When Sweet Monkey first started planning our recipes for cupcakes, we knew it had to be a unique, one of a kind experience to meet our own expectations as well as our customers. What we came up with is the only cupcake on the planet that can be called an "Over The Top Cupcake!" What does that mean? Well, a few things...
First, it had to have all natural, fresh ingredients baked fresh daily, but that was a given, and any bakery worth its salt does that, right? Well, unfortunately, no. Not all cupcakeries do!
Second, we had to come up with some insane recipes that no one would ever dare try! Southern Pecan Pie? Check! Banana Fosters? Check! Bourbon Peach? Check! Of course we also have the basics that everyone loves, but one look at all of our selections and you'll quickly notice we are not your cookie cutter bakery. We are offering one of a kind experiences you can only find at Sweet Monkey. But that's not the end...
Third, we set out to make the biggest cupcakes you could ever find! We actually had to specially make our pans because normal large cupcake pans wouldn't do! This is not your normal cupcake. We're talking huge! Like, it may take you two settings to finish it, huge!
At Sweet Monkey, you can "Taste The Difference!"
• Itâ€™s not a fad! The frozen yogurt concept has been in place for 35 years (the first retail locations started popping up in 1981), and has seen a steady rise in popularity ever since. The past 5 years in particular have seen an impressive growth in popularity as more customers realize the benefits of frozen yogurt over ice cream. Today more than ever, the variety and quality of flavors of frozen yogurt are unsurpassed.
• Statistics donâ€™t lie! According to the United States Census Bureau, potential customers are overwhelmingly in favor of frozen yogurt over other frozen desserts, and the regularity of these potential customers is impressive!
Which do you prefer?
Do you consider frozen yogurt to be better for you than ice cream?
How often do you eat frozen yogurt?
At Sweet Monkey, we're committed to being the best franchise in the industry. We know that providing support after joining our brand is critical for success. We view our franchisees as partners and have built a network of resources to help our partners succeed. Our management team has in-depth experience in all aspects of opening and running a restaurant and we work closely with our partners to insure success every step of the way. Here are just some of the ways that we'll support you:
• Real Estate / Site Selection
We have a deep level of site selection and real estate experience and a network of professional commercial Realtors that will work with you to fulfill your site selection needs.
• Construction / Design
We will provide basic blueprints and detail specs of our store design for your use in developing a space. We also have a team of architects that can work with you to finalize the plans for your space.
• Management Training
Even though our relationship with franchise partners starts well before the store is opened, in the training phase this relationship is enhanced tremendously with a comprehensive training program in the Atlanta market that covers all aspects of Sweet Monkey Frozen Yogurt & Cupcakes operations: Product handling, management, facility and equipment operations and maintenance, hiring practices, training videos, cost and inventory control, and purchasing and distribution.
• Restaurant Opening and Ongoing Support
Opening your first Sweet Monkey Frozen Yogurt unit requires a team of seasoned professionals to make the process go smoothly and ensure that your first-time guests have an outstanding and memorable experience. Our professional trainer(s) will work with your team before and during store openings to best prepare your operations team for successful execution going forward. In addition, an experienced Sweet Monkey Frozen Yogurt & Cupcake Franchise Consultant will continue to be the point person for support moving forward engaging training, marketing and other departments as needed, and being available for development, financial and operational consultations to ensure the highest level of franchise support.
• Purchasing and Distribution
Through an umbrella partnership with many broad line distributors and strong relationships with key suppliers, Sweet Monkey Frozen Yogurt & Cupcakes provides cost effective, high quality, and reliable system wide distribution anywhere in the U.S. We also offer our partners an online ordering system that greatly simplifies the buying process for our franchisees.
• Food and Beverage
Ongoing menu development is a large part of Sweet Monkey Frozen Yogurt & Cupcakes support as well, and we will roll out new products and flavors as they become available. We will also provide region/market specific offerings for our partners.
• Marketing and Social Media
Our marketing philosophy is to engage our guests and maintain an ongoing conversation with them across relevant channels. We use a mix of social media tools, email, direct marketing and traditional media to increase awareness of Sweet Monkey and drive current users and potential customers to take action. As a partner, you will be given access to all of our various marketing and promotional items through our online portal and support from our staff.
What type of franchise is available?
We offer multiple models to fit your needs as an owner.
As a franchisee or licensee, you can operate an upscale- frozen yogurt and cupcake concept, offering a menu specializing in 24 frozen yogurt flavors, over 100+ toppings, freshly prepared cupcakes, brownies, cookies, specialty coffees & smoothies and candies.
As a Licensee, you can also operate a "Cupcake Only" location that serves up delicious Sweet Monkey cupcakes in a store front or kiosk location. A licensee can also choose to operate a "Mobile Monkey" mobile dessert trailer or a smaller kiosk style set up for frozen yogurt and cupcakes.
How much does the franchise cost?
Our franchise fees are some of the lowest in the industry! The initial franchise fee is $20,000 and the yearly royalty fee is 5%. Additionally, license only options are also available. The build out and start up costs to set up and operate a Sweet Monkey Franchise or License depends in large part on which model would work best for you. As a Sweet Monkey Franchisee/Licensee, you are allowed use of all Sweet Monkey Frozen Yogurt & Cupcakes trademarks, use of distinctive systems, and our products as part of your menu offerings, marketing guidance and assistance, ongoing concept and business development, operations counseling, and other benefits that come with being a Sweet Monkey Frozen Yogurt & Cupcakes franchise.
How is the Development Area determined?
