Abbott's Frozen Custard Franchise

Abbott's Frozen Custard

Min. Liquid Capital: $100,000

Total Investment: $275,000 - $425,000

Net Worth Required: $250,000

Initial Franchise Fee: $37,000

Financing Available: Third Party

Training Provided: Yes

No of Existing Units: 36

Company-Owned Units: 5



About Abbott's Frozen Custard

With over a century of experience, Abbott’s Frozen Custard has established itself as a cornerstone of the frozen custard market. Since 1902, Abbott’s Stands have been churning out our secret family recipe made fresh in each location every single day. By staying focused on keeping things simple and efficient, Abbott’s Frozen Custard is able to remain committed to our people, our product and our communities. Our experienced and dedicated management team has over one hundred years of collective knowledge which we leverage on a daily basis to support our passionate owners. This teamwork enables us to deliver an exceptional Abbott’s Experience to all of our loyal customers. We are committed to our sustainable and strategic development plan which means growing with the right partners, in the right communities at the right time that makes sense for everyone.

Why Abbott's Frozen Custard?

The Abbott’s Advantage

Family business - Abbott’s always has been and will continue to be a family business. This translates into personal relationships throughout the Company that produce opportunities not found in a corporate structure. Franchisees are called Owners, included like partners and always have a direct line to our management team. We believe in an open-door policy and expect constant communication from and with our Owners.

The Team - With the most experienced, passionate and dedicated management team in the industry, our Owners benefit from training and ongoing support that comes from decades of operational experience. We are your partners, and we operate Company locations to ensure we always are in the same boat with you.

Our frozen custard - Our secret family recipe has created lasting memories for millions of friends and families for more than a century. Based on wholesome ingredients directly from our dairy farms, our guests appreciate the value of our premium product.

Our equipment - Built just for us, the Abbott’s Frozen Custard machine is an essential part of our business, that without, is impossible to create Abbott’s Frozen Custard.

Simple operations with a focused menu - Do one thing and do it well. At Abbott’s we know what we are great at and that is what we focus on. Every day, we strive to be the greatest frozen custard stand which requires dedication and perseverance. Owners benefit from a simple operation that enables them to focus on their priorities and take advantage of the benefits of being a small business owner.

Ideal Candidate

What makes a great Owner

New owners join the Abbott’s family from a variety of backgrounds including retail sales, commercial real estate development, restaurant operations, and professional services. Regardless of their background, they all share the following characteristics:

  • Passion - The single most common trait among our owners that drives them to be successful every day. Our owners are fiercely passionate about our product, our brand and our customers. They understand how important each customer’s Abbott’s Experience is, and work tirelessly to ensure every customer leaves happier than when they arrived.
  • Being a good neighbor – Our owners understand the value of making a positive impact in their neighborhood. Each owner is dedicated to being more than just a business in town, they are committed to being an active participant in their community.
  • Personable – Abbott’s owners look forward to interacting with everyone around them. They love working with their crew, serving their guests and meeting people in the community. Their personalities are truly the heart and soul of their business and allow them to be successful.

Training And Support

Abbott’s owners benefit from an experienced and dedicated management team supporting them in each facet of their business. The support starts even before a franchise agreement is signed as prospective franchisees are walked through our Discovery Process which is designed to ensure the right information in the right sequence is shared amongst everyone. Once a franchisee agreement is signed the Abbott’s team leads our new owner through the onboarding process which includes the following sub-processes. Each step of the process is performed together as one cohesive unit focused on our achieving our collective goal of opening and operating your Abbott’s Stand.

  • Onboarding - Introducing you to our systems and internal processes efficiently is key to ensuring you have time to learn and become proficient before opening.
  • Site selection - We utilize data analytics combined with local knowledge and experience to ensure we identify the best location.
  • Architectural design - Our architectural firm will design your space from top to bottom to ensure it fits our needs.
  • Construction management - We will help you identify, interview, and manage your general contractor performing the construction of your Stand
  • Equipment - Abbott’s will supply you with every piece of equipment you need to operate your stand including our custom made frozen custard machine.
  • Inventory - We leverage our long term established relationships with our ingredient manufacturers to ensure you receive your inventory at below market costs. A number of our ingredients are also made just for Abbott’s to ensure a premium and differentiable product for our guests.
  • Scoop School - Our training program consists of a week at our headquarters as well as over a week at your new Stand prior to and extending through your grand opening to ensure you are fully prepared to operate your business.
  • Marketing - You will receive direct marketing support from our team as well as coaching on how to effectively introduce the brand to your community.
  • Ongoing business coaching - We continually support our owners through various avenues including multiple in person visits during a year to ensure we are helping you operate your business.
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