This is the 2017 Ben & Jerry’s Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). It is a PDF document available for immediate download upon purchase.
“This franchise program is available to individuals and businesses that operate as contract feeders and providers of food and other managed services to various types of facilities, institutions and other special purpose venues. The franchisee will operate a type of “Ben & Jerry’s” ice cream scoop shop that features an approved menu of ice cream, ice milk, sorbet, frozen yogurt, soft-serve, frozen desserts, toppings, confections, novelties, fountain drinks, and other food and beverage items, and which…”
-Ben & Jerry’s FDD, May 2017
What is in the Ben & Jerry’s 2017 Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)?
The United States Federal Trade Commission requires all franchisors who sell franchises in the USA to compile an FDD each year which covers 23 key items of disclosure about the franchise opportunity. The FDD is written in a federally mandated format that is standardized for all franchises, must be presented in easily understood language, and typically is 100+ pages in length. This document is required to be given to a prospective franchisee before the franchise agreement is signed or any money changes hands. This document is extremely useful to anyone who is researching the history, inner workings, and other critical information and disclosures about the franchise system.