There are many types of delicious dessert franchises, including gourmet and ice cream franchises.
Nothing completes a delectable meal other an exquisite and delicious dessert. Indians have a penchant for sweets and desserts and are ever ready to try something new. A dessert franchise offers people comfort food and affordable treats during times of celebration or just everyday life.
Earlier, in India, desserts were limited to different types of sweets such as Jalebi, Laddoo, Rasgulla etc. and Ice-creams. However, with the increased influence of western culture, there has been a revolution in the dessert market. Consumers have readily accepted and even embraced international desserts such as Waffle, Crepe, Donuts, and also savouring exotic flavours like Belgian chocolate, Praline, Hazelnut etc.
Thus, dessert could be your passport to a growing franchise opportunity. There are many types of delicious dessert franchises, including gourmet and ice cream franchises. Here are some of the profitable dessert franchises you can start in India.
As it’s usually said, “Ice-cream solves everything”. Ice-cream is the most enjoyed dessert all over the world and of all age groups. With various flavours available and in different types such as sundaes, cone, cups etc, Ice-cream franchise can be a sweet investment opportunity for investors. While an ice-cream parlour requires a modest space of 300-500 sq. feet, a kiosk requires 100-150 sq. feet space. An ice-cream kiosk calls for a start-up investment of Rs 12-15 lakhs, which goes up to Rs 20-25 lakhs for parlours.
Waffles have recently surged in popularity not only in metropolitan cities but also in tier II and tier III cities. One of the reasons waffles’ popularity surged so quickly is due to its flexible preparation method. Its batter can be eggless, or with eggs, as one prefers. There are many waffle brands that are franchising their outlet. For instance, taking up a franchise of Belgian Waffle Co. will require an investment of 40 lakhs, with area requirement of 100 to 500 sq. ft and anticipated return on investment of 3-5%.
Doughnuts have the traits and taste close to basic bakery products or desserts, hence having a mass target audience. Doughnuts were a Hollywood dessert for most Indians, but with increased penetration of doughnut franchises in India, people are enjoying this dessert. Brands like Krispy Kreme, Mad Over doughnuts, Dunkin are offering doughnut franchises in India. Investment required would be approx $25,000 for a flagship store and around $10,000 for a kiosk.
The bakery industry is noted to be one of the fastest growing segments within foods, with an annual growth rate of 20-25%. Due to the rapid population rise, the rising foreign influence, the emergence of a female working population and the fluctuating eating habits of people, bakery products have gained immense popularity among people. Brands like Monginis, Sugar & Spice etc are some popular bakery franchises in India. Investment required to start a bakery franchise is about 15-25 lakhs depending on the location and size, with a minimum area of 225 sq. ft. to 300 sq. ft.