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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Type Public (NASDAQRMCF)
Founded 1981
Headquarters United StatesDurango, Colorado, USA
Key people Franklin E. Crail, Founder and CEO
Industry Chocolate and other confectionery
Revenue 26.8 million USD (2005)
Employees 250 (2005 figure)
Website http://www.rmcf.com

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQRMCF) is a chocolate company retailer and manufacturer based in Durango, Colorado. It manufactures chocolate and other confections at its Durango factory, though some products are made at individual stores. The company has 323 franchise locations in 40 US states, Guam, Canada and the United Arab Emirates.

History

The company was founded by Frank Crail, who had recently moved to Durango from Newport Beach, California to raise his family in a small town. He later confessed to Candy industry magazine that he would have opened a See's Candies, but the company doesn't sell franchises. In 1981 the first store was opened on Main street by Hank and two partners. In 1982 the company's first franchises, one in Colorado Springs and one in Park City, Utah an offsite factory was also built that year. In 1983 the two other partners left the business. In 1985 the company went public on the NASDAQ. In 1996 Whitman's Candies made an offer to buy the company for US$16 million. The offer was rejected by management after the company's results improved in late 1996. There is also a branch in Kenya.

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A typical store exterior.

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