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Strickland’s Frozen Custard is legendary in parts of Ohio, and now is expanding to bring its ice cream and frozen custard treats unlike any other to the rest of the nation. Strickland’s makes its delicious ice cream and frozen custard fresh every day, and serves it up in homey, comfortable, family-friendly shops. Strickland’s uses only real fruit ingredients, like peaches, strawberries, bananas, almonds and chocolate chips, mixed into its creamy desserts. Strickland’s has one of the dessert shop industry’s most creative menus, offering the irresistible Warm Apple Dumpling, the Arctic Twister, plus a long list of sundaes, shortcakes, milk shakes and just plain cones. It’s all delicious.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$224,500 - $337,000
Franchise fee
Units in operation


Strickland’s aims to create strategic partnerships with qualified, motivated franchisee partners. Ready-to-own Strickland’s locations are available, as well as new location opportunities. Strickland’s franchises are typically opened near residential areas, commercial centers and athletic facilities. The typical Strickland’s shop is 1,200 to 1,500 square feet. Strickland’s provides franchisees with an intensive, two-week training session at the Akron, Ohio, headquarters, as well as ongoing training during opening week and beyond.

Strickland’s Frozen Custard Franchise Opportunities – History

Sterling Optical was founded in 1914, when the first store opened in New York City’s financial district. After 35 years of success, a second store opened in Washington, D.C. In 1966, Sterling acquired IPCO, a retail optical company, and over the next 30 years continued to grow across the nation through franchising and acquisition of other optical chains: Benson, Superior, Singer Specs and D&K Optical. In 1993, Sterling Optical’s parent company, Emerging Vision, Inc., acquired Site for Sore Eyes, an optical chain in California. Today, Sterling Optical and Site for Sore Eyes has nearly 200 locations nationwide.

Strickland’s Frozen Custard Franchise Cost / Initial Investment /

Strickland’s Frozen Custard Franchise Income

The franchise fee for Strickland’s Frozen Custard shops is $25,000. The total estimated investment for a Strickland’s franchise is $224,500, with liquid cash available of $250,000. A 6% royalty fee on gross monthly receipts is paid to the company.

Strickland’s Frozen Custard Business Opportunities: Other Information

Strickland’s invites kids under 13 years old to join the Strickland’s Kid’s Zone Birthday Club, featuring a free Dirt Sundae. It’s a kid’s dream.

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