• Franchise Opportunity
  • Frost Gelato Support
  • How to become a Frost Gelato Franchisee
  • Request for information

Franchise Opportunity:

We are excited to announce the launching of the Frost Gelato franchise system. Be one of the first in the U.S. to be chosen by Frost Gelato to own and operate a Frost Gelato Franchise! Since we first opened our business in 2005, we have had hundreds of requests from people all over the country that have been to our stores to bring Frost to their community. We are excited to implement our franchise operation with potential franchisees like yourself in response to this demand.

Our love for desserts and a trip to Italy transformed a dream into the premier Gelato Shop in the U.S., according to the world's largest Italian Manufacturer of the raw ingredients used for producing our Gelato and Sorbet flavors who supplies gelato operations in over 600 locations nationwide. Our popularity in Tucson, Arizona, is exemplified by being voted the “Best Ice Cream/Gelato Shop” for five years in a row. We are nationally recognized all over the country from people that visit our city and have made Frost a must stop to enjoy our gelato and sorbets.

From day one we gained instant popularity among the community and soon thereafter we became nationally recognized by consumers from all over the country, using Frost as a gauge for the highest standard of Gelato and Sorbets.

When you purchase a Frost Gelato franchise, you will have the opportunity to create an exciting and innovating business that is truly rewarding for you and gelato lovers across the country. The passion and dedication that is the foundation of the Frost family will be shared with each franchisee. We will assist you in all aspects of bringing Frost to your community. Our Development Team, Master Gelato Chef and Owners will assist you in making delicious gelato, finding a location, designing and building out your store, training your staff on-site in one of our company-owned locations and providing you with all the tools that have made Frost Gelato an unparalleled success.

We appreciate your special interest in Frost Gelato.

Jeff Kaiserman & Stephen Ochoa

Frost Gelato Support:

Frost Gelato has an established support team that has been leading the growth of Frost over the last five years. With the guidance of Nazario Melchionda, our Master Gelato Chef from Bologna, Italy, Frost has put together a training program that will provide the skills for duplicating the unique concept and production of Gelato and Sorbets that has made Frost a success.

Frost is an amazing one-of-a-kind concept that is unlike any other Gelato shop. The size of a typical Frost Gelato Shoppe ranges from 1,300 sq.ft. to 1,800 sq.ft. Our concept is a first class design that will serve hundreds of patrons with our freshly produced gelato and sorbets created daily on-site in your Frost kitchen.

Site Selection/Architectural Design: Utilizing our knowledge and expertise, our Development Team will assist you in finding an ideal location and provide you support in building out your Frost Gelato Shoppe.

Frost Gelato University: We will conduct our initial training in Tucson, Arizona, that will give you hands on experience covering all operational procedures that will be necessary in opening a Frost Gelato Franchise and manufacturing the Frost Gelato product. Nazario or one of his staff of certified Gelato chefs will teach you all of our proprietary techniques for creating Gelato and Sorbets.

On-Site Training: Representatives of the Frost Gelato Development Team will be there to assist you and your staff on-site at your location as you commence operations. Additional assistance will be provided as needed by the Development Team as you grow your Frost Franchise.

Product/Equipment/POS: You will be required to purchase all of the gelato product, equipment, necessary supplies and the computer point-of-sales system through our Wholesale Division at discounted prices to run your Frost Gelato Shoppe Franchise. We will be able to assist you in tracking your data, forecasting future sales and controlling an effective inventory supply.

Operations Manual: Frost will provide the proprietary operations manual that details all of our successful operating procedures, educational information and industry standards for running a successful operation.

Marketing: We will provide you with assistance in developing new and innovative campaigns for your Frost Gelato Franchise.

How to become a Frost Gelato Franchisee:

Franchise Requirements:
-Fee: $42,500 per location
-Royalty: 5% of gross sales or $1,000 minimum per month
-Total Initial Investment: $319,800 to $773,700 (franchise fee included)
-Franchise Term: 10 years (with options)
-Minimum Net Worth: $750,000
-Lease Term: Each franchise location should be leased in conjunction with the franchise terms. This arrangement would include a ten-year lease with a minimum of two five-year options.

Submit a Request for Information: If you meet our minimum financial requirements (minimum of $750,000 net worth) and reside in one of the regional areas that we are offering opportunities for franchising, then complete the online Request for Information Form.

Formal Application: Upon a favorable outcome of our review to your response in providing us with background information, we will ask you to complete and submit a formal application that will include a history of your business/employment experience, special training/education, financial statement, references and an authorization to run a credit/background check. After you complete the application, the Frost Gelato Franchising Team will provide you with the Franchise Disclosure Document (“FDD”).

Discovery Day: We will schedule for you to visit our operation in Tucson, Arizona, where you will have a true Frost experience so we can show you how the Frost “magic” happens.

Award Notification: Following Discovery Day, we will notify successful applicants of our choice to award them a Frost Franchisee.

Request for information:

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