The Baked Bear

Childhood friends, Rob Robbins and Shane Stanger, left their careers to follow their true passion: serving up inventive sweets to their home town of San Diego. At The Baked Bear, they assemble custom ice cream sandwiches that have won the hearts of locals and drawn accolades from Forbes, Eater, Thrillist, and more.

Interested in Franchise Ownership?

Request a Consultation

The Baked Bear


The Baked Bear Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


The Baked Bear is a creative, new dessert concept that allows customers to combine the two most iconic, timeless desserts together; cookies and ice cream. At the Baked Bear customers mix and match between 12 baked from scratch, original recipe cookies or brownies, and then choose between one of our 13 super premium ice cream ice cream flavors to go in the middle.

We are constantly working on brand development to secure ourselves as the leader in this new sector of the dessert industry. Our exciting company culture is marketing minded with a strong social media presence and awareness.Our brand creates a buzz that can only be matched by the product we serve.

We are looking for dedicated, talented franchisees that seek to join an innovative restaurant concept with a strong, strategic growth plan.

Future franchisees should have a thorough understanding of their desired market, and be planning on dedicating their full effort to operating The Baked Bear.

Company Details

Established: 2013
First Unit Franchised: 2016
Franchised Units: 24
Company Owned Units: 1
States Registered In: Alabama - AL, Alaska - AK, Arizona - AZ, Arkansas - AR, California - CA, Colorado - CO, Connecticut - CT, Delaware - DE, Florida - FL, Georgia - GA, Hawaii - HI, Idaho - ID, Illinois - IL, Iowa - IA, Kansas - KS, Kentucky - KY, Louisiana - LA, Maine - ME, Massachusetts - MA, Mississippi - MS, Missouri - MO, Montana - MT, Nebraska - NE, Nevada - NV, New Hampshire - NH, New Jersey - NJ, New Mexico - NM, New York - NY, North Carolina - NC, Ohio - OH, Oklahoma - OK, Oregon - OR, Pennsylvania - PA, South Carolina - SC, South Dakota - SD, Tennessee - TN, Texas - TX, Utah - UT, Vermont - VT, West Virginia - WV, Wyoming - WY
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By The Baked Bear

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: No
Cooperative Advertising: No
Two week training program in our San Diego Corporate location with 3-4 people

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a The Baked Bear Franchise.

What does a The Baked Bear Franchise Cost?

The Baked Bear franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $150,000-$674,150
Total Investment: $151,839-$674,150
Minimum Net Worth: $500,000
Franchise Fee: $35,000
Royalty: 6%
Ad: Collect $100/month social media management fee and $200/month for instagram/tiktok ads
Item 19: Yes
Average Number of Employees: 15
Visa Candidates: No
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home-Based: Yes
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: No

Is The Baked Bear a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. The Baked Bear 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 The Baked Bear a Home Based franchise?

Yes. The Baked Bear is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do The Baked Bear Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much The Baked Bear franchisees make. The Baked Bear offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is The Baked Bear a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. The Baked Bear is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does The Baked Bear Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. The Baked Bear franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Does The Baked Bear Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. The Baked Bear franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is The Baked Bear Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. The Baked Bear franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is The Baked Bear Looking for International franchisees?

No. The Baked Bear franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see The Baked Bear's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

Buying a Franchise Guide: What is a Franchise Disclosure Document?

When evaluating a franchise opportunity, reading and understanding the current version of their FDD is a necessity. Considering the benefits of franchising, such as established brand recognition and support from the franchisor, it's important to also take into account franchise fees and franchising royalty fees. Since most franchisors are privately owned companies, the current versions of their FDDs are typically not available unless requested directly from them.

Click here to connect with a Franchise Consultant who can help you obtain a copy quickly and for free. They can also guide you through the essential franchise questions to ask, ensuring you make a well-informed decision about your investment.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Frozen Yogurt / Ice Cream

Number of Units Open

20-50 UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


The Baked Bear Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing The Baked Bear franchises for sale. We may have The Baked Bear franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

The International Franchise Professionals Group (IFPG) is an internationally recognized membership-based franchise organization. IFPG Franchise Consultants guide aspiring business owners through the process of identifying and investing in franchise businesses. The IFPG represents more than 550 franchises. We do not represent all franchises listed here. By clicking on "Request a Consultation," you are agreeing to be contacted by one of our Certified Franchise Consultants to discuss franchise ownership.

About our rankings: The IFPG uses its internal data collected from our membership portal to identify which franchises had the most activity in the past week. This ranking system is not based on franchise sales, franchisee success rates or number of units open. Our ranking system should not be used to make a decision on which franchise to buy it was solely created for internal purposes and for our IFPG Members.