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Nrgize Lifestyle Cafe

2014 Franchise 500
#481
At a Glance

Products & Services: Smoothies, meal-replacement shakes, protein bars

Number of Locations: 101

Total Investment: $98.7K - $341.1K

Founded: 2006

Began Franchising: 2006

About Nrgize Lifestyle Cafe

Nrgize Lifestyle Cafes are located primarily in or near health clubs. The menu offers fruit smoothies, meal replacement shakes, juices, coffee, tea and breakfast items. Nrgize is part of Kahala, which franchises a number of other quick-service brands, including Cold Stone Creamery, Surf City Squeeze, TacoTime and Blimpie Subs & Salads.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 99 0 0 2
2012 99 0 0 4
2011 99 0 0 4
2010 105 0 0 6
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $98,650 - $341,050
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 20-50% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $250,000
Liquid Cash Available: $20,000
Operations
10% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 5. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 5 days. At franchisee's location: 3-5 days. At certified training location : 3 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Ad slicks, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #481 (2014), #266 (2013), #205 (2012), #248 (2011),
Fastest-Growing: #100 (2011),
Top New: #13 (2011),
America's Top Global: #161 (2012), #193 (2011),

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