Own a sweet
piece of Italy

Stickhouse California

Are you an entrepreneur looking for the next big thing in frozen desserts?

Ice Cream, FroYo, Cones and Cups? They can be found on just about every street corner in America. But Stickhouse Gelato is the rarity; a great tasting, handcrafted dessert treat that has been reinvented in a new format – all natural Gelato on a Stick.

Do you want to be part of a growing, global brand?

Since opening our first shop in Alassio, Italy in 2007, Stickhouse Gelato has grown to 86 stores located in 16 countries, spanning 3 continents. And now that we have finally opened in America, we are offering franchise opportunities for entrepreneurs and experienced business people across all of California.

Do you share our passion for customer service and artisanal craftsmanship?

If so, we would love to hear from you. Please take a minute to fill out our brief introduction form and we will contact you to share more details.

Our Criteria

Our Ideal Franchisee:

  • Entrepreneurs who will thrive in a fast-growing, new franchise format
  • Business people who want to take advantage of a global Italian brand built from years of experience
  • Experienced businesses that want to offer their customers a unique and innovative product

The Stickhouse Advantage:

  • Innovative Dessert Format
  • Reasonable investment and operating costs
  • Patented and automated production process
  • Ongoing operational and consultative support

Production opportunities:

  • Full production storefronts are available throughout California
  • Franchisees can open a storefront, and there is also opportunity to operate “Sales Only Locations”, which come in the form of Kiosks, designed specifically for shopping centers, airports and large stores, Corners, which can be added to pre-existing shops, Stand Alone Carts, Trailer Carts or a Gelato Truck.

Franchising Support:

We provide a variety of pre- and post-opening services including:

  • Consulting: We assist franchisees in identifying ideal site locations, lease negotiation, hiring of general contractors, development of floor plans, management of city approval process and build out of storefront.
  • Turnkey Solution: We supply all products and equipment required to run a successful franchise. Additionally, we provide personnel training and technical assistance across all equipment.
  • Marketing: We can provide a grand opening marketing strategy and recommendations across all paid and owned marketing channels including POS, digital, social, and traditional.

Preferred criteria:

  • Proven executive and leadership skills
  • Prior year's tax returns and financial statements
  • Credit, business and personal references
  • Access to capital of $100,000 minimum
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