Bruster's Will Open Five More Phoenix-Are Stores
  14 June, 2017

Bruster's Will Open Five More Phoenix-Are Stores

Bruster's Real Ice Cream, a frozen treats chain based in Beaver County, said it would open an additional five new franchise locations through the city of Phoenix.

Earlier in the month, the company signed franchise development agreements for more than five new markets, which would stimulate its growth for the Southwest and West.

Dan Tarkoff, a retired East Coast sales and marketing executive, wanted a new task. He's going to help the company with its expansion efforts. Tarkoff said partnering up with Bruster's has been great. He said the company, while intent on providing amazing product quality and customer service, also focuses on helping franchisees to establish and growth their business.

Bruster's, via its website, said franchises need an investment of $275,000 to $325,000 with $100,000 in liquidity. Its franchise fee is $30,000, and it takes 5% in royalty fees.

During the first part of 2017, the company opened a parlor in the Gilbert, Arizona area. There are roughly 200 independently run locations in 19 states along with South Korea and Guyana. The company reported it an 8.8% same-store sales increase for 2017's first quarter.