Frequently Asked Questions


Does Sweet Factory offer franchising?

Absolutely! We are currently seeking well-qualified candidates who share the same passion as we do. With almost 15 years of experience in franchising, Sweet Factory is THE "candy authority" with a winning formula for retail success that sets the standard for bulk candy retailers. We operate successful corporate locations which provides us with daily insight into the operations of the business and allows us to offer strategic opportunities for our franchisees' success.

Do I need previous retail or franchising experience?

Sweet Factory's comprehensive training and opening support prepares you to fully operate your Sweet Factory location and our ongoing coaching and support enables you to maximize the potential of your store. You will need a desire to oversee or operate your own business and ability to coach your employees to deliver exceptional service and in-store experiences.

How long does it take to open a store?

It varies on availability and condition of your desired location, but it is possible to open a store within 6 months and less for nontraditional locations.

What is the best location for a Sweet Factory?

High traffic shopping malls, outlet centers, tourist destinations and entertainment centers.

How much is the franchise fee?

The franchise fee is $35,000. View the initial investment page or contact a representative to learn more about opening a Sweet Factory franchise.

What is the royalty fee?

The ongoing royalty fee for Sweet Factory is 5% of gross revenue.

What does it cost to open a Sweet Factory?

Typically, the total estimated initial investment ranges from $365,500 to $1,111,500 for a new store. Talk to a franchise representative today to learn more about the breakdown of costs when opening a new store.We are always striving to lower our store development costs.

How do I get started?

Submit an online inquiry, and a Sweet Factory franchising representative will answer any questions and provide more information regarding the franchise opportunity. Click here to preview the Sweet Factory franchising process.

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