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South Bend Chocolate

Franchise

South Bend Chocolate Company was created by Mark Tarnerin 1991. He had already spent several years working in his father's chocolate factory. Privately owned and operated, the SBCC got its start making chocolates under a license from the University of Notre Dame, and currently makes licensed chocolates for other schools, including Indiana University and Purdue University. In addition, SBCC also wholesales its product line to gift shops, gourmet food stores, coffee shops and gift basket companies throughout the country. SBCC franchises operate retail kiosks, Chocolate Cafe sites and Cafe Express coffee carts in malls throughout Indiana and other states.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
$50,000
Net worth required
$100,000
Investment
$74,950 - $295,500
Franchise fee
$35,000

Overview

Chocolate is in the Tarner family's blood. When Mark Tarner founded the South Bend Chocolate Company (SBCC) in 1991, he had already spent several years working in his father's chocolate factory. Privately owned and operated, the SBCC got its start making chocolates under a license from the University of Notre Dame, and currently makes licensed chocolates for other schools, including Indiana University and Purdue University. In addition, SBCC also wholesales its product line to gift shops, gourmet food stores, coffee shops and gift basket companies throughout the country. SBCC franchises operate retail kiosks, Chocolate Café sites and Café Express coffee carts in malls throughout Indiana and other states.

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