Bruster’s Real Ice Cream Franchise

Our large variety of premium flavors and artisan desserts are made right in the store where they are served, including crunchy handmade waffle cones, customized sundaes, candy-filled blasts, and thick milkshakes. We also offer customized cakes and pies in our customers' favorite flavor for every occasion.

To buy a franchise with Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, you'll need to have at least $125000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $350000. Bruster’s Real Ice Cream charges a franchise fee of $35000.


Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name: Bruster's Real Ice Cream
Total Units: 200
Year Founded: 1989
Franchising Since: 1993
Home Office: Cypress, CA
Training: Available
Locations Available: See Below*
Franchise Costs

Franchise Costs

Financing: Via 3rd party
Liquid Capital Required: $125,000
Net Worth Required: $350,000
Total Investment: $265,000 – $1,315,000
Franchise Fee: $35,000
Royalty Type:
Vetern Discount: Franchise Fee is $17,500

*Bruster’s Real Ice Cream is currently accepting inquiries from the following locations: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Values & History

Since Bruster's beginnings in 1989, our commitment to freshness hasn't changed a bit. Bruce Reed, the "Bruce" in Bruster's, has always been passionate about going to great lengths to deliver premium quality. Bruster's Real Ice Cream is made the old-fashioned way, with slow kettle processing designed specifically to create the Bruster's flavor, starting with a proprietary homestyle mix delivered fresh from its dairy to each store. It's a process that simply makes Bruster's A Scoop 'Above The Rest'.

Industry Performance

Market Demand & Advantage

A Bruster's® Real Ice Cream store is a place where people come happy and ready to make a memory! This business is a catalyst for community connections and family celebrations. You will mentor young employees. Your ice cream becomes the basis for special family traditions and your patio becomes a gathering place for celebrations. You will have the opportunity to sponsor neighborhood teams and offer fundraising opportunities for schools and churches. The Bruster's® difference starts with our proprietary home-style mix, delivered fresh from our dairy to each store, where small artisan batches of ice creams, yogurts, ices, and sorbets are made fresh onsite. Every Day, each location offers at least 24 custom, decadent flavors from over 150 recipes available. If you haven't tried our ice cream before, you must taste for yourself the reason we are a scoop above the rest. Bruster's has been making ice cream lovers happy one scoop at a time for three decades. Our objective is simple "“ provide more ice cream to more people in more places

Training & Support

Whether you are a seasoned small business owner or have come from corporate America, it doesn't matter - you can rely on us for comprehensive franchise systems, support, and resources like:

  • Premium products
  • Exceptional brand experience
  • Careful in-market site selection
  • Personal store build-out guidance
  • Comprehensive initial and ongoing training
  • Responsive operational support
  • Data-driven performance analytics
  • Advanced marketing initiatives
  • Proven operating manuals
  • All-inclusive grand opening plan

Ideal Candidate & Qualifications

We're looking for individuals who:

  • Deliver superior customer service
  • Can offer the best quality ice cream to their guests
  • Follow Bruster's comprehensive operating system
  • Mentor and lead a team of young adults
  • Create a gathering place for families and friends
  • Have fun while building a valuable business
  • Share our standard of excellence and passion for people

Purchasing a Bruster's Real Ice Cream Franchise

Franchise Fee: $35,000. Net Worth Required: $250,000-$500,000. Liquid Capital Required: $100,000-$200,000.

If you are looking for a business that is meaningful and fulfilling, you should take a closer look at Bruster's® Real Ice Cream Franchise.

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