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Best Chocolate Franchises in USA for 2022 (UPDATED RANKINGS)Best Chocolate Franchises in USA for 2022 (UPDATED RANKINGS)

Here is the top 34 best Chocolate Franchises you can start in USA:

1. ALL4U Vending

  • Investments $ 27,995
  • Franchise fee $ 27,995
  • Year Brand Started – 1988
  • Year Franchising Started – 1988
  • Offices – 5000

Franchise details: ALL4U Vending

ALL4U is dedicated to helping you achieve financial success as a vending machine operator. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, we have the tools and the know-how to assist you.

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2. Denny's Inc.

  • Investments $228,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1953
  • Year Franchising Started – 1963
  • Offices – 1721

Franchise details: Denny's Inc.
Official site

In 1953, Harold Butler opened Danny's Donuts in Lakewood, California. Six years later, there were 20 shops in the chain and the company changed its name to Denny's. In 1966, the company went public, and in 1977, they introduced the Grand Slam breakfast. Today, Denny's locations serve breakfast, lunch and dinner choices 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Its corporate headquarters is in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

3. Wetzel's Pretzels

  • Investments $ 164,950
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1994
  • Year Franchising Started – 1996
  • Offices – 328

Franchise details: Wetzel's Pretzels
Official site

Former marketing executives Bill Phelps and Rick Wetzel founded Wetzel's Pretzels in 1994. The private company began franchising in 1996 and now has units across the United States and internationally. It is based in Pasadena, California, and has co-branding relationships with Cold Stone Creamery, Juice It Up, Swensen's and others.

4. Pretzelmaker

  • Investments $205,200
  • Year Brand Started – 1991
  • Year Franchising Started –1992
  • Offices – 277

Franchise details: Pretzelmaker
Official site

Jeffrey Trip opened Pretzelvania in 1991, but the company's name was soon changed to Pretzelmaker for the purpose of franchising. In 2010, Pretzelmaker was merged with Pretzel Time, another company started in 1991 (originally under the name Mr. Pretzel). Pretzelmaker stores sell flavored hot pretzels, pretzel-wrapped hot dogs, lemonades and blended drinks. Pretzelmaker is part of Global Franchise Group, which also franchises Great American Cookies, MaggieMoo's and Marble Slab Creamery.

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5. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

  • Investments $ 191,288
  • Franchise fee $24,500
  • Year Brand Started – 1981
  • Year Franchising Started – 1982
  • Offices – 250

Franchise details: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Official site

On Memorial Day Weekend, 1981, Franklin Crail wasn't on vacation; instead, he was opening the doors to a new business. That weekend, residents of Durango, Colorado, got the world's first taste of a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

6. The Haagen-Dazs Shoppe Co. Inc.

  • Investments $164,518
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1961
  • Year Franchising Started – 1977

Offices – 205

Franchise details: The Haagen-Dazs Shoppe Co. Inc.

First sold exclusively in New York City gourmet shops, Häagen-Dazs ice cream started distribution in 1961. As word grew, the first franchises opened in the mid-1970s. Häagen-Dazs ice cream is distributed in more than 50 countries with shops in more than 600 locations.

7. Smallcakes

  • Investments $70,000
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2008
  • Year Franchising Started – 2008
  • Offices – 200

Franchise details: Smallcakes
Official site

Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery is one of the most talked about companies in the world today. And that’s just the way we like it! Started back in 2008 selling the best cupcakes in the world, we have grown from our original location in Overland Park, KS to over 200 stores worldwide.


8. Nothing Bundt Cakes

  • Investments $392,875
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1997
  • Year Franchising Started – 2006
  • Offices – 168

Franchise details: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Official site

Founders Debra Shwetz and Dena Tripp started Nothing Bundt Cakes in Las Vegas in 1997, simply to please their family and friends. Needless to say, thousands of other people became just as excited about our delicious cakes as they were. By using the purest ingredients, handcrafted recipes and imaginative decorations, Nothing Bundt Cakes has grown into the warm brand that it is today.

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9. The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc.

  • Investments $969,227
  • Franchise fee $45,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1975
  • Year Franchising Started – 1984
  • Offices – 122

Franchise details: The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc.

Since 1984, The Melting Pot franchises have been serving a variety of cheese and dessert fondues, salads and entrees including filet mignon, lobster tail, sirloin and chicken breast, all prepared in different fondue cooking styles. No restaurant experience is required to become a franchisee.

10. Kilwins Chocolates

  • Investments $ 423,251
  • Franchise fee $40,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1947
  • Year Franchising Started – 1982
  • Offices – 109

Franchise details: Kilwins Chocolates Franchise Inc.
Official site

Kilwins Chocolates sells hand-crafted chocolates, fudge, ice cream, and other confections using original recipes. The stores are located in high traffic areas such as tourist attractions, downtown areas, high-end lifestyle centers. The franchise has a single store, multi-store, area development opportunities. The franchisor is looking for individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit, passionate about providing the best customer service, and ready to be personally engaged in the store operation. The qualifying candidates will receive pre-opening and post-opening support, including training and marketing support.

