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Tasti D-Lite

Frozen dessert store

Perhaps not surprisingly for a frozen dessert, word-of-mouth has been a big factor in the growth of Tasti D-Lite. Launched in 1987, Tasti D-Lite grew from its roots in New York City thanks to a large and loyal customer base who lined up to get their Tasti fix. Neither ice cream nor yogurt, Tasti D-Lite is a “guilt-free,” low-fat, low-calorie treat that was developed by a food technologist. The company’s goal is to provide great-tasting, healthy treats; in addition to its signature dessert, Tasti D-Lite has recently added new products such as fruit smoothies, low-calorie cakes and pies, and granola parfaits. In 2007, the company was acquired by a New York private equity firm and became Tasti D-Lite LLC.

Tasti D-Lite
341 Cool Springs Boulevard
Franklin, TN 37067
866-424-4640

Fast Facts

Year established 1987
Franchising since 2008
Can be run from home? No
Number of employees needed 7 - 10
Item 19 Financial Performance Representation? No
Multiple units must be purchased in U.S. No
Multiple units must be purchased outside U.S. No
Absentee ownership allowed? Yes

Franchise Unit Growth Rate

Year U.S.
Franchises
Non-U.S.
Franchises
Company-Owned
Locations
2011 53 6 2
2010 42 4 2
2009 41 2 2

Expanding in These Locations

United States, Worldwide
Costs
Total Investment $239,760 - $441,670
Franchise Fee $30,000
Royalty Fee 5%
Financial Requirements
Net Worth $250,000
Liquid Capital $70,000
Financing
Does franchisor offer financing? No
Is franchisor on the SBA's Franchise Registry? Yes
Is franchisor a member of the IFA's VetFran program? Yes
Financing Assistance
Minority discount available through the IFA's MinorityFran program
Tasti D-Lite
341 Cool Springs Boulevard
Franklin, TN 37067
866-424-4640
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