Carvel Ice Cream

Franchise Costs

Liquid Capital Required:$100,000
Net Worth Required:$250,000

Franchisee Options

Financing:Via 3rd party
Training:Available

Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name:Carvel Ice Cream
Total Units:500+
Home Office:Brooklyn, NY

About Carvel Ice Cream

For over 70 years, one of the premier brands of ice cream has been loved by millions. Now under the careful direction of FOCUS Brands, Carvel continues to be one of the most well-received franchises available to invest in. People love ice cream, and they love Carvel's specialty ice cream cakes.

If you open a Carvel franchise store, you'll be joining a family of business owners who have a great time every day and which maintains maximum profitability yields with regularity.

Values & History

Tom Carvel started the first Carvel ice cream store in the very spot where his truck broke down in Hartsdale, New York in 1934. Carvel would eventually go on to be the number one ice cream parlor in NYC, achieving life-long success and becoming a much beloved figure.

Carvel was brought under the FOCUS Brands banner, joining some of the other most prominent and famous franchises such as Cinnabon and Seattle's Coffee. FOCUS has a motto that their true goal is to "FOCUS on making you happy."

That is at the core of everything that FOCUS does, and it makes sense that they would keep Tom Carvel's dream alive and continue to put smiles on people's faces both in the ice cream parlors as well as in their homes to celebrate birthdays and any other kind of occasion.

FOCUS Brands also has a core value of wanting to be a "best-in-class" employer, which is important for business partners because it means that the company will go every extra mile it needs to, to ensure that franchisees get everything they need to perform at peak level.

Industry Performance

FOCUS has thousands of parlors and restaurants under its banner. Carvel is one of the strongest brands, and they have ensured that it has expanded internationally. Not only is Carvel ice cream available in a franchise-run parlor/restaurant but Carvel ice cream is highly sought out and purchasable in supermarkets and other venues, spreading awareness of the brand and its different products.

The ice-cream cookie cake is legendary, and often desired at children's parties. You will have a hard time keeping them in stock!

Purchasing a Carvel Ice Cream Franchise

Unlike many franchise companies that just want to spread their name to a new location, when you buy into a Carvel, you are joining a team that will be heavily involved in the development and growth of your enterprise. This means you'll gain the expertise of 70 years of successful Carvel franchises, and the vast knowledge of general best practices from FOCUS Brands' success with 8 different major branded franchise restaurants.

Everything from an initial plan for your interior and exterior once a location is secured, including assistance from actual design and construction staff, to huge discounts on our vendors throughout the lifetime of the venture, insurance, marketing and advertising assistance, and advice and help with every nuance and aspect that you might need reinforcement. We're there to back your play and ensure your triumphs. Starting a new business enterprise is difficult. We make it far easier than most companies to become a business partner who is successful as soon as possible after the initial investment.

Ideal Candidate & Qualifications

Is it difficult to pry the smile off your face? Do you love being around children and families? Are you a savvy businessperson with experience in areas such as marketing, negotiation, and store management? Are you a leader who can persuade a staff to execute tasks with swiftness and precision?

If any of that sounds like you, then we're interested in sitting down to discuss opening a Carvel ice cream parlor with you. We will train people who have never run a business before, but the more skills you walk through the door with, the better your chances for high levels of success early in your new career.

Training & Support

You'll go through our 10-day Carvel College of Ice Cream Knowledge. From there we'll help with your grand opening and continue to provide educational materials and guidance from store veterans that will help you reach your personal comfort zone.

We support all of our franchisees in a lot of ways. You won't have to worry about promotional signage or generating other marketing materials. That will be given to you by corporate. You will receive consultation visits and store reviews so we are all on the same page and you can course correct any issues that might keep you from prospering at your highest potential.

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Available In:

Carvel Ice Cream is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, 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