Ben & Jerry's Franchise For Sale - Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry's Franchise Opportunities

Ben & Jerry's is an American company that manufactures ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet. It was founded in 1978 in Burlington, Vermont. Today it operates globally as a fully owned subsidiary of Unilever. Its present-day headquarters is in South Burlington, Vermont, with its main factory in Waterbury, Vermont. The company also operates and franchises scoop shops; provides ice cream catering services and cakes; and provides gift items. It distributes its products through supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, franchise scoop shops, restaurants, and other venues in the United States and internationally.

How to open a Ben & Jerry's franchise?

  1. Ensure you have adequate capitalization.
    In order to open a Ben & Jerry's franchise, you must have a net worth of more than $156,000.
  2. Appreciate the investment required for a restaurant franchise.
    You will need to consider building and real estate costs, the cost of equipment and signs, the costs of licenses and permits, the cost of uniforms, the cost of insurance, etc.
  3. Evaluate your prior experience and strengths.
    You should thoroughly evaluate your prior business experience before applying to become a Ben & Jerry's franchise owner. A Franchisee should have at least two years of business management experience with P&L responsibility.
  4. Assess market availability.
    You will want to look at the market availability for Ben & Jerry's franchises and see if there are available markets in your location of interest before proceeding with the franchising application.
  5. Submit your application.
    Your application will be reviewed by the Ben & Jerry's franchise team. You will be emailed a confirmation receipt upon reception of your online application, where we will additionally provide the contact details of the franchise owner.
  6. Receive approval & opening your Ben & Jerry's franchise.
    You will receive franchise approval once your financial and background checks are completed. Approval will only be given to candidates who meet all the requirements of franchise owners.

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How much does Ben & Jerry's franchise cost?

Ben & Jerry's has the franchise fee of up to $37,000, with total initial investment range of $156,385 - $486,000.

Financial Requirements for Ben & Jerry's

Initial investments: $156,385 - $486,000
Net-worth Requirement: $350,000
Liquid Cash Requirement: $100,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee: $16,000 - $37,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 3%
Ad Royalty Fee 4%

Ben & Jerry's  Franchise Opportunities

Support Options

On-The-Job Training: 8 hours
Classroom Training: 33.5 hours
Additional Training:
Number of Employees Required to Run:

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