Sanibel's Best Homemade Ice Cream Franchise

A Hot Opportunity for a Cool Commodity.

Sanibel’s Best Homemade Ice Cream, a Franchise Opportunity.

Let’s Get Straight to the Pint

A Sanibel’s Best Homemade Ice Cream Franchise is a Cool Investment!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream – especially when it’s hand-crafted from only the finest fresh ingredients, and served in a colorful, fun, island-inspired atmosphere. With a well-established reputation for serving up great taste with unique presentation, Sanibel’s Best Homemade Ice Cream presents a fantastic franchise opportunity in an evergreen food service market. Here are just a few of the things that set us apart:  

  1. Commitment to quality: By serving consistently great-tasting products made from high-quality ingredients, Sanibel’s Best keeps customers coming back. 
  2. Unique presentation: Capitalizing on its semi-tropical prototype location, Sanibel’s Best serves the feeling of sun and fun with every cup and cone.  
  3. Vibrant atmosphere: While maintaining a focus on quality products and flavors, Sanibel’s Best provides an enhanced visual atmosphere that turns an ice cream purchase into a memorable experience.  
  4. Proven business model: Sanibel’s Best has a successful operating prototype with simplified operational practices including the Clover Point of Sale system, strong growth, and brand recognition, all of which can be leveraged for future franchises.  

About Sanibel’s Best Homemade Ice Cream

Don’t Miss This Hot Opportunity to Own a Cool Commodity. Ask About a Sanibel’s Homemade Ice Cream Franchise Today!

Meet the Mother/Daughter Team with Ice Cream Dreams – and Extensive Industry Experience.

Sanibel’s Best Homemade Ice Cream owner, Laurie Verme, built her career in food service as a McDonald’s franchisee in Long Island. Drawn to Florida, she achieved her dream to settle on Sanibel Island in 2017, where she was joined by her daughter, Alice. Together, they have perfected their homemade ice cream recipes as well as gelato, sorbeto, and sherbet. With an emphasis on quality ingredients, unique presentation, catchy names and a fun, colorful, and scrupulously maintained atmosphere, the Sanibel’s Best prototype location is an island favorite that keeps both visitors and locals coming back. The commitment to quality, consistency and recognizable branding that created localized success makes it a strong offering in a popular franchise landscape.  

Some Cool Industry Statistics

The average American eats roughly 20 pounds of ice cream each year

The ice cream industry has a $13.1 billion impact on the U.S. economy

The United States leads the world in ice cream consumption

Franchise Investment Costs

Serving up sweet treats and cool deals.

Franchise Fee – $25,000

Minimum initial investmentincluding franchise fee & training: $223,600 

Royalty Fee – 6% of gross sales

Required local advertising expenditure – 3% of gross sales 

A Good Fit for Us

We Like to Think of This as a “Fun-chise” Opportunity.

You’ll be livin’ the dream with your own Sanibel’s Best Homemade Ice Cream Franchise. 
Ready to get started?  

Training & Support

Sundae School, AKA Franchisee Training.

The management staff at Sanibel’s Best Homemade Ice Cream will leverage our extensive knowledge and experience to help make each franchise a lucrative business. We offer:  


Comprehensive and Ongoing Training – An extensive dual-phase initial training program will help set up our franchise partners with all the knowledge they need, as well as two sessions of two-day refresher training per year.  


OperationalWe are here to help you with unit operations, maintenance, customer-service techniques, product ordering, pricing guidelines, and administrative procedures.  

MarketingWe worked hard to develop our recognizable brand, and will coordinate the development of advertising materials and consumer marketing plans to help our franchisees leverage it.   

Ongoing Business Development SupportUnit-level profitability is our top priority for our franchise partners.

The Franchise Process

Step 1

Complete our form on our website and we will reach out to provide you with more information.  

Step 2
Kick Off – What’s on the Menu?

We will schedule an in-person or remote meeting to review your application and discuss details as we begin our partnership.  

Step 3
Discovery Day – A Taste of Sanibel’s

Our franchise development representative will schedule a visit to our corporate location. Here, we will review detailed information on our business model, support, and marketing tools available.  

Step 4
Foundational Knowledge - Get the Scoop

Our leadership team will train you and your team to prepare you to establish and operate your own Sanibel’s Best Homemade Ice Cream franchise.  

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