Embark on a sweet journey!
Are you passionate about bringing delight through delectable treats?
Our franchise opportunity is your ticket to becoming a part of a sweet success story. Join us in spreading the magic of our renowned brand and indulging customers with the finest flavours and quality whilst being a part of a community that values sharing moments and connections. Our brand is not just about ice cream; it’s about creating a space where people come together to celebrate life’s sweet moments. Engage in bringing smiles to faces, one scoop at a time. Here’s why becoming a franchisee with us is the ultimate recipe to success!


For over a decade, Sottozero – The Gelato Factory has earned noticeable recognition amongst both the locals as well as tourists who frequently visit the Maltese islands attracting a broad customer base. Our brand is renowned for its artisanal gelato as well as a variety of delicious treats crafted with the freshest ingredients and a commitment to quality. A successful niche has been carved throughout the years through a strong brand presence demonstrating the ability to thrive and satisfy every one of our customer's needs.


At Sottozero, we take pride in what we do. Our exceptionally devoted team is dedicated to delivering a delightful experience to all who visit, through our well-renowned artisanal gelato which is carefully crafted by using top-tier ingredients from fresh milk, free-range eggs, and the sweetest seasonal fruit complemented by an array of handcrafted pastries including mouth-watering waffles, crepes, and freshly baked croissants. These premium ingredients form the basis of our traditional Italian flavours, offering over 115 ice cream varieties including gluten-free, lactose-free as well as sugar-free options. Our stores are meticulously designed to offer the ultimate experience providing a welcoming and warm atmosphere where families and friends can savour their favourite luscious treats with no limitations.


Throughout the years, Sottozero has curated a selection of tried and tested delicacies. The consistent success achieved with each new opening ensures our brand’s legacy and its commitment to excellence which lies within continuous innovation and dedication.



Our comprehensive training, operational assistance, and ongoing support set you up for success.



  • Project management – Our architect will ensure a well-designed and functional space creating an inviting atmosphere where customers can savour their frozen delights. Benefit from our established store design which merges comfort, aesthetics, and an overall delightful experience.
  • Budgeting – We will provide an in-depth understanding of the financial aspects involved through the evaluation of the restructuring costs.
  • Training – Our dedicated support team provides thorough training in all aspects whether it’s scooping techniques, inventory management, or customer service, we’ve got your back. The ideal candidate undergoes a four-week professional training program at the parent company followed by four more weeks dedicated to on-site training ensuring a thorough and successful launch.
  • Marketing and Communication – Sottozero has an in-house design team that oversees all aspects of the gelateria’s look and feel. Enjoy the advantage of marketing support to boost your visibility and attract customers. From local promotions to national campaigns, we’ve got the scoop on effective marketing strategies.
  • Innovation at the Core – Stay ahead in the industry with our commitment to innovation. Be the first to introduce a world of new and exciting flavours, keeping your customers returning for more.