The delectable acai berry is known as a superfruit for its high nutritional value, sweet taste and health benefits. It can also be a valuable investment for your wallet. However, like the berry, starting a smoothie bowl franchise is complex.
With Rush Bowls, we don't leave you in the dust once you invest in our franchise. We will guide you through the entire process. We've got your back from employee training to what you need to know to fuel your entrepreneurial spirit and how best to position yourself in the marketplace to thrive.
The health food industry brings in $1 trillion a year. By themselves, acai berries make up another $500 million annually. That figure has more than doubled within the last two decades and is projected to continue growing. With less than 1,000 acai bowl shops in the nation, there simply isn't enough to meet demand — so there's plenty of room to grow.
The Rush Bowls model allows you flexibility on decisions like if your site will be dine-in or take-out. Americans love the fast-casual model we provide, as demonstrated by the $52 million fast-casual industry. Smoothie bars, a prominent figure in the fast-casual industry, account for $2 billion a year, so the possibilities for these franchises are enormous. It doesn't get more fresh than that.
"Holy wow so freakin' good!!! I inhaled entire bowl in less than five minutes. It was undoubtedly, the best Acai bowl I have ever enjoyed."
JULIE D., ST. LOUIS, MO
"My friend and I came here at 9am on a Saturday morning before hiking at the flat irons. I highly recommend the berry graham bowl. It is so delicious and tasty!!! A perfect refreshing breakfast! I wish I could eat one everyday. Please open a location in Houston, TX I will be your best customer and am interested in investing in a franchise!"
RACHEL D., HOUSTON, TX
"Like a smoothie, but also like granola and yogurt a Rush Bowl is the perfect combination of blended fruit, granola and honey. It is a delicious treat that I get absurd cravings for at random times. My favorite is the lemon squeeze bowl."
JERRET B., BOULDER, CO
Our menu includes more than 25 blended fruit bowls and smoothies featuring produce, granola and honey. Each bowl is completely customizable and packed with up to five servings of fruits and vegetables.
Our plethora of options extends to more than our customers. Entrepreneurs who pursue a franchise with Rush Bowls can choose their location, the size of their site, their employees, if their location will be dine-in or to-go, and more. Want to focus on mornings? You are entirely in control of your own hours . You can start a business you have ownership and control of while still getting the support you need from us.
If you choose, you can also open several locations. We have a sliding scale of franchise fees that will show you the possibilities and experts who can talk you through the process of getting started. As a business owner, you will still need to do your research to help yourself be successful once you open your doors. Still, we will be here to answer any questions you might have.
There are many unknowns about starting a business, but the cost of opening a Rush Bowls franchise isn't one of them.
Your initial investment will start at about $197,000, which includes all the furniture, fixtures and equipment for your store, on-site training and more. The total cost will depend on several factors.
You will make a 2% brand marketing contribution, pay a $39,000 franchise fee and contribute 6% of royalties. We will also offer you the support you need to get to know the business. With Rush Bowls, we foster an entrepreneurial atmosphere where you are part of the team, not competing with it.
After sending in an inquiry, our franchise development team will make an initial call to learn more about you. You will find out how to join our team and make your business successful. The process of being coached through the approval process takes about 45 days. We'll make a decision about your application, and if you're selected, the partnership will begin!
From there, we will guide you through constructing your site, purchasing equipment, and training employees. On average, that part of the process will take between six to nine months.
We are passionate about our acai bowl business because we enable customers to enjoy the speed and convenience of fast-casual without having to resort to greasy, unhealthy food that makes them feel bloated and unsatisfied. Join us in making healthy smoothie bowls more accessible for consumers while benefiting from opening a business in a thriving industry. Contact us and earn how to start your healthy franchise today!