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poppin' around the globe
Not your average gelateria! Since our first location opened its doors in New York’s West Village in 2010, we’ve been serving smiles through sweetness to locals and tourists alike. Our all-natural, handcrafted gelato on a stick has attracted ongoing press and media coverage from the New York Times, Vogue, Elle, Time Out, Food Network’s Cooking Channel, and more!
We currently have 20+ stores throughout the US, and a handful of international locations as well. Our treats are healthy, but indulgent, scoop-free, and best of all, customizable. We pride ourselves on creating a love-at-first-bite experience for everyone, even those looking for vegan, gluten-free and nut-free options.
Owning your own Popbar will give you the opportunity to bring a delicious, customer-approved dessert experience to your market all the while growing successfully with the brand as we expand!
Our 60+ flavors range from chocolate and vanilla to passion fruit, birthday cake, green tea, cookies + cream, and more.
We use 100% all-natural and Kosher certified ingredients. For ingredient specific questions, email email@example.com.
Yes! All of our popSorbettos are vegan, and many of our chocolate dippings and crushed toppings are vegan too. We also have a variety of gluten-free and nut-free options, however, there is a chance of cross-contamination between flavors.
All of the ingredients we use are Kosher certified, and our original store in New York City is certified too!
All pops are produced on-site (in a popLab) at each store location.
Yes!Other specialties include gelatoShakes, Hot Chocolate on a Stick, wafflePops, and more.
Weaccommodate pickup and delivery orders. On occasion, we make exceptions for shipping orders as well.
All orders must be placed at least 24 hours in advance, however, we do our best to accommodate orders with less lead-time.
For pre-orders, the minimum is approximately 10 - 15 pops depending on the order type.
In the freezer!
Yes! We're franchising, and currently accepting new applications.
Visit the franchising section of our website here, and feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Yes! We're looking to expand throughout the USA and all over the globe.
We're looking for savvy, entrepreneurial individuals who are interested in dedicating their time and energy to Popbar. We especially seek big dreamers with a passion for our brand/treats.
We offer a competitive franchise fee structure as well as a low investment cost. We'd be happy to discuss costs in more detail over a phone call.
Yes, we've teamed up with financial institutions to provide a financing program. The streamlined process makes for quick and effective support.
Nope! We're seeking single and multi-unit candidates along with area developers to help us grow in select markets/regions.
Popbar’s franchising advantages include simple operations, low cost of goods, and quick customer transaction time.
Full-size shops with seating (under 1000 square feet), and in-line shops/kiosks (under 600 square feet).
We review applications on a daily basis and get back to you within the week.
We'll study your specific area and provide you with the tools to maximize your development.
Our FDD is shared with potential franchisees upon submission of our franchising application.
Yes, we assist with lease negotiations.
Unfortunately, we're unable to predict sales and due to franchise laws, we cannot share data for other shops. However, we do provide a Franchise Disclosure Document along with a proforma to potential franchisees.
Supplies are purchased from Popbar approved vendors throughout the USA.
Once real estate is confirmed, blueprints are finalized, and a construction permit has been issued, construction usually takes 8 - 12 weeks.
Yes, in addition to ongoing guidance, we offer two initial training sessions: a basic managerial introduction at our New York headquarters, and a comprehensive operations training on location pre-opening.
Yes, we provide ongoing assistance pre and post-opening. Our support includes digital (social, website), print (signage), content (design, photography), development, and more.
We are a dessert brand specializing in all-natural, handcrafted, customizable gelato on a stick!
Absolutely, we offer a variety of ways to customize. Email email@example.com for assistance.
We have locations around the US (and the globe). Currently, we're operating in CA, GA, NC, NY, FL, TX, and beyond (Canada, Panama, Singapore) with more locations popping up soon. View all locations here.
Yes!Check out the full list here.
Each store can be reached via phone and/or email. Find location-specific details here.