Carvel Ice Cream
Small Business Franchise Opportunity
The nation's first retail ice cream franchise, Carvel
enjoys an incredible following of loyal and passionate
customers. Our core markets have long been the Northeast
and Florida, but current expansion is bringing stores
to 62 DMA's in 21 states.
Carvel retail stores offer for sale a full line of ice
cream products including soft serve ice cream, hand
dipped ice cream, ice cream cakes, and ice cream novelties.
All products sold in the store are made fresh in the
store. Carvel has more than 535 locations nationally,
with an additional 150 locations signed.
Year First Franchised: 1947
Franchised Units: 535+
Company Owned Units: 0
Investment: $80,000 from Non-Borrowed Funds
Total Investment: $250,000-$300,000
Minimum Net Worth: $250,000
Franchise Fee: $30,000 (Full Store)
$20,000 (Express Store)
Royalty: $1.77 per liquid gallon
of mix purchased
Advertising Costs: $1.57 per liquid
gallon of mix purchased
Average Number of Employees: 12 (On
Passive Ownership: No / Hands-on
owners are needed who are actively involved in running
& Training Provided
Assistance Provided: Not directly through
Carvel - we have lending contracts nationally who
can assist with financing needs.
Site Selection Assistance: Yes, through
Carvel's Development Network (Real Estate Brokers)
and our internal real estate department.
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Limited;
prefer that franchisees engage proper legal representation
for lease review and negotiation.
Co-Operative Advertising: None
Training: Extensive. Full store training
currently lasts 10 days with part of the training
occurring inside a Carvel franchise location in the
Atlanta metro area and the remainder occurring at
Carvel's "College of Ice Cream Knowledge"
in Atlanta, GA.
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