UK Ice Cream Franchises
Does hearing almond hazelnut swirl, bananas foster, peaches and cream, Chunky Monkey and Cherry Garcia makes your mouth water and images of these ice cream tubs comes to mind? This is where ice cream franchise opportunities are striving. Ice cream is no longer a type of dessert, it has grown into a multi-billion industry and you can be a part of it. Opportunities range from the big names such as Haagen Dazs, Ben & Jerry's to smaller yet well loved brand names such as MaggieMoos and Carvels.
The range of investment needed for such a franchise depends on the size and services you wish to offer, you may think that Haagen Dazs would require a large amount of investment to start up their franchise, in actual fact it is quite the opposite. The bigger the name the more flexible they are in making business through you. It is quite normal to see a small space in the freezer counter dedicated only for Haagen Dazs Ice cream tubs and boxes, this is generally a type of franchise opportunity for you at the most minimum cost.
Meanwhile, to really see your profit, you might want to invest in setting up a stall or a larger space to set your ice cream franchise business. As with other franchise companies, Haagen Dazs will provide you with all the marketing, training and equipment support needed to start your own Haagen Dazs stall or shop.
Just as with coffee franchises, Ice cream franchises will never decrease in popularity due to them going beyond being just a type of desert. These businesses are now adding more variety to their product line with frozen yogurts, smoothies as well as cakes and pastries while still making sure the major selling product remains the traditional varieties.
Having said that, another reason why this type of opportunity is becoming one of the most sought after business opportunities is due to the brilliant marketing concepts to drive and encourage consumers towards their products. Ice cream used to bear the stigma of causing weight gain and heart diseases which cause a lot of ice cream makers go under during the early 80s. Today, these franchises boast of natural healthy ingredients in their products such as low fat milk and chemical free preservatives and packaging.
Ice cream franchises are growing worldwide due to the growing brand conscious generation. As with all franchise businesses, this type survives due to the brand name and not necessarily from the product itself. The brand conscious generation would and will spend much more for a Haagen Dazs than going for lesser brand of similar taste and ingredients. Some would call it exploitation of consumers, others call it a lifestyle preference, either way you can be sure that your ice cream franchise will definitely give you a strong return of investment no matter how small or large your business set up is.