Hawaii - Sweet Jesus ice cream franchise

Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Asking Price: $40,000
  • Gross Income: Not Disclosed
  • Cash Flow: Not Disclosed
  • Real Estate: Not Disclosed
  • Inventory: Not Disclosed
  • FF&E: Not Disclosed
  • Listing ID: #210092
  • Established: 2015
  • Employees: n/a

Business Description

“Sweet Jesus” is an exciting new franchise, originally developed in Canada, for a quick-serve ice cream shop, offering a variety of beverages, pastries, and frozen desserts, including soft-soft serve ice cream with toppings. Sweet Jesus shops operate using the franchisor’s proprietary recipes, formulae, techniques, trade dress, trademarks and logos.

Sweet Jesus was born out of a love for experimentation and a shared passion for injecting creativity into the kitchen. A few years ago, some talented chefs experimented with desserts in the back of an established restaurant. Their creations quickly caught all sorts of attention, a trend that continued until they were forced to open their own space. So, in September of 2015, Sweet Jesus opened its first location and has since applied creativity desserts on a daily basis. As leaders in the confectionery game, the goal is to combine conceptual thinking with high-quality ingredients and products, in an effort to make something that tastes and looks, unlike anything you’ve ever seen and had before.

It all began with elaborate soft serve concoctions, and that remains the star of the Sweet Jesus show. The goal is to combine conceptual thinking with high quality soft serve ice cream, in an effort to make something that tastes and looks unlike anything you’ve ever had before. Some of the highlights include Krusty the Kone, Rocky Road Rage, and Cookies Cookies Cookies & Cream, but the menu is ever evolving with new seasonal creations.

While specialty soft serve may be the Sweet Jesus star, the beverages are a close second. The latest lineup includes a variety of decadent shakes (with an option to inject with a cold brew concentrate for a kick of caffeine), and luxuriously self-indulgent hot chocolates.

Our name was created from the popular phrase that people use as an expression of enjoyment, surprise or disbelief. Our aim is not to offer commentary on anyone’s religion or belief systems.

Massive Following by the Numbers

• Instagram Followers 122,000 +
• Photos tagged at location every week 500+
• Average likes per post 2,000
• No.1 Most followed Toronto ice cream shop
• No.1 Most Instagrammed food item in Toronto

They currently have 19 locations in Canada (either now open or in process) and one in the US. Sweet Jesus is rapidly expanding throughout North America and Internationally.

Honolulu, Hawaii

To kick start their growth in the United States, the Franchisor has developed a lease in the largest open-air shopping center in the world – Ala Moana Center in downtown Honolulu, Hawaii, which will be ready to begin business in 2019. This lease will be assigned to the Franchisee. Ala Moana has over 2.4 million sq. ft., more than 350 shops and restaurants, including four department stores, first-class boutiques and more than 100 dining options. Ala Moana receives over 48 million visitors per year who spend more than one billion dollars per year.

Key Qualifications:

• Applicants will be required to complete an application form, including personal financial statement
• No previous restaurant experience is required; however, the applicant will be required to demonstrate previous business success.
• Landlord lease assignment approval

This is a great way to own and operate your own business in Hawaii’s paradise.

To receive a detailed Confidential Business Profile, which is loaded with lots of detail about this opportunity, please contact Tom Caltrider at Hawaii Business Sales

Business Details

Primary Business Category: Restaurants, Bars & Other Food Services
Location: Hawaii
Metropolitan Area: Honolulu

Company Information

Year Established: 2015
Home Based: No
Franchise: Yes
Relocatable: No
Number of Employees: n/a

Financial Information

Asking Price: $40,000
Seller Financing Available: No

Property Information


The refreshing Hawaiian wind blows through Ala Moana Center, the world's largest open-air shopping center, with over 2.4 million sq. ft. There are more than 350 shops and restaurants to explore, including four department stores, first-class boutiques and more than 100 dining options. The center's retailers specialize in everything from casual wear to unique Hawaii surf gear, Aloha shirts, swimsuits and much more. They receive over 48 million visitors per year. Ala Moana Center was the first mall in the U.S. to reach $1 billion in annual sales and continues to maintain its record-setting sales volume. Since then, only three other malls in the country have reached this milestone.

Growth & expansion opportunities:

Brand new exciting franchise


Limited direct competition

Reason for selling:

New franchise

Support & Training:

Training included for Franchisee as part of the Franchise Fee

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Business Listed By:

Tom Caltrider

Hawaii Business Sales