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Last updated: October 1, 2019

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Top 30 Ice Cream, Yogurt & Smoothie Franchises

Best Ice Cream, Yogurt & Smoothie Franchises - October 2019

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All American Frozen Yogurt & Ice Cream Shops All American Frozen Yogurt & Ice Cream Shops
Talk to a Representative: 800-311-3930
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Key Facts For All American Frozen Yogurt & Ice Cream Shops
  • 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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sweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt sweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt
Talk to a Representative: 804-893-3151
Key Facts For sweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt
  • 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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Creamistry Franchise, Inc. Creamistry Franchise, Inc.
Talk to a Representative: 714-673-9287
Key Facts For Creamistry Franchise, Inc.
  • Franchising Since:
    2009
  • Franchise Units:
    164
  • Cash Investment:
    $40,000
  • Total Investments:
    $277,500 - $581,000
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.creamistry.com
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Repicci's Italian Ice & Gelato Repicci's Italian Ice & Gelato
Talk to a Representative: 423-593-4141
Key Facts For Repicci's Italian Ice & Gelato
  • 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
Key Facts For Marble Slab Creamery
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    www.marbleslabfranchise.com
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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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Robeks Fruit Smoothies Robeks Fruit Smoothies
Talk to a Representative: 310-727-0500
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%
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  • Website:
    www.robeksfranchise.com
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Rita's Italian Ice Rita's Italian Ice
Talk to a Representative: 215-876-9300
Key Facts For Rita's Italian Ice
  • Franchising Since:
    1984
  • Franchise Units:
    560
  • Cash Investment:
    $30K
  • Total Investments:
    $167.7K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6.5%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.ritasice.com
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Peterbrooke Chocolatier Peterbrooke Chocolatier
Talk to a Representative: 904-482-1957
Key Facts For Peterbrooke Chocolatier
  • 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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CUPS Frozen Yogurt CUPS Frozen Yogurt
Talk to a Representative: 973-369-1305
Key Facts For CUPS Frozen Yogurt
  • Franchising Since:
    2010
  • Franchise Units:
    334
  • Cash Investment:
    $20K
  • Total Investments:
    $350 - 700K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    7%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.cupsfrozenyogurt.com
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Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies
Talk to a Representative: 877-849-6992
Key Facts For Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies
  • Franchising Since:
    1983
  • Franchise Units:
    202
  • Cash Investment:
    $40,000
  • Total Investments:
    $71,700 - $385,050
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    7%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.mauiwowi.com
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Ben & Jerry's Franchising, Inc. Ben & Jerry's Franchising, Inc.
Talk to a Representative: 802-923-2413
Key Facts For Ben & Jerry's Franchising, Inc.
  • 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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Island of Treats Island of Treats
Talk to a Representative: 267-243-3255
Key Facts For Island of Treats
  • Franchising Since:
    2009
  • Franchise Units:
    105
  • Cash Investment:
    $45K
  • Total Investments:
    $125 - 245K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    7%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    islandoftreats.com
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Kona Ice Kona Ice
Talk to a Representative: 513-484-0162
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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Sloan's Ice Cream Sloan's Ice Cream
Talk to a Representative: 561-373-2330
Key Facts For Sloan's Ice Cream
  • 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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Ralph's Famous Italian Ices Ralph's Famous Italian Ices
Talk to a Representative: 718-448-0853
Key Facts For Ralph's Famous Italian 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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Smoothie King Smoothie King
Talk to a Representative: 985-635-6984
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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Scooter's Coffee Scooter's Coffee
Talk to a Representative: 402-614-1723
Key Facts For Scooter's Coffee
  • 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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Yeh Yogurt Yeh Yogurt
Talk to a Representative: 310-205-2540
Key Facts For Yeh Yogurt
  • 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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Carvel Corporation Carvel Corporation
Talk to a Representative: 404-705-2051
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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Cold Stone Creamery Cold Stone Creamery
Talk to a Representative: 480-362-4800
Key Facts For Cold Stone Creamery
  • 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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Juice It Up! Juice It Up!
Talk to a Representative: 949-475-0146
Key Facts For Juice It Up!
  • Franchising Since:
    1995
  • Franchise Units:
    80
  • Cash Investment:
    $75,000
  • Total Investments:
    $159,979 - $391,448
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Financing Available:
    1
  • Website:
    www.juiceitup.com
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Menchie's Frozen Yogurt Menchie's Frozen Yogurt
Talk to a Representative: 818-708-0316
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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