SHORT ANSWER: Store: $35,000 Mobile: $20,000
Storefront Franchises. You pay us a $35,000 Initial Franchise Fee upon signing the Franchise Agreement. If you are the first franchisee in a given state or metropolitan area, we may require that you concurrently purchase a minimum of three franchises, all of which are to be opened and operated within the same metropolitan area. If you purchase more than one franchise concurrently, the Initial Franchise Fee is $35,000 for the first franchise and $20,000 for each additional franchise. To be eligible to pay the reduced initial franchise fees for multiple franchises, you must pay to us the entire Initial Franchise Fee upfront for each franchise when you sign the relevant franchise agreement.
Mobile Unit Franchises. You pay us a $20,000 Initial Franchise Fee upon signing the Franchise Agreement. If you purchase more than one Mobile Unit franchise concurrently, the Initial Franchise Fee is $20,000 for the first franchise and $15,000 for each additional franchise. To be eligible to pay the reduced initial franchise fees for multiple franchises, you must pay to us the entire Initial Franchise Fee upfront for each franchise when you sign the relevant franchise agreement.
We offer a $5,000 discount on the Initial Franchise Fee for the first franchise purchased by an honorably discharged veteran of the United States military and by community first responders, such as police, fire & rescue, nurses, doctors, and similarly situated professionals.
SHORT ANSWER: Store: $107,450 - $267,000 Mobile: $105,000 - $241,500
The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Sub Zero storefront franchised business is $107,450 to $267,000. This includes $39,000 to $41,500 that must be paid to us or our affiliate. For storefront franchises purchased with the multiple purchase addendum, multiply the estimated initial investment range times the number of franchises purchased. This includes $20,500 to $26,500 that must be paid to us or our affiliate for each additional franchise purchased. The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Sub Zero mobile unit franchised business is $105,000 to $241,500. This includes $24,000 to $26,500 that must be paid to us or our affiliate. For mobile unit franchises purchased with the multiple purchase addendum, multiply the estimated initial investment range times the number of franchises purchased. This includes $15,500 to $21,500 that must be paid to us or our affiliate for each additional franchise purchased.
SHORT ANSWER: YES
Store Catering and mobile events are a breeze to do with the catering equipment. You can accept events within your protected territories, and are a great source of income and marketing for your business. With no running water or electricity needed, you can cater several types of events and locations: parties, corporate events, family, business, beach, neighborhoods, and more!
Mobile We now offer completely mobile franchises that grant you protection within a certain territory. These mobile units are completely self-contained, a store on wheels! Accommodate customers in a variety of mobile situations and offerings. You can also add mobile units to cater for stores as well.
SHORT ANSWER: Heavy Foot Traffic Areas
Sub Zero stores do well in areas with heavy foot traffic. This includes: resort areas, busy downtown districts, beach areas, restaurant rows, college towns, and market places. Ice cream, often times, is an impulse buy. Locating stores in the areas where people are milling around and craving ice cream, increase the amount of customers.
Recommended store sizes are 800 - 1200 sq. ft. to accommodate needed equipment and limited seating.
Assistance in scouting out great locations within your selected territory is provided with each store. This can include: real estate agency network, demographic research, and other services. Design work, equipment acquisition, supplier/vendor relationships, and other support will be provided by the Sub Zero corporate team.
SHORT ANSWER: OPERATIONAL, MARKETING
Not only does Sub Zero offer constant operational support from the corporate office, but we also have:
- Training when opening your store, online operations manual access, continued training and help
- Assistance to new franchisees in development. Through weekly communication, you will be guided from contract signing to the grand opening
- Marketing assistance to advise and assist in providing support and guidance in advertising decisions. Ongoing marketing newsletters, advice, and training videos are provided as well.
- A Graphic Designer that will aid in designing any ads or promotions you may need
- A web advertising manager who maintains every franchisee’s local search campaigns and search engine optimization to ensure that your customers can always find you on the internet.
- Offer PR services to help promote openings and events to the media
- Written content for advertisements, websites, manuals, social media, and any other materials that involve the written word
SHORT ANSWER: INDIRECTLY
We are able to direct you to outside providers that can provide leasing for equipment and fixtures for qualified applicants. Bank and SBA loan finance programs have also been utilized by qualified franchisees to finance their restaurants.
SHORT ANSWER: 6% Royalty, 2% Ad Fund
Sub Zero’s royalties are 6% of ongoing sales. Sales tax is not subject to the royalty.
There is also a National Marketing Fee that is 2% of sales, that is a regulated fee spent specifically on marketing tools and activities for franchisees.
SHORT ANSWER: 3-5 MONTHS
After the final agreements are signed and you’re the proud owner of a new Sub Zero franchise, it can take as little as 3 to 5 months to open your business. This depends on the time it takes to select a favorable location for your business, arrange any financing if needed, train and build out the interior to comply with the Sub Zero interior design.
SHORT ANSWER: APPLY NOW!
If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, submit your information by filling out the form below. There is no obligation to invest in a franchise by submitting this form. After we receive your information and any initial questions, one of our Sub Zero franchise development representatives will get in touch to answer any questions you may have and to tell you more about the brand.