MilkShake Factory interior in downtown Pittsburgh location

MilkShake Factory Franchise

Franworth Factor: Providing sophisticated, yet operationally simple tools and systems to create a sweeter life in your community.

MilkShake Factory: A Dessert Franchise

Rich Brand Heritage and Legacy

MilkShake Factory’s legacy traces back to 1914, originating as a small soda fountain and chocolate shop in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood. First-generation chocolatiers and Greek immigrants, Charlie and Orania, founded their first chocolate shop and soda fountain. The concept of a milkshake was a cherished treat for the whole family. Home refrigeration was a luxury few could afford, so to savor the taste of ice cream, was cause for an excursion to a soda fountain.

In 2003, under the fourth-generation chocolatier, Dana Edwards Manatos, the family expanded the brand, transforming it into the MilkShake Factory located in Pittsburgh, featuring handspun milkshakes and premium chocolates. In mid-2023, MilkShake Factory entered the franchising market, and by the end of the same year, awarded over 50 franchise units, gaining significant traction for its unique and simple concept.

Why Own a MilkShake Factory Franchise?

The MilkShake Factory family has been crafting premium chocolates and milkshakes since 1914. Rooted in heritage recipes and techniques, they offer franchisees the opportunity to bring simple joys and magical moments to their communities with a sophisticated, simple, and tested operation.

  • Streamlined Operations: Elevate your business with operationally simple franchise systems.
  • Expert Training Programs: Certified Shaker and Chocolatier Training Programs for exceptional milkshake and chocolate crafting.
  • Irresistible Family Recipes: Exclusive, handcrafted recipes passed down through generations for a unique and memorable experience.
  • Cutting-Edge Production System: Proprietary high-efficiency milkshake production system for productivity and quality.
  • Real-Time Reporting: Shake Dash Reporting System for accurate and timely data to optimize performance.
  • Diverse Revenue Streams: Multiple revenue streams from the family recipe milkshakes and chocolates.

Summary of Services

Elevated by fourth-generation chocolatiers, MilkShake Factory delivers handcrafted milkshakes and chocolates with a sophisticated yet simple operation. Crafted with a passion for premium ingredients and an unwavering commitment to quality, each product reflects a century of inspiration and expertise.

Do You Have What It Takes?

MilkShake Factory is looking for franchisees who are passionate about providing a sweeter life to your community and are motivated by genuine care for people. If this sounds like you, submit a form, and someone from the team will be in touch.