Own the best
taste in franchising

Realize your business dreams by owning the finest purveyor of gourmet chocolates, confections and ice cream with a proven history of success.

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Discover the Secret to Sweet Success

Owning a Kilwins franchise gives you the opportunity to create
smiles every day while realizing your business dreams.

Kilwins Chocolate

Chocolate Perfected

100% of our Fair Trade Certified™ Kilwins® Heritage Chocolate is made in our kitchen in Petoskey, Michigan, using proprietary recipes.

Kilwins, Caramel Apple, Chocolate, Ice Cream

Sweet Paths to Prosperity

Our fine chocolates, made-in-store treats, premium ice cream and take-home gifts give you multiple ways to keep the cash flowing in. 
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Go From Dream to Reality

From site selection, daily operations and grand opening, we’re there to assist you every step of the way, providing guidance and managing the buildout.
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Generous Scoops of Support

Our support teams, online tools and education, featuring Kilwins University, provide you and your team with everything you need to know.

Chris and Jeanne Feldman

Kilwins does help make it as easy as they can with the support. It’s as easy as it can get.

Jeanne and Chris Feldman

Myrtle Beach, SC

Serve up some community happiness with your own Kilwins store.

With 160+ locations in the U.S. and growing, we’re a company with many great markets still available for development. We’ve got a store format to best suit the market you are interested in.

Available Territories


We’ve got all the ingredients
you need to succeed

Our products and customer experience speak for themselves. We’ve put all the pieces in place so you can achieve your business goals while enjoying the benefits and rewards of running a fun and proven franchise.

Pouring Sugar

A Superior Product

Our attention to detail in developing and crafting our products provides the best possible experience to our customers.100% of our Fair Trade Certified™ Kilwins® Heritage Chocolate is made in our Chocolate Kitchen in Petoskey, Michigan and shipped to locations nationwide. From fudge to chocolate-dipped treats, our high-quality products will help you differentiate yourself and maximize your potential success.

Diverse Income Opportunities

You’ll have access to multiple income streams by offering fine chocolates, made-in-store treats, premium ice cream and take-home gifts. Each offering is designed to be easy to buy and enjoy while maximizing revenue. We listen carefully to our customers and select only the highest quality products and services that they want and that we can deliver in accordance with our strict standards.

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Go From The Ground Up

We’re there to assist you every step of the way, providing guidance and managing the buildout (if you select) of your new Kilwins location. Choose from two franchise formats – Kilwins Full Line Chocolates, Confectionary & Ice Cream Store or a Kilwins Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop – and you’ll have the support of a business model with over 75 years of success. Both store formats are iconic, nostalgic yet modern and look like they belong in the community. Your Kilwins store will quickly become a favorite destination and fixture in your neighborhood.

All The Support You Need

Kilwins systems, education and on-going support give you and your team an environment and knowledge that will allow you to create the enjoyment and fun Kilwins has become known for. Kilwins University is our comprehensive learning program that will equip you with the skills you need to help you and your teams operate efficiently and effectively. Our experienced and dedicated support team will be with you every step of the way.


Do you have what it takes?

We’re looking for hard-working, caring people who have a passion for providing a superior customer experience while using a business model that can support the realization of their life’s goals. If you have further interest and can meet the following financial requirements, we want you.


Net Worth


Liquid Capital

$378,955 - $827,563*

investment range
*As disclosed in our Franchise Disclosure Document issued April 25, 2023.
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