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Dollars & Cents

Sales Success

So, now it comes down to the big, bottom line question – “How much can I make owning a Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory?” Once we have determined your interest and qualifications, we will provide you with our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). The FDD contains detailed information on Fuzziwig's Candy Factory, Inc., a copy of our franchise agreement, and a listing of our current franchisees. (We encourage you to contact our existing franchisees directly to get their firsthand experience.) We realize that purchasing a franchise is a big step and want to make sure you have access to the necessary information and resources so you can make an informed decision.

There are many factors that can affect sales favorably or unfavorably – location, local and regional economics, weather, and how you manage the store competition to name a few. Given a favorable location, a large part of your store’s success will depend on your abilities as an operator and how closely you follow the proven Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory formula.

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Estimated Initial Investment

Expenditure Low High When Due
Initial Franchise Fee $ 20,000 $ 30,000 $15,000 at signing of Franchise Agreement and balance in 180 days or on lease signing, whichever is earlier
Lease Negotiation Fee $ 0 $3,000 At time of lease negotiation
Build-out & Improvements $ 50,000 $140,000 Before Opening
Architect/Design $ 6,000 $ 8,500 As Incurred
Furniture, Fixtures & Animation $ 47,000 $ 63,000 Before Opening
Equipment $ 10,200 $ 14,300 Before Opening
Acrylics $ 9,500 $ 14,000 Before Opening
Signs $ 2,500 $ 8,500 Before Opening
Opening Inventory & Supplies $ 30,000 $ 40,000 In advance- until credit is established
Deposits & Licenses $ 50 $ 9,550 Before Opening
Rent $ 7,500 $ 15,000 First of each month
Travel & Training Before $ 1,250 $ 2,500 Before Opening
Additional Funds- 3 months $ 8,000 $ 15,000 As Incurred
Total Estimated Initial Investment $189,000 $363,350  

These estimates are based on our experience of building out a large number of stores. However, costs can vary based on location.

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