Today 24 May

6 Best Milkshake Franchises in USA for 2022 (UPDATED RANKINGS)

Here is the top 6 best Milkshake Franchises you can start in USA:

1. McDonald's

  • Investments $ 1,008,000
  • Franchise fee $45,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1955
  • Year Franchising Started – 1955
  • Offices – 37286

Franchise details: McDonald's
Official site

Ray Kroc, a milkshake mixer salesman, ventured to California in 1954 to visit McDonald's hamburger stand, where he heard they were running eight mixers at once. Kroc was impressed by how rapidly customers were served and, seeing an opportunity to sell many more milkshake machines, encouraged brothers Dick and Mac McDonald to open a chain of their restaurants. Kroc became their business partner and opened the first McDonald's in Des Plaines, Illinois in 1955. McDonald's and the Golden Arches have since become an internationally-recognized symbol of quick-service hamburgers, fries, chicken, breakfast items, salads and milkshakes.


  • Investments $ 412,750
  • Year Brand Started – 2007
  • Offices – 35000

Franchise details: MOOYAH
Official site

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes is a fast-casual, “better burger” concept offering mouthwatering made-to-order burgers, French fries hand cut from Idaho potatoes, and real ice cream shakes.

3. Shakeaway

  • Investments $ 95,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1999
  • Year Franchising Started – 1999
  • Offices – 500

Franchise details: Shakeaway
Official site

Shakeaway is a unique global company. Get involved in this fun, fast growing and profitable franchise as part of the world's largest milkshake bar company.

4. Steak n Shake Enterprises Inc.

  • Investments $ 672,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1934
  • Year Franchising Started – 1945
  • Offices – 497

Franchise details: Steak n Shake Enterprises Inc.
Official site

Gus Belt opened the first Steak n Shake in 1934 in the town of Normal, Illinois. Franchising began in 1945. The menu consists of the company's signature steakburgers (which Belt used to grind from round, sirloin and T-bone steaks right in front of his customers) and hand-dipped milk shakes, along with sandwiches, hot dogs, salads and sides.

David Tanner, Steak `n Shake Enterprises, Inc

5. Smoothie Factory Master Franchise

  • Investments $ 194,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1996
  • Year Franchising Started – 1996
  • Offices – 119

Franchise details: Smoothie Factory Master Franchise
Official site

Smoothie Factory is an established, popular, and fast growing international retailer of real fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed juices, authentic frozen yogurt, and healthy lite foods.

6. Hokulia Shave Ice

  • Investments $ 75,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2009
  • Year Franchising Started – 2012
  • Offices – 60

Franchise details: Hokulia Shave Ice
Official site

Our ice-based desert is literally "shaved" off of a block of ice rather than crushed. This results in an extremely fine snow-like texture that allows our 50 proprietary Hawaiian flavor syrups to be absorbed by the ice rather than a gritty texture that a syrup can only surround.