During the summer - or anytime of the year - Americans can be found at ice cream franchises to enjoy a delectable cone or frozen custard. Annually, billions are spent on ice cream and other frozen desserts in the U.S. With an ice cream franchise, entrepeanurs cash in on this demand and can become an indelible part of the community. An example of an ice cream brand is Stricklands Frozen Custard, an Ohio-based franchise that was founded in 1936 by Bill and Florence Strickland. Bill came up with his own recipe of cream, eggs, sugar and other ingredients while he was an employee with Akron Pure Milk. The first Sticklands location was a stand that was built on Triplett Avenue in Akron, Ohio. It's still operational today and is run by the third generation of the Strickland family. it is a true family legacy. As a franchisee, you benefit from a strong fanbase, a fast startup time (3-5 months), and smaller location space (1,200 to 1,800 sq. ft.). The ice cream franchise uses fresh ingredients, including peaches, strawberries, bananas, almonds, and more.
You will also receive great support and training. In terms of support and training, franchises can expect dozens of hours of classroom and on-the-job instruction during a week-long initial training program. This program take place at the corporate headquarters or the Irvine, Calif., location, depending on where you live. You can also expect site selection and grand opening assistance, advertising and marketing campaigns, social media channels, and ongoing support for the entirety of your time with the franchise.