U.S. Franchise

Gelato-go is committed to offering the top gelato franchise opportunities to individuals who embody an entrepreneurial spirit and have achieved success in previous ventures. High performing locations and strong brand messaging promise to offer our franchisee a super premium gelato experience. To learn more about purchasing a Gelato-go franchise, review the information below.

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The Process

  • Financial Qualifications

    $200,000 net worth (not including primary residence, personal automobile, or personal property)

    $200,000 liquid asset

    Franchise Initial Investment:

    Range (year) 
    Initial Franchise Fee$35,000 to $45,000
    Project Management Fee$0 to $60,000
    Travel, lodging and meals for initial training$2,000 to $5,000
    Leasehold Improvements$45,000 to $80,000
    Fixtures and Equipment$35,000 to $70,000
    Furniture$2,000 to $6,000
    Gelato Equipment$20,000 to $40,000
    Initial Inventory$5,000 to $10,000
    Additional Working Capital$15,000 to $25,000
    Other Costs$24,500 to $59,100
    Total Investment $183,500 to $400,100
    Royalty Fee4% of Gross Sales
    Local Marketing Contribution2% of Gross Sales

    Note: The amount of your initial investment will vary depending upon a number of factors, including square footage and configuration (e.g. in-line, kiosk, etc.). A detailed explanation of the information presented here is contained in the Gelato-go Franchising Disclosure Document (FDD).

  • If you would like to own your own top gelato shop franchise(s) and are seeking additional information please click the link below to provide your contact information and where you are interested in opening a shop. You will instantly be sent an email with additional information about our franchising process. A representative will also contact you to help answer questions and discuss our process with you further.

    Get Started

  • After you review the information we provide and speak with a representative from Gelato-go, you will offered the opportunity to complete an application and asked to provide us with third party documentation. Completion of this step is necessary in order to move forward in our process. Documentation may be, but not limited to, bank statements, verification of information provided in the application, etc.

  • We are happy to provide you our FDD at any time as per your request. We will ask for you to indicate receipt of the document for our record-keeping purposes.

  • After review, and upon approval, of your application and third party documentation, you will receive an invitation to Gelato-go Company Discovery Day at our headquarters in Miami, FL. We will schedule an interview date convenient to both parties and can help with providing options for accommodations nearby. After completion of Discovery Day, we will notify you of our Franchise Award decision.

  • Once you are awarded a franchise, we will work to execute a non-location specific Franchise Agreement with you.

  • You, the franchisee, will have the opportunity to identify a proposed franchise site. We, Gelato-go, will provide guidelines for analyzing the location and will conduct a site visit.

  • We will provide you with exceptional support in designing the new shop. Our experienced architect will formalize the construction plans. Construction may begin after we approve the final plans. Our Construction Manager will work closely with your General Contractor and provide guidance throughout the construction process to ensure that your Shop meets our design requirements.

  • Gelato-go offers a Project Management Contract to all the Franchisees (please see Attachment 7 of the FDD)

  • We offer a full Training for all the Franchisees (please see Number 7 of the Table of Content in the FDD).

  • Start scooping gelato, making delicious desserts and have fun meeting your community!

Building Your Future

If you have a location in mind, we’ll give you tools so that you can engage in a due diligence process to evaluate its potential. We can also leverage our leasing relationships to help you find a location in an area you desire.

We will follow a step-by-step startup process and provide experienced staff members to answer all of your questions. We also provide support with store design and construction guidance using qualified vendors.



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