Lindy - Gertie's Franchise


In 1974, businessman Joseph Yesutis fulfilled a life-long dream by purchasing the
Lindy's Chili Company and the Gertie's Ice Cream Company. This dream, however, did not include
putting the two concepts together. Only after analyzing the unique qualities of each business
did he conceive of his remarkable innovation.

Lindy's Chili was drawing huge lunch and
dinner crowds, but slowed in the evenings. On the other hand, Gertie's Ice Cream did
great business in the evenings when customers crowded in.

Additionally, there was seasonal factors that effected business. Cold Chicago winters
bolstered chili sales, while ice cream sales declined. And, of course, in the summer, ice
cream soared past chili sales.

Combining the two companies into a single specialty food business initially drew many puzzled

Chili and ice cream? Some people questioned Joe's judgment. But it really
made remarkable business sense. The two specialties in fact, kept business steady throughout
the day and throughout the year.

Even more remarkable, chili and ice cream proved to be
a delicious combination!

The new Lindy Gertie's customers discovered that a bowl of
the hot and spicy chili followed by a cool, refreshing ice cream was indeed a unusually
satisfying experience.

The Lindy-Gertie's Franchise Opportunity Could Be Your Recipe For A Great Future! Since 1901, Gertie's Ice Cream and since 1924, Lindy's Chili have been serving the Chicagoland area. Be a part of that history. Contact us today.

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How much does it cost to open a Lindy - Gertie's Franchise?

The investment required to open a Lindy - Gertie's Franchise is $49,000-And Up. There is an initial franchise fee of $9,500 which grants you the license to run a business under the Lindy - Gertie's name.

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Lindy - Gertie's

Lindy - Gertie's

Lindy - Gertie's
8437 Park Ave.
Burr Ridge, IL


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