Cash Investment (Liquid): $150000
Minimum Investment: $130000
Maximum Investment: $170000
Minimum Net Worth: $250000
Franchise Fee: $39500
Average # of Employees:
Year Established: 1995
Year First Franchised: 1999
Schakolad Chocolate Factory
WHO ARE WE?
Schakolad Chocolate Factory are hand-made, fine European-style chocolates made on the premises for customers to watch. The active owners, 2nd and 3rd generation Chocolatiers have over 65 years of experience in chocolate making. Schakolad's goal is to become the premiere high quality chocolatier in the U.S and International markets. The Schakolad secret is not only the recipe, but the art of quality chocolate making...using European chocolate and preparing each of our 70 varieties of delicacies by hand, fresh at each location.
With 6 different income streams, no wonder Entrepreneur Magazine voted Schakolad Chocolate Factory as one of the Top Franchises! These income streams are as follows:
(1) Retail sector
(2) Corporate clients gifts and logos (business to business)
(3) Hotels (we currently have the logos of all of the major hotel chains)
(4) Wedding and Party Favors
(5) “Make Your Own Chocolate” event, Field Trips and Interactive Birthday Parties at the store and
(6) Chocolate Fountain Rentals.
Franchisees can create their own destiny by how much they are willing to market the chocolates to local customers using the 6 different income streams. We are looking for Franchise candidates that are outgoing and enjoy being with people - either at the store or by promoting to customers what Schakolad products can do for them. Many Schakolad stores also offer coffee beverages as well as our own blend of Schako Latte™ and Gelato Ice Cream. Fresh chocolate and beverages prove to be a great combination in drawing a large number of customers throughout the day and in summer months.
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Co-operative Advertising: Yes
Two Weeks (1 in Orlando, FL and 1 at Store Location)
Characteristics they look for in a franchise partner:
A passion for fresh, authentic ingredients
A willingness to be hands-on in the running of your business
Positive leadership and motivational skills
The ability to work independently within the structure of the brand
Ability to network and develop relationships in the community
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