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According to the International Dairy Food Association, 90% of all Americans consume ice cream. The average American consumes almost 22 pounds of ice cream per year products 60% of which is consumed outside of the home. Ice cream consumption was reported to be growing at over 2% ending in August of 2014 to over $5.4 Billion in sales in total United States alone. Premium ice cream, such as Ritter's Frozen Custard, is the most popular product with consumers according to a recent survey of U.S. ice cream manufacturers

Simply put Ritter's Frozen Custard is the creamiest, best-tasting ice cream you ever tasted. Ritter's makes all of its products fresh all day, every day, using only the highest quality ingredients.


Candidates have the choice of initially developing an inline or end-cap shoppes with total investment of $365,500 to $693,900. Free-standing shoppes are estimated to be $501,500 to $1,107,900 in total initial investment.

Multi-unit developers have the unique benefit of placing Ritter’s low-cost micro satellite scoop shoppes in multiple local high traffic areas. Because their product is manufactured in their initial traditional shoppe, they can produce fresh ice cream and deliver it daily to their micro satellite locations. Ritter’s satellite locations can be as little as 400 square feet and as a result have a dramatically reduced investment and operating overhead.

Multiple low-cost micro satellite scoop shoppes can be developed in general proximity to the traditional production shoppe and have a reduced estimated total initial investment of only $156,000 to $486,500. All shoppes have royalties are 5% and 2% of gross sales for brand development fund contribution.

This unique local production and supply chain business model makes your scoop shoppes absolutely ideal for — mall food courts, airports, high volume lifestyle centers, entertainment complexes and sports venues.


We're looking for franchisees that are outgoing, have sales, and/or management experience, and are results oriented… a person who can build relationships with guests, team members and the community. Restaurant experience is a plus but not required. Candidates should have a minimum of 25% of the total initial investment in liquid capital or approximately $150,000.

As highly experienced franchisors TRUFOODS - Ritter’s Frozen Custard offers substantial support to all of our franchisees. Ritter’s Frozen Custard Ritter's provides all franchisees with team location development and business coaching during all facets of site-selection, lease negotiation, shoppe design, construction, equipment, purchasing, operations, marketing, advertising and staffing.

DISCLAIMER: This web site does not constitute the offer of a franchise. The offer and sale of a franchise can only be made through the delivery and receipt of a Ritter’s Frozen Custard Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). There are certain states that require the registration of a FDD before the franchisor can advertise or offer the franchise in that state. Ritter’s Frozen Custard may not be registered in all of the registration states and may not offer franchises to residents of those states or to persons wishing to locate a franchise in those states.