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At TCBY we have endless frozen yogurt and topping flavor combinations. We bring this same philosophy of choices to becoming a TCBY franchise owner. Choose what works best for you: single-unit store owner, multi-unit store owner, or Area Director. And, because we believe preparation is so important to success, we provide the resources to help you identify the right location, design and build your store, and even secure financing if needed.

choose what works best for you

Single-Unit Store Owner

Some prefer to start small, choosing to own and operate one TCBY frozen yogurt franchise location. You will oversee the day-to-day operations and have the satisfaction of interacting with happy customers every day. As the face of your business, you will get involved with local community organizations to build your business.

Multi-Unit Store Owner

Grow your TCBY business to eventually own and operate two or more TCBY frozen yogurt franchise locations or own multiple units from the start. The choice is yours. Either way, you will remain involved in the day-to-day operations of your TCBY business and still continue to market and grow the business locally.

franchisee requirements

Our requirements depend on which development option you select from the choices listed above. However, here are some of the requirements that all franchisees must meet:

  • Passionate about the TCBY brand and product
  • Desire to operate a customer-focused and fun business where people come for a delicious treat
  • Detail oriented with respect for standards
  • Strong people and leadership skills
  • Outgoing, friendly, and energetic personality
  • Willing to work hard to be successful

TCBY – a proven investment

Franchise requirements will depend on the type of investment you choose:

Single-Unit Store Owner

  • $100,000 liquid assets
  • $250,000 net worth

Multi-Unit Store Owner

  • $250,000 liquid assets
  • $500,000 net worth
  • Restaurant/food service ownership experience preferred but not required
associated expenses

The cost to open a single TCBY frozen yogurt franchise will vary by market and location; however, the following is the general range of investment you should expect. All information below is based on the 2013 TCBY Franchise Disclosure Document [FDD]. To obtain a copy of the current FDD, click here.

Initial Franchise Fee $35,000*
Ongoing Royalties 6% of Gross Sales
Advertising Fee 3% of Gross Sales
Initial Training Fee Included in Franchise Fee
Initial Terms of Agreement 10 years for traditional location;
5 years for non-traditional location
Total Estimated Initial Investment $245,700 to $418,000***

*A complete inventory of associated costs is disclosed in Item 7 of the Franchise Disclosure Document. These figures do not include real estate lease costs and may vary with actual circumstances.