The Long Beach, Calif.-based brand Sticky Icky Funnel Cakes was founded by Jeanette Alonzo and JuanVicente in 2010. The brand is on a mission to serve great funnel cakes and other deep-fried desserts. Originally called Tropic Mist, the brand wants to expand through franchising and is looking for qualified partners. Customers appreciate the variety of toppings that come with the brand's desserts. In addition to funnel cake, the brand also offers slashes, smoothies, lemonade, milkshakes, and root beer floats. The brand also offers ice cream, banana floats, sundaes, fried Oreos, and more. The ideal candidate is passionate about desserts and wants to be their own boss. Franchisees are offered a storefront opportunity for an investment ranging between $194,900 - $364,000, which includes a one-time initial franchise fee of $25,000. This investment covers many of the expenses associated with operating a location including furniture and fixtures, initial inventory, and the construction of any leasehold improvements. Royalty fees are 5% of gross slaes, and local advertising fees are 1%.
Sticky Icky Funnel Cake stands out because of its commitment to serving a quality product. Franchisees have acmes to a comprehensive initial training program. This program is broken down into classroom and on-the-job training to learn everything you need to know about the business including instruction about the menu, customer service model, food prep, as well as marketing and advertising. The program totals about 69 hours, and the franchisor's support and training are ongoing for your entire time with the franchise. Online orders and gift card sales are additional revenue streams for franchisees.