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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?

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The BAF Group LLC

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

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