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Our Selection Process For
Best Ice Cream, Yogurt & Smoothie Franchises
Our Selection Process For
Best Ice Cream, Yogurt & Smoothie Franchises

Last updated: December 1, 2022

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Top 30 Ice Cream, Yogurt & Smoothie Franchises

Best Ice Cream, Yogurt & Smoothie Franchises - December 2022

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Peterbrooke Chocolate Company Peterbrooke Chocolate Company
Talk to a Representative: 800-771-0019
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Peterbrooke Chocolate Com...
  • Franchising Since:
    1983
  • Franchise Units:
    14
  • Cash Investment:
    6%
  • Total Investments:
    $215 - 385K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    $483K
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.peterbrooke.com
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Reviews (31)
Positive 90.3% 28 Reviews
Great customer service, great chocolate
Shaunte' Davis
Negative 6.5% 2 Reviews
Treats are good but price is not. I ordered...
Brian Sorrells
Neutral 3.2% 1 Reviews
Bought my mom a box of chocolates here along...
Jeff Owen

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Forever Yogurt Forever Yogurt
Talk to a Representative: 312-878-7597
Key Facts For Forever Yogurt
  • Franchising Since:
    2010
  • Franchise Units:
    25
  • Cash Investment:
    $40,000
  • Total Investments:
    $240,000 - $478,450
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.foreveryogurt.com
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Negative Review 0 Reviews
Anonymous

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MaggieMoos International, LLC MaggieMoos International, LLC
Talk to a Representative: 877-639-2361
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For MaggieMoos International,...
  • Franchising Since:
    1989
  • Franchise Units:
    159
  • Cash Investment:
    $30-94K
  • Total Investments:
    $225 - 375K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    4%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.maggiemoos.com
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Repicci's Italian Ice & Gelato Repicci's Italian Ice & Gelato
Talk to a Representative: 423-593-4141
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Repicci's Italian Ice & G...
  • Franchising Since:
    1998
  • Franchise Units:
    42
  • Cash Investment:
    $15K
  • Total Investments:
    $39.9 - 99.9K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    $3K/yr.
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.repiccisitalianice.com
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Marble Slab Creamery Marble Slab Creamery
Talk to a Representative: 404-725-4007
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Marble Slab Creamery
  • Franchising Since:
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  • Cash Investment:
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  • Website:
    www.marbleslabfranchise.com
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Reviews (58)
Positive 65.5% 38 Reviews
Great variety of flavors and toppings, all ha...
Jarrod Zurcher
Negative 17.2% 10 Reviews
Not as good as Cold Stone.
Nancy Russell
Neutral 17.2% 10 Reviews
Ice cream is pretty good, but they put WAY to...
Michael Kalmykov

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Toll House Cafe Toll House Cafe
Talk to a Representative: 214-495-9533
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Toll House Cafe
  • Franchising Since:
    2000
  • Franchise Units:
    137
  • Cash Investment:
    $100,000
  • Total Investments:
    $157,500 - $395,400
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.nestlecafe.com
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Reviews (34)
Positive 70.6% 24 Reviews
Come enjoy your day
Maeceo Foster
Negative 26.5% 9 Reviews
The cookies and the cupcakes are so dry. Ther...
Armpits McMarMar
Neutral 2.9% 1 Reviews
I ordered chicken panini, and it was not even...
Daniel Gonitie

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Ralphs Ices Ralphs Ices
Talk to a Representative: 732-617-7414
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Ralphs Ices
  • Franchising Since:
    1928
  • Franchise Units:
    73
  • Cash Investment:
    $35K
  • Total Investments:
    $125 - 175K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.ralphsices.com
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Reviews (38)
Positive 92.1% 35 Reviews
Yes! Delicious Italian ices.
Michael Libert
Negative 5.3% 2 Reviews
unprofessional they close before the time sta...
Mena Green
Neutral 2.6% 1 Reviews
I mean it's ok
your boi

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Baskin Robbins Baskin Robbins
Talk to a Representative: 781-737-5200
Key Facts For Baskin Robbins
  • Franchising Since:
    1967
  • Franchise Units:
    7,000
  • Cash Investment:
    $20K
  • Total Investments:
    $125 - 250K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5.9%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.baskinrobbins.com
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Smoothie King Smoothie King
Talk to a Representative: 800-577-4200
Key Facts For Smoothie King
  • Franchising Since:
    1989
  • Franchise Units:
    714
  • Cash Investment:
    $90,000
  • Total Investments:
    $176,300 - $403,550
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.smoothieking.com
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Negative Review 0 Reviews
Anonymous
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Anonymous

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All American Specialty Restaurants, Inc. All American Specialty Restaurants, Inc.
Talk to a Representative: 800-311-3930
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For All American Specialty Re...
  • Franchising Since:
    1986
  • Franchise Units:
    20
  • Cash Investment:
    $90,000
  • Total Investments:
    $191,700 - $494,450
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    allamericanicecream.com
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Reviews (13)
Positive 69.2% 9 Reviews
Nice selection of ice cream, friendly employe...
Andrea F
Negative 15.4% 2 Reviews
Cold Stone>all American ice cream
joshua lifa
Neutral 15.4% 2 Reviews
All American Ice Cream is an old school ice...
Angelina Danko

