Ben & Jerry’s

Named for its founders, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, who took a $5 correspondence course on ice-cream-making, then leased an old gas station building to open their first ice cream shop. As Cohen had no sense of taste, he relied on “mouth feel” when eating, so large chunks of chocolate, fruit and nuts became a signature of their ice cream flavors

Cash Required: $100,000

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

Menchie’s is the world’s largest self-serve frozen yogurt franchise. They’re not just in the business of serving frozen yogurt; They’re in the business of making people smile. They want every guest to come away with a great dessert and feeling better than when they walked in. Every colorful, mix-it-yourself Menchie’s store is designed with smiles in mind and to be a safe place where families want to hang out and keep coming back for more.

Cash Required: $125,000

Forever Yogurt

The shop’s streamlined self-serve concept allows guests to get their quantity of over 85 healthy froyo flavors and 50 delicious toppings just right. Forever Yogurt serves the highest quality product in the industry, as well as a signature line of “Froth” Hot Chocolate, “FYBar” smoothies, and FY lifestyle merchandise to keep stores busy year-round.

Cash Required: $80,000

Maui Wowi

The largest Hawaiian Coffee/Smoothie Franchise in the United States. Maui Wowi offers a simple, profitable, and flexible business model with low investment where you can start with one location and scale up to multiple locations. With one franchise fee, an owner gets the rights to open multiple locations ranging from a mobile cart, trailer or four wall kiosk to a stand alone drive-thru or storefront.

Cash Required: $45,000

Extreme Pita

Features great tasting, healthy fast food made fresh. At the heart of the menu is a delicious Extreme Pita pocket sandwich with 10 chef inspired recipes. Menu also includes a delicious flat baked pita pizza, featuring Pesto and Buffalo chicken, and fresh tossed salads made to order in front of the customer.

Cash Required: $70,000

Ritter’s Frozen Custard

Their frozen custard is simply the creamiest, best-tasting ice cream ever to cross your palate. Ritter’s is made fresh all day, every day, using high-quality dairy ingredients. They also offer burgers, Italian ice, glaciers, shakes and smoothies.

Cash Required: $75,000

Yogurt Mountain

Yogurt Mountain stores are the ultimate self-serve frozen yogurt experience featuring 16 rotating flavors of delicious, authentic frozen yogurt and over 50 toppings. All of their yogurts are fat free or low fat and feature probiotics, which can help promote a healthy digestive and immune system.

Cash Required: $150,000

Hokulia Shave Ice

Hokulia shave ice tastes so good because they literally shave the ice. It is not ground and gritty, but smooth and refreshing. Because it is shaved, the ice has a light and fluffy texture. The perfect shave ice has premium Farr’s Ice Cream in the center and is topped with creamy sweetened condensed milk. Our shave ice is so good you will think you are on the Islands enjoying a “taste of Hawaii.”

Cash Required: $70,000

Schakolad Chocolate Factory

Schakolad chocolates are hand-made, fine chocolates made on the premises for customers to watch. Multiple income streams include: (1) the retail sector, (2) corporate clients (business to business), (3) hotels, (4) parties and weddings, (5) “Sweet Night Out” event and Interactive Birthday parties at store and (6) Chocolate Fountain Rentals.

Cash Required: $110,000