Churro store

"We have reinvented the Churro to compete", says Ariel Acosta-Rubio, Founder-CEO of CHURROMANIA, at the Dolphin Mall Store in Miami, Florida.

Can the churro displace the doughnut and the cinnamon roll in the United States?

What began as a family business in an eastern coastal town in Venezuela has become a transnational franchise with more than 100 stores.

Now, its owners and founders Ariel Acosta-Rubio and Maria Alejandra Bravo De Acosta-Rubio are betting that they will be able to turn a modern version of the traditional Spanish pastry into the most innovative dessert sold in Florida and worldwide.

"We have rescued the churro. We have reinvented it to compete with any other kind of fast food", says Acosta-Rubio, founder-CEO of CHURROMANIA, the Venezuelan franchise with international headquarters on Miami's Brickell Avenue.

Just as other franchises have exported the U.S fast-food culture to Latin America, Latin American fast-food franchises are slowly bringing the flavors of their countries to U.S taste buds.

As the United States' Hispanic population and its purchasing power grow, the major metropolitan areas are ready to absorb the new Latin American fast-food offerings, says Marcel Portman, vice president for global development with the International Association of Franchises, a commercial group in Washington, D.C.

In 2001 CHURROMANIA opened it's first store in the United States at Dolphin Mall in Miami Florida, and since then, at Miami International Mall, Westland Mall, Pembroke Lakes Mall; Broward Mall, Southland Mall, Dadeland Mall, Coral Square Mall, Walmart Super Store at Pembroke Pines, The Churromania Truck and Sawgrass Mills Mall; in Orlando Florida Festival Bay Mall and Florida Mall

CHURROMANIA has expanded upon the basic churro, offering:

BIG MANIA sprinkled with sugar or cinnamon and filled with dulce de leche, chocolate, guava, cream cheese, strawberry, caramel, sweet condensed milk, hazelnut chocolate (Nutella).

TWIST MANIA: choose up to two toppings: sugar, cinnamon , dulce de leche, chocolate, guava, cream cheese, strawberry, caramel, sweet condensed milk, hazelnut chocolate (Nutella).

CRISPY MANIA sprinkled with sugar or cinnamon.


Eaten with hot chocolate or cafe con leche, the churro is a tradition inherited from Spain.

CHURROMANIA is also present in the following countries: Colombia, Panama , Peru, Aruba, Dominican Republic and Venezuela.

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How much does it cost to open a CHURROMANIA Franchise?

The investment required to open a CHURROMANIA Franchise is between $135,000-$335,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $30,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the CHURROMANIA name.

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When did the first CHURROMANIA open? 1997
When did CHURROMANIA start Franchising? 1998

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2012 13 0 87 0
2010 7 0 68 0

United States: Nationwide

International: Worldwide

Corporate Office and In-store 10 days.

Central Purchasing

Field Operation Evaluation

Field Training

Initial Store Opening

Inventory Control

Ad Slicks, Brochures, Catalogs, Coupon/rebates, Direct Mailers, Emails, Promotional Items, Radio Ads, Site Signs, Television Ads, Trade Show, Exhibits, Videos, Churro Truck and Community involvement..

Additional Services: Grand Opening, In-House Marketing, Marketing Research, Newsletter, Online Extranet, Press Releases, Sales Strategies.

Average Number of Employees: 6 Full-time. Passive Ownership: Allowed.

To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at CHURROMANIA 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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BIG MANIA, sugar, cinnamon, dulce de leche, chocolate, guava, cream cheese, strawberry, caramel, sweet condensed milk, hazelnut chocolate (Nutella), TWIST MANIA, CRISPY MANIA, Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Smoothies, Soft Drinks, franchise, opportunity, desserts, snacks
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