The Comfy Cow is looking to franchise out its whimsical high-end ice cream and dessert concept, according to Insider Louisville. While its ambitions are international, right now new locations will be limited to Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee.
"Franchisees will have to buy our product already made because we want complete control over the quality," Comfy Cow co-owner Tim Koons-McGee told Insider Louisville. "Not only is our product not low end, I don't want to give recipes out and see someone do something wrong with it. Our product quality is all we have, so we'll be very strict about that."
First opened in December 2009 in Westport Village, Comfy Cow launched a second spot at Cardinal Towne in August 2011 and a third one two months later in Clifton.
According to the franchise opportunities page on its website, Comfy Cow thinks these "are some very good reasons to invest in The Comfy Cow franchise:
1. Successful business model providing rare grass roots opportunity to be your own boss and have fun doing it!
2. National recognition of the brand. We have won many awards and accolades.
3. Strong training and operational support before and after a store opens.
4. Support to select real estate, design and construct stores.
5. Local store marketing guidance and ongoing operational support.
6. Low cost to entry.
Comfy Cow, of course, was featured on an episode of the Travel Channel's "Man V. Food":
·Watch out, Graeter's, Comfy Cow plans growth [Business First]
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[Photo: Courtesy The Comfy Cow]