Ben & Jerry’s – 2020 Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) Scoop Shop

This is the 2020 Ben & Jerry’s Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). It is a PDF document available for immediate download upon purchase.

“The franchisee will operate a “Ben & Jerry’s” ice cream Scoop Shop featuring a menu of ice cream, ice milk, sorbet, frozen yogurt, frozen desserts, toppings, confections, novelties, fountain drinks, and other food and beverage items. The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Scoop Shop ranges from $155,400 to $546,800 (depending on the type of Scoop Shop, and not including estimates for real estate purchases should you wish to purchase the property for your Shop). This includes $18,500 …”
-Ben & Jerry’s FDD, May 2020

What is in the Ben & Jerry’s 2020 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.

Table of Contents - Ben & Jerry's – 2020 Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)

Cover Page
Table Of Contents
Disclosure Items 1-23

Item 1: The Franchisor, Its Predecessors, and Affiliates

Item 2: Business Experience

Item 3: Litigation

Item 4: Bankruptcy

Item 5: Initial Franchise Fee

Item 6: Other Fees

Item 7: Initial Investment

Item 8: Restrictions on Sources of Products and Services

Item 9: Franchisee's Obligations

Item 10: Financing

Item 11: Franchisor's Obligations

Item 12: Territory

Item 13: Trademarks

Item 14: Patents, Copyrights, and Proprietary Information

Item 15: Obligation to Participate in and the Actual Operation of the Franchise Business

Item 16: Restrictions on What the Franchisee May Sell

Item 17: Renewal, Termination, Transfer, and Dispute Resolution

Item 18: Public Figures

Item 19: Earnings Claims

Item 20: List of Outlets

Item 21: Financial Statements

Item 22: Contracts

Item 23: Receipt