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Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

Quick Summary

Want to grow a thriving business that makes people smile and is loved by your community? Discover why operating a Ben & Jerry’s scoop shop is “Joy for the Belly and Soul!”

Quick Facts

Minimum Cash Required$100,000
Total Investment$109,485 – $430,800
Net Worth Required$350,000
Franchise Fee$37,000
Financing AssistanceNone
Year Founded1978
Franchising Since1981
Training & SupportYes
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Available In These States:

We are currently accepting inquiries in these states:
  • CA
  • DE
  • FL
  • IL
  • ME
  • MD
  • NJ
  • NY
  • NC
  • OH
  • SC
  • TX
  • VA
  • WI

Not Available In These States:

We are NOT currently accepting inquiries in these states:
  • AL
  • AK
  • AZ
  • AR
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • GA
  • HI
  • ID
  • IN
  • IA
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • MA
  • MI
  • MN
  • MS
  • MO
  • MT
  • NE
  • NV
  • NH
  • NM
  • ND
  • OK
  • OR
  • PA
  • RI
  • SD
  • TN
  • UT
  • VT
  • WA
  • WV
  • WY


Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

The Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Franchise Opportunity
Want to grow a thriving business that makes people smile and is loved by your community? Discover why operating a Ben & Jerry’s scoop shop is “Joy for the Belly and Soul!”
Changing the World, One Scoop at a Time
From a renovated gas station in Burlington, Vermont, to far-off places with names we sometimes mispronounce, the journey that began in 1978 with two guys – Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield – and the ice cream business they built is as legendary as the ice cream is euphoric. Today, Ben & Jerry's products are distributed nationwide and in select foreign countries in supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, franchised Ben & Jerry's scoop shops, restaurants and other venues. Ben & Jerry’s operates on a three-part mission emphasizing product quality, economic reward and a commitment to the community. This mission aims to create linked prosperity for everyone that’s connected to our business: suppliers, employees, farmers, franchisees, customers and neighbors alike.
Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops
Our scoop shops are designed to deliver the ultimate, immersive Ben & Jerry’s experience. They're whimsical, welcoming places where families and friends can enjoy their favorite treats and fans can deepen their connections with our brand. Brightly colored, well-lit and clean, a scoop shop is always inviting and promises that what’s inside is not only delicious, but of the highest quality.
Our customers visit scoop shops with a powerful set of expectations that go way beyond the great taste of our ice cream. Ben & Jerry’s franchisees deliver on those expectations and more, by providing a wide variety of Ben & Jerry’s euphoric products in an atmosphere enhanced by a genuine commitment to outstanding customer service and community involvement.
Scoop shops offer the biggest and Ben & Jerriest selection of our ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet flavors (including special “shop-only” flavors you can’t get anywhere else), not to mention luscious sundaes, amazing shakes, cool fruit smoothies, creative ice cream cakes and more euphoria than you can shake a scoop at.
Love What You Do
Imagine owning a business that puts smiles on people’s faces, that’s backed by one of the world’s most recognized and loved brands, and that values the importance of having fun, giving back and getting involved in the community.
Ben & Jerry’s franchise ownership is an opportunity to love what you do and to make a difference doing it.

Our franchisees build meaningful relationships within their own communities, making a difference locally through product donations, charity fundraisers, individual scoop shop initiatives and company-sponsored events.

Strong Support
We’ve got a great recipe for operating a scoop shop, and a world-class team to provide “scoop-to-nuts” expertise.
We help you every step of the way, beginning with guiding your search for the right location, to training, operations, marketing and ongoing support for the life of your business.
The Road to Discovery Starts Here!
Take the first step by completing and submitting the form below. We’ll contact you to schedule a formal introduction to Ben & Jerry’s franchising, and hopefully invite you to complete a franchise application.
If your application meets our criteria, we’ll share our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) with you and give you an opportunity to explore the business further. The final step in our discovery process is joining us at Ben & Jerry’s company headquarters in South Burlington, Vermont for a Discovery Day.

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