The KaleidoScoops Story
In 1999 Baskin-Robbins cancelled hundreds of their smaller market franchises. Having invested in their store, inventory and equipment, some 34 of the newly disenfranchised owners banded together to form a new company, KaleidoScoops®, Inc.. As a business cooperative, based in Amarillo, Texas, the owners have many of the benefits of a franchise without all the restrictions. Instead of answering to stockholders, they answer to their membership.
Some members, scattered across 10 states, are new entrepreneurs, others simply converted an existing franchise. Membership continues to increase and each member has a vote in the management of the co-op. By sharing information and experiences, owners have the support of more seasoned shop owners, while the newer business owners bring fresh perspectives. Together, the KaleidoScoops co-op works to the advantage of all owners.
Like a franchise, the co-op maintains a national brand which benefits individual owners. Signage, marketing and advertising is enhanced with the trademark and logo. Unlike a franchise, an owner has the flexibility to operate his store as he sees fit. What flavors to offer, what hours to operate, what special deals to promote, are all decisions made by the individual store owner. At KaleidoScoops, Inc. an owner can truly be his or her own boss.
As a member of the community they serve, each store has a connection to the neighborhood. Supporting their local schools, organizations, and businesses, our store owners are proud to be a part of the happenings around town. Each owner has the right to select whatever causes they choose and nothing more.
The experience of our store owners, the training we offer and the superior products available to us make the KaleidoScoops Inc. business opportunity a unique option. If you have the desire and dedication to ‘be your own boss’, we would love to talk with you or send you additional information.