Most owner-operators enter the System by purchasing a new store. A small number of new operators enter the System by purchasing an existing store, either from Smoothie Factory or from a Smoothie Factory owner-operator.
The financial requirements vary depending on the method of acquisition.
Since the total cost varies from store to store, the minimum funds required will vary. Generally, we require a minimum of approx. $200,000 to consider you for a franchisee. Individuals with additional funds may be better prepared for additional or multi-store opportunities.