Jeremiah’s Italian Ice – the fastest growing frozen dessert franchise in the country – is celebrating its 26th anniversary this April and the milestone opening of its 50th franchise location in Asheville, North Carolina, with the assistance of its devoted franchisees. The brand, which has seen tremendous success over the last two decades, is proud to say that they are constantly innovating as a business, thereby bolstering growth.
Nicole DiPietro, Vice President of Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, stated that they are all extremely proud of their work to help build Jeremiah’s into an incredible frozen dessert franchise. Each step of the way, their mission is to bring smiles and joy to each community we enter. He is pleased to report that they have done so for the last 26 years and will do so for the next 26 years.
Since its franchising launch in 2019, Jeremiah’s has awarded over 240 units to 102 franchise groups and increased its footprint by more than 200 percent, with 68 locations in seven states now operational. Jeremiah’s has introduced new programmes and initiatives to assist current and prospective franchisees in establishing successful new businesses.
These programmes and initiatives have aided in propelling Jeremiah’s Italian Ice into the national spotlight, garnering recognition from Entrepreneur Magazine and Nation’s Restaurant News for their dominance as a franchise business. Since launching the franchise program, Jeremiah’s has received numerous honors for its dedication and determination, putting them in the dessert industry and the national franchise and quick service restaurant spotlight.
Jeremiah’s was named to the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list in early 2022 and was also recognized as the #3 Top Food Franchise in Miscellaneous Frozen Desserts, a Top New and Emerging Franchise a Fastest Growing Franchisee. Additionally, Nicole DiPietro, Vice President of Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, was recently named one of the Most Influential Restaurant Executives Across the Country by Nation’s Restaurant News.
By 2022, the brand will have established a new Franchisee Advisory Council to assist current and prospective franchisees embarking on this new entrepreneurial journey. Its mission is to assist franchisees in establishing, operating, and profiting from their location while also providing ongoing support and advice. This year, the brand also went above and beyond to demonstrate its gratitude to its devoted franchisees.
The brand is pleased to announce the addition of eight new locations in the first quarter of 2022, with 45 planned for the year. Jeremiah currently operates in Florida, Arizona, Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina, and North Carolina, with additional units planned for Colorado, Tennessee, Alabama, and Nevada. Additionally, the brand secured four additional area rep groups in 2022, totaling 148 units in the Dallas, Houston, Alabama/Mississippi, and Eastern Tennessee markets.
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