Thank you for considering Craving the Curls Rolled Ice Cream!
What does Craving the Curls franchise system include?
Owning and operating an assigned Craving the Curls store allows use of the brand name, trademarks, recipes, operational systems and methods, and decor. Additionally, you will receive support in these specific areas:
- Facility planning on site location and architectural design
- Specifications for fixtures, equipment, and leasehold improvements
- Assistance in site selection and lease negotiation
- Ongoing support from members of the Training and Operations Team
- Ongoing updates for increasing profitability
- Products with high industry demand
- Social Media Marketing advice and assistance
- Efficiency in all systems
- Operation manuals, policies, procedures, and business management systems
Who designs and builds my store?
How much is the franchise fee for a Craving the Curls store?
$32,000 per store location.
Does Craving the Curls offer Multiple Units?
Yes. Craving the Curls is actively seeking qualified candidates to develop between 3-5 locations. We will also award single unit locations to the right candidate in the right market.
How much are the on-going royalties?
6% of total gross sales less sales tax.
What type of Marketing assistance is available?
Craving the Curls will have available for the franchise partners a complete Grand Opening and on-going Local Store Marketing program.
How much money can I make from a Craving the Curls shop?
In complying the FTC regulations, we are prohibited from making earnings claims to prospective franchise partners. Once you visit our flagship location in Paducah, KY, though, you will be able to see for yourself the type and volume of customers that we have.
How is the site selected for my store?
Craving the Curls will provide Real Estate assistance in the site procurement process including negotiation with the retail space owners. We will analyze data such as traffic counts, daytime population, area demographics, co-tenants, traffic patterns, household incomes, number of residences, etc., as well as all the other factors that come into play in finding and securing a fantastic location for your Craving the Curls shop.
Is there any experience necessary to own a Craving the Curls shop?
Yes, but not necessarily in foodservice. Craving the Curls actively searches for candidates with a strong background in areas such as business management, sales, marketing, accounting and hospitality. More than experience, however, is a can-do attitude and willingness to follow a set of systems and procedures that have been proven successful.
Do I need to be involved in the day-to-day operation of my franchise?
At least one owner or a designated manager must be involved on a full-time basis and must be responsible for the day-to-day operations and management.
How much will I need to invest?
The estimated cost of a Craving the Curls will be between $112,000 and $228,000 and is variant upon location utilizing an in-line space of approximately 1,000 – 1,800 square feet.
How will I know if I have the necessary finances?
Your completed personal profile will be evaluated by our franchise team. A Craving the Curls representative will let you know how your financial status fits within our profile and what your financing options might be, if needed.
How long is the term of a Craving the Curls franchise agreement?
The franchise term is twenty (20) years and it is renewable.
Do you provide Training and how much does it cost?
Yes, we provide an extensive one-week training course for the new owners and management in our Paducah, KY store. In addition, we will send our team to your location immediately before and after your initial store opening. And no, we do not charge a training fee as it is already figured into the initial franchise fee.
Do I get a protected territory for my Craving the Curls store?
Yes. We will draw an exclusive territory boundary around your store. The size will depend on the market and demographics.
What are Area Representatives?
Area Representatives are like mini franchisors. They typically purchase the rights to a state or states and act as the franchisor to any franchise partner that wants to open a Craving the Curls in their territory. They get to participate in the franchise fees and royalties of these stores in exchange for helping us support and train these franchise partners. In short, they act as business consultants to the franchise partners underneath them, assisting them in all areas of the business. Our selection process is more stringent for Area Representatives, as they can have a major impact on the overall continued success of our brand.