Ben & Jerry’s FDD – Franchise Information, Costs and Fees
Type of Business
The franchisee will operate a “Ben & Jerry’s” ice cream Scoop Shop featuring a menu of ice cream, ice milk, sorbet, frozen yogurt, soft-serve, frozen desserts, toppings, confections, novelties, fountain drinks, and other food and beverage items.
Ben & Jerry’s Franchising, inc. is a Vermont corporation that was incorporated on December 3, 1997. They maintain their principal place of business at 530 Community Drive, Suite 1, South Burlington, Vermont 05403-6828.
The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Scoop Shop ranges from $237,800 to $549,300 for a Full-Sized Shop, $205,800 to $384,800 for an In-Line Shop and $155,900 to $331,800 for a Kiosk Scoop Shop (not including estimates for real estate purchases should you wish to purchase the property for your Shop). This includes $19,750 to $39,500, for a Scoop Shop and $8,000 for a Satellite Shop, that must be paid to the franchisor or affiliate. The franchisor also offer development rights for Scoop Shops.
The development fee for the first Scoop Shop developed is $39,500, ($19,750 for the first Scoop Shop if you are an existing franchisee), that must be paid to the franchisor or affiliate.