates: No
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home-Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes
Veteran Discount: Yes

Is River Street Sweets - Savannah's Candy Kitchen a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. River Street Sweets - Savannah's Candy Kitchen 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 River Street Sweets - Savannah's Candy Kitchen a Home Based franchise?

No. River Street Sweets - Savannah's Candy Kitchen is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do River Street Sweets - Savannah's Candy Kitchen Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much River Street Sweets - Savannah's Candy Kitchen franchisees make. River Street Sweets - Savannah's Candy Kitchen offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is River Street Sweets - Savannah's Candy Kitchen a Master Franchise Opportunity?

Yes. River Street Sweets - Savannah's Candy Kitchen is a master franchise opportunity. A master franchisee is responsible to recruit, train and support franchisees in their territory.

Does River Street Sweets - Savannah's Candy Kitchen Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. River Street Sweets - Savannah's Candy Kitchen franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does River Street Sweets - Savannah's Candy Kitchen Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. River Street Sweets - Savannah's Candy Kitchen franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is River Street Sweets - Savannah's Candy Kitchen Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. River Street Sweets - Savannah's Candy Kitchen franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is River Street Sweets - Savannah's Candy Kitchen Looking for International franchisees?

No. River Street Sweets - Savannah's Candy Kitchen franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see River Street Sweets - Savannah's Candy Kitchen's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants, Frozen Yogurt / Ice Cream, Retail, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

LESS THAN 20 UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

Master Franchise

Yes

Passive Franchise

Yes

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

Veteran Discount

No

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

No

International Franchise Opportunities

No

E2 Visa Franchise

No

River Street Sweets - Savannah's Candy Kitchen Franchises for Sale

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