Funaris Italian Creamery
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A Gelato Franchise with a Taste of the Old Country and Today's Appeal

When I was a little boy, my Italian grandfather used to treat me to luscious homemade gelato. Later in life, as big ice cream fans, my wife Dawn and I knew that gelato's smooth texture, rich consistency, and delicious flavor could only be found in this old world delicacy.

After we found the secret family recipes for the family's delicious gelato hidden away in an old trunk, brought over years ago from Italy, we started making small batches for friends and family.

The demand grew and grew, until we finally decided to open our own store to sell the delicious and freshly made gelato! And that's how Funari's Italian Creamery® got started.

Now, after years of testing and tasting and learning all we could about gelato, and opening more stores, we are ready to bring our treasure to even more taste buds through our franchise program. It's a deliciously fun concept -- so join us!

Why Buy a Funari's® Franchise

Franchising is a proven business method. A franchised business with Funari's® means you don't have to start from scratch (well, except your fresh batches of gelato each day!). You will have all our recipes, our marketing and branding expertise, our décor specifications, and more! Everything you need to start up and run your own Funari's Italian Creamery® has been packaged up for you.

  • Run your own business with minimal build-out requirements and efficient operations.
  • Take pride in serving up a higher-end product, freshly made with top-of-the-line equipment imported from Europe.
  • Enjoy multiple revenue streams, from gelato and sorbetto, to coffee drinks and retail merchandise.
  • Take advantage of a proven, established concept and the passion and experience of the concept's founders.

It all adds up to one sweet opportunity!

And, to top it off, the ice cream industry is booming. In recent years, total U.S. sales of ice cream and frozen desserts topped $21.4 billion, according to the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA). And premium ice cream and gelato are becoming more and more popular among consumers.

Funari's® Support

Here's the scoop on all the help you receive from Funari's®:

You don't have to have a lot of experience or knowledge in gelato or the foodservice industry. Just bring your enthusiasm and your desire to run your own franchise. We will show you how it's done.

We will provide:

  • Easy access to our expert Franchise Development Team
  • Proprietary products, exclusive gelato recipes, and effective marketing materials
  • Training at headquarters and assistance at your store before you get started
  • A complete and confidential franchise manual that details daily operations
  • Assistance with equipment suppliers and inventories to ensure Funari's® quality and consistency
  • Refresher training and periodic field visits to keep you running smoothly

and much, much more!


Do I need prior experience in the ice cream or foodservice industry?

Experience in foodservice isn't necessary, but you should enjoy dealing with people and it doesn't hurt to have a passion for great gelato! (We also expect that you have the right amount of capital to invest in the franchise.) But regardless of your background and interests, we will show you how to run your own Funari's Italian Creamery®.

What will I receive as part of the Funari's® Franchise System?

You will complete training at one of our corporate stores, plus you will receive pre-opening help at your own location. You will have access to all our trademarks and proprietary recipes. And, we'll provide you with a copy of our confidential operations manual to help you run your business smoothly.

How much money can I make?

Your profitability will depend on a wide variety of factors, including the market, the competition, and most important, your ability to operate your business efficiently and properly. Funari's Franchising, LLC is committed to providing the tools, training, and support you'll need to help you run a deliciously fun and effective business.

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