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Units as of 2023
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Founded in 2011, Vitality Bowls is a health food restaurant. Since franchising began in 2014, the company has experienced substantial growth, as it now has over 70 restaurants across the U.S.

Today, Vitality Bowls is thought of as one of the leading new franchises in the country. The company specializes in making delicious superfoods, including acai, smoothies, paninis, salads, and juices. The combination of vitality bowls nutritionpowerhouse and kale is served in smoothies, bowls, juices, paninis, salads, and soups. Their smoothies and bowls contain no artificial preservatives, ice, frozen yogurt, or any other fillers. Most of their foods are organic and made fresh to order.

Why You May Want to Start a Vitality Bowls Franchise

If you have a passion for healthy living and would like to share nutritious foods with people in your community, you’ll feel right at home with a Vitality Bowls franchise. Vitality Bowls offers extensive support to new franchisees. They strive to help new businesses get up and running quickly and continue to support you throughout your entire career in the industry to help you to attain new levels of success. You’ll receive personalized support in site selection, accounting, ongoing field support, and advertising.

The company looks to partner with individuals with management experience. This includes hiring, performance management, and inspiring/developing teams. Franchisees spend multiple months in Vitality Bowls stores, learning all the aspects of the business before opening their own. 

What Might Make a Vitality Bowls a Good Choice?

With many people willing to spend their money on superfoods, Vitality Bowls may be suitable for your community. But as you decide if you wish to open a Vitality Bowls franchise, make sure you take time to explore the opportunity. Research the brand and your local area to see if a franchise would do well in your community. While competition is healthy, too much of it may not allow for the most possible growth.

To be part of the Vitality Bowls team, you should make sure you’re financially ready for an initial investment that will include a franchise fee and other startup costs. 

How Do You Open a Vitality Bowls Franchise?

You can open your franchise in six simple steps. First, you’ll complete a short questionnaire providing more information about yourself. You may then receive a call from the team to discuss the business model and make sure that the business is the right fit for you.

If both parties agree to continue, you’ll schedule an interactive program where you’ll meet the founders in person and learn what it means to be a part of the Vitality Bowls team. The next step is validation and due diligence. You may meet with current franchisees and talk with them about their experience in opening a Vitality Bowls franchise. 

To prepare for the final steps in opening a franchise, study the Franchise Disclosure Document and begin searching for a suitable location. After one last interview, you may receive formal approval for your Vitality Bowls franchise.

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Company Overview

About Vitality Bowls

Industry Food
Related Categories Acai Bowls, Smoothies/Juices, Miscellaneous Quick-Service Restaurants, Fruit
Founded 2011
Leadership Roy Gilad, CEO
Corporate Address 156 Diablo Rd., #120
Danville, CA 94526
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2014 (9 years)
# of employees at HQ 13
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchisees in the following US states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming

# of Units 70 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Vitality Bowls 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.

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Initial Investment Information Circle
$208,800 - $683,140
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$50,000 - $100,000
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
10% off franchise fee
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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 Vitality Bowls 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.

On-The-Job Training 80 hours
Classroom Training 8 hours
Ongoing Support
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
National Media
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App


Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
# of employees required to run 15-20
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
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Updated: December 12th, 2022