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Ben and Jerrys Ben and Jerrys
Talk to a Representative: 802-882-2035
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Ben and Jerrys
  • Franchising Since:
    1981
  • Franchise Units:
    443
  • Cash Investment:
    $100,000
  • Total Investments:
    $174,800 - $450,800
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    3%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    benjerry.com
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Kahala Franchising, LLC Kahala Franchising, LLC
Talk to a Representative: 480-362-4800
Key Facts For Kahala Franchising, LLC
  • Franchising Since:
    1988
  • Franchise Units:
    1,423
  • Cash Investment:
    $125,000
  • Total Investments:
    $277,375 - $464,325
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.coldstonecreamery.com
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Positive 50.0% 3 Reviews
This is not a store customers can visit. It i...
Spencer Julien
Positive
expected taste
Miae Kim
Negative 50.0% 3 Reviews
They really should just remove this location...
kevin hall

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Menchie S Frozen Yogurt Menchie S Frozen Yogurt
Talk to a Representative: 818-708-0316
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Menchie S Frozen Yogurt
  • Franchising Since:
    2007
  • Franchise Units:
    350
  • Cash Investment:
    $25-40K
  • Total Investments:
    $310 - 320K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.menchies.com
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sweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt sweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt
Talk to a Representative: 804-893-3151
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For sweetFrog Premium Frozen...
  • Franchising Since:
    2009
  • Franchise Units:
    127
  • Cash Investment:
    $30K
  • Total Investments:
    $282.5 - 467.5K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    sweetfrogyogurt.com
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Reviews (51)
Positive 74.5% 38 Reviews
Love Sweet Frog!
Angela Perkins
Negative 13.7% 7 Reviews
I love this place but when I arrived at 9:50...
Alina A
Neutral 11.8% 6 Reviews
We have been making weekly visits to this loc...
Daniel Robertson

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Carvel Corporation Carvel Corporation
Talk to a Representative: 404-705-2051
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Carvel Corporation
  • Franchising Since:
    1934
  • Franchise Units:
    434
  • Cash Investment:
    $30K
  • Total Investments:
    $35.1 - 354.6K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    $2.22/Gallon
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.carvel.com
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Reviews (10)
Positive 60.0% 6 Reviews
Great office, helpful people and fantastic re...
Southern Light Realty Group
Positive
Best group in Realestate
Heather Odeh
Negative 40.0% 4 Reviews
People listing with this agency BEWARE - YOUR...
Angel Garcia

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Scooters Coffeehouse Scooters Coffeehouse
Talk to a Representative: 877-494-7004
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Scooters Coffeehouse
  • Franchising Since:
    1998
  • Franchise Units:
    111
  • Cash Investment:
    $30K
  • Total Investments:
    $237.5 - 445.5K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.scooterscoffee.com
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Reviews (55)
Positive 83.6% 46 Reviews
In my opinion it's better then Starbucks.
V Rod
Negative 9.1% 5 Reviews
If you changed your closing time you need to...
Glenda Schick
Neutral 7.3% 4 Reviews
It was ok. Prompt service and food. I got a w...
Adrian Fuentes

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American Dairy Queen Corporation American Dairy Queen Corporation
Talk to a Representative: 952-830-0200
Key Facts For American Dairy Queen Corp...
  • Franchising Since:
    1940
  • Franchise Units:
    Over 6,000
  • Cash Investment:
    $400,000
  • Total Investments:
    $1,077,225 - $1,833,125
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    4%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.dairyqueen.com
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Positive 44.4% 4 Reviews
Dairy Queen HQ bldg was the meeting place for...
Mac Broadway
Positive
You should open one in Crossett Arkansas it w...
Zach Cooper
Negative 55.6% 5 Reviews
The Saint Mary's, Ohio location charged me 7...
Pepper Storer

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Kona Ice Kona Ice
Talk to a Representative: 859-371-3203
Key Facts For Kona Ice
  • Franchising Since:
    2008
  • Franchise Units:
    674
  • Cash Investment:
    $15,000-$25,000
  • Total Investments:
    $109,275 - $124,575
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    $3K-4K/yr.
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.kona-ice.com
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Positive 50.0% 2 Reviews
They our a great member of the community. Bes...
Rick Mendenhall
Positive
Excellent shaved ice. Good, quality values as...
Leslie Small
Negative 50.0% 2 Reviews
Reported a franchise to corporate who was ill...
Mike Biddle

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yehyogurt.com yehyogurt.com
Talk to a Representative: 310-205-2540
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For yehyogurt.com
  • Franchising Since:
    2008
  • Franchise Units:
    45
  • Cash Investment:
    $25K
  • Total Investments:
    $210 - 375K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    3%
  • Financing Available:
  • Website:
    www.yehyogurt.com
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Sloans Franchise Sloans Franchise
Talk to a Representative: 561-833-4303
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Sloans Franchise
  • Franchising Since:
    1999
  • Franchise Units:
    57
  • Cash Investment:
    $150,000 - $225,000
  • Total Investments:
    $587,952 - $896,600
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.sloansicecream.com
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Reviews (55)
Positive 87.3% 48 Reviews
My baby and I always love stopping at Sloan's...
Amanda Lynn
Negative 7.3% 4 Reviews
Honestly, not really worth going to. The ice...
Garrett Yu
Neutral 5.5% 3 Reviews
Everything looks amazing. But the chocolate i...
michael koch

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Robeks Fruit Smoothies Robeks Fruit Smoothies
Talk to a Representative: 310-727-0500
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Robeks Fruit Smoothies
  • Franchising Since:
    1996
  • Franchise Units:
    100
  • Cash Investment:
    $25K
  • Total Investments:
    $194.1 - 318K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6-7%
  • Financing Available:
  • Website:
    www.robeksfranchise.com
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Negative Review 2 Reviews
Anonymous
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Paciugo Paciugo
Talk to a Representative: 214-654-9509
Service Offerings:
Key Facts For Paciugo
  • Franchising Since:
    2000
  • Franchise Units:
    133
  • Cash Investment:
    $31-74K