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Ritter's Frozen Custard Franchise Review

Ritter's Frozen Custard is graded based on our most recent research.

Franchise Facts

Ritter's Frozen Custard operates Shoppes offering a wide variety of frozen custard products and beverages, as well as hamburgers, hot dogs and fries.

How much does a Ritter's Frozen Custard franchise cost?

Ritter's Frozen Custard has a franchise fee of up to $25,000, with a total initial investment range of $66,000 to $1,107,900.

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $7,500 to $25,000
  • Total Investment: $66,000 to $1,107,900
  • Working Capital: - to $45,000
  • Royalty Fee: 5.0%

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How much does a Ritter's Frozen Custard franchise make?

Franchise profits depend on a number of variables, including local demand for your product, labor costs, commercial lease rates and several other factors. Typically, franchise profits are proportionate to the size of investment. We can help you figure out how much money you can make by reviewing your personal situation. Please unlock this franchise for more information.

How many franchise locations do they have?

As of the 2017 Franchise Disclosure Document, there are 20 franchised Ritter's Frozen Custard locations in the USA.

Are there any Ritter's Frozen Custard franchise opportunities near me?

Based on 2017 FDD data, Ritter's Frozen Custard has franchise locations in 5 states. The largest region is the Midwest with 13 franchise locations.


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Last Reviewed: 2017

Ritter's Frozen Custard Franchise Stats

Total Investment
$66,000 - $1,107,900
Franchise Fee
$7,500 - $25,000
Franchise Agreement
Initial Term
10 Years
Renewal Term
10 Years
Franchisee Outlet Growth
Ongoing Fees
Ad Fees
# of Franchised Outlets

Additional Questions

Do they provide any initial training and opening assistance?

Yes, they have an initial training program of 95 hours. This includes 14 hours of classroom training and 81 hours of on-the-job training. In their FDD they outline who’s in charge of the training. Unlock to find out more.

Online 0
On-the-Job 81
Classroom 14
Total 95

Do they offer Territory Rights?

Ritter's Frozen Custard does NOT offer territory protections.

Do they provide Veteran or First Responder Discounts?

Yes, unlock to find out the amount of the discount.

When did they begin franchising?

They began franchising in 2003. The average Ice Cream, Smoothies and Frozen Yogurt franchise began franchising in 2009.

Do they offer financing support?

No, but you can click here to fill out our affordability calculator and understand your financing options.
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