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Golden Spoon


Golden Spoon is a frozen yogurt brand unlike any other. For one thing, Golden Spoon frozen yogurt emphasizes health and flavor, so that its products are sweet enough to satisfy customers’ indulgence while offering health benefits to remove any guilt. Golden Spoon’s pomegranate and blueberry flavor, for example, is packed with antioxidants and fibers that lower risk of heart disease and boost immune systems. To Golden Spoon, creating frozen yogurt is a fine art, and their yogurt chefs use the highest quality, natural ingredients, including real fruit and real milk, while minimizing water and sugar, resulting in the purest, tastiest, richest flavors in frozen yogurt.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
$365,500 - $442,500
Franchise fee
Units in operation


Golden Spoon is a brand on the move, and invites franchisees to join the worldwide expansion. Successful Golden Spoon franchisees are highly motivated entrepreneurs who work well independently and are focused on financial growth. Potential Golden Spoon franchisees are expected to run a minimum of three stores. The company’s franchising program combines the best sustainable growth strategies with a proven business model and exceptional performance. Golden Spoon grants generous exclusive territories to protect against over- saturation.

Golden Spoon Franchise Opportunities – History

Golden Spoon began in 1981 as an outgrowth of Yogurt and Things, a health food store in Tustin, California, acquired by Golden Spoon founder Jeff Barnes in 1980. Within a year, Barnes focused on frozen yogurt, with the goal of creating a healthier frozen dessert than anything else on the market. In 1983, after three successful years, the Golden Spoon brand was born. By 1986, Golden Spoon began to manufacture many of its top-selling flavors, and by 2002 had more than 50 custom flavors to its name, which grew to more than 80 flavors by 2008. Today, Golden Spoon has stores throughout California, Nevada and Arizona, as well as locations in Japan and the Philippines.

Golden Spoon Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Golden Spoon Franchise


The franchise fee for Golden Spoon is $35,000. The total investment to open and operate a Golden Spoon franchise ranges from $365,500 to $442,500. A 6% royalty fee on gross receipts is paid to the company.

Golden Spoon Business Opportunities: Other Information

Golden Spoon believes in a healthy environment, and is a leader in the frozen yogurt industry in setting a good example by replacing all of its Styrofoam cups, for example, with an exclusive, eco-friendly and biodegradable alternative. It’s another way Golden Spoon leads the pack.

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