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Scoop up an award-winning Gelato franchise

Gelatissimo is the leading gelato franchise in Australia, retailing hand-made artisan gelato which appeals to people of all ages.

Obsession and imagination – two ingredients that drive us to create the best tasting gelato. We use traditional gelato making techniques, but there’s nothing traditional about us. With fresh, seasonal ingredients, indulgent inclusions and better for you options, our gelato will inspire all your senses.

We believe that flavour is more than taste. That’s why we’re always thinking about what’s next – dedicated to delighting our customers wherever they find us.

Feel our flavour in-store – with an immersive experience that’s full of surprises, or share in the magic of Gelatissimo at home.
And because our gelato is found all over the world, we’re never short of inspiration. Fresh ingredients spark fresh ideas, so let us bring the flavours of the world to you. Gelato is our obsession and the world is our inspiration.

Gelatissimo offers franchisees three styles of gelaterias (outlets): shopfront, kiosk and cafe. All gelaterias trade seven days a week and produce gelato fresh on premises daily.

Franchisees have the benefit of a system that is simple and easy to run, supported by full training and ongoing support from professional operational and marketing teams, extensive brand-building activities, product development and assistance with local store marketing.

Gelatissimo is expanding across Australia and has territories available in all states. There are also a number of international opportunities available.

The History of Gelatissimo

Our story began in 2002 where our first store opened in the heart of Sydney, right on King Street. The word-of-mouth spread and before long, there were queues out the door!

Today, our artisan gelato is made fresh in-store daily, with only the best ingredients. As well as our innovative flavours and indulgent ranges, We’re passionate about providing a range of vegan-friendly, made without dairy, and made without gluten options to suit all – we wouldn’t want you to miss out on a sweet treat with us! With an array of flavours available in-store, choosing is half the fun.

We have over 45 stores across Australia, as well as globally across China, the Philippines, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, India and the United States. Our family is always growing, so we invite you to be a part of this journey with us as we share the love with delicious gelato!

What does a Gelatissimo Franchise cost: A Franchise cost can vary between A$300,000 – $400,000 (excluding GST). The different factors that come into play revolve around store size, type and amount of equipment that is required to support your store. We are able to support the opening of a variety of sizes and formats due to ever changing location availability.


2023 – Won six awards at Australian Dairy Industry Awards 2023, taking home 2 Gold and 4 Silver Medals

2023 – Won five awards at Royal Sydney Cheese and Dairy Show 2023, taking home 1 Gold & 4 Silver medals.

2021 – – Gelatissimo Named Top 10 Food Franchise Opportunity within Australia.

2016 – Best Marketing Campaign at 2016 QSR Media Detpak Awards

Gelatissimo opens five stores to reach 70

Gelatissimo CEO Braeden Lord said the gelato chain’s growth will continue this year. Read more here.

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An Extensive 3 Week In-Store Training Programme is planned and executed on a case by case basis dependant on the incoming franchisees transferrable skills. This programme is created to assist the incoming franchisee with the fundamental basics required to operate the store. There after the franchisee is provided with post opening support from the National Operations Team.

Upfront investment

  • Franchise fee: Included in the total Turnkey price - subject to site size and layouts
  • Site/fit-out fee: N/A
  • Other: N/A

Ongoing fees

  • Royalty: $300 + GST weekly
  • Administration or management fee: $0
  • Marketing fees: 3%
  • Other: N/A

At the end of the Franchise Agreement

  • Transfer fee: N/A

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