South Bend Chocolate Company Franchise

Gourmet chocolate and confectionery manufacturer


Chocolate is in the Tarner family's blood. When Mark Tarner founded the South Bend Chocolate Company (SBCC) in 1991, he had already spent several years working in his father's chocolate factory. Privately owned and operated, the SBCC got its start making chocolates under a license from the University of Notre Dame, and currently makes licensed chocolates for other schools, including Indiana University and Purdue University. In addition, SBCC also wholesales its product line to gift shops, gourmet food stores, coffee shops and gift basket companies throughout the country. SBCC franchises operate retail kiosks, Chocolate Caf'ites and Caf'xpress coffee carts in malls throughout Indiana and other states.

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How much does it cost to open a South Bend Chocolate Company Franchise?

The investment required to open a South Bend Chocolate Company Franchise is between $74,950-$295,500. There is an initial franchise fee of $35,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the South Bend Chocolate Company name.

Individual Unit Costs

  • Initial Investment:
    $74,950-$295,500
  • Initial Franchise Fee:
    $35,000
  • Royalty Fee:
    4%
  • Advertising Fee:
  • Term of Agreement:
    4 years
  • Renewal Fee:
    $150


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South Bend Chocolate Company News & Press Releases

When did the first South Bend Chocolate Company open? 1991
When did South Bend Chocolate Company start Franchising? 1997

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2005 13 0 0 10
2004 11 0 0 9
2003 11 0 0 10
2002 8 0 0 10
2001 11 0 0 10

United States: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming,

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Training
Ongoing (monthly visits)

Support
Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations

Marketing
Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising

0% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 6 - 20

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

Business Experience:

  • Overall qualifications considered; no specific experience is necessary

  • Your income potential as a South Bend Chocolate Company Franchise entrepreneur depends vastly on many factors. As an entrepreneur, the goals to achieve are related to expanding sales while lowering your operation costs and increasing the quality of your products and or services. Each month your operating costs can include royalty fees, mortgage / rent, supplies for products, staffing, utilities, bookwork, stationary and other items. From one month to the next, you may find your costs fluctuate, but your up-front costs are, for the most part, fixed and they will cover most of the initial setup of equipment, signage and renovations.

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    South Bend Chocolate Company

    South Bend Chocolate Company

    South Bend Chocolate Co.
    3300 W. Sample St.
    South Bend, IN
    46619

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