Become a Franchisee

Häagen-Dazs is committed to offering the top ice cream franchise opportunities to individuals who embody an entrepreneurial spirit and have achieved success in previous ventures. High performing locations and strong brand messaging promise to offer our franchisee a super premium ice cream experience. To learn more about purchasing an ice cream franchise, review the information below.

The Process

Financial Requirements
Financial Requirements
Financial Qualifications Cost
Required Net Worth $200,000
Liquid Assets $80,000
Initial Franchise Fee $30,000*
Royalty Fee 4% of Gross Sales

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Application Submission

After you review the information we provide and speak with a representative from Häagen-Dazs, you will be offered the opportunity to complete an application and asked to provide us with third party documentation. Completion of this step is necessary in order to move forward in our process. Documentation may be, but not limited to, bank statements, verification of information provided in the application, etc.

Applicant Interview

After review, and upon approval of your application and third party documentation, you will receive an invitation to Häagen-Dazs Shoppe Company Discovery Day at our headquarters in Minneapolis, MN. We will schedule an interview date convenient to both parties and can help with providing options for accommodations nearby. After completion of Discovery Day, we will notify you of our Franchise Award decision.

Franchise Agreement

Once you are awarded a franchise, we will work to execute a non-location specific Franchise Agreement with you.

Site Review

You, the franchisee, will have the opportunity to identify a proposed Shop site. We, Shoppe Company, will provide guidelines for analyzing the location and will conduct a site visit.


We will provide you with exceptional support in designing the new shop. Our experienced architect will formalize the construction plans. Construction may begin after we approve the final plans. Our Construction Manager will work closely with your General Contractor and provide guidance throughout the construction process to ensure that your Shop meets our design requirements.


We offer a nine day Häagen-Dazs University course that will prepare you and your shop Manager with the information and tools to be prepared to open your new shop. The course will be completed before your shop opens and is held in Minneapolis, MN.

Shop Opens

Start scooping ice cream, making delicious desserts and have fun meeting your community!

Building a Future

If you have a location in mind, we’ll give you tools so that you can engage in a due diligence process to evaluate its potential. We can also leverage our leasing relationships to help you find a location in an area you desire.

We will follow a step-by-step startup process and provide experienced staff members to answer all of your questions. We also provide support with store design and construction guidance using qualified vendors.

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