International Opportunities

Everything you need to know about becoming a Dippin' Dots Master Licensee.

A World-Wide Brand

Dippin’ Dots is the beaded ice cream brand people ask for by name and is known worldwide! Want to learn more about being a Dippin’ Dots licensee? Cool! The process to become a Master Licensee begins with the submission of an online application.

Investment capital of at least $750,000 USD
Successful national brand with 5+ years experience in the food service industry
Storage and distribution capabilities at -40°C
Have a working knowledge of handling sensitive food products such as ice cream
Have good knowledge of the import laws and regulations regarding importing food products (specifically dairy into their country)
The ability to operate multiple venues at once

Frequently Asked Questions

The Master Licensee will hold exclusive rights to the brand and will be able to import, distribute, wholesale and retail Dippin’ Dots products within their territory. The Master Licensee will be responsible for establishing the complete infrastructure needed. This includes -40° cold storage -40° distribution retail and wholesale sales operations advertising campaigns and marketing programs. Minimum quantities shipped are 10-22 pallets of ice cream in special -40° shipping containers.

  • Ability to construct -40°C cold storage facility with the capability of storing at least 22 pallets of product at -40°C.
  • Distribution capabilities at -40°C.
  • You are responsible for marketing, promotion, brand development, and multi-unit operations.
  • Full understanding of local tariffs and import regulations specific to dairy.
  • Investigate the price and availability of locally sourced dry ice.
  • Identify packaging and labeling requirements.

The ideal international candidate will possess the following (dependent upon country selected):

  • Investment capital of at least $750,000 USD
  • 5 years plus experience in the food industry and retail management
  • Prior experience with successfully developing other international concepts in their country
  • The ability to operate multiple venues
  • Have a full knowledge of the import process laws and regulations regarding importing food products specifically dairy into their country
  • Have a working knowledge of handling sensitive food products such as ice cream
  • Have a full time dedicated employees
  • Previous experience with multi-unit franchises is highly recommended

Dippin' Dots are produced in Paducah, KY USA and shipped all over the world.

There are opportunities, for the right licensee, to produce in their own country under a manufacturing license.

Get Started

Want to partner up with Dippin' Dots and become a Master Licensee? Here's what you need to know.

  1. Submit completed Request for Consideration Form.
  2. After reviewing your form, a Dippin' Dots team member will respond to your inquiry.
  3. Submit NDA, business plan & cash flow model.
  4. Guest visit to corporate headquarters & term sheet(s) prepared for agreement.
  5. Market visit with Dippin' Dots International Team.
  6. Dippin’ Dots board approval.
  7. Sign letter of intent.
  8. Final execution of license agreement.

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