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Franchise 500 2023
Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
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Initial investment
$64K - $310K
Units as of 2018
85 Decrease 22% over 3 years

Company Overview

In 1988, tri-athlete Kevin Blackwell and his wife Kathryn started the smoothie and juice bar store that would later be known as Surf City Squeeze. In 1994, Blackwell began franchising Surf City Squeeze.

He later developed other quick-service franchise brands, all of which would be organized under parent company Kahala, named for his favorite beach in Hawaii. Kahala also franchises Cold Stone Creamery, Blimpie, TacoTime, Samurai Sam's, The Great Steak & Potato Co., Rollerz, Frullati, Ranch1, NrGize and Cereality.

About Surf City Squeeze

Industry Food
Related Categories Smoothies/Juices
Founded 1988
Parent Company Kahala Franchising LLC
Leadership Stanley Ma, CEO
Corporate Address 9311 E. Via De Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Social Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1994 (30 years)
# of employees at HQ 227
# of Units 85 (as of 2018)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Surf City Squeeze franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee Information Circle
$7,500 - $30,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$64,410 - $309,750
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$250,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$100,000
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
20% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
6%+
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
1%
Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing Surf City Squeeze has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training 40 hours
Classroom Training 40 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
No
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
No
# of employees required to run 5
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes
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Updated: December 12th, 2022