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Menchies Frozen Yogurt

Menchie's is the world's largest self-serve frozen yogurt franchise. We're not just in the business of serving frozen yogurt; we're in the business of making people smile. We're a top-ranked franchise system, listed as Entrepreneur's top-rated frozen yogurt franchise in their annual Franchise 500 list in 2013. Whether you want to open one Menchie's or several, we'd love to have you join our smiling Menchie's family.

What Does a Menchies Frozen Yogurt Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with Menchies Frozen Yogurt, you'll need to have at least $100,000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $350,000. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of at least $330,000. They also offer financing via 3rd party as well as a discount for veterans (5% off the Franchising Fee). *


Financial requirements for this franchise:

Liquid Capital: $100,000
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Net Worth: $350,000
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Total Investment: $330,000
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Options available to franchisees:

Financing: Via 3rd party
Training: Available
Veteran Discount: 5% off the Franchising Fee

Franchisor Details

Facts about this franchise:

Total Units: 394
Home Office: Encinco, CA
Year Founded: 2008

Menchie's Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Franchise

Are you searching for more information on a frozen yogurt franchise because you want to run your own business? Have you been looking for a new career path because you want to make a positive difference in the world?

Menchie's Frozen Yogurt may be the right franchise for you. Menchie's is a self-serve frozen yogurt franchise that serves a delicious frozen dessert, but more importantly, we serve up smiles. The success of our business model is evidenced by our tremendous growth around the world and our numerous franchise industry awards.


Menchie's started out as a single store in Southern California and has evolved into a global presence that is synonymous with good times. Children are drawn to our swirly, froyo-hatted mascot Menchie and his Sweet Friends, and families are attracted to the laid-back, relaxing and welcoming atmosphere.

The frozen yogurt industry is thriving — it's an $8 billion industry in the United States, and it's projected to continue growing. 90% of all U.S. households regularly consume frozen desserts. Why? Frozen desserts are an affordable luxury, and Menchie's, with its devotion to serving smiles and creating a positive guest experience, is an industry leader. We are the largest self-serve yogurt franchise in the world, and we continue to grow. Please click the research button below to learn more about our company and how you can become a Menchie's franchisee. We've been opening up stores across the country and around the world. We support our franchisees and provide them with the tools they need to be successful.

Top-Rated Frozen Yogurt Franchise

As an emerging leader in the frozen dessert industry, Menchie’s continues to be noted for its many accomplishments through local and national media. Menchie’s buzz is spreading far and wide, and the frozen yogurt franchise has received numerous awards in the country’s top media publications. Awards that Menchie’s yogurt franchise has won recently include:

  • FastCasual.com
    • Top 100 Movers and Shakers (2013)
    • Menchie’s CEO takes Frozen Yogurt Global (2013)
  • QSR: No. 1 Rising Star, Best Franchise Deals (2013)
  • The Wall Street Journal: 2013 Menchie’s to Get “Smurfed” (2013)
  • Entrepreneur Magazine
    • Franchise 500, Fastest Growing Franchise (2014)
    • Franchise 500, Fastest Growing Franchise, and Top New Franchises (2013)
    • Franchise 500, Fastest Growing, Top New and America’s Top Global categories (2012)
  • Restaurant Business Magazine:
    • #1 fastest growing franchise (2010)
    • #2 fastest growing franchise (2011)
  • Technomic: #272 in the Top 500 U.S. Restaurant Chain Report (2012)
  • WBIR-TV: Top Frozen Yogurt in Knoxville, TN (2012)
  • AllBusiness Magazine: Franchise AllStar (2011)
  • Los Angeles Business Journal: Best Franchise (2011)
  • Orlando Magazine: Ranked #1 Best Frozen Yogurt (2011)
  • Nickelodeon’s Parents’ Picks: Best Frozen Dessert in Los Angeles (2009)

Menchie’s frozen yogurt franchise has also been featured on MSNBC, ABC-TV, FOX-TV, NBC-TV, Fox Business, the CBS hit show “Undercover Boss” as well as in QSR Magazine, People Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Franchise Update, The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Seattle Magazine, Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine, The New York Post and The Denver Business Journal, among others.

Additionally, Hollywood’s A-listers frequent Menchie’s – celebrities like Jennifer Garner, Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Seacrest, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have been spotted making their own favorite mixes at Menchie’s.

Franchise Owners Come From All Walks Of Life

Are you a good fit for Menchie’s? Our franchisees come from all sorts of backgrounds, from cops, engineers, stay-at-home moms and experienced franchise owners to neurologists, teachers, dentists and executives. There is no single background or education level which determines success.

Menchie’s franchise owners have a tendency to fall into the following categories:

  • Corporate leaders, managers and executives.
  • Diversifying entrepreneurs.
  • Family businesses.

Again, these are general groups of people we have attracted in the past. If you don’t fit one of these categories, we encourage you to still learn more.

The internal qualities of a Menchie’s franchisee:

  • Passionate about the brand.
  • Passionate about people.
  • Business-minded.
  • Community-oriented.
  • A team player.

How Do I Get Started?

Just fill out the form. A member of our franchise development team will get in touch with you quickly to have a conversation about how to get the ball rolling. We'll answer all your questions and hopefully help you get started on a great new adventure.

Whether you want to open one Menchie's or several, we'd love to have you join our smiling Menchie's family.


Menchies Frozen Yogurt is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Interested parties should have at least $100,000 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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