Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory - Franchise

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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has become known for its amazing selection of gourmet chocolates, caramel apples and fudge. We are the largest franchised chocolate chain in the United States.

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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Business Cost, Fees & Facts for 2022

Minimum Cash Required $75,000
Net Worth Required $250,000
Total Investment $191,288 - $363,016
Franchise Fee $25,000
Year Founded 1981
# of Existing Units 363
Franchising Since 1982
Training & Support Yes
Home Office Location Durango, CO
Military/Veteran Promotion Yes
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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory - Franchise

Explore a franchise opportunity with Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Looking for a franchise opportunity? A career change? RMCF has fulfilled entrepreneurship dreams for over 36 years allowing you to be your own boss. RMCF offers a unique opportunity as the top chocolate franchise in the world. RMCF was founded in the picturesque mountain town of Durango, Colorado, where today you will find our manufacturing facility, flagship store and corporate offices. Our factory produces over 3 million lbs. (1.3+ million kg) of gourmet assorted chocolates per year that can be found in our stores worldwide who have taken advantage of our franchise opportunity.

One of the first retail concepts to take advantage of “experience retail”, our business model allows franchisees to produce a variety of creative products in front of customers such as our signature RMCF caramel apples and unique confectionery pieces like our gourmet truffles and Rocky Mountain Mints. We are consistently ranked as one of the top franchise concepts in the US.

Our Stores

With nearly 400 franchise locations around the World, our franchisees have shown that a small business can be successful in today’s markets with our franchise opportunity. Our full store, kiosk and various retail chocolate concepts can be found in high traffic airport terminals, malls, street fronts and resort locations across the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines and the Middle East. Our visually striking candy stores feature quality fixtures, appealing graphics and an in-store cooking area. We provide real estate and store design support along with extensive training throughout the store development process to ensure you are ready to be your own boss.

Our Products

We manufacture an extensive line of premium/gourmet assorted chocolate candies and other chocolate products. Our chocolates and confections are hand made with only the finest ingredients, shipped fresh from our factory located in Durango, Colorado. In-store caramel apple, fudge and cooking demonstrations delight customers while our award-winning fine boxed chocolates in upscale packaging are perfect for gift giving.

From a place where crisp, clean air and clear blue skies is rivaled only by towering snowcapped peaks, this is where our fine chocolates and confections are lovingly created.

Our Mission

Our mission is provide a business/franchise opportunity for entrepreneurs interested in a career change while having fun doing so. Please join us in our Chocolate vision as we become the World’s Chocolatier.


Military & Veteran Promotions

$5000 credit on franchise fee


I grew up with the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory as the center of our dinner conversations. My father was one of the first franchisee owners and had a beautiful location in downtown Denver's Writer Square. Ten years later... married with children, working corporate jobs. An amazing location in the Denver Pavilions opened up and we jumped in! My father retired and we purchased his Writer’s Square store, 2 years later we bought our third store in Florida. Most days are exciting, challenging and good, we truly love this business. Marissa and Eric Williams
We have been RMCF Franchisees since 1995 and it has been a true growing experience. We opened our first store in a small town in Eastern Washington and the opportunity to move the store to downtown Seattle came, we took it and have never regretted it! One of the reasons we attribute our success to is the support provided by the Rocky Mountain Corporate Staff. The Design and Graphics Departments have been amazing to work with and the Field Consultants are very responsive. We have owned a lodging franchise and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is by far more interested in helping their individual franchisees succeed! Ken and Sandi Fein

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