Unique Brand Experience

The Bruster’s model is built on delivering a superior customer experience that includes quality products and fast, friendly service. By designing our units with multiple walk-up windows, our franchisees can open more windows to service a larger volume of guests during peak times and reduce the number of open windows during slower periods.

This strategy is the key to Bruster’s higher unit volumes and unique brand experience!

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Flexible Store Design

Bruster’s franchisees have two design options:  free-standing and end-cap. Both fit our walk-up window model and can accommodate patio seating areas. If available, we encourage adding a drive-thru for customer convenience. In colder climates, we offer alternative designs that account for customer comfort.


Although we have found free-standing locations for rent, most free-standing locations require the franchisee to purchase the land and build or purchase the land with an existing location to be retrofitted accordingly. The investment for a free-standing location is estimated between $1,089,000 and $2,236,500 for a location that requires the purchase of land and building.

Bruster’s requires a minimum $800,000 net worth and $350,000 in liquid capital to qualify for this type of store design.


Bruster’s began offering a leased end-cap design as an option during the recent economic downturn. We have found these locations are a lower investment because the cost of land, with or without an existing building, continues to increase across the country. The end-cap may or may not offer a drive-through, but always offers the walk-up windows. The investment for an end-cap location is estimated between $318,000 and $850,000.  

Bruster’s requires a minimum $500,000 net worth and $150,000 in liquid capital to qualify for this type of store design.

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Proven Franchise Program and Support

Whether you are a seasoned small business owner or have come from corporate America, it doesn’t matter - you can rely on us for comprehensive franchise systems, support and resources. If you can follow a system, you will have everything you need to achieve your goals:

  • Premium products
  • Exceptional brand experience
  • Careful in-market site selection
  • Personal store buildout guidance
  • Comprehensive initial and ongoing training
  • Responsive operational support
  • Data-driven performance analytics
  • Advanced marketing initiatives
  • Proven operating manuals
  • All-inclusive grand opening plan

To understand the details of our franchise opportunity, we invite you to participate in our discovery program. The six-step program is designed to help you determine if Bruster’s is the right vehicle to achieve your personal and professional goals.

We aren’t selling franchises; we are helping you make an informed decision!
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*Disclaimer- This is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy a franchise. Any offer to sell a franchise will be made after individuals have completed an application and been qualified to receive a Franchise Disclosure Document. For those individuals who qualify, an offer to sell the franchise will only be made in conjunction with the delivery of a current Bruster’s Real Ice Cream Franchise Disclosure Document. Other qualifications apply when determining whether you will be offered a Bruster’s franchise. You may request confidential information from Bruster’s by phone, mail or by submitting your contact information through this site. 724-312-8739 | © 2020 Bruster’s Limited Partnership. All rights reserved.