Own the hottest franchise
in frozen desserts
Don’t miss out on this uniquely sweet opportunity to own your own Jeremiah’s Italian Ice! Reach out today!
Non-traditional franchise opportunities as diverse as our flavors
At Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, we’ve been scooping up our tasty frozen treats since 1996. Our 40+ flavors of decadent Italian Ice, premium soft ice cream, and signature Gelati treats have carved their own niche in the frozen dessert industry, inspiring a cult-like following everywhere we go.
And we do go – everywhere. Our non-traditional franchise opportunities include sweeter deals in even cooler places:
Gaming & Resorts
Sports & Entertainment Venues
Big Box Retail
The frozen dessert segment is demonstrating a renewed focus on high-quality products and a millennial-driven emphasis on unique products and diverse flavors. With the reduced entry costs, lower risk, and access to already existing customers, there’s never been a better time to dive into the coolest franchise on the market and start building your empire.
What’s the scoop on non-traditional franchises?
Non-traditional locations are a growing, popular franchise entry point and a revenue-generating addition to any existing business. You’ll see them anywhere people live, pass through or congregate. They include everywhere from airports, highway rest-stops, sporting events, stadiums, concerts, hospitals, government centers, and college campuses.
The perks are vast and include reduced franchise fees, lower overall startup costs, smaller real estate fees, fewer employees to manage, and built-in foot traffic. This means franchisees can enjoy reduced risks and sweeter benefits.
A non-traditional opportunity with the same sweet benefits
Low Investment & Operating Costs
Reduced franchise fees, lower rents, and streamlined operations increase bottom lines and keep margins high.
Reduced Risks & Simple Operations
Reduced investment costs and simple no-cooking operations make us a great choice for new franchisees.
Maximize profits by filling underutilized spaces in your business with flexible formats in as little as 175 sq. ft.
Built-in-Business & Customers
Access to an existing customer base and foot traffic means you’re already in front of potential patrons.
Just Chillin' at the Top
Non-Traditional Average Unit Volume1
(after cost of goods and labor, excluding occupancy)2
Big Sales in Small Places
We’re growing fast and freezing out the competition nationwide with fans in prime territories from coast to coast that can’t wait to chill with us. And, with a flexible and customizable range of building designs, your Jeremiah’s Italian Ice shop can fit into nearly any site.
People love our products
Smooth, rich texture and bold bursts of flavor give our Italian Ice the must-have taste you won’t find anywhere else in the industry. The molecular-level artistry in our ultra-indulgent, creamy Soft Ice Cream speaks for itself. And our signature, multi-layered Gelati’s are the perfect combination of the two – the ultimate frozen treat our customers can’t get enough of.
The c-store advantage
Good things come in small places. Our non-traditional franchise opportunities allow our franchisees to improve top-line revenue while enjoying lower startup and investment costs, limited real estate fees, and reduced operating costs. By taking advantage of underutilized spaces in stores it’s easy to drive incremental sales in as little as 175 sq. ft. Multiple businesses in non-traditional locations like c-stores provide for greater efficiencies with shared or cross-trained staff and management, higher foot traffic, and minimal investment.
Chill with the cool crowd
Food halls have exploded across the country and are a source of instant gratification. With a host of affordable vendors and diverse cuisine available, food halls draw customers looking to try a wide variety of food and drinks. Like c-Stores, these novelty experiences have a host of benefits for business owners including lower startup and operating costs, shared expenses, exposure to customers, and consistent foot traffic, and are a great way to get your business up and running with minimal risk.
THE U.S. FROZEN DESSERTS MARKET SIZE WAS VALUED AT $32.11 BILLION IN 2022 AND IS EXPECTED TO EXPAND AT A COMPOUND ANNUAL GROWTH RATE (CAGR) OF 4.6% FROM 2022 TO 2030*.
The aspiring entrepreneurs who’ve visited our stores have been waiting years for the chance to franchise a Jeremiah’s location, and it’s not hard to see why: a Jeremiah’s Italian Ice franchise puts you in charge of the hottest franchise in the coolest industry.
* Grandview Research, 2022 (https://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/us-frozen-desserts-market)
Entrepreneur Franchise 500 - Fastest Growing Franchise 2023
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Entrepreneur Franchise 500 - Top New & Emerging Franchise 2023
FranchiseTimes ZOR AWARDS - Best Franchisees To Buy 2023
Named by QSR Magazine as One to Watch, QSR July 2020
NRN Most Influential Restaurant CEOs in the Country, Nation's Restaurant News 2021 (Jeremy Litwack)
QSR's 40/40 List of Hottest Fast-Casual Concepts of 2021
Orlando Sentinel Foodie Recipient – Best Frozen Treats – 10 Years in a Row
Orlando Sentinel Best Bets - 9 Years in a Row
“The margins are fantastic, market availability was wide open, and I think Jeremy and the team have done a really great job of streamlining operations.”David Hung, Area Representative and Multi-Unit Franchisee
Non-traditional investment options as diverse as our flavors
175 – 250 sq. ft
20% franchise fee discount for active-duty service members, first responders, and qualified U.S. military veterans
Estimated initial investment range
$102,800 – $253,783
Marketing contribution & local expenditure
$125,000 Liquid Capital
$250,000 Net Worth
1Average unit volume means the 2022 average “Net Sales” (as that term is defined in our FDD) for our 2 franchised Non-Traditional Jeremiah’s Italian Ice Shops that were open for all of 2022. During 2022, 1 of the 2 franchised non-traditional Jeremiah’s Italian Ice Shops (50%) had net sales that equaled or exceeded that average. The median Net Sales for the 2 franchised non-traditional Jeremiah’s Italian Ice Shops in 2022 was $290,657. Please refer to Item 19 of our FDD for all of the relevant details.
2Average gross profit is defined as the 2022 average Net Sales of our 2 franchised non-traditional Jeremiah’s Italian Ice Shops minus the average “Food and Paper Costs” and “Labor Costs” (as those terms are defined in the FDD), but not including occupancy. During 2022, 1 of the 2 franchised non-traditional Jeremiah’s Italian Ice Shops (50%) had gross profits that equaled or exceeded the average. The median gross profit for the 2 franchised non-traditional Jeremiah’s Italian Ice Shops in 2022 was $137,818. This figure does not account for additional costs that franchisees incur, such as ongoing royalties and marketing fees (added in, the average gross profit would be 40%). Please refer to Item 19 of our FDD for all of the relevant details.
A new franchisee’s results may differ from the represented performance. There is no assurance that you will do as well. This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. Franchise offerings are only made through our Franchise Disclosure Document and compliance with applicable federal and state disclosure laws.
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