Bruster's Real Ice Cream

Opportunity Cost

  • Liquid Capital Required: $100,000 ($85,000 for veterans)

About Bruster's Real Ice Cream

  • Incorporated Name: Bruster's, LP
  • Industry: Frozen Desserts
  • Subsector: Frozen Desserts
  • Total Units: 200
  • Started Franchising: 1993

Additional Details

  • Competitive Start-Up Costs: $270,000 - $530,000 for our in-line and end cap stores

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 five years, we’ve been ranked as a top-10 limited service restaurant by the prestigious Consumer Picks national survey. 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.

Bruster’s® is made the old-fashioned way, with ingredients that are slow kettle processed and designed specifically to create our signature flavor. It all 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 daily by our Certified Ice Cream Makers.

From the expected -- chocolate, vanilla and strawberry- to innovative new tastes, like Graham Central Station, Mudslide and Cotton Candy Explosion, we offer more than 150 flavors. At least 24 are ready to be enjoyed daily in crunchy, handmade waffle cones, sundaes, candy-filled blasts and thick milkshakes.


Be Your Own Boss – With A Strong Support Team

You’ll discover when you operate a Bruster’s® Ice Cream store, people don’t just come hungry. They come happy and ready to make a memory! And thanks to our more than 25 years of experience, we’ll help you get started!

As a privately held company, we focus on helping you build the right store, in the right place with the right training and the right employees. Our experienced team provides a conveyor belt of support that includes:

  • Lending resources and business plan templates
  • Site selection support and real estate broker connections
  • Construction management
  • Comprehensive training in both corporate office and within your store for grand opening
  • Comprehensive Marketing plan and individual support
  • Grand opening plan and resources
  • Product procurement and distribution
  • Field operations consultants
  • Continuous product innovation

We offer more than just a way to achieve your financial dreams. This is an opportunity to cultivate and develop today’s youth into tomorrow’s leaders!


Build The Bruster’s® That’s Perfect For You

Thanks to several simple, yet straightforward design options, you can tailor your ice cream business to your specific needs and geography. Our options include walk up service (with and without drive-thru) that can be developed as an inline, endcap or freestanding store. Any of these options provide streamlined operations that allow you to service high volumes of guest traffic quickly and efficiently.

We offer:

  • Generous protective territories
  • Growth of brand with four years of same store sales increases
  • Veteran discount - 50% off the franchise fee
  • Subsequent unit discount - 50% off the franchise fee
  • No renewal fees

Let’s Get Started!

Plenty of folks – just like you – are running successful Bruster’s® Ice Cream stores. 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!”

Take the next step – get better acquainted with our brand by filling out the form below today.

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Bruster's Real Ice Cream is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

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

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