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The Dolly Llama

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What does The Dolly Llama Franchise Cost?

The Dolly Llama is a unique dessert franchise which combines hand crafted waffles with artisanal ice cream and personalized toppings. This low investment franchise is ideal for any location in North America which is highly accessible to at least 60,000 people. There are three models to choose from: the total investment starts as low as $240,000 for a full shop, $170,000 for kiosk and $101,500 for mobile unit.

Total Investment$101,500 - $277,000
Cash Required$60,000
Business TypeFranchise
Target MarketSee List

A One-of-a-Kind Dessert Experience.

Be the first to open one of the most notable, artisan and cool dessert franchise concepts in your area. The Dolly Llama franchise specializes in unique, hand crafted dessert waffles paired with artisanal ice cream and personalized toppings.

Learn more about this fun franchise today.

Open The Dolly Llama in any of these available states: AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MA, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, WV, WY, DC.


Not just your traditional dessert shop, The Dolly Llama is a destination! Founded in 2017, with its aesthetic flair, interactive environment, and unbeatable desserts, the concept attracts customers from all walks of life. Families, individuals, and students enjoy date nights and celebrations. This brand truly is magic!

The Dolly Llama is quickly becoming the hottest dessert destination for great tasting artfully designed unique desserts as well as the brand’s unmatched environment and identity.  With her chic shades and cool LA swag, “Dolly” is becoming an icon and has come to represent our distinctively engineered business and has all the necessary brand elements for the modern market.

The Dolly Llama’s logo has come to represent the hottest dessert destination in Los Angeles. An outstanding leadership team, methodical approach to developing an industry leading franchise system and a distinctively engineered business model have combined to create all the necessary brand elements for the modern market:

  • Authentic European flavors with an American twist
  • Uncompromising quality of fresh Liege and bubble waffles
  • Premium artisan made ice cream
  • Highest quality toppings and sauces
  • Indulgent portions ideal for sharing
  • Young and hip LA brand vibe
  • Cool, colorful and efficient shoppe design
  • And, of course... Blue Cookie Monster Ice Cream!

Three Business Models

The Dolly Llama has carefully and proactively engineered our business model in three formats including:

  1. Full shop
  2. Kiosk
  3. Mobile unit

The brick and mortar space usually ranges from 800 sq. ft - 2,000 sq. ft. 

Benefits and Support

The artisan leadership of the Dolly Llama are with you every step of the way to create a buzz in your area and create an absolutely memorable experience for every guest you service. Our proactively equipped business model is constructed with franchisee profit-centric systems that are designed to vigilantly protect our most valuable assets… our franchisees and their investments.

  • No experience required
  • Low total initial investment
  • Multiple formats available
  • National site selection and lease negotiation assistance
  • National construction management support
  • Comprehensive 1-week initial training
  • Simple staffing and operational oversight
  • Low food cost, labor and total unit level costs
  • National purchasing and procurement program
  • Strong social media programming and guidance
  • Local and brand centric public relations assistance
  • Innovative and effective marketing initiatives

Ideal Candidates

The Dolly Llama franchise is perfect for hardworking entrepreneurs who enjoy interacting with the public and have respect for themselves and others. If you’re interesting in learning more about opening The Dolly Llama in your area, inquire today.