Explore a franchise opportunity with Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Looking for a franchise opportunity? A career change? RMCF has fulfilled entrepreneurship dreams for over 36 years allowing you to be your own boss. RMCF offers a unique opportunity as the top chocolate franchise in the world.

RMCF was founded in the picturesque mountain town of Durango, Colorado, where today you will find our manufacturing facility, flagship store and corporate offices. Our factory produces over 3 million lbs. (1.3+ million kg) of gourmet assorted chocolates per year that can be found in our stores worldwide who have taken advantage of our franchise opportunity.

One of the first retail concepts to take advantage of “experience retail”, our business model allows franchisees to produce a variety of creative products in front of customers such as our signature RMCF caramel apples and unique confectionery pieces like our gourmet truffles and Rocky Mountain Mints. We are consistently ranked as one of the top franchise concepts in the US.

Our Stores

With nearly 400 franchise locations around the World, our franchisees have shown that a small business can be successful in today’s markets with our franchise opportunity. Our full store, kiosk and various retail chocolate concepts can be found in high traffic airport terminals, malls, street fronts and resort locations across the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines and the Middle East. Our visually striking candy stores feature quality fixtures, appealing graphics and an in-store cooking area. We provide real estate and store design support along with extensive training throughout the store development process to ensure you are ready to be your own boss.

Our Products...

We manufacture an extensive line of premium/gourmet assorted chocolate candies and other chocolate products. Our chocolates and confections are hand made with only the finest ingredients, shipped fresh from our factory located in Durango, Colorado. In-store caramel apple, fudge and cooking demonstrations delight customers while our award-winning fine boxed chocolates in upscale packaging are perfect for gift giving.

From a place where crisp, clean air and clear blue skies is rivaled only by towering snowcapped peaks, this is where our fine chocolates and confections are lovingly created.

Our Mission...

Our mission is provide a business/franchise opportunity for entrepreneurs interested in a career change while having fun doing so. Please join us in our Chocolate vision as we become the World’s Chocolatier.


I grew up with the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory as the center of our dinner conversations. My father was one of the first franchisee owners and had secured himself a beautiful location on the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver's Writer Square. He would commute from Colorado Springs, so the conversations were the extent of my understanding and involvement. Later, I went off to CU Boulder, and would spend my summers working in his store, enjoying the upbeat energy of Denver and the fun environment of his chocolate shop.

Jump forward about ten years... I am married, with one daughter and another on the way. My husband, Eric and I have been working corporate jobs. A second location...an amazing location in the Denver Pavilions, opens up 8 blocks up from my father's store. He isn't interested as he is close to retirement, but for Eric and I, the idea is exciting, scary and enticing, all at the same time.

We jumped in, head first. The first years owning the business had been so wonderful for our family, that when my Dad retired 6 years later, we didn't hesitate to buy his location. Two years after that, the previous Miramar Beach, Florida owner asked us to buy his store. After visiting the store and analyzing and reanalyzing the financials, we decided to add a third to our family of RMCFs.

There are hard days, frustrating days and bad days, but most days are exciting, challenging, and good. We truly love this business.

Marissa Williams

Multi-Unit Franchise Owner

If you're  interested in our Franchising Opportunity or we may have a franchise store for sale you might be interested in so we would love to hear from you! 

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