Frequently Asked Questions

1) How much will it cost ?

Total start - up costs can be as low as $60,000 which includes the franchise fee, equipment, and improvements (Build out) of a leased space. Typically a prospective franchise should plan on a $100,000 budget or more depending on location and real estate.

2) How much cash will I need ?

Usually you need at least 25% of the start up budget. However, this varies dependent on your overall financial strength and other variables.


3) Can a franchise be purchased as an investment with out me being the full time manager ?

 Yes, but you will need a trust worthy individual experienced or capable of being trained to operate the store. Stores are open 7 days a week with the busiest time in the evenings and on Sundays.


4) What benefits do I receive from purchasing a Katie's Korner franchise ?

  • Only a franchise fee - no royalties or additional fees.
  • Assistance and approval of potential sites and selection.
  • Assistance with lease negotiations.
  • Protected territory with exclusivity.
  • Proprietary trade secret formulas and recipes.
  • Use of trademarks.
  • Assist and provide a preliminary store layout and equipment listing with distributor prices.
  • Guidance with the necessary steps needed to open and continued on-going support.
  • Vast selection of flavor choices. Each store offers almost 60 flavors all the time.
  • Assistance in planning your grand opening.
  • Established supply sources with volume discount prices for items other than the ice cream.
  • Comprehensive training course and Operations manual.

We welcome your interest in becoming a franchise and hope the above provided you with some insight of owning a franchise. Please feel free to give us a call at 330-534-1412 if you need any additional information.

If you have decided to continue the process of joining us, please complete the application enclosed and return it via mail or fax. Once your application is reviewed you will be contacted.


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