Yogen Fruz was started in 1986 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Brothers and founders Aaron and Michael Serruya founded the company, and began selling franchises under its name in 1987. Yogen Fruz has since acquired other ice cream and frozen yogurt franchises and continued to open its own new locations. Today there are over 950 locations around the world.
Start-up Cost: $135.68K - 472.18K
After immigrating from Korea to the United States, Philip Chang founded Yogurtland. Chang’s model is one of using real, fresh ingredients in all of his products. Part of the Yogurtland concept includes keeping the menu full of unique flavors, like Blue Lychee Bliss, Birthday Cupcake Batter, and Madagascar Vanilla Bean.
Start-up Cost: $329.8K - 615.6K
In 1997, Zoup’s founders opened what would eventually become the popular lunch restaurant chain. They sold soup and spice products on the wholesale market, eventually joining forces with a chef friend who helped them to devise the homestyle recipes for which Zoup! is known. The company opened up to franchising in 2003 and there are currently over 40 locations in the United States.
Start-up Cost: $327.5K - 563K