WHAT IS THE TOTAL INVESTMENT REQUIRED AND ONGOING COSTS?
The initial cost of buying the Franchise varies depending on the individual Franchise. If you are buying a new Franchise area, the Franchisee Fee is ₹5L.
¤ 3L for 1st 10 stores.
¤ 100,000 liquid, non-financed funds.
¤ Total initial investment - 8-10 Lakhs + shop purchased or rented.
¤ Royalty fee - 15% of gross sales, 9% for 1st 6 months.
¤ Advertising fee - 2% of gross sales.
¤ Waived for 1st year.
DO I GET TO PICK WHICH AREA I WANT TO BE A FRANCHISEE IN?
To a degree yes, you can choose which area but it depends on what Franchisee's are being offered in that particular area at the specific time. To find out what areas are available now, please see the Territories page.
DO I HAVE TO CONTRIBUTE TO MARKETING COSTS ?
No, currently SMOKINSTONE pays for all National and any International advertising to increase brand awareness .
WHAT HOURS DO I WORK?
Hours are approximately 11am to 11pm in some areas. This can change depending on how many customers you have on each day and in Summer, these hours can sometimes increase simply due to the volume of sales. No-one will work your business like you!
CAN A FRANCHISEE OWN MORE THAN ONE TERRITORY?
Yes, in some cases, we have husband and wife teams or business partners that choose to purchase two Franchises. This has worked well for them to date, however we do ensure that both parties are aware of the commitment and hours to each Franchise area that is required to ensure a successful business.
DOES ICE CREAM OFFER FINANCING?
No, SMOKINSTONE or any of its subsidiaries do not offer financing to Franchisees.
HOW MUCH MONEY CAN I EXPECT TO EARN AS A FRANCHISEE?
Income can vary widely from area to area depending on a number of factors. The most important aspect of success within the Smokinstone network is excellence in operational standards upheld by the Franchisee.
HOW DO I BECOME A PART OF THE Smokinstone NETWORK?
Simply complete the Franchisee Enquiry Form and upon receipt of your expression of interest, we will contact you and with the initial stage of the process along with a confidentiality agreement to sign. Any information provided to us is held with the utmost confidence and if you are successful, you will be offered an available Franchise in the area you are interested in.
Still interested? Think you’d make a good candidate? Then we’d love to hear from you! Contact us