Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream

We are a franchisor of ice cream stores and mobile units offering custom, made-to-order ice cream, using our patented process of freezing our creams with Liquid Nitrogen. At present, we have 37 franchise locations in states across the US.

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Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream

Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2023


Sub Zero offers fresh, custom ice cream made to order per person using the science of cryogenics with liquid nitrogen.

Have you ever been to an Ice Cream Parlor and they didn't carry your favorite flavors or only limited varieties? How about you or a family member who has dietary restrictions have no options, so they go without? Sub Zero offers the answer for everyone to have a custom made ice cream to order and it only takes a couple of minutes! Sub Zero solves these problems by offering custom, made to order ice cream per person using the science of cryogenics with liquid nitrogen. Because our ice cream is not frozen until it is ordered, we have the ability to offer dozens of options of cream bases that include vegan, sugar free, yogurt, reduced fat, and of course original ice cream, as well as hundreds of flavor and mix-in combinations. Not only is our product so customizable, it is also an entertaining, educational, and memorable experience!

How did you come up with the idea for your business?
The idea for Sub Zero Ice Cream really grew out of necessity. My husband and I had bought and opened a New York Burrito franchise. The space we leased was too large for what we needed for our shop, and it was in a poor location. We tried to sublease a portion of the shop, but we weren't able to find anyone to sublet to, and with our rent going up within a year of the start of our lease, we knew we needed to do something. We started looking at what we could add to our space, and ice cream came to mind. Where New York Burrito was already a customizable, made to order process, we were drawn to the idea of "customizable food" and started looking for a way to apply this to desserts. With a degree in chemistry and an entrepreneurial mind that loves to figure out how to make things work, we started testing and developing a method to freeze ice cream in custom, individual portions using liquid nitrogen. Finding success, and a pretty cool way to make a customizable treat, we opened our first Sub Zero Ice Cream in 2005.

We applied for and were awarded a patent on our unique process of freezing ice cream. We started franchising and opened our first franchised locations in 2008. We've grown organically through the years, and had the great opportunity to present our business on NBC's premier show "Shark Tank" in 2013. Though none of the Sharks offered a deal, with 16 franchised units at the time of airing, the promotion we received through the show airing helped us to grow over the years.

Company Details

Established: 2004
First Unit Franchised: 33
Franchised Units: 35
Company Owned Units: 2
States Registered In: Alabama - AL, Alaska - AK, Arizona - AZ, Arkansas - AR, California - CA, Colorado - CO, Florida - FL, Georgia - GA, Idaho - ID, Illinois - IL, Indiana - IN, Iowa - IA, Kansas - KS, Kentucky - KY, Louisiana - LA, Massachusetts - MA, Michigan - MI, Mississippi - MS, Missouri - MO, Montana - MT, Nebraska - NE, Nevada - NV, New Hampshire - NH, New Mexico - NM, North Carolina - NC, North Dakota - ND, Ohio - OH, Oklahoma - OK, Oregon - OR, Pennsylvania - PA, Rhode Island - RI, South Carolina - SC, South Dakota - SD, Tennessee - TN, Texas - TX, Utah - UT, Vermont - VT, Virginia - VA, Washington - WA, West Virginia - WV, Wyoming - WY
Canada Franchises: Yes
International Franchises: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream

  • Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
  • Site Selection Assistance: Yes
  • Lease Negotiation Assistance: No
  • Recruiting Assistance: Yes
  • Cooperative Advertising: Yes
  • Training:
  • Computer Based Training
  • 40 hours of onsite corporate training
  • Buildout assistance. Project planning
  • 5 days in store at open
  • Ongoing asisstance and training.
  • Using Profit Keeper to KPI's in line and measure financial productivity
  • Franfund or Boefly is used fro franchise funding.  Local banks are also available.
  • Monthly Calls, 

2023 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream Franchise.

What does a Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream Franchise Cost?

Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream franchise fees for 2023:

Cash Investment: $50,000 - $100,000
Total Investment: $107,450 - $267,000
Minimum Net Worth: $250,000
Franchise Fee: $35,000
Royalty: 6
Ad: 2
Item 19: Yes
Average Number of Employees: 10
Visa Candidates: Yes
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home-Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes
Veteran Discount: Yes, 25% 

Is Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream 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 Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream a Home Based franchise?

No. Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream franchisees make. Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream a Master Franchise Opportunity?

Yes. Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream is a master franchise opportunity. A master franchisee is responsible to recruit, train and support franchisees in their territory.

Does Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream'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

20-50 UNITS

Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream franchises for sale. We may have Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream 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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