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Join a distinctive and contemporary creamery franchise that boasts a track record of success and a devoted customer base
Are you seeking a sought-after modern dessert concept that delivers a quick return on investment? LICK Ice Cream™ is your answer. Our creamery serves a diverse range of flavors and offerings, such as ice cream (including vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and no sugar added options), brownies, milkshakes, and more. With expert guidance and training from the LICK Ice Cream™ management team, you can master our hand-crafted and fresh creamery concept, and savor life’s experiences with us.
LICK Ice Cream™ is the brainchild of a dynamic mother-daughter duo, Brittany McCorkle and Gwen Barton, who founded the business with a mission to introduce a fresh, creative, and unique ice cream experience to their community. After exploring different cities and dessert shops across the East Coast, they were inspired to bring the ultimate ice cream experience to their hometown. Thus, “The LICK Experience” was born, featuring premium quality ice cream and a memorable, immersive environment.
LICK Ice Cream™ opened its first location in Columbia, South Carolina in 2020 and has since expanded to include an additional location in Lexington, SC, with another one on the way in Greenville. These stores have become fixtures in their respective communities, serving up premium ice cream and milkshakes while prioritizing an immersive and unforgettable customer experience.
Based on our phenomenal operational success, LICK Ice Cream™ is now launching a franchise program to bring The LICK Experience nationwide. LICK Ice Cream™ intends to create a nationally branded franchise concept by establishing consistent, simple methods of operation, exclusive recipes, policies, and procedures that ensure high quality product and customer service, and a strong franchise support structure.
Are you interested in a owning a trending modern creamery concept with a track record of success and strong franchisee support? If so, this is the opportunity for you!
At LICK Ice Cream™, we are blazing a trail in the creamery market by delivering hand-crafted, mouth-watering drinks and treats, coupled with a memorable customer experience and a distinctive brand identity. Our unique products and vibrant ambiance cannot be found anywhere else.
Simple-to-Operate: The LICK Ice Cream™ model operates with ease and efficiency, requiring only a modest number of employees and a reasonable workload for an owner/operator. As a food-service business, the operational and management structure is uncomplicated and highly efficient.
Strong Flagship Locations: The flagship location of LICK Ice Cream™ launched in Columbia, SC in 2020, and the location in Lexington was also established soon after. These two locations are conveniently located and serve as excellent showcases for franchisees to visit and take a bite of the LICK culture.
Commitment to Quality and Customer Experience: Alongside a commitment to providing quality products and flavors, this business emphasizes a family-friendly atmosphere where customers can savor a diverse range of vibrant colors and flavors, instead of just buying a product and departing. The focus is not solely on the food, but rather on creating a memorable and immersive experience for patrons.
Effecient Training Program: Having trained numerous team members with varying backgrounds and expertise, our operations have been refined to be easily understood and executed by a franchisee candidate who possesses a keen interest in business and an appreciation for our unique concept.
Profitable Business: The LICK Ice Cream™ franchise offers a highly favorable potential return on investment for the owner. The business model is financially sound, with reasonable overhead and startup costs for this type of venture, and it has broad applicability in various markets.
The most successful LICK Ice Cream™ franchisees will have prior experience in hospitality or business management, a strong commitment to integrity, and a genuine passion for serving others. We are seeking franchisees who have the following qualities to join our team:
• Incredible Work Ethic, Discipline, and Integrity
• Strong Guest Service Skills
• Dedication to LICK Ice Cream™ Culture
• Understanding of Business and Schedule Management
• Leadership Mentality
Our franchisee support structure provides all the essential ingredients for a profitable LICK Ice Cream™ business.
Comprehensive Training: An extensive dual-phase initial training program will help set up our franchise partners with all the knowledge they need to run a LICK Ice Cream™ franchise.
Operational Support: We will provide ongoing training and support in many areas, including unit design, operations,
and maintenance, quality control, customerservice techniques, product ordering, suggested pricing guidelines, and administrative procedures.
Marketing Support: We will help you leverage our unique and eyecatching brand. We will coordinate development of advertising materials and strategies, consumer marketing plans, social media, and event coordination.
Ongoing Business Development Support: We will provide our continued research methods and techniques to enhance unit-level profitability.
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Est. Min. Initial Investment: $128,500 (with franchise fee)
Royalty Fee: 6% of Gross Sales
Take the next step in becoming a part of the LICK Ice Cream™ team.
To get started, please fill out the franchise form.