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Melt Café and Gelato bar is a fresh, new experience that excites customers with healthy, tasty European inspired foods and desserts, from delicious crepes to Gelato, Sorbetto and Italian yogurt, to yummy paninis and wraps, all made to order, the traditional way. Authentic Italian gelato and Sorbetto has been loved for hundreds of years, it has yet to be fully marketed to American consumers. The same can be said for crepes and paninis. Melt brings delicious products, including savory and sweet crepes, fresh-pressed Panini, tasty wraps, coffee, smoothies, Italian sodas and other treats to the American food lover.

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Facts & Figures

$260,000 - $650,000
Franchise fee


The Melt Café and Gelato bar offers an efficient business model, supported by marketing and merchandising tools and established operating procedures that make running Melt locations relative simple. Not only does Melt offer great products, it also offers customers a unique experience, with intense flavors, dense and creamy gelatos, and original Italian recipes that are centuries old. Melt provides up to two weeks of detailed training for franchisees prior to store opening, and the company staff also provides start-up training at franchise locations.

Melt Franchise Opportunities – History

Melt Gelato and Crepe Café was founded in 2003 and began franchising in 2005. Melt Inc. is headquartered in Laguna Hills, California.

Melt Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / Melt Franchise Income

The franchise fee for Melt is $25,000. The estimated total investment to open and operate a Melt franchise ranges from $260,000 to $650,000. A 6% royalty fee on gross sales is paid to the company, in addition to a 1% advertising fee.

Melt Business Opportunities: Other Information

Melt offers a guarantee that customers will be completely satisfied with anything they purchase from the Melt menu. If their customers are not completely satisfied, they invite them to return their purchase for a full refund.

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