Handcrafted Gelato on a Stick

What Does a Popbar Franchise Cost in 2020?

Cash Required:$100,000
Net Worth Required:$300,000
Total Investment:$300,000

Popbar Details

Total Units:18 open, 30 more sold (USA), 7 open, 10 more sold (Intl)
Year Founded:2010
Franchising Since:2013
Home Office: New York, NY
Entrepreneur's Top 500, Entrepreneur Magazine Top Frozen Desserts, Entrepreneur Magazine Top Global Franchisees Dessert Professional, Top Ten Frozen Dessert Retailers of America

Thank you for your interest in Popbar’s franchise opportunities. Since our first location opened its doors in New York’s West Village in 2010 we made quite an impression, attracting ongoing press and media coverage such as the New York Times, Vogue, Elle, Time Out and the Village Voice. We have also been featured on the Food Network’s Cooking Channel! We are now an International brand with multiple locations opening in 4 different countries and growing.

Why Popbar?

Our gelato on a stick is a fun concept and is all natural, easy to eat, and customizable to your own individual choice. A kid-friendly treat which is easily replicable, yet freshly made daily on site to provide an eventful, personalized and memorable experience. Popbar offers a timeless product that caters to all demographics. Owning your own Popbar location will give you the opportunity to grow into a successful and continuously expanding brand in your own market.

  • Ease of operations
  • Affordable investment costs
  • Smaller space requirements
  • Fresh customized products
  • Timeless product offering
  • Speed of service
  • Continued franchisor support

What We Offer?

Popbar’s Franchising program offers competitive franchise fee structures and a low investment cost. We are seeking both Multi-Unit Candidates to help us grow in selected markets, and Area Development Candidates (3 or more locations) to develop a region. Popbar’s Franchising advantages lie in simple operations, low cost of goods and fast customer transactions which are unique to our concept.

Franchising Support

As a Popbar franchisee, you will receive our ongoing support. Here are just a few ways Popbar will help make the transition to your new position a smooth one and make your store one of the most successful and unique gelato shops:

  • Real Estate
  • Construction
  • Training
  • Marketing
  • Operations

  • Ideal Candidate

    We are looking for businessmen and women who are interested in devoting their time and efforts in opening Popbar franchise shops. We especially seek those who dream big and are passionate about our brand and its products. Passion goes a long way! Previous food-related experience is not required, managerial skills are welcome.

    What They Say About Us

    "Cute, Trendy", "High Quality", "Deliciousness on a stick" ZAGAT

    "Not your average Ice Cream shop... we can go there every day of the week and try something different..." FOOD NETWORK

    "You cannot do much better than the frozen gelato and sorbetto at Popbar" FLORENCE FABRICANT, THE NEW YORK TIMES

    "The combination was surprisingly rich and filling" THE VILLAGE VOICE

    "A brilliant concept" NBC

    "Revolutionary advance in dessert science" NEW YORK MAGAZINE

    Ready To Pop?

    Feel like you would pop with the rest of the Popbar team? Ready to take on the challenge of opening your own Popbar shop? Popbar is currently awarding franchise opportunities. To learn more about joining the Popbar team complete the Request Information form and a member of our team will contact you.

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    Please Note:

    Popbar is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, New Mexico, Tennessee, Texas.

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

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