Surf City Squeeze
Smoothies, fruit drinks, nutritional supplements

About
Founded

1988

Franchising Since

1994 (24 Years)

Corporate Address

9311 E. Via De Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

CEO

Stanley Ma

Parent Company

Kahala Franchising LLC

Ticker Symbol

KAHL

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$64,410 - $309,750

Net-worth Requirement

$250,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$100,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$7,500 - $30,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%+

Ad Royalty Fee

1%

Financing Options

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

Veteran Incentives

20% off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Field Operations

Site Selection

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

On-The-Job Training:

32 hours

Classroom Training:

40 hours

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

5

Bio
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.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $64,410 High - $309,750
Units
-6.2%-6 UNITS (1 Year) -22.2%-26 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Disclaimer

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Updated: October 9th, 2017
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