Own a Bruster’s


Become A Bruster’s Franchisee

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We understand the thought of stepping out of your normal day-to-day routine to begin your entrepreneurial journey isn’t easy. Our goal is to ensure we provide you with all of the tools … Our streamlined discovery process is designed not only to help guide you through … but also to instill the confidence you expect from one of the nation’s most coveted ice cream concepts. At Bruster’s we like to keep things simple so we refer to this infrastructure as our 5-stage discovery process. Typically this process will take between 2 and 4 months from signing to opening, and this is how it works:

Stage #1: Introduction and Application

  • – Company history
  • – Set discovery process expectations
  • – Determine viability both financially and demographically
  • Submit Brusters Pre-Qualification Form (PDF)

Stage #2: Disclosure

  • – FDD Review (the good, the bad and the ugly)
  • – Trade area defined
  • – Financing process and requirements
  • – Background check
  • – Credit check
  • – Liquidity verification
  • – Set realistic goals and expectations

Stage #3: Due Diligence

  • – Homework Booklet
  • – Real Estate site selection
  • – Equipment requirements
  • – Build-out options
  • – Franchisee validation calls
  • – Site visit and on-the-job evaluation
  • – LOI
  • – P&L and Business Plan objectives

Stage #4: Approval

  • – Summarize Franchise Agreement Terms
  • – Entity Formation
  • – ACH setup
  • – Insurance set up
  • – Lease Draft
  • – Executive team approval
  • – Submit Document Request to draft franchise agreement

Stage #5: Award

  • – Award Franchise Agreement
  • – Signing
  • – Collect Fees
  • – Kick-off call
  • – Schedule Construction
  • – Schedule Training
  • – Schedule Local Store Marketing Activities










  • Contact


    Lori Molnar

    lori@brusters.net
    724-312-8739