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Dippin' Dots

We are the makers of the original beaded ice cream with fun fresh flavors. We make the ice cream, you make the fun! There is no expensive machinery with the Dippin' Dots Territory Franchise Model and three ways to generate sales that are very mobile including at fairs, festivals, area freezer placements and high traffic outdoor locations.

What Does a Dippin' Dots Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with Dippin' Dots, you'll need to have at least $80,000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $250,000. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $120,000 - $367,000. They also offer a discount for veterans (15% off Initial Franchise Fee (inc. spouses)). *


Financial requirements for this franchise:

Liquid Capital: $80,000
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Net Worth: $250,000
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Total Investment: $120,000 - $367,000
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Options available to franchisees:

Financing: Not Available
Training: Available
Veteran Discount: 15% off Initial Franchise Fee (inc. spouses)

Franchisor Details

Facts about this franchise:

Total Units: 208
Home Office: Paducah, KY
Year Founded: 1988

About Dippin' Dots

Dippin' Dots has been the leader in beaded ice cream for 26 years and is a household name with over 5.2 million Facebook fans. Dippin' Dots is made from fresh dairy ingredients flavored with a variety of fun, fruity, enticing and even exotic flavors. It is flash frozen using a common element in the atmosphere and stored at -40 below zero making it the coldest and freshest ice cream around.

About Dippin' Dots Franchise Opportunities

The Dippin' Dots Territory Franchise model consists of three ways to generate sales (something few other businesses can claim) saturating an entire market in retail venues which shall include:

  1. Pre-packaged ice cream sales to local businesses through a delivery route
  2. Event sales at fairs and festivals and through fundraising organizations
  3. Retail cart sales at high traffic shopping centers and other venues

Dippin' Dots are cold, delicious beads of ice cream fun that are easy to transport. There is no need for expensive ice cream machines."We make the ice cream, YOU make the FUN!".

We have small freezers, tents and carts that make it easy to sell at fun centers, sports venues, hotels, shops, convenience stores, school events and other high traffic locations. Dippin' Dots will provide complete operational training and marketing support, regional field support and company support. We can tell you more about Dippin' Dots, but first tell us a little bit about you. Get started today!

Dippin' Dots Testimonial

The strength of the Dippin’ Dots brand, combined with the uniqueness of the product and minimal upfront investment were all factors that appealed to Chad Cook, Dippin’ Dots newly signed franchisee for northwest Arizona. “I am thrilled to be associated with Dippin’ Dots, a product that delights kids of all ages at venues ranging from amusement parks to fairs and family fun centers,” said Cook. “The Dippin’ Dots mobile franchise model makes economic sense and allows me to go wherever the demand is located.”

Louie Migliaccio, a Dippin’ Dots franchisee and head of its President’s Advisory Council, concurred. “As a franchise owner in Texas for the last five years, I know how rewarding this opportunity can be. My Dippin’ Dots franchise does not tie me down to one location but lets me be creative in uncovering and capitalizing on opportunities throughout my region. The company listens to its franchisees and is responding to what we are seeing in the market with innovative new products and flavors that the public is demanding.”


Dippin' Dots has received the following awards and acknowledgements:

Franchise Gator Top 100 (2016)


Dippin' Dots is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin

Interested parties should have at least $80,000 in liquid capital to invest.

* This information may have changed since first published. We recommend that you always verify fees, investment amounts, and offers with the business opportunity directly prior to making a decision to invest.

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