The Tropical Smoothie Cafe® franchise opportunity is one of the industry’s fastest growing. And with momentum on our side, the future looks even brighter. Now is the time to dominate your market while there’s still territory available.
Do you have what it takes?
Qualified candidates should have:
An understanding of our brand culture and franchise business model
Business experience (restaurant experience preferred, but not required)
A minimum net worth of $350,000, which includes $125,000 in liquid assets
Investment and fee structure
A new Cafe investment is between $264,500 and $580,500.** Costs can vary by location, and the average cost is $360,000.
Ongoing fees per Cafe as a percentage of gross sales:
- 6% Royalty Fee
- 3% National Marketing Fee
- 2% Local Advertising Cooperative Contribution
Need financing? Contact us to learn about our preferred providers.
Our investment breakdown*
|TYPE OF EXPENDITURE||LOW||HIGH|
|Initial Franchise Fee||$15,000||$30,000|
|Restaurant Fixtures, Furniture, Equipment (including point of sale/cash register system)||$79,000||$155,000|
|Initial Training Expenses||$1,000||$17,000|
|Licenses, Bonding, and Permits||$500||$21,000|
|Grand Opening Contribution||$2,500||$7,500|
|Additional Funds (Working Capital - 3 to 6 months)||$10,000||$56,000|
|TOTAL INITIAL INVESTMENT||$246,500||$580,500|
*Based on calendar year 2018. This information appears in Item 7 of our Franchise Disclosure Document.
**The amounts provided in the investment range are based on estimated costs for End-Cap or In-Line Restaurants, which include Restaurants located in or at “strip style” retail shopping centers but does not include drive-thru Restaurants. These End-Cap and In-Line Restaurants typically range in size from 1,200 to 1,900 square feet. If your Franchised Business includes a drive-thru, the additional expense (including the cost of leasehold improvements, restaurant fixtures and equipment, and other costs) would be approximately $30,000 to $40,000.