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What is the availability of sites and territory in my area of interest?

Visit the What's Available page to view the markets currently open for development. Since we cannot predict which locations will be available when the recruitment process is completed, flexibility regarding location may be required.

 

Can I become a franchisee without opening a Factory?

At this time we are offering Master Franchise for a whole country or state which makes it necessary to open a Factory. Only in countries where there is a Master Franchisee it will be possible to open a Branch.

Where can I obtain the following information?

  • A copy of the Franchise Agreement

  • A list of existing Franchisees to contact

  • Cost breakdowns, Advertising Fees, Royalties and Initial Franchise Fees.

This information is available in our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). In Process of becoming a Franchisee you will receive a copy of FDD.

What is the start-up cost for a new Freshi Ice Sticks Factory and Branch?

The estimated initial investment for a new Factory is in the range from 200,000 US$

The Branch can range from 20,000 US$ to 25,000 US$

Not including real estate, and depends primarily upon the number of Branches acquired;

their size, configuration and location; who develops the real estate for and/or constructs them; and the amount and terms of financing.

Where do I receive my training? Does every Franchise owner has to go through the training?

Prior to opening your first Branch, you (or your appointed director) must attend a 3-day franchise business course conducted in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Also your Ice Cream chef must attend a 14 days course. Both of them will receive a Certificate after finishing the course.

How many units do I have to commit to develop?

Franchisees sign Store Development Agreements (SDA), which set out one or more geographic areas for the development of new Branches. Signing an SDA means you are responsible for developing the minimum number of Branches specified under that SDA, which is determined by Freshi Ice Sticks and the final number will be added in your Franchise Agreement.

What is the profitability of the business?

There is no simple answer to this question. There are many variables that make it impossible to predict future results with any certainty, including such factors as: sales, location, occupancy and operating costs, the financing terms, your ability to manage and control the business and other factors. For these reasons, we do not predict sales, costs, or profits for any store or network of stores, nor can we predict whether or to what extent you may succeed at a particular location. We encourage you to fully review Freshi Ice Sticks' Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), discuss our business with existing franchisees as well as with a competent attorney and accountant.

What is Freshi Ice Sticks position on franchising to minorities?

Freshi Ice Sticks has a track record of actively seeking individuals who are qualified to become franchisees without regard to their race, color, gender, national origin, sexual orientation or religion.

May I qualify financially with other partners?

A single candidate must personally meet the financial qualifications. However, if a partnership or corporation is formed, Freshi Ice Sticks considers the overall financial strength of the business partnership or corporation.

What happens after I submit my online application?

We will email you a confirmation if you have been accepted to proceed to the next steps in becoming a Franchisee.

How long is the entire process of becoming a Freshi Ice Sticks franchisee?

Becoming a franchisee is a multi-step process that includes Candidate Pre-Qualification, Due Diligence, Business Plan Review and Approval, Contract Signing, Franchise Training, Site Selection, Construction and Grand Opening. On average, the candidate approval process takes approximately 30-60 days, and the typical length of time between the signing of the Store Development Agreement and opening a Branch for business is 3-6 months.

Is it still possible to be approved as a new franchisee if I do not have quick-service Branch experience?

Operational experience in a food/beverage, retail or hospitality environment is preferred for one or more partners.

Why does the franchisee fee vary across the World?

Franchise fees are based on many factors such as existing brand presence in the market and other circumstances that vary from one market to another.

Is financing available?

We do not provide financing.