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Industry

-

Category

Food and Beverage

SBA Identifier

S0195

Year of Founding

1945

Fees

Marketing Fee

5%

Royalty Fee

6%

Franchise Fee

$12,500-$25,000

Investment Range

$91K-$625K

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

894

U.S. Franchised Units

894

U.S. Corporate Units

0

Headquarters (City)

MA

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

-

Financing Availability

yes

Started Offering Franchises

1948

Issuance of FDD Data

03/26/2021

What to know about Baskin-Robbins franchise?

The Franchisor is Baskin-Robbins Franchising LLC. We develop, operate and franchise retail restaurants utilizing the Baskin-Robbins system. Our franchised restaurants sell Baskin-Robbins ice cream, related frozen products as well as other food items and products compatible with our concept.

Baskin-Robbins is based in Canton, MA. Scroll down to learn more!

How Much Does a Baskin-Robbins Franchise Cost?

Are you wondering how much is a Baskin-Robbins franchise? Before starting a Baskin-Robbins franchise, it is important to know the Baskin-Robbins franchise fee ($18,750) working capital and other costs required to start the business.

The minimum investment amount required to open a Baskin-Robbins franchise is $90,985 and can go all the way up to $625,185. Keep in mind, you should also allocate additional funds to live off of while the Baskin-Robbins business ramps up. This can take as little as 6 months to over 2 years depending on the franchise opportunity. You should speak to at least 5 Baskin-Robbins franchisees to understand the true cost of opening the franchise and how long it takes to: 1) start a Baskin-Robbins business 2) pass break even 3) hit significant income.

After (and if) you pass the point of earning significant income from your Baskin-Robbins franchise, there may be enough margin to hire a day-to-day manager and work less hours in the business.

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Franchise Data

Year Start of year Units Opened Units Closed Total End of Year
2018 1029 21 57 993
2019 993 19 63 949
2020 949 20 67 894

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How much does a Baskin-Robbins franchise owner make?

Baskin-Robbins franchise earnings and revenue can vary significantly from one franchisee to another. The Baskin-Robbins franchise owner profits can be influenced by labor costs, lease rates, hours worked as well as other factors.

Baskin-Robbins discloses financials at the unit level. In other words, they show how much Baskin-Robbins franchisees made in the past. Through analyzing this information available in the metrics tab, it can serve as a good basis to further explore the opportunity or not.

At Vetted Biz, we advise you to speak with 5 to 10 franchisees to understand how much money they are making from the Baskin-Robbins franchise. Roughly 60% of franchises disclose financials and it makes the process easier when filtering potential franchise opportunities like Baskin-Robbins. Don’t just speak to existing franchisees, call franchisees who have recently left the system and try to find out how much those Baskin-Robbins owners were making.

Visit the Baskin-Robbins metrics tab, to explore the financials for this business.

What is the Baskin-Robbins Franchise Fee?

Owning a Baskin-Robbins franchise requires a 6% royalty fee and a 5% marketing fee. These two expenses represent the main ongoing costs you can expect to pay the franchisor throughout the franchise relationship.

Keep in mind, there is also an initial Baskin-Robbins franchise fee of $18,750 that is included in the initial investment amount of $90,985 to $625,185. Depending on the franchise agreement you sign, you might have to pay the full franchise fee again if you decide to extend the Baskin-Robbins franchise relationship. Consult with a licensed franchise attorney to understand exactly what you receive for paying the Baskin-Robbins franchise fee of $18,750.

Visit the Baskin-Robbins metrics tab to explore how the franchise, royalty and marketing fees compare to other Food and Beverage franchises. You can also compare these fees for 2,000+ franchises currently offered in the U.S.

When was Baskin-Robbins founded?

Baskin-Robbins was founded 77 years ago in 1945. Baskin-Robbins started offering franchises in 1948. At Vetted Biz, we recommend franchises have 3-5 corporate locations and 5+ years of experience before offering a franchise. There needs to be proof that the business model works and is replicable before offering the franchise to other!

How many Baskin-Robbins locations are in the U.S.?

As of Issuance of 2021, there were 894 Baskin-Robbins locations owned and operated by franchisees across the U.S. There are also 0 corporate locations owned and operated by Baskin-Robbins. Most Food and Beverage franchises like Baskin-Robbins have more franchised locations than corporate locations.

How many Baskin-Robbins franchises opened over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Baskin-Robbins has opened 60 outlets throughout the U.S.

Visit the Baskin-Robbins metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Food and Beverage franchises.

How many Baskin-Robbins franchises closed over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Baskin-Robbins has closed 187 outlets throughout the U.S.

