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Gelatissimo - Gelato Cafe - Franchise

Quick Franchise Summary

Australia's largest gelato chain, Gelatissimo, is seeking Master Franchisees! Operating in 7 key global markets, the company is expanding into the U.S. with world class gelato and the best master franchisee financial structure in the industry. Domestic growth is backed by a world class brand and robust support.

Gelatissimo - Gelato Cafe
Franchise Cost, Fees & Facts for 2021

Minimum Cash Required$100,000
Net Worth Required$500,000
Franchise Fee$25,000
Financing Assistance3rd Party
Training & SupportYes
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Available In These States:

We are currently accepting inquiries in these states:
  • AL
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • IA
  • ID
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • MA
  • ME
  • MO
  • MS
  • MT
  • NC
  • NE
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • OH
  • OK
  • OR
  • PA
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VT
  • WV
  • WY

Not Available In These States:

We are currently not accepting inquiries in these states:
  • AK
  • CT
  • HI
  • IL
  • IN
  • MD
  • MI
  • MN
  • ND
  • NY
  • RI
  • SD
  • VA
  • WA
  • WI


Gelatissimo - Gelato Cafe - Franchise Information


Welcome to the business of smiles, where every day is sweet and sunny and all about making people grin with glee. Gelato's our game and it could be yours too. Since our start in 2002 on King Street in the heart of Sydney Australia, Gelatissimo has been putting a little more joy into everyone's life... a cup or cone at a time!
Fresh, artisanal and delicious, our secret Calabrian family recipes have consistently created lines out the door. Today we our Australia's largest gelato chain and operate in 7 key international markets with master franchisees in Saudi Arabia, China, the Philippines, Singapore, Bangladesh, India and soon in the U.S.A.!

But it's not all about us, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to be in the business of smiles. If you share our passion for fresh premium gelato as a gateway to happiness, we invite you to become a master franchise partner.  We are committed to continuing our rapid yet intelligent international expansion through key strategic partnerships and strong master franchisees in the United States.


There's nothing fake about us. We're totally natural. That means no artificial colors or flavors. We don't judge either. We're tolerant of intolerance. We've got you covered with gluten free, dairy free, nut free and 98% sugar free flavors. Anytime, anywhere, enjoy in a cup or a cone, the smile is on us.

Obviously, we believe the quality of our gelato is of utmost importance. With multiple GOLD and CHAMPION competition award-winning flavors year-after-year, we've got that down pat. That means we get to experiment producing the latest mouthwatering creations where we make discovery half of the fun.

Our business model is founded on our passion for simple things that make you smile then sharing those moments with family and friends. Our low investment Gelatissimo café-style stores are designed with cozy corners ideal for any occasion. Our exquisite menu has endless made-in-store gelato choices, sundaes, shakes, waffles, cakes and desserts. We also boast of the finest espresso and barista-crafted coffees using our gourmet signature house blend.

The Gelatissimo Master Franchise model is unique. We believe you will find it as the most franchisee centric financial structure in the industry. Our model offers our well qualified Master Franchise Developers:

  • 100% of the FRANCHISE FEES sold in the territory
  • 100% of the ROYALTY from locations in the defined territory
  • $5,000 for each sub-franchisee you fully train
  • Income from ALL GELATO KITS sold in the defined territory
  • Profits derived from your owned and operated showroom stores

Gelatissimo is dedicated to the long-term success of our franchisees while holding to the highest standards of intelligent investment. Our artisan gelato cafés, ranging in size from 300 to 1,200 square feet, are carefully engineered to be a low initial investment, inexpensive to operate and capable of exceptional revenue through dine-in, delivery, take away and event sales channels.


As in all our interactions, Gelatissimo strives to produce consistent smiles from our key strategic partners. As a result, we have proactively equipped our organization with premium franchisee profit-centric systems that are designed to vigilantly protect our most valuable assets... our master franchisees and sub-franchisees. Those support elements include:

  • Cost-free project funding review by U.S. industry experts
  • Site selection and lease negotiation assistance
  • Design, décor and construction support
  • Comprehensive 10-day initial training
  • Grand opening marketing and event planning
  • Community fundraisers and campaigning efforts
  • Innovative and effective marketing initiatives
  • Local and brand centric public relations assistance 


A Gelatissimo franchise combines an exceptional business opportunity with true award-winning brand differentiation. Master franchise and multi-unit sub-franchise development is preferred for primary and secondary U.S. markets. 

  • Ideal Master Franchisees - have 3+ years of food franchise experience and a minimum of $250,000 in available capital for each 4+ million population master franchise territory they wish to develop.
  • Ideal Sub-Franchisees - have 1+ year food and beverage experience and a minimum of $100,000 in available capital for each $160,000+ cafe they operate.

If you would like to join other accomplished Gelatissimo master franchise owners in 7 other key international markets, we welcome your inquiry.  We will be happy to address your initial questions and review available opportunities in your applicable U.S. market.