Thank You

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Margarita Man.  If the area you’re interested in is available, you will receive a sample packet of our sample size mixes and other goodies via the postal service.

With any new venture, knowing what your startup costs are is essential.  We know your time is valuable so here you’ll find general information about what it will cost you to get started.  We charge a one-time license fee for your exclusive rights territory.  The territory can be and usually is a county or counties.  Our recommendation is not to make deliveries to locations more than about 50-miles from your base of operations to keep your delivery costs down.  For the first 100,000 households, not population in your exclusive area, we charge a minimum license fee of $2995.  This buys your exclusive rights territory plus all your startup items.

(You can find the number of households in any county by going to then enter your state then search for your county or counties and a list of demographics including households is displayed.)  Households is usually about 1/3 the population of an area.  Or just Google number of households in the county or counties in which you are interested.  For each additional 50K households, the fee increases $500.  (Not applicable in California.  Call 210-846-1688 for the details.)

We provide you with nearly forty essential startup items including a professionally designed website.  Below is information about machines we sell and recommend which are extra and are not included in your startup items.

I recommend you get a combination of both types of machines.  The two types of machines recommended for rent are granita machines and barrel beverage freezers.  We offer the granita machines on our website.  They are the single bowl Donper model XC112 and their double bowl model XC224 pictured.   Your price for this model is just $1895 plus shipping.

Donper’s model XC-224 granita machine  These granita machines have proven themselves in the rental industry as dependable money makers. Renting the double bowl machine allows you sell two different flavors of your Margarita Man mixes.  The single bowl granita machine is just $1295 plus shipping.  Both come with a two year warranty on the compressor.

Our USA made Bunn double granita machine is their Ultra II HP twin bowl machine.  it comes with the same warranty as the Donper granita machine and is a proven money maker.  Our price is $2150 plus shipping of $130.

Bunn Ultra II HP twin bowl granita machine is $2150 plus shipping

Unlike the granita machines pictured above, barrel beverage freezers below are recommended for larger gatherings in warmer environments and are different than a granita machine.  The barrel freezers we sell are Frosty Factory and Grindmaster aka… GMCW.  The Frosty Factory machine we recommend is their model 127A pictured.  We sell it for $3380 plus shipping from Louisiana.  It weighs only 145 pounds with a 6-gallon capacity.  It can serve 6 to 8 gallons of frozen drinks in an hour.  Here is a link.  I like this machine because it has handles on each side for easy maneuverability and an overnight standby switch that’s good for use in a restaurant.

Frosty Factory’s model 127A – Barrel Freezer

GMCW’s Crathco 3311 model barrel freezer is widely used in the margarita machine rental business.  It weighs 165 pounds and has a 6.5 gallon capacity.  Our price is $3990 plus shipping from Louisville, KY.  FREE SHIPPING on two or more machines.  Both barrel freezers come with a 5-year warranty on the compressor and evaporator, one year on parts and 90-days on labor.

Crathco’s model 3311 – Barrel Freezer


DonperUSA’s D-150 soft serve machine

Donper’s new D-150 is the worlds smallest soft serve machine.  Weighing in at only 90-pounds, this versatile machine freezes down a batch of either soft serve like yogurt or ice cream in only 14-minutes.  This is due to the fact that this machine has a small freezing barrel.  It holds half as much as the barrel freezers above but can deliver up to 40 eight ounce servings in an hour.  At $2295, this machine is gaining favor among our Margarita Men and ladies.  And, adding soft serve to your lineup is a big plus.  We have the ice cream mix too.

The other upfront expense to budget for is a delivery vehicle like a utility trailer.  A 6′ x 12′ trailer is a good size to start with which will carry about seven machines.  Check on Craigslist for a good used 6 x 12 enclosed utility trailer to save you some money.  Make sure it has a back door that is hinged at the bottom for use as your ramp.  A professional wrap will run about $2000 but is money well spent since your trailer is a moving billboard.  We provide you all the graphics you will need to have it branded like this one.

With this information I believe you can arrive at what your basic startup costs will be.  The first step is to decide what territory you want and then what and how many machines you want to start with. I recommend you start with at least one granita and three barrel freezers.  My job is for you to be able to make an informed decision.  Call my cell at 210-846-1688.

We are sending you a sample packet via the postal service.  When you’ve enjoyed your sample size “blenderful” mixes, give me a call on my cell and I’ll answer any questions and we’ll discuss how to get you open and in business.

In the meantime, be sure to download the PDF files on our Opportunity page.

Thank you!!

Laurent Perron, Founder

The Margarita Man

210-846-1688 cell


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