Jeremiah's Italian Ice Franchise
Get Ahead of the Massive Frozen Dessert Growth Spurt – Sweeten Your Lifestyle with the Coolest Brand in the Industry!
About Jeremiah's Italian Ice
Leading The Frozen Dessert Franchise Category With A $671,201 AUV*
Jeremiah's Italian Ice® has reawakened the frozen dessert industry with the innovative, craveable product you have to try to believe. We spent 20+ years honing our concept to make it to where we are today – ready to dominate a market that, until us, had never experienced what we offer.
Our Italian Ice and signature Gelati treats have inspired a cult-like following throughout the state of Florida and now, we’re taking our delicious frozen treats nationwide. With a huge base of die-hard fans, an irresistible Culture of Cool and effortlessly simple operations, investors can’t wait to grab a scoop! How 'bout you?
Culture- Hands-down the coolest culture in franchising from bottom to top.
Experience- We've honed our business model over 20+ years so you don‘t have to.
Support- A team of experts in business, marketing, operations and all things Jeremiah's at your service.
“JEREMIAH’S IS A CATEGORY OF ITS OWN. We serve a refreshing, exciting product in a fun, vibrant setting staffed by the coolest people in the business. And since authentic Italian Ice is such a rare treat, the whole southern U.S. is open territory.”
- Jeremy Litwack (Founder And Head Frog)
* in 2020
Why Choose Jeremiah's Italian Ice?
A Sweet Twist on Franchising
Our Italian Ice and signature Gelati treats have inspired a cult-like following throughout the state of Florida and now, we’re taking our delicious frozen treats nationwide. Here's why you want to get in on the action.
1.02 to 2.06 Average Return on Investment*
53% Gross Profit After cost of goods & labor excluding occupancy
- 40+ Flavors – Limitless combinations of the coolest products.
- No Cooking – No Fryers – No Ovens – Just freezers – no expensive cooking equipment necessary.
- The Coolest Brand – Memorable, fun, and straight-up cool.
- Simple Operations Keep Your Costs Low – A clear roadmap for creating flavorful experiences.
- Prime Territories Nationwide – We’re poised to grow far and fast in hot markets all over the country.
Dessert Lovers Demand Something NewThe frozen desserts industry has surpassed $28 billion in the U.S., and is projected to reach $35.2 billion by 2025. A key driver of the category’s worldwide growth is innovation – both in packaging and flavor – and we never stop experimenting to keep our look hot and our flavors cool.
*The 2019 results for 22 company-owned shops open all year.
- Average unit volume means the 2021 average “Gross Sales” (as that term is defined in our FDD) for our 19 company- and affiliate-owned and 10 franchised in-line or stand-alone Jeremiah’s Italian Ice Shops that were open for all of 2021. During 2021, 12 of those 29 Jeremiah’s Italian Ice Shops (41%) had gross sales that equaled or exceeded that average. The median Gross Sales for the 29 Jeremiah’s Italian Ice Shops in 2021 was $617,268. Please refer to Item 19 of our FDD for all of the relevant details.
- Average gross profit means the 2021 average Gross Sales of our 29 in-line or stand-alone Jeremiah’s Italian Ice Shops minus the average “Food and Paper Costs” and “Labor Costs” (as those terms are defined in the FDD), but not including occupancy. During 2021, 10 of the 29 in-line or stand-alone Jeremiah’s Italian Ice Shops (34%) had gross profits that equaled or exceeded the average. The median gross profit for the 29 in-line or stand-alone Jeremiah’s Italian Ice Shops in 2021 was $334,806. This figure does not account for additional costs that franchisees incur, such as ongoing royalties and marketing fees (added in, the average gross profit would be 47%). Please refer to Item 19 of our FDD for all of the relevant details.
- Average return on investment is calculated as the average gross sales for 2021 (noted above) divided by high and low investment for a new in-line or stand-alone Jeremiah’s Italian Ice Shop (taken from Item 7 of our 2021 FDD). The median ROI for 2021 was 1.90 to 2.06.
A new franchisee’s results may differ from the represented performance. There is no assurance that you will do as well.
This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. Franchise offerings are only made through our Franchise Disclosure Document and compliance with applicable federal and state disclosure laws.
Veteran's Fee: $12,000 - $24,000
6.0% - 10.0%
Training & Support
We’ve Got Your Back From The Moment You Hop On Board
With Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, you’ll get all the marketing and operations support and training you’d expect from the very best franchise opportunities – with a few extra bonuses you won’t find anywhere else.
Count on an Experienced Team
The leaders of the Jeremiah’s team have all been at this for 20 years, or more, and many have moved their way up the ranks after beginning as servers in the early days of our organization.
Cool School Training For You & Your Frog Squad
We’ve created a proven, streamlined system so you don’t have to. You’ll get comprehensive training to ensure you’re well-poised to run the show at your shop.
Training includes 15 days at a certified training store and 5 days of onsite training in your store before Grand Opening.
Teamwork Makes The Dream Work
Before, during, and after your grand opening, you’ll have a seasoned team behind your every effort. You’ll be paired with a seasoned Franchise Consultant and marketing experts who’ll give you personalized advice on the growth and development of your franchise business.
Community Engagement To Foster Growth
Become a leader in your community and an active member of your neighborhood as the owner of a community-focused business – our LSM support and training will help you every step of the way.
Whether it’s creating partnerships with local teams or festivals, or sponsoring after-school events, we love supporting our community, and they love to support us, too.
1988– Jeremiah’s Italian Ice started as an idea in the mind of founder Jeremy Litwack when he was a high school student selling Italian Ice in front of the Philadelphia Mint.
1993-1994 – After learning the craft of fine frozen dessert-making, Jeremy challenged himself to create a market for Italian Ice in a place previously unfamiliar with such a bold, refreshing product.
1996 – With not much more than a map and a highlighter, Jeremy set out to create a market for Italian Ice in the Southeast. Arriving in Florida from the frozen north, he vetted sites one by one before launching the first Jeremiah’s Italian Ice Location in Winter Park.
1997-2018 – Over the next twenty years, Jeremiah’s cultivated a passionate following with our unbeatable frozen treats, five-star customer service, and vibrant, unforgettable brand.
2019-BEYOND – Now we’re looking to grow nationwide, aiming to take the Culture of Cool wherever we go, and never losing sight of our mantra to LIVE LIFE TO THE COOLEST.
$324,567 - $659,500
Are You the Frog We’re Looking For?
We’re passionate about our brand and our values and we want you to be, too. Jeremiah’s franchise candidates are driven business professionals who love making work a good time.
If You Want to Chill With Us, You’ve Gotta Be:
Cool. Trendy, edgy & fun – all positive vibes.
Genuine. Honest, reliable, with respect & integrity.
Generous. Charitable, caring, considerate & giving.
Bold. Daring, determined, courageous & confident.
Vibrant. Bright, colorful, energetic & engaging.
Strategic. Intentional, efficient, responsible & consistent.