With over 200 franchised locations, Bruster’s is an established brand with widespread recognition, a strong fan base, and a community of loyal franchisees.
We asked our franchisees why they love Bruster’s, and the list of reasons was endless. However, we’ve narrowed it down to some top perks of joining the Bruster’s family.
12 Reasons to Join the Bruster’s Franchise Family
- Pride of ownership of a fun, rewarding business
- Fresh-made products, quality controlled from cow to cone
- Consistently high demand for innovative product and flavor selections
- Simple, refined, and proven business model
- Happy franchisees willing to share ideas and help each other
- Nine consecutive years of same-store sales growth
- A privately held company that is family-focused
- Supportive, collaborative franchisor with a tenured leadership team
- Hands-on site selection with generous protected trade areas
- Comprehensive national marketing program backed by data-driven analytics
- Community connection with opportunities for fundraising and youth mentorship
- Discounted franchise fee for subsequent units and veterans (and no renewal fees)
Live the Ice Cream Dream!
The Bruster’s® difference starts with our proprietary home-style mix, delivered fresh from our dairy farm to each store, where small artisan batches of ice creams, yogurts, ices, and sorbets are made fresh onsite. Every day, each location offers at least 37 decadent flavors from 200 recipes available.
If you haven’t tried our ice cream before, you must taste for yourself the reason we are a scoop above the rest.
Serve Superior Products!
Frequently Asked Questions
There are lots of ice cream franchises. What makes Bruster’s different?
In addition to making our rich and creamy ice cream fresh daily, our franchisees deliver cherished moments and memories by providing a gathering place in their community for friends and families to celebrate their milestones.
We also provide strict quality control from cow to cone, ensuring that every scoop is delicious. The Bruster’s brand has always been A Scoop Above the Rest™!
Does Bruster’s sell more than ice cream?
While Bruster’s is known for its decadent cones, sundaes, blasts, and shakes, our franchisees also offer gluten-free, vegan, and no-sugar-added desserts, including sorbets and more.
Some of our flavors are year-round favorites, while others are seasonally available. Custom cakes and pies are also available for take-out through online orders and third-party delivery. There is truly something for everyone!
Everything is made fresh daily. Why is that important?
Bruster’s controls the pasteurization process, makes our own proprietary base mixes, and sources only the highest quality mix-in ingredients.
Our franchisees make the end products fresh on-site daily, and it truly sets them apart from local competitors and helps us create an unmatched brand experience. In fact, 90% of our franchisees were customers first!
I don’t know anything about making ice cream. Is that a problem?
Absolutely not! Everyone starts somewhere! Bruster’s has taught people from all different backgrounds how to make ice cream so they can truly live the ice cream dream.
During your onboarding, our team will guide and support you as you become your town’s #1 ice cream maker.
How do you help Bruster’s franchisees maximize their investment?
We monitor our new franchisees’ progress against benchmarked goals and provide guidance and support to meet those goals throughout the first year.
Once the franchisee has learned the ice cream business and feels they consistently deliver a superior customer experience, we encourage them to add outside sales, catering, fundraising, and sponsorship opportunities to increase their revenue. Many have incorporated food trucks, carts, and trailers to sell ice cream at sporting events, schools, concerts, festivals, and fairs.
Do I have to work in the store every day?
While franchisees are expected to be engaged in the business and fully committed to minimizing expenses and maximizing revenue, the business model is suitable for either owner-operator or semi-absentee ownership.
With state-of-the-art technology built into our point-of-sales systems, our franchisees can monitor their business from anywhere.
Bruster’s is One Sweet Business. Learn Why from Our CEO!
Ready to learn more about why a Bruster’s franchise could be the ice cream franchise for you? Please join us for a one-hour conference call with Jim Sahene, Bruster’s CEO.
Register for one of our monthly CEO calls, and we will send you the details. No obligation, just information!