Applegate Farm Franchise

From 1848 to now, families from Northern New Jersey have enjoyed fresh dairy products from the farm that has come to be known as Applegate Farm. Located fifteen minutes west of New York City, you can step back into time when you visit us. You can see the original farmhouse that saw many slaves to freedom during the Civil War, as well as an authentic tile silo, one of the three built in New Jersey in 1919.

With its reputation and notoriety, Applegate Farm has survived the Civil War, The Great Depression, and two World Wars. To this day people travel miles to enjoy the nostalgia and charm that Applegate Farm offers.

To buy a franchise with Applegate Farm, you'll need to have at least $137650 in liquid capital. Applegate Farm charges a franchise fee of $25000.


Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name: Applegate Farm
Total Units: -
Year Founded: -
Franchising Since: -
Home Office: Montclair, NJ
Training: Available
Locations Available: See Below*
Franchise Costs

Franchise Costs

Financing: Via 3rd party
Liquid Capital Required: $137,650
Net Worth Required: N/A
Total Investment: N/A
Franchise Fee: $25,000
Royalty Type: -
Vetern Discount: -

*Applegate Farm is currently accepting inquiries from the following locations: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania

Values & History

Up until the late 1800s, the farm was owned and operated by the Sigler family. The farm was known for its quality Golden Guernsey milk products. It wasn't until the late 1800's that the farm was taken over by Mr. Julian Tinkham. Julian Tinkham had the tenacity to preserve the nineteenth-century farm atmosphere. Frank Oliver joined Tinkham in the late 1920s with many new ideas. Mr. Oliver did much experimentation to perfect the first ice cream cone at Applegate Farm. As the word spread and customers arrived, Mr. Oliver and crew created new flavors, Applegate Farm blossomed, as did Oliver's family.

Just before to W.W.II, Oliver hired his son-in-law, Donald Littlefield, as a driver. A hard-working Donald delivered served ice cream to the public for decades. Donald, being an ambitious businessman, was always looking to expand the business. Moving swiftly into the wholesale market, Donald introduced many new items into bakeries and markets throughout the metropolitan area.

Industry Performance

Why Choose Us?

Applegate Farm has grown to be one of the largest retail outlets for ice cream on the East Coast. The Applegate Farm family continues to maintain the century-old tradition of the best homemade ice cream and sweet treats in the 21st century.

Encouraged by this early and sustained success, the owners quickly realized that their Applegate Farm concept had fulfilled their founding expectations and have decided to take the next step in their plans for expansion: franchising Applegate Farm. Applegate Farm is prepared to successfully expand throughout the region while, simultaneously, maintaining long-standing quality products and services.

Applegate Farm offers you an exciting opportunity - owning your own business in the fast-growing, ice cream industry while providing your customers with a deliciously creative and innovative menu and enjoying the benefits of a franchise system that offers a great American heritage all in a fun and upbeat working environment.

As a member of our franchise family, you'll benefit from our ice cream industry insight and experience right from the start. Our outstanding team of professionals is always dedicated to serving you.

Training & Support

  • You'll share in our logo and all of our trademarks.
  • You'll be trained in all aspects of our business operations and procedures, including our outstanding product preparation techniques.
  • Access to our operations manual.
  • Site selection guidance and assistance.
  • Marketing support.
  • Ongoing service and support.
  • Periodic visits by a field representative.

Ideal Candidate & Qualifications

We're looking to select a group of individuals who are:

  • Outgoing and energetic.
  • Committed to customer service and quality.
  • Previous restaurant or foodservice industry experience is a plus but is not required.

Purchasing a Applegate Farm Franchise

The initial franchise fee is $25,000. The estimated investment required is between $137,650 -$322,000.

Applegate Farm is currently awarding franchises only in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

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