Tropical Smoothie Cafe
#399

Initial Investment

LOW: $195,550
HIGH: $427,130

Change in Units

+16.7% +77 UNITS (1 Year)
+25.8% +119 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile

Founded

1997

Franchising Since

1997 (19 Years)

Corporate Address

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

CEO

Mike Rotondo

About Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Serving up smoothies since 1997, Tropical Smoothie Cafe added healthful breakfast, lunch and dinner items to its menu in 1999. Today the menu includes tacos, wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads, salads and kids' meals.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$195,550 - $427,130

Net-worth Requirement

$300,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$100,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$25,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%

Ad Royalty Fee

2%

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

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 127

Lowest Rank: 408

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 1 week

Training at headquarters: 1 week

Additional Training: At existing store

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Security
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 10 - 20

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Updated: May 18th, 2016

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