Dippin’ Dots Franchise
Dippin’ Dots is a franchise for an ice cream store or stand. It was discovered by Curt Jones in 1987. What sets Dippin’ Dots apart from the other ice creams is that it’s created through flash freezing the ice cream in liquid nitrogen.
It takes the air out of the ice cream and forms little circles. They should be stored below -20 °F (about -29 °C). Because of this unique process, they label their ice cream with the slogan “Ice Cream of the Future”. Dippin’ Dots headquarters is in Paducah, Kentucky. Current franchises are located in shopping malls, stadiums, and even in vending machines. They also have outlets in theme parks like Six Flags, Schlitterbahn, Cedar Fair, Kennywood, PARC Management, and Sea World. Dippin’ Dots is global. They are produced in Seoul, South Korea to be distributed in the Pacific and they also have a distribution center in Melbourne, Australia. It has been featured in the Oprah Winfrey show, The Travel Channel, Food TV, A&E Network, and on Gene Simmons Family Jewels. They have been active in doing charity work as well contributing to Give Kids the World Village in Kissimmee, Florida and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
What Ice cream flavours do they have at Dippin’ Dots?
For the original Dots Ice Cream, they have the birthday cake, Alien Vanilla Crunch, Butter Pecan, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Caramel Brownie Sunday, Mint Chocolate, Cookies and Cream, Peanut Butter Chip, Peppermint, S’Mores, Tropical Tie Dye, Candy Crunch Bar, Wango Rainbow, Liberty Ice, Raspberry Sherbet, Strawberry Cheesecake, and of course, chocolate. If you want the traditional ice cream and have Dots in it, you may do so with Dots ‘n Cream which is available in Vanilla Over the Rainbow, Berry Creme, Orange Creme de la Creme, Wild about Chocolates, and Banana Split. They also have the Forty Below Joe Edible Coffee as Caramel Frappe Dots, Mocha Frappe Dots, and Espresso Dots. You can also have these as usual Frappes or as Hot Drinks instead of Dots. Can’t settle for cups of Dots? They have the Dot Treats like Clusters, Lots of Layers (layers of Dots), Dot Shake, Solar Freeze, Dot Sundae, and Dot Quakes. They also have Dot Cakes in Rounds and in Sheets. You want to show your support for the Dots? Get a Dippin’s Dots gear. They have shirts, bags, water bottles, blankets, notebooks, and folders.
Costs and Requirements Associated with Running a Dippin’ Dots Franchise
You need to have a net worth of at least $200,000 and total liquid asset of at least $50,000. Expect to be investing about $80,000 to $236,000. Franchise fee is $12,500 with an on-going royalty fee of 4%. This is for a renewable 5 year term agreement. They have ready to own franchises in Connecticut, Louisiana, Texas, and Virginia. They are also targeting Arizona, Florida, Colorado, Massachusetts, Idaho, New Hampshire, Montana, Oregon, New Mexico, Northern Utah, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, and Vermont.
What’s included in the franchise package?
There will be 3 days training at the headquarters and 2 days at your location. You will receive newsletters, attend meetings, get support on your grand opening, security and safety procedures, internet, and there would be occasional evaluations to track your progress. For marketing , there would be ad slicks and national media.
You May Reach Them At:
Address: Dippin’ Dots Franchising, Inc. 1640 McCracken Blvd. Suite 100 Paducah, KY 42001
Phone: (270) 575-6990
FAX: (270) 575-6997