Frios Franchise Family Spotlight

Frios Gourmet Pops Franchise Owners in Denton, Texas.

Franchising with Frios doesn’t just mean putting your business goals into action, it means joining a family of Happiness Hustlers that bring joy to our fans across the nation, one pop at a time. Our franchisees are an extension of our brand, exemplifying what it means to dream big and act even bigger. To celebrate our hard-working franchise owners, we want to recognize a few in our system that make the most out of our refreshing franchise opportunity.

The Birkheads in Tampa, Florida

Joe and Lisa Birkhead along with their two children, Joelisa and Joe, are the Happiness Hustlers behind a Frios Sweet Ride in Apollo Beach, Florida. After serving in the armed forces together for 16 years, Joe and Lisa were searching for a business prospect that would allow them to proudly retire from the military and spend more time with their kids. Along came the Frios franchise opportunity that allowed the husband-and-wife team to not only dedicate more time to their kids, but also to teach them interpersonal skills through their family-ran mobile business. What ultimately made the Birkheads choose Frios as their franchise fit? Joe explained that the Frios franchise “was one of the few to embody a core value of family—not only saying it, but showing it.” The Birkhead’s veteran-owned business puts their family-first approach into practice and we’re thrilled that our concept has enabled them to do so.

The Penns in Keller & Denton, Texas

Another husband-and-wife duo, Robert and Lauren Penn, serve up smiles and sticky fingers in the North Dallas-Fort Worth area. Lauren researched the Frios franchise after first tasting one of our pops while on a family vacation in Alabama. The flexibility of the business and quality product drew both her and her husband to sign on, and they’ve loved interacting with customers since they joined the Frios family in 2018. At that time the Penn’s opened a small shop with a drive-thru in Denton, which they lovingly call the “Frios Pop Shack.” They’ve grown beyond their beloved “pop shack” and become multi-unit owners with two vans, nelson carts, and wholesale accounts. To support their expansion, the Penns have brought on a team of people that are just as passionate as them. The couple’s daughters also enjoy being a part of the family business and with the addition of their mobile Sweet Ride, the Penn family is able to share even more tasty frozen treats with the Denton and Keller communities.

The Romingers in The Triad, North Carolina

Joining the Frios family in 2020, Caitlyn and Travis Rominger started making pop deliveries in their mobile Frios Gourmet Pops truck in February of 2021. Travis has been a self-employed business owner for over 20 years, while his daughter Caitlyn is a part-time elementary school music teacher. The father-daughter pair are active members of their community and when they’re not serving up smiles on a stick, they are attending church services and donating to local ministries. Caitlyn was especially inspired to join the Frios family after graduating college in 2021 because she wanted a meaningful business endeavor that she could make her own. With Travis guiding his daughter on business ownership practices and his wife maintaining bookkeeping, Caitlyn focuses on securing events and running the Sweet Ride. The Romingers are proud to create happiness and excitement with their business and are glad that the mobile franchise they chose allows them to have more family time.

All our franchise owners come from diverse backgrounds, but when they first meet Frios, they all have one thing in common: the desire to slow down, be their own boss, and have flexible work hours that allow for more time to be spent with their family members. If you’re interested in pursuing a concept that checks off all the boxes, Frios could be the simple franchise you’ve been searching for. Fill out our inquiry form to get started and a member of our franchise team will get in contact with you to discuss the next steps to becoming a Happiness Hustler.

Three Reasons to Consider a Side Hustle Franchise

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Starting a business can be an intimidating endeavor, which is why many entrepreneurs turn to franchises that provide a tried-and-true business model, comprehensive support, and well-established network connections.

At Frios, we understand that the path to business ownership looks different for everyone – it’s not a linear system. Luckily, we’ve created a franchise opportunity that allows business owners to make their franchise journey what they want. The truth is, you don’t need to be a full-time operator to make your entrepreneurial dreams come true, and a side hustle franchise can be attainable.

Here are three reasons why the Frios Sweet Ride franchise model could be the flexible investment you need:


1. Varied Experience is Encouraged

Simplicity and inclusivity are woven into the Frios culture and we aim to help people realize their business ownership goals through our attainable concept. Because of our simple operations, entrepreneurs with all levels of experience can find success with Frios. Several teachers, parents, veterans and healthcare workers have started successful business ownership journeys with our side hustle franchise. Not only are the Frios startup costs lower when compared to brick-and-mortar franchises, but our franchisees sell a simple product, prepackaged frozen popsicles, taking the stress out of running a mobile frozen treat business.


2. Work/Life Balance & Schedule Flexibility

In many cases, the schedule of a new business owner may be uncompromising, but our Happiness Hustlers create their work hours based on the events they book and their vision for their Sweet Ride. Tabitha and Hector Garcia, upcoming franchise owners who will serve the Permian Basin, Texas area, are looking forward to running their Sweet Ride as a family with such a flexible concept that can accommodate the busy schedules of their three children.

“There is so much negativity in the world these days, and we’re proud to be a part of a franchise concept that prioritizes bringing happiness to others through the way our products make our customers feel,” said Tabitha Garcia, owner of Frios Midlands and Odessa.


3. An Investment that Won’t Break the Bank

Compared to other concepts in the franchise industry and frozen dessert space, Frios is on the lower-end of the spectrum when it comes to your initial investment price. This makes us a great choice for both first-time entrepreneurs and multi-unit investors looking to diversify their portfolios. The initial investment for a Frios Sweet Ride, including the van, is between $66,260 – $172,770. Additionally, our territory fee has been lowered to $27,000 for two territories, giving our owners the access to serve a wider customer base across their communities. Further information on the Frios franchise investment can be found on our financial requirements page.

These are just a few reasons our mobile franchise is the best available! If you’d like to get in on this sweet opportunity to connect with your community through a simple franchise opportunity fill out our inquiry form to get started. A member of our franchise team will get in contact with you to further discuss the steps to becoming a Happiness Hustler.