11. Rocket Fizz

  • Investments $ 126,400
  • Year Brand Started – 2009
  • Year Franchising Started – 2010
  • Offices – 82

Franchise details: Rocket Fizz
Official site

The Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shops, LLC (better known as "Rocket Fizz") opened its first retail store in Camarillo, California in February 2009. The concept was created by Ryan Morgan and Robert ("Rob") Powells who believe people of all ages and backgrounds want to have a good time in life. What can be more fun than visiting an old-fashioned soda pop and candy shop?

12. Creamistry

  • Investments $ 224,500
  • Franchise fee $40,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2013
  • Year Franchising Started – 2014
  • Offices – 62

Franchise details: Creamistry
Official site

Creamistry is a liquid nitrogen ice cream franchise. The franchise shops use natural and organic ingredients for made-to-order ice creams and vegan sorbets. Corporate trainers will provide necessary knowledge about ice cream and store management. The franchisor will also provide support before and after the opening.

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13. Woops!

  • Investments $ 197,727
  • Year Brand Started – 2012
  • Year Franchising Started – 2012
  • Offices – 39

Franchise details: Woops!
Official site

Woops! is a contemporary, creative and growing gifting and events company focused on providing consumers with unique and authentic French macarons at beautiful standalone kiosk locations, as well as other high-end international pastries and beverages through its urban bakeshops.

14. Sweet Factory

  • Investments $ 365,000
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2003
  • Year Franchising Started – 2004
  • Offices – 29

Franchise details: Sweet Factory

Sweet Factory is the market leader in the one-price bulk candy industry, one of the fastest growing retail phenomena sweeping the country! We are executing a winning formula that sets the standard for bulk candy retailers.

15. Peterbrooke Chocolatier

  • Investments $ 212,750
  • Year Brand Started – 1983
  • Year Franchising Started – 2006
  • Offices – 23

Franchise details: Peterbrooke Chocolatier
Official site

Peterbrooke Chocolatier is the franchise built on LOVE. Love of Chocolate and Love of who we buy chocolate for! Peterbrooke is committed to increasing the profitability of new and existing franchisees through a multiple revenue stream business model that provides an innovative confectionary retail experience that maximizes earning potential.

16. Schakolad Chocolate Factory

  • Investments $ 121,500
  • Franchise fee $39,500
  • Year Brand Started – 1995
  • Year Franchising Started – 1999
  • Offices – 21

Franchise details: Schakolad Chocolate Factory
Official site

When Edgar Schaked graduated from Florida International University in Miami with a degree in mechanical engineering, he told his father he didn’t want to be an engineer, he wanted to be a chocolate maker. Schaked’s father, Baruch, had been making chocolates for more than 25 years, working in a chocolate factory in the family’s native Argentina, studying different techniques throughout Europe, and opening his own shop in Miami.

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17. Chocolate Works

  • Investments $ 290,500
  • Franchise fee $50,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1973
  • Year Franchising Started – 2012
  • Offices – 21

Franchise details: Chocolate Works
Official site

Chocolate Works is an interactive concept transforming the corner candy shop into an experiential chocolate store with the security of brick and mortar, the margins of a service business, and the scalability of a B2B model.

18. Forever Yogurt

  • Investments $ 240,000
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2010
  • Year Franchising Started – 2012
  • Offices – 19

Franchise details: Forever Yogurt
Official site

Forever Yogurt first opened in June of 2010, and catapulted instantly to become the leading frozen yogurt provider in Chicago. We are an aggressive company, in touch with the young society, and we possess the social marketing and media demands required to grow in this industry. We will continue with an aggressive national and international expansion plan.

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19. River Street Sweets

  • Investments $ 399,800
  • Franchise fee $40,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1973
  • Year Franchising Started – 2015
  • Offices – 15

Franchise details: River Street Sweets
Official site

The family of River Street Sweets • Savannah’s Candy Kitchen is proud to be part of a candy industry that makes people smile and satisfies their sweet tooth. We’re also excited that our industry is expanding, proving that the timeless tradition of quality candies continues to excite and delight generations of candy lovers.

20. Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company

  • Investments $ 178,300
  • Franchise fee $20,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1981
  • Year Franchising Started – 2002
  • Offices – 9

Franchise details: Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company
Official site

Our retail shops are designed to represent ‘old fashioned’ chocolate shops where patrons can pick out their favorite chocolates in a 24 foot long old fashioned candy case. Retail stores have boxed chocolate displays, truffle displays, signature chocolates displays, chocolate molded novelties, seasonal chocolates and windows to the candy kitchen where fresh chocolates are made while customers are shopping.

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21. Island of Treats

  • Investments $ 72,729
  • Franchise fee $20,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2013
  • Year Franchising Started – 2014
  • Offices – 6

Franchise details: Island of Treats

Our large variety of products includes something for everyone - from Gummy bears and Swedish fish to gourmet chocolates and caramelized nuts - we are certain they will find an item they will enjoy. Our assortment also includes sugar free, gluten free and certified Kosher products. We bring out the kid in everyone!

