Tropical Smoothie Cafe
#71 Franchise 500| Smoothies, sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, coffee drinks

About
Founded

1997

Franchising Since

1997 (21 Years)

Corporate Address

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

CEO

Mike Rotondo

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

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:

120 hours

Classroom Training:

40 hours

Additional Training:

At existing store

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

10 - 20

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is ranked #71 in the Franchise 500!
Bio
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.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $222,770 High - $525,400
Units
+17.9%+91 UNITS (1 Year) +55.3%+213 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: August 31st, 2017
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