Own a Candy Store Franchise with River Street Sweets®

Start Your Own Candy Business with the Handcrafted Delights from the South, Where Tradition Meets Taste

Embrace Your Sweet Future – Start Your Franchise Journey Today!

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      The Candy Business Is SWEET!

      Start a Successful Sweet Franchise in Your Zone

      What makes a candy store successful?

      The Candy Business Is Sweet!

      Why Own a River Street Sweets® Franchise?

      At River Street Sweets®, we stand out from the crowd, and that’s what makes our franchise opportunity truly exceptional. Here’s what sets us apart:

      At River Street Sweets®, we stand out from the crowd, and that’s what makes our franchise opportunity truly exceptional.

      Here’s what sets us apart:

        Beyond a Candy Store!

        River Street Sweets® is more than just a candy store. It’s a candy superstore! We offer an outstanding Southern hospitality experience in every bite.

        Open-Kitchen Model.

        Our open-kitchen model allows customers to witness the delightful process of making delicious confections on-site. This not only engages their senses, but also assures them of the freshness and quality we take pride in.

        Made Fresh, Every Day.

        The secret to our deliciousness lies in our commitment to making all our sweet candies fresh in-store. In small batches. Quality is at the heart of everything we do.

        Large Assortment of Treats.

        We offer an extensive selection of tasty treats that cater to every taste bud. From the chocolate lover to the traditional sweet tooth. We combine homemade ice cream, chocolates and handmade confections, and a variety of hard candies to create an unrivaled range of treats.

        Your prosperity as a River Street Sweets® franchise owner is our top priority!

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        Join us and experience the sweet journey of owning a beloved and iconic brand.

        Join us and experience the sweet journey of owning a beloved and iconic brand.

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        Candy Store Market Data Trends and Insights


        The confectionery candy industry is a world of sweet opportunities. And River Street Sweets® leads the way in this thriving sector. Here’s why our franchise is poised for sweet prosperity:

        Candy Market Growth

        The candy market size is estimated at $66.65 billion in 2023. With projected growth to  $80.39 billion by 2028. This steady expansion, with a CAGR of 3.82%, creates a sweet environment for our franchise. (Source)

        Global Confectionery Market

        The global confectionery market, valued at $188.52 billion in 2020, is projected to reach $242.53 billion by 2028. Drowing at a CAGR of 3.8% during the 2021-2028 period. As a River Street Sweets® franchisee, you tap into this global appetite for indulgence. (Source)

        These figures underscore the immense potential in the confectionery industry. And our franchise offers you a delightful way to be a part of it. Your sweet prosperity story begins here and now.

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        Discover Sweet Returns! Become a Franchise Owner Today!

        How much does it cost to Start a Candy Business?

        Investing in a River Street Sweets® franchise is not just about making sweets. It’s about making sweet returns. Here’s what you need to know about the financial aspect of the franchise opportunity:

        Initial Franchise Fee


        Estimated Initial Investment

        $419,000 to $844,000

        This investment covers everything you need to set up and run your candy store. Including store build-out, equipment, and initial inventory.

        See the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) for more information.

        The revenue potential for a River Street Sweets® franchise is promising. Our reputation for quality, freshness, and a wide variety of delectable sweet treats attracts customers from all walks of life. Ensuring a steady flow of visitors and, consequently, revenue.

        Invest in the world of handcrafted candied confections and experience the joy of owning a beloved brand with the potential for sweet returns.

        We’re EXPANDING Across the US!

        River Street Sweets® is on a journey to spread the sweetness from coast to coast. We’re excited to offer franchise opportunities in various territories across the United States.

        Perfect for investors eyeing chocolate franchises, ice cream franchises, cupcake franchise opportunities, or a macaron shop business for sale. Join our family and bring America’s favorite handmade Southern Sweets & Treats to new communities. Dive into the thriving franchise business with River Street Sweets® and enjoy sweet success!

        The Sweetness of SUPPORT

        Cultivating Sweet Prosperity Together


        At River Street Sweets®, we believe that your prosperity is our priority. That’s why we offer comprehensive assistance and resources to accompany you on your path as a franchisee. Here’s what you can anticipate:

        Master the Art of Sampling

        River Street Sweets® has mastered the art of sampling! We'll teach you all about the delicious experience of candy sampling so you can treat your guests to a variety of sweet indulgences.

        Operations Support

        Our team is committed to helping you maintain the high standards of our brand. You'll receive ongoing operational support, including guidance on inventory management, quality control, and store operations. We're with you every step of the way to ensure your candy store runs smoothly.

        Training Support

        Our franchisees enjoy a thorough two-step training program. Initially, a three-week course at our Savannah headquarters covers candy-making techniques and business fundamentals. Additionally, you'll receive seven days of on-site support to ensure a seamless launch.

        Sweet Procurement

        We’ve established relationships with trusted suppliers to secure high-quality ingredients for our candies. As a franchisee, you can benefit from our procurement network, ensuring that you have access to the best ingredients at competitive prices.

        Marketing Assistance

        River Street Sweets®® has an established presence and reputation. We provide marketing support to help you promote your franchise in your local community. Our marketing materials, strategies, and guidance will assist you in reaching a wider audience and driving customer engagement.

        Ongoing Guidance

        Beyond the initial training and support, our team is always available to answer your questions, address concerns, and provide ongoing guidance. We’re dedicated to helping you achieve and exceed your business goals.

        At River Street Sweets®, we’re more than a candy franchise. We’re a supportive family of franchisees. With our help and resources, you’ll have all you need for a thriving and sweet franchise journey.

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        Our SWEET Beginnings . . . 

        The Sweet Visionaries Behind Our River Street Sweets®


        At the heart of River Street Sweets® is the vision and dedication of our founders, Stan and Pam Strickland. Their journey began with a simple pot of fudge and a dream. And it has grown into the beloved brand we know today.

        Stan Strickland: A visionary with a passion for quality and authenticity, Stan Strickland played a pivotal role in River Street Sweets’® inception. His determination to create handcrafted confections with the finest ingredients set the standard for our sweets.

        Pam Strickland: Working alongside Stan, Pam Strickland has played a pivotal role in shaping the brand. Her dedication to creating a warm, inviting atmosphere and delivering excellent customer service has been instrumental in defining the culture and prosperity of River Street Sweets®.

        Together, they built a sweet brand that offers not just candies, but an experience. One that embraces tradition, community, and the joy of sweet moments. Their legacy lives on in every praline, fudge, and pecan log we make.

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        STEPS to Ownership

        Embark on your journey to becoming a proud River Street Sweets® franchise owner with these essential steps:
        Step #1

        Complete an Inquiry Form

        It all begins with a simple inquiry. Let us know you’re interested in joining our sweet family.

        Step #2

        Connect with Our Franchise Team

        Our friendly franchise team is here to guide you. We’ll answer your questions, provide insights, and help you navigate the process.

        Step #3

        Qualification & Disclosure

        If you meet the criteria, we’ll provide our FDD for you to review. This contains important information about our franchise opportunity.

        Step #4

        Meet Our Team

        Get to know the leadership team in person. We believe in building relationships and ensuring you’re a perfect fit for our franchise family.

        Step #5

        Sign the Franchise Agreement

        Once you’re ready to take the sweet leap, we’ll sign the franchise agreement, making it official.

        Step #6

        Comprehensive Start-Up Training

        You’ll receive in-depth training, including candy-making techniques, business operations & everything you need to run a successful candy store.

        Step #7

        Start Your Sweet Beginnings

        It’s time to open your doors, serve your community, and create joyful River Street Sweets® moments for your customers.