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22. Schwietert's Cones & Candy

  • Investments $ 564,500
  • Franchise fee $50,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1985
  • Year Franchising Started – 2014
  • Offices – 3

Franchise details: Schwietert's Cones & Candy
Official site

Schwietert's Cones & Candy is a retail franchise. The franchise stores sell various candies, including homemade chocolate and ice cream, fudge, caramel corn, cotton candy, and more. The franchisor provides a proven business model, comprehensive training and support. The franchisor is looking for task-oriented and hard-working candidates.

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23. Better Than Sex

  • Investments $ 241,650
  • Franchise fee $39,900
  • Year Brand Started – 2008
  • Year Franchising Started – 2017
  • Offices – 2

Franchise details: Better Than Sex
Official site

It’s all about culture. At Better Than Sex-A Dessert Restaurant we strive for a culture of passionate people with a desire to serve. We are not looking to build a traditional franchise system with a large network of people only interested in an investment. We are looking for a select few partners that have passion for the concept, will be great brand ambassadors, and bring a desire to help make this a better business for all of us.

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  • Investments $ 176,850
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2014
  • Year Franchising Started – 2018
  • Offices – 2

Franchise details: SMOOSH
Official site

SMOOSH first opened as a food truck in 2014, in Houston, Texas. Smoosh’s main specialty is their ice cream sandwich, which has been a huge hit.

25. Goose Feathers

  • Investments $250,000
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1986
  • Year Franchising Started – 2017
  • Offices – 2

Franchise details: Goose Feathers
Official site

The Goose Feathers Café Franchise: Build a Strong Financial Future along with the Lifestyle you have Always Wanted.

26. Dessert'D Organic Bake Shop

  • Investments $ 257,000
  • Franchise fee $20,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2011
  • Year Franchising Started – 2018
  • Offices – 1

Franchise details: Dessert'D Organic Bake Shop
Official site

Founded by Mimi and Delaney Council as an organic bakery that specializes in cookies. Mimi and crew opened the bakery in Mammoth Lakes in September 2011.

27. Oh My Gosh Brigadeiros

  • Investments $ 102,500
  • Year Brand Started – 2014
  • Year Franchising Started – 2018
  • Offices – 1

Franchise details: Oh My Gosh Brigadeiros
Official site

OMG Brigadeiros is the first Brigadeiro boutique in Florida. Founded by Luciano Brilho, a young American-Brazilian entrepreneur born in Rio de Janeiro, the mission of OMG Brigadeiros is to bring a smile to every customer when they bite into our sweet treat.

28. Little Dessert Shop

  • Investments $ 87,995
  • Year Brand Started – 2014

Franchise details: Little Dessert Shop
Official site

Little Dessert Shop offers a friendly and vibrant atmosphere for the finest dessert experience.

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29.The Dolly Llama

  • Investments $ 240,000
  • Franchise fee $30,000

 Franchise details: The Dolly Llama
Official site

Since its inception in 2017, The Dolly Llama has dominated LA’s waffle scene with its own unique take on the Bubble Waffle, in addition to Dolly Llama Shakes, Waffle Sticks, and OG liege Waffles and continues prove that all waffles don’t need syrup.

30. Leonidas

  • Investments $ 15,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1913

Franchise details: Leonidas
Official site

Leonidas has had a single mission since 1913: to make the most delicious and highest quality chocolates. More than 100 varieties of chocolates, all made with 100% pure cocoa butter. Fine chocolate, freshness, and quality are guaranteed in all Leonidas shops. Belgian chocolate lovers are right to view our chocolates as the best.


  • Investments $ 45,000

Franchise details:
Official site

This is a superb ground floor opportunity to launch your own genuine Swiss chocolate retail business, bringing the unique taste of Swiss chocolate, coffee and soft ice cream products to your location.


32. Chocolography

  • Investments $40,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1998

Franchise details: Chocolography

The Chocolate Printing Company has spent 7 years and millions of dollars creating its revolutionary, patented Chocolography Food Imaging System. These years of careful thought, imagination and research have resulted in an incredibly comprehensive and simple package designed to make you an expert Chocolographer within a very short period of time.

33. Papalani Gelato

  • Investments $100,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2008
  • Year Franchising Started – 2013

Franchise details: Papalani Gelato
Official site

Papalani Gelato® is a family-owned and operated purveyor of handmade Hawaiian style gelato, gelato cakes, gelato sandwiches, gelato drinks, and locally made chocolate dedicated to sharing its hand-crafted artisanal Hawaiian inspired gelato with customers from all around the world. Many customers rave that Papalani™ has the best gelato (Italian style ice cream) and best chocolate in the nation.

34. Scooped Cookie Dough Bar

  • Investments $60,000
  • Franchise fee $29,900

Franchise details: Scooped Cookie Dough Bar
Official site

We absolutely love what we do and we LOVE cookie dough! Since we opened in 2017, one of the most common questions we get is how to be a part of this incredible company that we've created. Now the opportunity to join this exciting adventure is yours!

Scooped Cookie Dough Bar Franchise Opportunity