The BizBuySell Small Business Community

  • Get Expert Advice

  •  • Find Local Service Professionals

  •  • Share Your Experiences

Can money be made with an ice cream franchise

I am retiring soon after 30 years in state government. I am considering buying an ice cream frachise. Is the possible return worth the cost to purchase the franchise?

No User Photo

Answer This Question

max 5000 characters

Web Reference (optional)

e.g., "www.mywebsite.com"

Review Community Guidelines

Help keep our Community clean and on topic. The BizBuySell Community is a place where you can discuss your questions, concerns and knowledge with others you can trust. It is not OK to use this forum to solicit others for personal or financial gain, or to rant about personal issues. It's all in the guidelines.

Submit Your Answer
Answers (1)
No User Photo
The BAF Group LLC
MD

We see a number of re-sales, and none of the ones we see are terrific. But it depends on your needs: What is the return you want? Because of how many of then don't do well - and I have seen one, national operation that has opened and failed three times - I would take a look at some mature operations that might be in your area and judge their performance. That does not mean you have to buy one of those; but if you choose to buy a new franchise, the ones you have seen give you something to compare. (This is one of those that I would probably want to buy "used", because you can tell from the current owners whether the location and neighborhood is suitable.)

Aug 6, 2009

Start a Discussion