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Franchise: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Initial Investment
LOW:$222,770
HIGH: $525,400
Change in Units
+9.7% +45 UNITS (1 Year)
+47.8% +164 UNITS (3 Years)

Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Security
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
National Media
Regional Media

Training Onsite: 120 hours

Training at headquarters: 40 hours

Additional Training: At existing store

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 10 - 20

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 wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads, salads and kids' meals.

Founded

1997

Franchising Since

1997 (20 Years)

Corporate Address

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

CEO

Mike Rotondo

Units (Locations)

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

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$222,770 - $525,400

Net-worth Requirement

$350,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$125,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$25,000 - $25,000

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

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Updated: August 31st, 2017

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