Icebox/Soupbox Cost Comparisons

About Icebox/Soupbox

Before opening his first store, Jamie Taerbaum stood outside a Baskin-Robbins store to figure out how many customers an ice cream store could expect at different times of day, on different days of the week, and in different weather conditions. Armed with this research, the young business school graduate opened the original Icebox/Soupbox store in 1995 in Chicago.

In the spring and summer, Icebox operates as a retailer of Icyfruit, a mixture of fruit juice, sugar, water and chunks of fruit that comes in 20 flavors. Throughout the fall and winter, it becomes a Soupbox store, offering a wide variety of soups.

Deserts Franchise Opportunities

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Franchise Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
BannaStrow's $30,000 6% 1% $114,600-$186,500
Camille's Sidewalk Cafe $25,000 5% $210,000-$470,000
Carvel $30,000 $2.22/gal. $249,375-$364,550
CHURROMANIA $30,000 8% $135,000-$335,000
CrepeMaker $35,000 5% $120,000-$325,000
Fiasco Gelato $25,000 6% 4$ $150,000
Fresh Fruit Bouquet $25,000 $116,000-$172,000
HoneyBaked Ham Company & Cafe, The $30,000 5-6% $278,800-$409,900
House of Donuts N/A $350,000-$400,000
Miami Rice Pudding Company $24,500 6% $71,000-$175,000
Ritter's Frozen Custard $27,500 5% $225,000-$325,000
Rockn' Joe Coffeehouse & Bistro $30,000 6% $218,000-$414,000
Scooter's Coffeehouse $25,000 6% $60,000-$410,000
T.J. Cinnamons $5,000 Varies $22,100-$39,200

Ice Cream, Yogurt & Smoothies Franchise Opportunities

Below is a quick comparison of Icebox/Soupbox against other Ice Cream, Yogurt & Smoothies franchises and business opportunities. For an in depth comparison of Icebox/Soupbox with another opportunity including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options click on the name of the company to view the detailed comparison.

