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Wholesome Tummies Franchise

They say timing is everything. And the time is NOW. Kids need lunch every school day, and there are 60 Million of them in school right now.


They say timing is everything. And the time is NOW...

Kids need lunch every school day, and there are 60 Million of them in school right now. That's a lot of mouths to feed! With current predictions that 50% of Americans will be obese by the year 2030 and half of a child's daily calories coming from school, Wholesome Tummies is an exciting and timely solution that is catching the country by storm.

Serving schools from preschool to high school and with or without kitchens, Wholesome Tummies is aggressively going after the $42 Billion national school food service market. We currently have 10 locations across the country and seek passionate local entrepreneurs like you to grow the brand by making an impact in your local community.

Currently serving over 100 schools, Wholesome Tummies is rapidly expanding across the country. It is our goal to partner with 2,000 schools in 250 communities over the next 5 years. What a great time in our nation's history to get involved in something meaningful and leave a legacy of health for future generations!

By requesting information below, you will be invited to our next free Webinar where you can learn more about how to Join our Movement! Sign up now and you'll be ready to launch your business in the 2013-14 school year!

Wholesome Tummies - Smart for Schools, Perfect for Parents, and Cool for Kids!
Wholesome Tummies is the first and only kids' food franchise in the U.S. Our business concept provides the ideal solution for schools ready to make student health a priority: fresh, from scratch, kid-favorite foods prepared daily in local kitchens and distributed directly to schools. Wholesome Tummies is smart for schools, perfect for parents, and cool for kids.

Schools love our program. We give our partner schools a food program they can be proud of. Our schools benefit from a boost in student enrollment and parent satisfaction that comes with making student health a priority. They also enjoy that we relieve them of the administrative burdens that come with managing a school food program. Our healthy school solution lets them focus on what they do best - building their curriculum and running their school

Parents love the convenience. It is our parent customers who most appreciate our lunch, catering, and vending solutions. Busy juggling home, work, and extracurricular activities, parents are happy to take a break from packing meals each school day. Our online ordering and payment system makes it easy for parents to order and our customer service makes them happy to stay!

Kids love our food. Most school food programs today are highly processed, canned, and frozen. They seriously lack freshness, nutrition, and taste. That's where we come in. Our menu is fresh, seasonally inspired and delicious, featuring a variety of hot and cold entrees, house-made dressings, soups, and healthy treats. Our Chefs take traditional kid favorites and re-create them using the freshest, healthiest ingredients possible. Even the pickiest eaters like Wholesome Tummies!

...And you don't have to be a chef to make a difference with Wholesome Tummies! To be successful, our concept requires strong entrepreneurial leadership at the local level with strong work ethic and a passion for our cause. We provide qualified owners with all the tools and resources they need to launch and manage the business (so you can focus on growing it). Our training program includes two full weeks of classroom and hands-on training coupled with webinars, conference calls, and remote training - all designed to get you fully prepared to flawlessly launch your new business. After launch, we offer continued and ongoing support.


  • Passion for the cause
  • Financially stable
  • Strong work ethic
  • Sales-oriented
  • Customer-focused
  • Prior management experience
  • Understand unique demands of parenting
  • Ingrained in local community


  • An extensive two week training program - for the franchise owner and two additional people.
  • On-site pre-opening assistance.
  • Site selection - our concept is designed to work out of a pre-existing, leased commissary.
  • Lead generation assistance.
  • Marketing, sales and advertising collateral.
  • Approved recipes, ingredients and procedures.
  • Access to preferred suppliers and negotiated pricing.
  • Robust technology platform and custom web pages.
  • Ongoing training webinars.
  • General business consulting.
  • The opportunity to build a business AND make a difference.
  • A school schedule - evenings, holidays and summers off!

Few opportunities offer the satisfaction that comes with doing something you feel good about. With Wholesome Tummies, you can build a business AND make a difference. We are not just another sub, burger, or pizza franchise. We offer our owners something unique - the ability to fight childhood obesity and restore health to future generations!
If you seek the freedom of a school schedule, you will also enjoy this lifestyle. Our business follows the school calendar and is shut down on holidays, teacher workdays, and school breaks (think Thanksgiving, Winter Break, and Spring Break off!). Unlike most food businesses, with Wholesome Tummies your evenings and weekends belong to you making work-life balance achievable. Just may never miss another after-school activity!


Wholesome Tummies is currently only accepting inquiries within the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, NJ, NV, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, and WV.