Our Lemon Heaven and Cin City Donuts concepts allow our customers’ senses to come alive with our delicious freshly squeezed lemonade, cotton candy, mini donuts, coffee, hot chocolate, tea, and hot apple cider made fresh before their eyes.
Everything is produced within our award-winning custom portable carts, kiosks, and trailers designed for high traffic indoor or outdoor locations such as arenas, stadiums, convention centers, zoos, farmers markets, concerts, fairs, festivals, big box store parking lots, stores, catering opportunities, street vending locations, and malls.
There are two different types of franchise licenses:
- Site Specific Franchise Partners operate full time or seasonally at permanent locations such as outlet malls, arenas, stadiums, farmers markets, big box store parking lots, stores, catering opportunities, and street vending locations.
- Special Events Franchise Partners operate at fun and exciting temporary events such as music festivals, sporting events, fairs, catering opportunities, and more.
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Our franchisees enjoy unparalleled support:
- Our Intranet System provides you with the tools required to run your franchise business and evaluate your everyday success. You’ll have access to our online custom event management software and forums to communicate with fellow franchisees.
- Comprehensive training, excellent resources, and support when you need it.
- A network of like-minded franchise partners for collaboration and sharing success stories.
- We’ve participated in multiple franchise partner satisfaction surveys by independent third parties who surveyed franchise partners, which resulted in awards.
Estimated Initial Financial Investment
Unlike traditional bricks and mortar franchises, risk is mitigated with lower capital costs, lower overhead, and mobility of equipment investments to the best possible locations.
One of the greatest advantages is that our cost to open is comparatively low for the food and beverage industry. The estimated total investment necessary to begin operation of a Lemon Heaven franchise business typically ranges from $34,750 to $189,000. The estimated total investment necessary to begin operation of a Cin City Donuts franchise business typically ranges from $107,000 to $206,250, which also includes the capability to operate a Lemon Heaven franchise business at the upper end of the range.
Please note these estimated investment ranges include initial estimated operating cash, inventory, equipment, vehicle(s) if applicable, initial training costs, and the franchise fee. Details of the estimated initial investment are set out in our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). These costs and ranges do not include amounts for custom built mall or store locations as we have no experience with such locations.
For a “Special Events Business” franchise, you will need a vehicle that can store and frequently transport the equipment and supplies. For a “Site Specific Business” location, you may need a vehicle that can frequently transport supplies and occasionally your equipment. As applicable, your vehicle(s) could be a pick-up truck and enclosed cargo trailer, or a cube van (box truck). Typically, a truck and cargo trailer combination would require a minimum ½ ton truck and 7 x 14 foot cargo trailer. If you already have a suitable vehicle, it will reduce your initial investment.
If you initially invest in operating both a Lemon Heaven and Cin City Donuts franchise business, we charge a one-time franchise fee of $7,500 plus applicable taxes for both operations.
If you initially invest in either a Lemon Heaven franchise or a Cin City Donuts franchise, we charge a one-time franchise fee of $7,500 plus applicable taxes. Subject to our approval, if you subsequently invest in adding either Lemon Heaven or Cin City Donuts to your operations, we charge a one-time expansion fee of $7,500 plus applicable taxes and you will need to complete training for that particular operation. The expansion fee covers our costs in coming back to your location for additional training on adding Lemon Heaven or Cin City Donuts to your operation.
The initial franchise fee or expansion fee, if applicable, is only charged for your “Special Events Business” franchise license or first “Site Specific Business” franchise license location. Subject to our approval, you are able to expand to multiple “Site Specific Business” locations without any additional franchise fees as long as you are using our pre-approved corporate designed carts, kiosks, and trailers. This scenario is virtually unheard of in the franchising industry!
Exceptions: For any site specific location that requires a custom build-out, regardless of whether you currently operate, or have previously operated, any other franchise businesses, the franchise fee will be $25,000 for each such location. For any site specific location that does not require a custom build-out, we do not charge an additional franchise fee.
We provide a 33.33% discount on the Franchise Fee to veterans of the Armed Forces with 10 or more years of service.
Royalties and Advertising/Marketing Fees
Royalties are 5%, payable monthly and are based on total monthly franchise business Gross Receipts (sales) before sales taxes. Royalties are subject to any applicable sales taxes.
One-half percent (0.5%) of Gross Receipts (sales) before sales taxes, payable monthly, are pooled into a national advertising and marketing fund.
For additional information, check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
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