Australia's Favourite Gelato
Five reasons a Gelatissimo franchise will make you smile
Frequently asked questions
Typically this would range between A$280,000 – $350,000. This depends on factors such as store size and the equipment that is required to support what you offer in your store. We are able to support stores of a variety of sizes and formats and we’ll work closely with you to find one that best suits your location.
Definitely. Gelatissimo can provide partial financing for new stores to approved purchasers. If you’re someone with the right attitude and experience but need help to finance the dream of owning your own gelato business get in touch!
We have observed that stores with owners/operators who are closely involved in the business perform the best. The passion and contribution they bring across various areas is a big factor in maximising the potential of the store. For this reason, we strongly recommended that the owner has a day-to-day involvement in their store.
We pride ourselves in our competitive fee structure, with royalties charged at a flat $250 per week regardless of volume. Many other franchise businesses will increase their royalties as your business grows, but this isn’t something we believe in.
The contribution to the shared marketing fund is 3% of your store’s turnover (excluding GST). Within that marketing contribution, 0.75% of your turnover is held for you to implement any local store marketing strategies. Provided that this is spent on the local marketing of your store, you have control over what this looks like!
Altogether, we suggest allowing up to 20 weeks. If there is a site and lease available that suits your needs, the build phase is approximately 12 weeks long.
Gelatissimo stores and partners are fully supported throughout the entire process, as helping our partners drive their business is our Support Office’s central role. Key features include;
- Training and development throughout your ownership
- Dedicated Area Manager support from experienced food retailers and business managers. Focusing on between 15-20 stores each, they have the skills and the time to be hands on and involved with helping you drive your business.
- Extensive new product development. Exciting new flavours are front and centre to our success. With over 30 new flavours each year, there are always new releases to keep your existing and new customers interested and engaged. Check out our social media channels for a taste of the great products we are renowned for.
- National brand marketing program led by an experienced team.
Dedicated local store marketing resources, including your own fund to create and drive local opportunities.
National team across property, supply chain, finance, operations, product, marketing and customer experience who have been in place since 2004.
Of course! However, because that information relates to existing businesses that information is not publicly available. As you progress through our enquiry process we will be able to provide you with more detailed information, including that of specific existing businesses.
We are best known and celebrated for our delicious award-winning, vegan-friendly Mango sorbet. Featuring Australia’s world famous, juicy Queensland Kensington Pride Mangoes, it’s a refreshing flavour that captures the essence of Summer! It’s been our number 1 flavour for a long period of time, but has more recently been challenged by our signature Salted Macadamia & Dulce De Leche as well as the classic favourite Cookies & Cream.
Choices for All is the centrepiece of our flavour range. We pride ourselves in meeting the demands of the widest possible range of customers and to provide flavours that suit their taste buds and dietary requirements. From the traditional options and family favourites, through to our decadent Deluxe Range, and our healthier low sugar and vegan options, we have over 50 different flavours available to choose from. Such a wide range of flavours means every store can cater and customise precisely to their own market, putting our customers and their preferences first!