Visit the Baskin-Robbins metrics tab to explore how the closures compare to other Food and Beveragefranchises.

Is Baskin-Robbins growing? Are they opening more locations than they are closing?

The net unit growth rate for Baskin-Robbins over the past 3 years is -13%. Over the last year we have data for, Baskin-Robbins had a net unit growth rate of -6%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Baskin-Robbins growth rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Food and Beverage franchises like Baskin-Robbins. More info in the Baskin-Robbins metrics tab.

Is Baskin-Robbins franchise eligible for an SBA Loan?

Baskin-Robbins is eligible for SBA loans including the 7(a) loan. To find out more about the SBA loan program for franchising click here.

Baskin-Robbins franchise was assigned the SBA Franchise ID of S0195 on 10/1/2017. This DOES NOT mean the SBA endorses this franchise. The SBA Franchise Directory will only include business models like Baskin-Robbins that are reviewed and found eligible under SBA's affiliation rules and other eligibility criteria.

Is Baskin-Robbins a franchise in the United States?

According to the SBA, Baskin-Robbins meets the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) definition of a franchise. The FTC Franchise Rule requires franchisors to provide all potential franchisees with a disclosure document (FDD) containing 23 items about the franchise, its officers, and other franchisees. Be sure that Baskin-Robbins provides you with an FDD if you are in discussion to buy a Baskin-Robbins.

What is the Baskin-Robbins Franchise for Sale Rate?

The Baskin-Robbins systemwide health and franchisee satisfaction can be measured by the Baskin-Robbins franchise for sale rate. The franchise for sale rate is calculated by the percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

The franchise for sale rate for Baskin-Robbins over the past 3 years is 19%. Over the last year we have data for, Baskin-Robbins had a franchise for sale rate of 5%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Baskin-Robbins franchise for sale rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Food and Beverage franchises like Baskin-Robbins. More info in the Baskin-Robbins metrics tab.

What is the Baskin-Robbins Franchise Failure Rate?

Baskin-Robbins franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons. The failure rate is one of the most important franchise metrics to consider when investing in a franchise!

Baskin-Robbins failure rate over the past 3 years is 21%. Over the last year we have data for, Baskin-Robbins had a franchise failure rate of 7%

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Baskin-Robbins failure rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Food and Beverage franchises like Baskin-Robbins. More info in the Baskin-Robbins metrics tab.

How can I find out more details on Baskin-Robbins franchise?

Visit the Baskin-Robbins metrics tab to explore franchise profitability, industry comparables and more. Become a Vetted Member today for exclusive access on this franchise opportunity!

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General

Industry

-

Category

Food and Beverage

SBA Identifier

S0195

Year of Founding

1945

Fees

Marketing Fee

5%

Royalty Fee

6%

Franchise Fee

$12,500-$25,000

Investment Range

$91K-$625K

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

894

U.S. Franchised Units

894

U.S. Corporate Units

0

Headquarters (City)

MA

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

-

Financing Availability

yes

Started Offering Franchises

1948

Issuance of FDD Data

03/26/2021

Franchise Fee Midpoint

The percentage change of total franchise units from one year to the next

 

1 year

3 years

Baskin-Robbins

-4%

-5%

Industry median

All franchises median

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Franchise Disclosure Document

Download Latest FDD (2021)

Net Unit Growth (most recent year)

Net Unit Growth (3 years)

Failure Rate

Franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons.

 

1 year

3 years

Baskin-Robbins

7%

21%

Industry median

All franchises median

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Franchise for Sale Rate

The percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

 

1 year

3 years

Baskin-Robbins

6%

19%

Industry median

All franchises median

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Investment Midpoint

The average of the low and high range of the investment amounts calculated from the most recently available Franchise Disclosure Document

Baskin-Robbins

$358,085

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Royalty Fee

The median royalty fee from the Franchise Disclosure Document

Baskin-Robbins

6%

Industry median

All franchises median

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Franchise Fee Midpoint

The percentage change of total franchise units from one year to the next

 

1 year

3 years

Baskin-Robbins

-4%

-5%

Industry median

All franchises median

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Item 19 – Financial Performance Representations

Historical financial performance representations

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Franchisor company financial information and financial performance representations, if disclosed by the franchisor.

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Business details

Company name

-

Business email

franchiseinfo@baskinrobbins.com

Mailing address

130 Royall Street

State headquarters

Massachusetts

Key leadership

Baskin-Robbins

Phone

+1 (000) 000-00-00

City

Canton

Zip code

02021

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