Franchise Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
16 Handles $30,000 6% 2% $274,500-$735,000
2 Scoops Cafe $28,000 6% $99,000-$175,000
32Degrees A Yogurt Bar $25,000 6 1 $275,000-$473,000
Abbott's Frozen Custard $35,000 $2.20/gallon $141,300-$208,000
All American Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt Shops $35,000 $177,200-$484,950
All American Specialty Restaurants $30,000 5% $171,000-$281,000
Andy's Frozen Custard $32,000 6% 1% $395,750-$859,000
Angel Berry $45,900 6% 2% $128,000-$200,000
Annie's Old Fashioned Ice Cream and Lemonade $25,000-$257,800 6% 2% $69,500-$372,800
Applegate Farm $25,000 5% 2%local+2% Nat'l $137,650-$322,000
Bahama Buck's Original Shaved Ice Company $29,500 6% $106,800-$325,700
Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt $22,000 5% $219,500-$417,000
Baskin-Robbins $25,000 5.9% $100,700-$390,200
Ben & Jerry's $16,000-$37,000 3% 4% $109,485-$430,800
BerryLicious Frozen Yogurt $25,000 $100,000-And Up
Blue Sky Creamery $25,000-$35,000 $138,750-$401,000
Boloco Inspired Burritos $25,000 6% $190,000-$400,000
Boost Juice $41,000 8% 3% $240,000-$300,000
Booster Juice $20,000 6% $153,000-$240,000
Bowl of Heaven $30,000 6% 3% Local 2%Nat'l $135,500-$328,500
Breeze Freeze $5,000-$40,000 0 $9,200-$94,300
Bruster's Real Ice Cream $30,000 5% 3% $190,300-$1,268,200
California Quivers $22,500 6% $45,000-$149,300
Carvel $30,000 $2.22/gal. $249,375-$364,550
Cefiore N/A $200,000-$350,000
Cianci European Eatery $25,000 5% $356,000-$508,000
Cold Stone Creamery $27,000 6% 3% $261,125-$404,525
Cool Factory N/A $142,300-$387,200
Country Style Ice Cream N/A $240,000-$265,000
Cream & Fudge Factory, The $25,000 6% 2%local +2%Nat'l $85,000-$250,000
Creamistry $20,000-$40,000 6% 1.5% $277,500-$581,000
Dairy Queen $35,000 4% 5-6% $361,450-$1,835,825
Dippin' Dots $15,000 4% $80,428-$235,250
EarthFruits Yogurt $40,000 6% 2% local +2% Nat'l $256,405-$431,878
Emerald City Smoothie $30,000 6% 2% $165,300-$293,400
Farr's Fresh $20,000-$30,000 6% 2% $285,000-And Up
Forever Yogurt $30,000 6% $240,000-$478,450
FreshBerry $25,000 6% $78,000-$273,000
fro.zen.yo $25,000 5.5% $354,700-$588,200
FROOTS Fresh Smoothies Salads & Wraps $25,000 6% 2% local 2% National $77,350-$284,300
FroyoWorld $15,000 6% $250,000-$340,000
Fruitfull $21,000 0 $30,362-$85,670
Fruti N/A 0 $75,000-$130,000
Fuzzy Peach Frozen Yogurt Bar, The $25,000 $128,500-$334,000
Haagen-Dazs Shoppe, The $30,000 4% $86,800-$397,100
Happy & Healthy $21,000 0 $30,362-$85,670
Happy Joe's $20,000-$25,000 4.5% $79,700-$1,100,000
Heidi's Brooklyn Deli $35,000 6% $307,700-$428,900
Herrell's $40,000 6% $251,000-$367,000
HipPOPs $25,000 $245,175-$351,450
Hokulia Shave Ice $10,000-$11,667 $150,000-$250,000
I Can't Believe It's Yogurt $15,000 0 2.3% $110,000-$203,000
Ice Cream Churn $5,000 $1.40/Tub $0.25/Tub $13,000-$26,000
Indigos Fruit Smoothies $25,000 6% $89,000-$270,000
Jake's Over the Top $29,000-$40,000 5% 3% $150,000-$350,000
Jamba Juice $25,000 5.5%-6% 2-4% $353,100-$639,800
Jo to Go $25,000 7% $82,500-$786,000
Jreck Subs $10,000 6% $49,800-$254,000
JUGO JUICE N/A $173,000-$233,000
Juice It Up! $25,000 6% 2% $249,550-$343,726
Juice Stop Smoothie $20,000 $166,500-$216,000
Juice Zone $20,000 6% 2% local 1% national $140,000-$217,000
JUICEBLENDZ $50,000 6% 1% $219,000-$350,000
Junga Juice $25,000 $180,000-$249,000
Kilwin's Chocolates Franchise $40,000 5% 1% $313,900-$458,900
Kona Ice $15,000 $3K-$4K/yr. $500/yr. $117,125-$135,925
La Cremiere $25,000 $175,000-$500,000
La Paloma $25,000 5% $326,000-$535,000
Let's Yo Yogurt $45,000 6% $355,800-$548,500
Little Scoops $20,000 $350/wk $87,000-$152,000
LOCO JUICE $10,000 >$200 or 5% weekly $200/ month local $56,800-$99,500
Lovin' Spoons $25,000 6% $385,000-$493,000
MaggieMoo's Ice Cream & Treatery $30,000 6% $237,000-$336,000
Marble Slab Creamery $30,000 6% $230,085-$408,135
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies $27,500-$59,500 0 $75,400-$559,500
Mayan Jamma Juice $29,000-$40,000 5% 3% $150,000-$350,000
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, USA $25,000-$40,000 6% $218,325-$385,158
Morrone's Treat Centers $20,000 5% 0% $75,000-$150,000
Mr Whippy $35,000 5% 2% $140,000-$400,000
Mr. Smoothie $20,000 6% $87,700-$376,400
NRgize Lifestyle Cafe $7,500-$30,000 >6% or $250 weekly 0.5% $63,400-$341,050
Oberweis $40,000 $579,000-$1,699,410
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt $15,000 4% 1% $274,500-$408,500
Paciugo Italian Gelato $30,000 4.5% 2.5% + 2% $101,500-$455,000
Pinkberry $45,000 6% 2% local +2%Nat'l $310,842-$615,145
Planet Smoothie $12,000-$25,000 5% 2% $77,850-$309,250
Power Smoothie Cafe N/A $9,500
Red Mango $30,000 6% up to 4% $193,500-$466,000
Ricky's Candy, Cones & Chaos $30,000 5% $378,500-$563,800
Rita's $30,000 6.5% $140,200-$379,400
Robeks Fruit Smoothies & Healthy Eats $25,000 7% $194,100-$318,000
Rollerz $30,000 6% 1% $138,900-$456,050
Rubyjuice Fruit and Smoothies $20,000 5.5% $106,000-$223,000
Rush Bowls $39,000 5% $192,000-$351,000
Scooter's Coffeehouse $25,000 6% $60,000-$410,000
Shaka Shaved Ice N/A 3% $200,000-$250,000
Shake's Frozen Custard $30,000 5% 3% $162,000-$287,000
Shave It Inc $35,000 5% 2% $170,000-$365,000
Sloan's Ice Cream $40,000 6% 1% Nat'l $600,000-$1,000,000
Smoothie Factory N/A 5% $80,000-$220,000
Smoothie King $25,000 6% $188,200-$414,050
Spoon Me $25,000 6% $240,000-$533,000
Squeeze $25,000 6.3% $160,000-$244,000
Strickland's $25,000 6% $188,000-$315,000
Surf City Squeeze $30,000 6% 1% $64,600-$311,750
Sweet Nel's $35,000 5% 2% $354,000-$539,000
SweetDuet $25,000 5% 3% $250,300-$352,800
sweetFrog $30,000 5% $282,500-$467,500
Swirls and Twirls $30,000 6% $209,420-$449,750
Tasti D-Lite $30,000 5% 2% $234,000-$423,260
TCBY $10,000-$25,000 4% $142,000-$347,000
Tikiz $15,000 $150,000-And Up
Tropical Flavored Shake $1,140 0 0 $1,300
Tropical Smoothie Cafe $25,000 6% 2-3% $198,050-$478,550
Tropicana Smoothies Juices & More! $75,000 6% 1% $175,000-$225,000
Twirlees N/A 5% 1.5% $75,000-$85,000
Uncle Louie Gs $7,500 $30,000-$75,000
Vitality Bowls $35,000 6% $75,000-$2,000,000
Vitality Juice $15,000-$35,000 5% $128,000-$393,500
Wendy's Australia N/A $100,000-$210,000
Yeh! $25,000 $275,000-$425,000
Yo-Good N/A $110,000-$250,000
Yogen Fruz Worldwide $25,000 6% $150,000-$200,000
Yogli Mogli $35,000 6% $304,050-$390,050
Yogo Factory $25,000 4.5% - 6% $100,000-$300,000
Yogurt Lab $35,000 6% of Gross Revenues 1% local $313,500-$557,000
Yogurtland $35,000 6% 2% $323,159-$725,451
Yovana $40,000 5% of Gross Sales 5% of Gross Sales $225,000-$341,500
Ziiing Yogurt $25,000 6% 2% $165,636-$506,600
Zoyo Yogurt $35,000-$70,000 6% 2% $150,200-$414,500