Dippin' Dots Franchise

Specialty ice cream, frozen yogurt & ices

Research biotechnologist Curt Jones used his expertise in cryogenic freezing processes to find new ways to produce ice cream. After nearly a year of experimenting with the idea of flash-freezing his family's homemade ice cream, Jones created and sold his first cups of Dippin' Dots ice cream in 1988. Because of Jones' flash-freezing process, Dippin' Dots ice cream forms into little balls (hence the term 'dots'), but unlike freeze-dried products, the ice cream can still melt.

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The investment required to open a Dippin' Dots Franchise is between $112,204-$366,950. There is an initial franchise fee of $15,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Dippin' Dots name.

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When did the first Dippin' Dots open? 1988
When did Dippin' Dots start Franchising? 2000

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International: Worldwide

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On-The-Job Training: 12 hours
Classroom Training: 19 hours

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Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

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