The size and scope of the Development Area will be determined on a case-by-case basis, as we mutually agree upon prior to signing the Franchise Agreement and/or Area Development Agreement and will be specified in the Agreement. The factors considered peered in determining the size of a Development Area include (a) Designated Marketing Area (DMA); (b) current and projected market demand; (c) demographics, psychographics, and population; (c) traffic patterns; (d) locations and numbers of like concepts and/or other Sweet Monkey Frozen Yogurt & Cupcakes units and; and number of units in the development plan.
What about advertising?
Sweet Monkey Frozen Yogurt & Cupcakes' name and reputation is an important part of our business. Sweet Monkey Frozen Yogurt & Cupcakes has many marketing cost effective tools that are easily accessible and available to run in your market to grow your customer base. We will recommend budgets for grand opening and ongoing advertising channels, will provide support in locating the best marketing for your location. You will be expected to dedicate a certain percentage of your revenue toward local marketing in addition to the marketing Sweet Monkey already has in place.
How much training is provided?
The initial training program for you and your management team covers all material aspects of the operation of Sweet Monkey Frozen Yogurt & Cupcakes franchise and is comprised of classroom and on-the-job training. Additional training is performed for your team at your location before and during your first week launch, and the Sweet Monkey Frozen Yogurt & Cupcakes Franchisee Intranet is always available for reference documents, contact lists, operations guides, training videos for your staff, etc. Your Sweet Monkey Frozen Yogurt & Cupcake Franchise Consultant will also review all training and proper execution techniques during ongoing periodic consultations, and give access to additional training as needed.
What is the term of the Franchise Agreement?
The Franchise Agreement carries successive five year terms, provided you have complied with the provisions of the Franchise Agreement at the time of renewal.
What is my next step?
Please complete the Franchise â€śInquiry Formâ€ť in the next tab. One of our team members will contact you to answer all of your questions and go over the entire process in greater detail.
Sweet Monkey uses a fresh, all natural product that doesn't come in a mix. Other yogurt stores will stir a powder into milk to make their frozen yogurt. Not at Sweet Monkey! Our taste consistently beats out that of our competitors because we use a natural, 100% fresh product that is never made from a powder or concentrate mix.
Sweet Monkey also offers our own proprietary flavors that you will only find at our stores. We have more than 60 frozen yogurt flavors that get rotated, and we serve 24 flavors of frozen yogurt at any given time so you are sure to find one that you love! For those that prefer sugar free or dairy free, we have our own mix of sorbets and sugar free products as well!
At Sweet Monkey, you can really "Taste The Difference."
Phone: (770) 406-0481
Hours: Mon-Sat 11am - 9pm
Fri-Sat 11am - 10pm
Sunday 12pm - 9pm
Located across from Wal-Mart off Hamilton Mill Road: 3265 Sardis Church Road, Suite 101, Buford, GA 30519
Phone: (770) 406-0484
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11pm - 9pm
Fri-Sat 11am - 10pm
Sunday 12pm - 9pm
Located in “The Collections” close to Earthfare: 410 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 232, Cumming, GA 30041
Looking for something great to give someone? Look no further! A Sweet Monkey gift card can be used for any satisfying, delicious purchase of frozen yogurt, cupcakes, candy, brownies or coffee. It can also be used to purchase of our in store or online merchandise.
We offer coffee mugs, T-shirts, carrying bags, water bottles, Christmas ornaments, and much more! You can either buy online* and we will ship it to you, or you can purchase in your local store!
*Online store currently unavailable
The â€śMobile Monkey" is the next generation of the self serve frozen yogurt craze! We can now deliver a healthy, great tasting, fun experience for all ages in a mobile concession unit. With over 60 different flavors of Sweet Monkey Frozen Yogurt to choose from, and an endless number of toppings, we can custom tailor the experience for any event or for any client! We can also serve our famous â€śOver the Topâ€ť cupcakes as well!
Some of the endless possibilities for the â€śMobile Monkey" are: local and regional fairs and carnivals, local high school sporting events, college sporting events, business and government catered events, weddings, birthdays, food truck lots, local fund raisers, school lunch programs, concerts, and more. What's better? The Sweet Monkey can partner with your charity event and even give back 10% of our proceeds toward the cause. The Mobile Monkey is fully licensed and insured and our team will work with you to make your next event flawless!
If you are interested in purchasing a â€śMobile Monkeyâ€ť for your own business or want to partner with us for your next event, please fill out the following form.
Sweet Monkey offers an all natural, wholesome yogurt. Our yogurt is either non fat or low fat and some are even sugar free! We have certified kosher products as well as non-allergin products. We can provide specific nutritional information on any flavor yogurt upon request. If you have a specific request about one of our products or if you would like a nutritional guide for a specific flavor like the one on the left, please let us know and we will get it to you as soon as possible.
Sweet Monkey offers 101 different, unique toppings to mix in with your frozen yogurt! Truth be told, we actually offer 170 different toppings, but 101 looks better on the sign!
Fruits and Berries. We buy and prepared fruits daily in our kitchens. We use only the freshest, locally bought fruits and berries so you will always get the best tasting available.
Cereals. We have 20 different types of cereals, and some you can't find anywhere else (Lucky Charm marshmallows, anyone?) We also serve milk by the carton, so if you missed breakfast, we have you covered!
CANDY! CANDY! CANDY! Boy, do we have the candy! Walls of it! Chocolate too! We are not afraid to boast about it either! Sometimes we wonder if the kids come in for the yogurt or the candy to put on top of it! We also sell candy by the bag, so mix and match until your heart's content.
One-Of-A-Kind Toppings. No where else can you find chocolate covered bacon! That's right! We make it ourselves. And also, 10 different kinds of nuts and 20 different syrups. Where else can you find warm marshmallow cream or hot fudge?
At Sweet Monkey, you really can "Taste The Difference!"