Franchises offer complete set up with a cart, trailer, truck or full retail store, supplies, marketing materials and guidance under a known brand name. They usually require payment of ad fees, continuing royalties, and other expenses.
Business packages are also offered by many companies, providing cart, Italian Ice, supplies, marketing materials and use of their name (if you choose), but do not impose any future royalties. The business is yours to run as you like.
Marino's Italian Ice (NY)
Mr. Cannoli (NY)
Repicci's Italian Ice (Limited Time Offer: Retail Event Operator Franchise Option)
Sunset Slush (located in NC)
If you have a proven business system and are wishing to expand, franchising is a strong option. It provides a quick route to growth and uses other people's money and enthusiasm to open individual businesses. This book provides practical advice on how franchising works from two authors with years of experience. As well as being for potential franchisors, this book is also invaluable to owners of existing branch networks, practising franchisors and their management teams and candidates for the Diploma in Franchise Management. It will show you how to: