Dippin’ Dots – 2017 Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)

This is the 2017 Dippin’ Dots Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). It is a PDF document available for immediate download upon purchase.

“Dippin’ Dots Franchising, L.L.C. (“DDF,” “we,” or “us”) offers you the opportunity to operate a Dippin’ Dots® franchised business, which includes (1) the right to operate a fixed location Dippin’ Dots® retail ice cream store or kiosk, (2) the right to sell Dippin’ Dots® products at one or more events such as fairs, festivals, and similar-type events in your territory, and (3) the right to sell Dippin’ Dots® products in vending machines or freezers placed in retail locations in your territory. The …”
-Dippin’ Dots FDD, Apr 2017

What is in the Dippin’ Dots 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.

Table of Contents - Dippin’ Dots – 2017 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