Dippin' Dots Sweetens Florida with New Franchise Business


Jul 15, 2016

Frozen treat and flash-frozen ice cream leader Dippin' Dots opened its newest location in Seagrove Beach, Florida. This newest franchisee business is situated on East County Highway 30A in the Seagrove Plaza, and its grand opening celebration was held on June 11 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Grand opening activities included giveaways every 15 minutes, live music, face painting and an ice cream eating contest. Customers at the new location also received free Dippin’ Dots while supplies lasted.

New Seagrove franchisee David Sanford said that the brand is an ice cream that sparks fun and brings friends and families together, and he had been looking forward to celebrating the grand opening of his new location. Sanford has operated other Dippin' Dots stores across Alabama and Florida since 2011. Seagrove Plaza marks Sanford's sixth franchise with the brand, in addition to his Panama City Beach and Miramar Beach, Florida, stores and his Alabama stores, which are in Foley, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

The Seagrove Plaza location will offer a variety of flavors, including the brand's newest innovation of Redberry Sherbet and its top 2015 sellers: Banana Split, Cookies ‘n Cream made with Oreo, and Rainbow Ice. 

Dippin’ Dots Franchise Opportunities

Dippin’ Dots has been making and distributing flash-frozen beads of sherbet, flavored ice products, ice cream and yogurt since the creation of the cryogenic process back in 1988. Made in the brand's Kentucky production facility, the specialty chain distributes its unusual products in all 50 U.S. states and 11 countries through its direct distribution and franchise network. 

Dippin’ Dots is currently offering franchise opportunities in many markets. The initial franchisee fee is $15,000, and the total initial investment ranges from $112,204 to $376,950. Qualified applicants will have a net worth of $250,000 or more, with liquid assets of at least $80,000.

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