Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory franchise is an internationally famous retailer of chocolates and fudge. The cholate retailer was founded by Frank Crail. The Colorado-native surveyed the businesses in his town and decided to either start a car wash or chocolate shop; he went with the chocolate shop. Over time, that small shop became so popular that it spurred the need for a 53,000 square foot factory that supplies hundreds of franchised Rocky Mountain stores. In 1985, the chocolate retailer went public on the NASDAQ exchange. As a franchisee, you prepare caramel apples and fudge right in front of the customer using copper kettles and marble slab cooling tables.

 

 

 

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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022

Background

One of life's greatest treats is chocolate. This love of chocolate lends itself to many business opportunities. A chocolate franchise to consider is The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, an internationally famous retailer of chocolates and fudge. The cholate retailer was founded by Frank Crail. The Colorado-native surveyed the businesses in his town and decided to either start a car wash or chocolate shop; he went with the chocolate shop. Over time, that small shop became so popular that it spurred the need for a 53,000 square foot factory that supplies hundreds of franchised Rocky Mountain stores. In 1985, the chocolate retailer went public on the NASDAQ exchange. Since the time it began franchising in 1982, Rocky Mountain has expanded to over 200 locations globally. As a franchisee, you prepare caramel apples and fudge right in front of the customer using copper kettles and marble slab cooling tables. Franchisees also have opportunities in non-traditional locations, including colleges and universities, airports, casinos, and cafes. You'll also have co-branding opportunities. College students also have the chance to compete to own a Rocky Mountain store in their school. Fort Lewis College is one of two schools in the nation to run this program.
Students who participants spend an entire semester creating a business plan for the franchise store. They will then then present the plan to a committee of School of Business Administration faculty, RMCF staff, and area business owners. The winning student is selected based on the merit of the plan and the presentation. Franchisees are also presented with great support and training from the franchisor. 

Company Details

Headquarters: Durango, CO
Founded: 1981
First franchise: 1982 
Canada: Yes
International: Yes
Absentee: Yes
Home/based: No
Exclusive territory: No
B2B: No

Support and Training Offered By Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

In terms of support and training, you can expect an intensive, comprehensive training program that lasts for a week at corporate headquarters in Durango, Colorado, within two months of the grand opening of your location. This program, which is called Chocolate University, is broken down into classroom and on-the-job training. You'll learn about the brand's culture, sales, advertising and marketing, and more. The support and training is ongoing. 

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Franchise.

What does a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Franchise Cost?

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory franchise fees for 2022:

Veteran Incentives: Yes; $10,000 off franchise fee
Initial Franchise Fee: $25,000
Cash Requirement: $100,000
Royalty Fee: 5%
Net Worth Requirement: $250,000
Initial Investment: $186,517 - $476,793

Is Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 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 Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory a Home Based franchise?

No. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Franchise Owners Make?

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

Does Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Miscellaneous & Unique, Retail, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Passive Franchise

Yes

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

Veteran Discount

No

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

Yes

International Franchise Opportunities

Yes

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory franchises for sale. We may have Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 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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