Tropical Smoothie Cafe
#18 Franchise 500| Smoothies, salads, wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads

About
Founded

1997

Franchising Since

1997 (23 Years)

Corporate Address

1117 Perimeter Center W., #W200
Atlanta, GA 30338

CEO

Charles Watson

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$246,500 - $580,500

Net-worth Requirement

$350,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$125,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$30,000 - $30,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%

Ad Royalty Fee

3%

Financing Options

Tropical Smoothie Cafe has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives

50% off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

182-222 hours

Classroom Training:

25 hours

Additional Training:

At existing store

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

10 - 15

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is ranked #18 in the Franchise 500!
Bio
Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a fast-casual cafe concept with locations nationwide, offering snack and meal options for any time of the day, including real-fruit smoothies, bowls, wraps, and sandwiches. The company offers an app as well as mobile ordering capabilities.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $246,500 High - $580,500
Units
+15.8%+107 UNITS (1 Year) +54.6%+277 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: September 13th, 2019