FAQ

FAQ

How much does it cost to own my own Tutti Frutti store?
Depending on the size of the space, the cost ranges between $300,000 to $425,000.
What do I need as an initial investment?
Minimum of $150,000 in cash or liquid assets.
Estimated start-up costs Low Medium High
Total $302,000 $372,000 $427,000
Franchise Fee $25,000 $25,000 $25,000
Design/Architect $10,000 $10,000 $10,000
Construction $157,000 $210,000 $238,000
Yogurt Machines $37,000 $46,000 $65,000
Inventory $25,000 $25,000 $25,000
Marketing $10,000 $10,000 $10,000
Kitchen Equipment $18,000 $23,000 $28,000
Furniture $7,000 $10,000 $13,000
POS $13,000 $13,000 $13,000
What is the franchise fee?
At Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt our franchise fee is $25,000.
What are the royalty fees?
At Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt our royalty fees consists of 5% of gross revenue which is calculated on a monthly basis.
What type of marketing does Tutti Frutti execute on a corporate level, and what are we responsible for on an in-store level?
Our marketing department will analyze your location and target market prior to open and provide on going support available at any time to all franchisees. New materials, regional and national campaigns help build your brand presence and success. You will have access to our 24/7 marketing portal and industry relationships to ensure you have everything you need to build profits.
What are the marketing fees?
There are two types of marketing fees: 1) Co-operative marketing fees of 3% of gross revenue that’s collected on a monthly basis, and 2) Local marketing fees of 2% that is tracked for every location, however not collected by headquarters.
Is there a training process for new franchisees?
Absolutely! Our training program has received a lot of great feedback as we make sure all franchisees are ready to take over business operations for their own store. Tutti Frutti offers two types of training during start-up: 1) one-day training in our corporate location in Edmonton, and 2) three-days of onsite training at the franchisee’s location. Our mature training program includes all the manuals, guides and operation templates that we’ve perfected throughout the world. We even have a DVD with videos that we leave behind to remind franchisees of the training!
Can I buy a territory, or just an individual store?
Yes territories or regions are available, however we will only entertain these agreements with existing franchisees.
Does Tutti Frutti help with selection of a location?
Tutti Frutti can provide assistance such as referring you to our network of leasing brokers, however the identification of location is franchisee responsibility. Typically franchisees already have an area or location in mind, and therefore we found this process to be most effective. The final approval of a location remains with Tutti Frutti.
How long does it take to open a Tutti Frutti?
In general, it takes anywhere between 4-6 months from the time of signing the franchise agreement to opening the doors for the first time.