Tifa Chocolate & Gelato

Founded in 2008, our high-end gelato/dessert cafe quickly outgrew our first retail location and by 2013 expanded to a large production cafe with a special use satellite location with over 1.1 million in annual sales (population density of 38,000). This proved how successful the model could be in any trade area/density of population. Since then Tifa began franchising with 8 locations in 3 states.

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Tifa Chocolate & Gelato

Tifa Chocolate & Gelato Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Interested in joining the Tifa family? Here's the scoop-becoming a Tifa franchisee means you'll be helping lead one of the fastest-growing dessert caf?s in Southern California.

From our family to yours, each franchisee is taken through the process of opening their own successful Tifa store through in-depth meetings, workshops and much more. You'll also find that our store designs, products and culture have been established through years of experience-and we will share it with you!

The perfect Tifa franchisee is someone with the following ingredients: a great work ethic, an open mind, strong communication skills, solid financial funding and a passion for putting a smile on people's faces. You should also expect to be heavily involved in all aspects of the business and be ready to capitalize on the untapped potential within a community. After all, it's more than a store; it's a lifestyle.

Company Details

Established: 2007
First Unit Franchised: 2018
Franchised Units: 6
Company Owned Units: 2
States Registered In: Alabama - AL, Arizona - AZ, Arkansas - AR, California - CA, Colorado - CO, Connecticut - CT, Delaware - DE, Georgia - GA, Idaho - ID, Iowa - IA, Kansas - KS, Louisiana - LA, Maine - ME, Massachusetts - MA, Mississippi - MS, Missouri - MO, Montana - MT, Nevada - NV, New Hampshire - NH, New Jersey - NJ, New Mexico - NM, North Carolina - NC, Ohio - OH, Oklahoma - OK, Oregon - OR, Pennsylvania - PA, South Carolina - SC, Tennessee - TN, Vermont - VT, West Virginia - WV, Wyoming - WY
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Tifa Chocolate & Gelato

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Cooperative Advertising: No
In-house onsite training for 7 days prior to opening
Onsite training at the opening location for 7 days

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Tifa Chocolate & Gelato Franchise.

What does a Tifa Chocolate & Gelato Franchise Cost?

Tifa Chocolate & Gelato franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $60,000 to $150,000
Total Investment: $318,200 to $509,400
Minimum Net Worth: $500,000
Franchise Fee: $47,500
Royalty: 6%
Ad: 1%
Item 19: Yes
Average Number of Employees: 10
Visa Candidates: No
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home-Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: No

Is Tifa Chocolate & Gelato a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Tifa Chocolate & Gelato 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 Tifa Chocolate & Gelato a Home Based franchise?

No. Tifa Chocolate & Gelato is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Tifa Chocolate & Gelato Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Tifa Chocolate & Gelato franchisees make. Tifa Chocolate & Gelato offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Tifa Chocolate & Gelato a Master Franchise Opportunity?

Yes. Tifa Chocolate & Gelato is a master franchise opportunity. A master franchisee is responsible to recruit, train and support franchisees in their territory.

Does Tifa Chocolate & Gelato Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Tifa Chocolate & Gelato franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Does Tifa Chocolate & Gelato Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. Tifa Chocolate & Gelato franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Tifa Chocolate & Gelato Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Tifa Chocolate & Gelato franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Tifa Chocolate & Gelato Looking for International franchisees?

No. Tifa Chocolate & Gelato franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Tifa Chocolate & Gelato'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

Coffee, Food & Restaurants, Frozen Yogurt / Ice Cream

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Tifa Chocolate & Gelato Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Tifa Chocolate & Gelato franchises for sale. We may have Tifa Chocolate & Gelato 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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