TCBY Franchise

Frozen yogurt treats.

TCBY Enterprises Inc. was founded in 1981 by Frank Hickingbotham. Hickingbotham got the idea after he tried frozen yogurt for the first time, exclaiming, 'This can't be yogurt!' The initials of that outburst became the name of the company. Now renamed to stand for 'The Country's Best Yogurt,' TCBY has locations across the United States and in more than 60 countries. In 2000 TCBY merged with Capricorn Investors, the principal shareholder of Mrs. Fields' Holdings Inc. The merger allows TCBY to partner with Mrs. Fields' Original Cookies and other members of the Mrs. Fields family, including Pretzel Time and the Great American Cookie Co. Based in Little Rock, Arkansas, TCBY offers franchise units in both traditional and nontraditional locations. It has co-branding relationships with Subway, Blimpie's and Taco Bell.


TCBY is the original and most well-known frozen yogurt brand, leading
the market in nutrition, taste and product quality. Serving communities
nationwide for 40 years, TCBY is a successful model that has fueled the
growth of a thriving industry. TCBY, which currently has over 250
franchise locations worldwide, offers an extensive product line, with
most yogurt flavors in varieties that are low in fat, nonfat, or no
sugar added. TCBY launched its unique frozen yogurt classification
"Super FroYo" in 2011, which is still the most nutritious frozen yogurt
product available in the market, as well as was the first brand to
market Greek Frozen Yogurt. Also based in Broomfield, Colorado, TCBYhas been a frozen yogurt innovator from the day its first shop opened in
Little Rock, Arkansas.

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How much does it cost to open a TCBY Franchise?

The investment required to open a TCBY Franchise is between $330,000-$435,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $35,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the TCBY name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years

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TCBY News & Press Releases

When did the first TCBY open? 1981
When did TCBY start Franchising? 1982

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2000 2011 55 292 0
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations

Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising

International franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed.

Business Experience:

  • Industry experience
  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at TCBY Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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