Bruster's Real Ice Cream

Opportunity Cost

  • Liquid Capital Required: $100,000 ($85,000 for veterans)
  • Total Investment: $230,000 - $1,300,000
  • Franchise Fee: Single = $35,000; Subsequent Units = $17,500

About Bruster's Real Ice Cream

  • Incorporated Name: Bruster's, LP
  • Industry: Frozen Desserts
  • Subsector: Frozen Desserts
  • Total Units: 200
  • Year Founded: 1989
  • Franchising Since: 1993
  • Awards: Franchise Gator Top 100 (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Additional Details

  • Start Up Costs: $229,200 – 584,000 (end cap stores)
    $508,000 - $1,315,000 (free-standing stores)
  • End cap lease: $180-250,000
  • Free Standing: $650,000-950,000

Testimonials – Bruster's Real Ice Cream

"I just realized corporate America wasn't for me. Now, I still work a lot but it benefits me and my family directly. Bruster's provides a strong infrastructure and the best products that create the ability to serve large volumes of customers. All you need to do is execute!"

A scoop above the rest

– Colleen & Brett Wagner, Owners, Dillsburg and Etters, PA Bruster's Locations

"When you're out and about in your community, it's about those customers that stop you and rave about Bruster's for having the best employees and ice cream."

– Sherry & Scot Reed, Owners, Bruster's of Tega Cay, SC

"Bruster's was the right decision for me financially. And, it helps me instill a good work ethic and values to my children and Scoopers. I think of Bruster's as a family. We make fresh products on site, have great control over it and sell it directly to our customers like no else in our category!"

– Ed Miller, Owner, 4 Atlanta Bruster's Locations

"We knew the product would sell itself once we could get in the mouths of the customers. Our first store opened up very strong. Customers responded to the product because it was definitely a step above what they had experienced in this area."

– Jim Graham, Owner, 3 Spartanburg, SC Bruster's Locations

"The thing I like most about Bruster's is the people. I like selling them a product that makes them smile. I enjoy the family environment, I love working with kids and just all of those things fit to what we do at Bruster's the best!"

– Val Hall, Owner, Anderson, SC Bruster's Location

"Owning a Bruster's has given me the opportunity to spend quality time with my family. Bruster's is different from other food service companies – it's not as complicated and has a simple process to follow. Best of all, it's fun!"

– Tim Brady, Owner, Easley and Greenville, SC Bruster's Locations

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Please Note:

Bruster's Real Ice Cream is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oregon.

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

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