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Be a part of Fannie May's rich history and become a Fannie May retail
chocolate store franchise owner.


A tradition dating back to the early days of our first Chicago store in 1920, Fannie May has always been a part of people's lives as they select their favorite chocolates, year after year, for the holidays and other special occasions. Our dedication to quality ingredients and freshness has never changed throughout the years.

While we remain true to our beginnings, we never stop improving and growing. Backed by the strength of 1-800-Flowers.com and its family of strong brands, Fannie May continues to open stores and is currently seeking qualified business professionals who can help us take the Fannie May experience to even more communities and customers than ever.

Do you have a passion for chocolate, or simply recognize a delicious opportunity when it comes around? Fannie May would like to talk to you.

Become a part of our recognized brand, as we grow across the country through multiple franchise territories! For more information on the Fannie May franchise program, visit our Frequently Asked Questions section, request a brochure or contact us at (330) 776-8234.

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Why Buy a Franchise?

Here are just some of the benefits of joining the Fannie May family as a franchise owner:

  • Our experience and expertise in the retail candy industry, which we impart to you.
  • Our commitment to quality in manufacturing the finest chocolates, supplied directly to you.
  • Our established systems, procedures and operational tools, which are yours to use in your candy franchise store.
  • Our history and loyal following, coupled with our focus on the future, with trendy new products and ongoing research into consumer tastes.
  • Our marketing and promotional guidance to help you communicate with your customers.
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We are excited about turning the next page in the Fannie May history. When you join as a retail franchise owner within the Fannie May organization, you are assured to receive the best support possible, including:

  • Training in a new, state-of-the-art facility
  • Building design, construction and site selection advice
  • Periodic on-site follow up field visits
  • A comprehensive, confidential operations manual
  • Guidance in ordering initial candy and food items and supplies
  • Assistance in developing marketing campaigns and in-store promotions

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A Sweet Opportunity

An undeniably recognizable name, full of tradition and history. Customers that love us for our never-ending commitment to taste and quality. It's all part of what has made, and what continues to make, Fannie May special.

Now you have an opportunity to join the Fannie May legacy by becoming a retail franchise owner.

Best of all, you'll join us as we celebrate our past, but also look to the future. Our retail stores feature our classic chocolate favorites, and also incorporate new tastes, including ice cream, chocolate dipping theaters, cheesecakes and other treats. There really is something for everyone - at any time of year!

The confection market is still strong; people crave delicious indulgences like our unrivaled chocolates and sweets.

See why the time is right to join Fannie May. Find out more about our goals to open franchised stores in key areas of the country. If you have the drive, the funding and the passion to make Fannie May your very own, then visit our Frequently Asked Questions section, request a brochure or contact us at (330) 776-8234.

Chocolate Franchise

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Frequently Asked Questions

What will I receive as part of the Fannie May franchise system?
You and your operating partner or general manager will have up to a week of training at our headquarters. Plus, we will provide up to five days of help at your own location around the time of your Grand Opening. You will have access to all Fannie May chocolates and related products and other exclusive operational tools. You will also receive marketing support and exposure through current and continual marketing efforts conducted by our corporate offices. And, we'll provide you with a copy of our confidential operations manual to help you run your business effectively.

What type of prior experience do I need to have?
We look for candidates who have an aptitude for sales and customer service, and having some management and business or franchise ownership skills is also important. However, it is not necessary to have previous experience in the confections industry. Regardless of your skills or background, we will provide the tools and training you need to run your own Fannie May stores. We do, of course, also expect that you have capital to invest in the franchise program.

How much will the Fannie May franchise investment cost me?
For an average market, the estimated required investment for a start-up franchise ranges between $260,000 and $460,000 including the franchisee fee of $40,000 and working capital. As with any new business venture, it's important that you have the funds needed to adequately open and operate your new business.

Is financing available?
No, we do not offer direct financing to franchisees. We may be able to provide references to qualified financing or lending agencies, on a case-by-case basis.

What is the term of the franchise agreement?
The initial term of your franchise agreement is five years, with two subsequent five-year renewal terms.

How do I get started?
If you're interested finding out more about a Fannie May franchise, request our franchise program brochure. Or call us at (330) 776-8234 to discuss the possibility of setting up a visit to our corporate offices to view our operations, meet with key franchise management staff and receive our FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document) which contains all the important details you'll need to make an informed decision.

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