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San Gelato Cafe

San Gelato Cafe Franchise

Our mission is to offer our guests the gift of an authentic Italian Experience. We recreate the atmosphere of an upscale Italian Gelateria offering an unsurpassable variety of exquisite gelato flavors, Italian desserts, panini, salads, and more!

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$500,000 - $1,400,000


Welcome to San Gelato Café. We hope that you find our concept as exciting as we do. We came to the United States from Italy 13 years ago with a dream; to share our cherished Italian culinary traditions with America.

Today that dream is alive and well, through our authentic Italian experience, where artisan gelato and sorbet, along with an appetizing selection of Italian Sandwiches, Panini and Wraps, Pizza, Coffees and Desserts, magically involve all the senses…the European ambiance along with a refined décor is a gift of Bellissimi Italian moments to our guests. A trip to Italy right in your neighborhood…

"Artisanal gelato is part of a larger trend of appreciating fine food. It's an understanding that there's more to ice cream than just vanilla and chocolate." USA TODAY

San Gelato Regional Developer Program:

San Gelato Café Franchising Group has developed a franchise system focused on creating aggressive, though sustainable, expansion through partnership with qualified Regional Developers. These individuals or organizations are awarded a territory which they develop and draw revenue from store ownership, selling and supporting franchises as well as distribution of Gelato, Sorbet and specialty products within the territory. As a San Gelato Café Regional Developer, you not only have the benefit of running your own business but you will also have the assistance of a team of professionals devoted to your success. You will receive all of the support you would need to run your operation effectively and efficiently.

This includes start-up and ongoing marketing support, extensive training, assistance in real estate analysis, dedicated corporate franchise development staff, and pre-established equipment vendor relationships to make sure your design and build-out process are cost effective and go as smoothly as possible.

Distribution: Be the first in your region to distribute true Italian Gelato.

What sets the San Gelato Café Regional Developer program apart from many others is that our Regional Developers are granted the rights to distribute G.S. Gelato Sorbet and Gelato to the San Gelato Cafés and third parties within their territories. This provides San Gelato Café Regional Developers another potent revenue stream above and beyond what a typical franchise developer program offers. As another comparable advantage, this program also enables the Regional Developer to initiate revenue generation much sooner as the distribution center can start selling product while the Regional Developer's first café is still under construction.

"This has truly been a great partnership for our company. I have never encountered a business that is so committed to quality, ensuring their customers are satisfied, and maintaining not just a business relationship, but a friendship. As we added G S Gelato to our menu, one of the G S Gelato representatives came to Delaware and spent an entire day with our managers on how to serve, market and explain gelato to our guests…. Their advice is invaluable and has made gelato the best dessert offering that we could pair with our menu! I look forward to a longtime friendship with Simona and Guido! " -Dominik A. Pulieri President of Grotto Pizza

The Café: "Over 1 Million Served"

A San Gelato Café gelateria is a franchised fast casual café specializing in the sale of Italian gelato, sorbet, and authentic Italian food and desserts with a 12 year track record of success. The concept focuses on the fast casual dining sector of the market, catering to a wide spectrum including families, teens, and the full range of the adult population who appreciate quality. The cafés feature a true contemporary Italian themed décor, setting our cafes apart from other fast casual business models.

Please note this opportunity is only available in the US. Interested parties must have at least $100,000 liquid capital.


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