Don and Katy Kilwin at their ribbon cutting ceremony for their bakery in Petoskey, Michigan in 1947.
Ribbon cutting for Kilwins store in Patchogue Village, New York.
Kilwins Milwaukee-Bayshore
Kilwins Jacksonville store received recognition as an exceptional employer of people with disabilities.
  • Franchisees who care connect with customers and add value to the experience in ways that only individuals, not corporations, can
  • The Kilwins operating system leverages high quality products with franchisee support to add more value for customers than either could create alone
  • We are focused on opening stores in the Eastern ½ of the USA (we do not offer international franchises at this time)
  • Our Franchise fee is $40,000
  • Our royalties are 5% of gross sales
  • The national marketing fund contribution is currently 1% of gross sales
  • Our ideal franchisee is: upbeat, friendly, honest, hardworking, understands customer service, exhibits leadership skills, enjoys working with the public, truly likes people, can follow a proven system/process and is commited to the Kilwins way of doing business
  • We have single store, multi-store and area development opportunities available
  • Become a part of a true "Americana Experience"
  • We have 125 stores and growing
  • We have a 14 day indepth training program to teach you how to run your store
  • We provide comprehensive support for your store
  • We genuinely have a unique store experience, unlike any other you have been in
  • We will work with you on site selection/approval
  • We will assist you in lease negotiations/review
  • Combined with the right franchisee, an excellent location and our extraordinary product… we are a Chocolate, Confectionary and Ice Cream store that stands alone