Founders Isabelle Forcier and James Lavoie started Chocosina in Montreal (Canada) in May 2017, simply for their love of naturally flavored chocolates and candies. Needless to say, their passion for artisanal confections novelties has made Chocosina a destination of choice in picturesque Old Montreal for thousands of other people, both tourists and locals, searching for a new sweet adventure.
By capturing the purest of ingredients, handcrafted recipes and imaginative gift designs, Chocosina has grown into the warm brand it is today. We celebrate the very heart of true hospitality where all are welcome to sample our delicious sweet bites and no one is a stranger. Each thoughtful detail of experience, from the heartfelt welcome at the door to our willingness to sweeten your visit, has been naturally embraced at Boutique Chocosina.
We will bring the same spirit into our relationships with our franchise owners. We invite a very special kind of person to become part of our Chocosina family. We know that qualities like sincerity, warmth and a little humor will take you far when you're with the right people. Professional and genuine is the foundation of our success.
Boutique Chocosina specializes in providing an incomparable gift food product; which, when given or received, leaves a lasting impression both on presentation and taste. We compete by offering a delectable, new luxury product at an affordable price.
We are a unique franchise concept. When our guests visit our store, they are often surprised to find out we boast more than 300 delicious chocolate, fudge and candy items. Our store has a "Mom and Pop shop" feel which alleviates a common business concern in franchising. We also grant a unique experience to our franchise owners with our positive work environment and family friendly work schedules.
Chocosina is looking for like-minded candidates who are ready to jump at the opportunity of joining our growing family. We look for owner/operators or investors with solid operators in mind who possess the following:
- Ability to lead and follow a system;
- Financial capability;
- A strong belief in the Chocosina product;
- Business management, human resources, marketing experience;
- Passion for customer service.
If you feel that you meet the ideal characteristics above, we would love to get to know you and find out if we are a good fit for each other. Please note that prior retail experience is required.
The total initial investment necessary to acquire one's dream to operate a Chocosina franchise ranges from a cost of $275,000 to $400,000. This includes:
- Initial franchise fee of $30,000;
- Grand opening allocation $5,000 to $7,000;
- Build out;
- Initial product inventory;
- Initial packaging inventory;
- Working capital.
The range varies depending on construction cost and level of working capital injected.
Chocosina collects a 5% royalty and a 3% for marketing on a weekly basis.
Franchise candidates and their partners/investors must have a combined liquid capital of at least $150k and a combined net worth of at least $500k to qualify financially.
We offer our franchisees a protected territory for their Chocosina franchise. Our protected territory is built around your location based upon our target customer demographics. The territory's size and shape depend on the nature of the geographical area. Boundaries are defined by postal/zip codes, city lines, streets and highways, trade areas, and natural barriers.
HOW TO BECOME A FRANCHISEE
If you feel that Chocosina may be the right opportunity for you, we would love to get to know you! Please send us an introductory email to [email protected] to the attention of Franchise Manager.
Chocosina offers terrific ongoing support during this investigation process. Whether we decide to work together or not, we will be committed to supporting you in your discovery of Chocosina.