“Best Gelato In America” Morano Gelato Announces Opening Of First Franchise

Westfield, NJ Store Joins Hanover, NH Flagship and Chestnut Hill, MA Company store in Bringing Authentic Sicilian Gelato to the US Market

March 13, 2017 // Franchising.com // HANOVER, NH - Morano Gelato (www.moranogelato.com), called “the best gelato in America” by Forbes, has announced the opening of its first franchise shop in Westfield, NJ in April 2017. The Westfield shop is the company’s first franchise, joining the flagship shop in Hanover, NH and the company-owned shop in Chestnut Hill, MA.

Entrepreneurs looking to take advantage of Americans’ insatiable appetite for fresh, authentic Italian artisan desserts will find a perfect fit in Morano Gelato, which provides a proven business plan along with the opportunity to utilize local ingredients and add local personality into the shop.

Morano Gelato founder Morgan Morano has spent 15 years in the food industry and the past seven years dedicated to the craft of artisan Italian gelato, making it her mission to bring this Italian dessert to the US in its traditional form. Her first two shops, in Hanover, NH and Chestnut Hill, MA, have been smash successes, leading Forbes magazine to call her work “the best gelato in America.” Morano has also written The Art of Making Gelato.

“We are extremely excited by the progress we’ve made since officially launching our franchise opportunity last year,” says Morano. “The Westfield, NJ store as well as all Morano Gelato businesses will be leveraging our proven process and simplistic business model to bring authentic Sicilian gelato to cities, towns, and communities across America. We look forward sharing Morano Gelato with many more customers while also educating them on the bold flavors, freshness, and health benefits of gelato.”

Morano Gelato is seeking owner/operators in cities and towns across the US who have a passion to bring traditional Sicilian artisan gelato, sorbet, granita, Italian espresso, Italian hot chocolate and more to their communities. Morano Gelato franchisees will have a unique opportunity to enter a marketplace of minimal competition and join a brand positioned to be a major player in the industry.

The stores’ small footprints of 800 to 1,500 square feet provide an opportunity for great real estate opportunities, faster launches with lower construction costs and higher profitability than other food franchises. The Morano Gelato concept provides reduced labor costs with an efficient business model, limited but high-quality menu and lower food costs for gelato and sorbet, alongside high-margin coffee and espresso drinks.

About Morano Gelato Franchise Company, LLC

Morano Gelato Franchise Company, LLC provides franchise opportunities for authentic Italian gelato retail shops across the country. After being featured in outlets like NPR, the Boston Globe, and Yankee Magazine, and being called “the best gelato in America” by Forbes, Morano Gelato has launched a franchise concept with a small footprint, high operational efficiency and minimal competition. For more information, visit www.moranogelato.com or contact Troy Taylor, VP of Franchise Development at 603-722-9868 or troy@moranogelato.com.


Kristen Elworthy

SOURCE Morano Gelato Franchise Company, LLC



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