The 3 best Frozen yogurt franchise chains in the US


If you’re thinking of joining the frozen yogurt boom, you may find it difficult to choose from the long list of franchises available. Here are the top 3 frozen yogurt franchises compared to their market position, growth, investment costs and franchise terms.

Menchie’s – This franchise was the first to introduce self serving model for their customers. Customers serve themselves and then they pay according to the weight of their frozen yogurt cups. This brand has a strong brand image. They also provide guidance to create an interior that attracts kids and teenagers a like.

Total Initial Investment: $218.3k – $385.2k
No. Existing Locations: 496
Employees Required: n/a
Royalty Fees: 6%
Agreement Length: 10 years

This brand promotes unique flavors with fresh toppings. All fruits are served fresh and topped up during the day. Because of this, a large yogurt will cost around $10. All products are sold over the counter and prepared by employees. If your market is price conscious, this may not be an option worth investing in. On the other hand, if you are planning on opening a store in a trendy neighborhood, this could be a profitable choice.

Total Initial Investment: $311.3k – $615.8k

No. Existing Locations: 273
Employees Required: 5 to 15
Franchise term-length: Varies
Royalty Fees: 6%

3. Sweetfrog

If you’re looking for a kid friendly frozen yogurt shop that sells frozen yogurt and kids merchandise like fancy tasting spoons and lunch boxes, this is good choice for you. This yogurt store is big on encouraging franchisees to help local organizations.

Total Initial Investment: $282.5k – $467.5k
No. Existing Locations: 272
Employees Required: 13
Royalty Fees: 5
Agreement Length: 10 years

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