10 Best Dessert Franchises 2024

1. Cinnaholic

Founded: 2010 Outlets: 2015 Investment: $241,868 – $505,018 Franchise fees: $40,000 Liquidity: $75,000 Royalty fees: 5%

2. Cinnabon

Founded: 1985 Outlets: 1,800 Investment: $232,400 – $621,400 Franchise fees: $30,000 Liquidity: $120,000

3. Nothing Bundt Cakes

Founded: 1997 Outlets: 500+ Investment: $232,400 – $621,400 Franchise fees: $30,000 Liquidity: $120,000

4. Crumbl Cookies

Founded: 2018 Outlets: 991 Investment: $228,000 – $567,900 Franchise fees: $50,000 Liquidity: $150,000 Royalty Fees: 8%

5. The Sweet Spot

Founded: 2016 Liquidity: $100,000

6. Jeremiah’s Italian Ice

Founded: 1988 Outlets: 135+ Investment: $324,567 – $696,000 Franchise fees: $35,000 Liquidity: $150,000 Royalty Fees: 6%

7. Fluffy Fluffy

Founded: 2018 Investment: $250,000 – $350,000 Royalty Fees: 6%

8. Cold Stone Creamery

Founded: 1988 Outlets: 1,000+ Investment: $53,200 – $602,775 Franchise fees: $12000 – $27,000 Liquidity: $125,000 Royalty Fees: 6%

9. Wetzel’s Pretzels

Founded: 1994 Outlets: 390+ Investment: $167,900 – $683,680 Franchise fees: $10,000 – $40,000 Liquidity: $125,000 Royalty Fees: 7%

10. Dairy Queen

Founded: 1938 Outlets: 7,000+ Investment: $1,511,200 – 2,533,400 Franchise fees: $45,000 Liquidity: $400,000 Royalty Fees: 4%