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$65K - $227K
Units as of 2023
76 Increase 16.9% over 3 years

With a variety of cinnamon-glazed nuts, Totally Nutz is an emerging vendor of event-type snacks. Totally Nutz is known for its cinnamon-glazed cashews, pecans, and almonds. Their sweet and salty aroma wafts through your local farmers' market or baseball stadium, just beckoning passersby to satisfy their cravings with a crazy good treat.

Did we mention that Totally Nutz was a vendor at the 2003 World Series? Or that they had fourteen venues at the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah? Talk about going for gold with these glazed goodies. 

Founded in 1990, Totally Nutz started their journey under a different name: "Barker's Old Fashioned Almonds.” They sold their first franchise in 2014 and have since grown to over 45 franchises located throughout the United States. 

Why You May Want to Start a Totally Nutz Franchise

Totally Nutz is looking for franchisees dedicated to providing outstanding service in a family-friendly environment, are hungry to succeed, and enjoy having fun. The ideal candidate is resourceful, timely, dedicated, and persistent. If this tenacious spirit of ingenuity sounds like you, opening a Totally Nutz franchise may be a good decision for you.

Totally Nutz has been ranked in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 multiple times in the past few years. This ranking is based on an evaluation of more than 150 data points in the areas of cost and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability.

What Might Make a Totally Nutz Franchise a Good Choice?

Opening a Totally Nutz franchise may have a more predictable outcome than investing in a completely new brand that may struggle to thrive in an already crowded and competitive industry. Totally Nutz allows for both full-time and part-time franchisees, which could offer you the opportunity to build one location or an empire.

To be part of the Totally Nutz team, you should make sure you're financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and potential renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set net worth and liquid capital requirements. 

How To Open a Totally Nutz Franchise

As you decide if opening a Totally Nutz franchise is the right move for you, make sure you take time to explore the opportunity. Research the brand and your local area to see if a Totally Nutz franchise would do well in your community. While competition is healthy, too much of it may not allow for the most possible growth.

Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement, you must perform your due diligence and establish if this is the right opportunity for you. As part of your due diligence, you may want to speak to existing franchisees and ask the Totally Nutz franchising team questions.

It may also be a good idea to reach out to an attorney or a financial advisor to ensure that you have the necessary financial resources to own and operate a Totally Nutz franchise.

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Company Overview

About Totally Nutz

Industry Food
Related Categories Miscellaneous Food/Beverage Businesses, Miscellaneous Quick-Service Restaurants
Founded 1990
Leadership Yvette Barker, VP
Corporate Address 69 E. 2580 S.
St. George, UT 84790
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2014 (10 years)
# of employees at HQ 7
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises throughout the US.

# of Units 76 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Totally Nutz 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
$27,500
Initial Investment Information Circle
$65,372 - $226,500
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$75,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$25,000
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
6%
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
$500/yr.
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 Totally Nutz has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

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

Classroom Training 33 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
Yes
# of employees required to run 2
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes
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Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: December 12th, 2022