Bruster's Real Ice Cream

With a nationally recognized brand, comprehensive training, ongoing support and a product that is loved by people of all ages, it's easy to see why owning a Bruster's Real Ice Cream franchise can be the best investment you ever make! Contact us today to learn more!

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What Does a Bruster's Real Ice Cream Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with Bruster's Real Ice Cream, you'll need to have at least $125,000 / Freestanding: $300,000 in liquid capital and a required net worth of $350,000 / Freestanding: $600,000. Bruster's Real Ice Cream charges a franchise fee of $35,000; Additional Units $17,500. They also offer financing via 3rd party as well as a discount for veterans (Franchise Fee is $17,500). *

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Financial requirements for this franchise:
Liquid Capital:$125,000 / Freestanding: $300,000
What does Liquid Capital mean?
Net Worth:$350,000 / Freestanding: $600,000
What is Net Worth?
Franchise Fee:$35,000; Additional Units $17,500
What is a Franchise Fee?
Total Investment:$265,000 - $643,000 / Freestanding: $688,000-$1,500,000


Options available to Franchisees:
Financing:Via 3rd party
Veteran Discount:Yes
VetFran Discount:Franchise Fee is $17,500

Franchisor Details

Facts about this Franchise:
Total Units:200
Incorporated Name:Bruster's, LP
Year Founded:1989
Franchising Since:1993
Industry:Frozen Desserts

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Choose Our Three Decades Of Experience And Support Systems To Realize Your Dreams Of Business Ownership!

A Franchise Above The Rest — Bruster’s® Real Ice Cream

Since 1989, Bruster’s® has become one of the country’s favorite frozen treat chains. And for the last 20 years, we’ve been ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as a top franchise. You’ll find over 200 independently owned Bruster’s® locations in 20 states, Guyana and South Korea -- and more are springing up every single day.

Discover The Difference. Always Handmade. Always Fresh.

The Bruster’s® difference starts with our proprietary home-style mix, delivered fresh from our dairy to each store, where small artisan batches of ice creams, yogurts, ices and sorbets are made fresh daily. Each location offers a selection of 30-40 custom, decadent flavors, out of over 160 recipes to choose from, each day.

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Make A Difference In Your Life And Your Community

You’ll discover that being a Bruster’s® franchisee is more than a financial investment or a means to support your family. A Bruster’s® Real Ice Cream store is a place where people come happy and ready to make a memory! This business is a catalyst for community connections and family celebrations. You will become a mentor to your young employees, your ice cream becomes the basis for special family traditions, and your patio becomes a gathering place for friends and family celebrations. You will have the opportunity to sponsor neighborhood teams and offer fundraising opportunities for schools and churches.

If you are looking for a business that is meaningful and fulfilling, you should take a closer look at Bruster’s® Real Ice Cream!

Why Bruster's

If you are thinking about franchise ownership, we have 30 reasons why we think you should consider Bruster’s!

  1. Award-winning industry leader for 30 years
  2. Six consecutive years of positive sales increases
  3. Artisan, fresh-made premium products
  4. Privately-held company
  5. Supportive, collaborative franchisor
  6. Premium brand position
  7. Multiple revenue streams (include mobile units)
  8. Limited overhead
  9. Fun, rewarding business
  10. No staffing issues
  11. Community connection
  12. Fundraising opportunities
  13. Innovative, ever-changing product selections
  14. Opportunity to mentor youth
  15. 200+ years combined leadership experience
  16. Generous & exclusive trade areas
  17. Development agreements available
  18. Discounted franchise fee for veterans
  19. Discounted franchise fee for subsequent units
  20. Hands-on site selection support
  21. Refined and proven business model
  22. Lower capital investment for fast-food
  23. No dangerous grills or fryers
  24. Perfect for multi-unit operator
  25. No renewal fees!!
  26. Most major markets available
  27. Sophisticated data-driven analytics
  28. Comprehensive customer loyalty program
  29. Targeted social media campaigns
  30. Outstanding franchisee validation

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It’s a sweet and affordable decision and we will work with you every step of the way.

Just imagine the pride you’ll feel knowing that you’re serving the best ice cream around, made right in your store daily! When you become part of the Bruster’s® brand, you’ll know what it means to be a “A Scoop Above the Rest!”


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Bruster's Real Ice Cream has received the following awards and acknowledgements:
Franchise Gator Top 100 (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)


Bruster's Real Ice Cream is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Alabama, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin

Interested parties should have at least $100,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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