This is your chance to create a career centered around a delicious creation based on generations of unparalleled quality and craftsmanship. The Stefano Versace Gelato franchise program is built around our signature product: traditional Italian gelato. It’s freshly made and delivered directly to your store.

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Franchising made easier

A franchised business means you can be in business for yourself but not by yourself. The tricks of the trade have already been discovered, and now if you join the Stefano Versace Gelato franchise program, they’ll be shared with you.

It’s a history of hand-crafted, quality gelato that has made the distance from Italy to Miami. Stefano Versace learned and honed the craft of creating the perfect gelato, from the steps it takes to make it to the unique, fresh ingredients. Once a master gelatiere, he brought his skills and passion for authentic gelato to the U.S. and opened his first gelateria: Stefano Versace Gelato.

Stefano Versace Gelato chocolate cookies
Stefano Versace Gelato croissant sandwiches

Our unmatched approach to taste, quality & opportunity

We are about more than gelato.

As much as we love our perfected gelato recipes, your customers will visit for a full range of offerings: Handmade Gelato, Coffee & Espresso Drinks, Juices, Smoothies & Other Beverages, and Pastries & Other Bakery Items.

Be a part of the $2 BILLION U.S. gelato industry1.

There is a huge and growing demand for a delicious dessert option that’s considered healthier than ice cream.2 Making good gelato is an art form, and it is our specialty. We make it easy for our Stefano Versace Gelato franchise owners to carry on the tradition with a modern business model.

Stefano Versace Gelato chocolate cake and cup of illy coffee
Stefano Versace Gelato chocolate berry ice cream

The kind of business support you’ll appreciate.

At Stefano Versace Gelato, we have the creation and distribution of our authentic gelato down to a science. It’s delivered to your store fresh from our kitchen! What’s more, we supply you with information, tools, equipment, training, suppliers and more to help you make your gelato franchise everything you ever wanted a business to be.

We are seeking motivated business or restaurant professionals and entrepreneurs.

If you get excited about the idea of old-world traditions brought to a new and modern customer base, Stefano Versace Gelato may be for you. We are looking for business enthusiasts who know a good opportunity when they see one, and who will be passionate about our brand.


“Exquisite. Just like gelato in Italy. Inside the Galleria mall's food court this place had many items other than gelato, but we wanted the star. Many flavors and simply smooth and delicious! Belissimo.” -- TripAdvisor

“Great place for desserts, gelato and coffee. I had a gelato of their award-winning flavor-mix recipe. Really nice.” -- Yelp

“Great gelato made fresh …following Italian recipes. Highly recommend it.” -- Restaurantji

“When I tried the gelato, it was like stepping back into Italy itself! Incredible flavor and a wonderful variety to choose from! If you've never had gelato, it is an excellent experience-and This place makes it a perfect one!” -- TripAdvisor

“My group had a great time eating their world’s best gelato. My friend, who has traveled to Europe, stated that their gelato is very similar to what she had over there. Let me tell you, their gelato is soo soft and creamy.” – Yelp