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Franchise Opportunities

Join The First Global Artisanal Gelato Franchise System Today

Unlike brands that are seeking to open hundreds of locations, the Nani’s team is seeking a handful of franchisees to expand across Canada, the U.S.A. and global markets. We consider ourselves a boutique franchise system where the focus is on creating a smaller number of successful franchisees as opposed to diluting markets and oversaturating territories.

Our founder, Parry, comes from a background that includes over a decade of experience as a franchisor. From sales, marketing, operations, information technology and leadership acting as President & CEO, Parry takes a family approach to franchising and has a track record of building successful franchise brands.

Our Selection Process

Our franchisee selection process will focus on a combination of factors that include, but are not limited to: existing experience as a business owner, type of corporate experience, liquid capital, ability to secure financing, location interest, ability to open multiple units and willingness to learn.

Never owned a business before? Although it is considered an asset, all entrepreneurs need to begin their adventure somewhere, and we would love to work with first time entrepreneurs that are eager to buy into our systems and take their first step into business ownership. Opposed to being intimidated, embrace the potential opportunity if you think you might be a good fit to join our team!

We are currently seeking franchise applications for Canada, the U.S.A. and globally. There is more information regarding geographical territories in our franchise application below.


Marketing & Operations

Understanding and mastering operational and marketing intricacies cannot be accomplished in a two week training period. Mastery takes daily, weekly and monthly support from an experienced team to put franchisees in a position to be successful. Our systemic approach to franchise support with marketing and operations will make you feel like you have a business partner with on demand support.



Never made gelato before or owned a business? No problem - we're going to teach you how to make gelato from scratch. Franchises exist to help train new business owners on how to own and operate our established business model. We'll provide you with two weeks of initial training and ongoing support through the entire process of your business ownership.


Product Development

The Nani's Gelato brand is known for gelato innovation and consistently creating and rotating in new products. Our head office team will collaborate with franchisees on new product development and requests, but we are heavily focused on developing innovative products for our franchisees that keeps our brand on the cutting edge of the gelato and frozen dessert industry.


Our Brand & Your Business

A principle of a successful franchise system is the understanding that we are providing franchisees with an established brand, but the day to day business operation is the responsibility of franchisees. Although we have brand expectations that must continually be adhered to and followed, a franchisor is not responsible for day to day business operations; we support and facilitate the growth of your business.

Startup Costs & Fees

Although costs may fluctuate and all costing information will be accurately reflected in our franchise disclosure document, please see an outline of costs and ongoing fees.

Our initial franchise fee is $30,000.00 + applicable taxes.

Our monthly royalties are 6% and monthly national advertising fees are 2%.  Both are calculated based on gross monthly revenues.

Opening expenses for equipment and leasehold have a wide range of $250,000.00 to $450,000.00.  More details of the costing are presented in our franchise disclosure document, but the range is dependent on the size of location selected and the existing state of the space.

Franchise Fee: $30,000.00 + applicable taxes

Ongoing Fees: Royalties (6%) & National Advertising Fund (2%)

Equipment & Leasehold: $250,000.00 - $450,000.00

How to Apply? Our Step By Step Process

We have a structured approach to selecting franchisees. We request that everyone please follow the step by step process below and do not reach out to our team directly without first working through the outlined process.

a Step 1: Review Website Information

a Step 2: Complete Our Franchise Application Form

a Step 3: Be Patient! We Will Contact You!

a Step 4: Attend A Virtual Or In-Person Information Session

a Step 5: Complete a Detailed Franchise Application

a Step 6: Request a Franchise Disclosure Document

a Step 7: If Approved You Will Be Provided With A Customized Franchise Disclosure Document

a Step 8: Retain Counsel To Review Our Franchise Disclosure Document & Franchise Agreement

a Step 9: Sign Our Franchise Agreement

a Step 10: Finalize A Location & Sign Lease

a Step 11: Work With Our Team To Setup Your New Store, Complete Training and Open!

Interested in Applying?

Fill out our entry franchise application today! Please keep in mind that due to the high volume of applications we are receiving, we are doing our best to respond to each application within 5-10 business days.