Ice cream is one of life's great treats. A concept to consider is the Swensen's Ice Cream franchise. The Canada-based franchise was established in 1948 by Earle Swensen, a World War II veteran who learned how to make ice cream while in the U.S. Navy. Since its inception, the brand has expanded to hundreds of locations globally and has created over 300 flavors of ice cream. Swensen's is looking for passionate entrepreneurs who can build a business, develop teams, and deliver superior hospitality to guests. Franchisees are offered two franchise options: Swensen’s grill and ice cream or a traditional Swensen’s ice cream parlour, from full service to quick service kiosk format allowing for flexibility based on market demand and opportunity. The brand's mission is to "create memories and share happiness through extraordinary ice cream and food experience at a place where happiness never melts."
The ideal candidate is passionate about customer service and providing a great product. You don't need prior experience because of great support and training. In terms of support and training, you can expect an initial training program that is broken down into classroom and on-the-job instruction. During that time, you will learn everything you need to know about the business. This includes marketing and advertising, hiring, managing the books, and more. Support and training are ongoing. You can expect an initial investment ranging between $222,990 - $993,120, which includes a one-time initial franchise fee that ranges between $25,000 - $35,000. The investment is contingent on the franchise model that you decide to invest in.