How Much Does it Cost to Start an Acai Franchise?

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The Acai Industry

The acai industry is one of the best choices for entrepreneurs looking to turn a reliable profit.

More than ever before, consumers want quick, convenient dining options that are cost friendly and healthy. Enter acai. This powerhouse superfood has a reputation for being high in nutritional value while also being incredibly good for you. What’s more, modern customers gravitate to food that is easy to consume on-the-go that doesn't sacrifice quality of the product. Acai bowls hit the exact sweet spot for consumers of all ages. The popularity of acai translates into incredible profitability. In fact, the acai industry is worth more than $1 trillion, with $384 million centered around the health-focused-fast-casual industry and $500 million in the acai industry as a whole.

The industry shows no signs of slowing soon. Since its introduction on US Markets in 2003, acai has seen a 140% growth, and all signs point to the industry continuing to grow as demand for fast, healthy, affordable food strengthens. Opening an acai bowl business allows you to help support healthy lifestyle choices while also turning a profit. but, how much does it cost to start an acai franchise?

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A Rush Bowls location is packed with hungry customers looking for that tasty, healthy, meal.

How Much Does it Cost to Start an Acai Franchise?

Costs are going to vary widely based on a variety of factors. For instance, if you open a restaurant, your costs will increase both due to the size of the space you rent and the number of staff required to operate the business. On average, restaurants cost between $275,000-$425,000 to open. On the other hand, opening smaller facilities common with the fast-casual dining industry will be much less expensive to start, with costs ranging between $20,000-$400,000 to open, depending on the size of staff required and whether or not there is in-house dining to maintain.

"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."


"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!"


"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."


A delcious healthy smoothie bowl enjoyed by a Rush Bowls customer.

Increase Potential Profits

Starting a business from the ground up can be challenging, especially if you haven't done it before. If you are interested in venturing into business ownership but want the stability and organization of a larger company, franchising may be a good fit for you. When you partner with a franchise like Rush Bowls, you gain immediate brand recognition and access to the knowledge and experience of those who have gone before you. You’ll have training to get you started, a marketing team ready to help make your business a success. With more predictable costs to get you up and running, you’ll know what your money is going to from the beginning.

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So how much does it cost to start an acai franchise with Rush Bowls? While costs will vary depending on your market, potential franchisers with Rush Bowls can expect to invest at least $200,000 or more* to get started. This investment includes everything you’ll need to begin, including the franchise fee, all the furniture and fixtures of your new store, the equipment and training costs, and materials to celebrate your grand opening. Once open, you can expect access to 24/7 assistance for all the questions you may have as well as ongoing training in the latest, greatest techniques and products Rush Bowls has to offer.

With high demand for healthy, convenient dining options that are cost conscious, the majority of our owners see a return on their investment much more quickly than other franchises can offer. Turns out the power of acai isn’t only on your health, but in your wallet, too!

Contact us today to find out more about how you can capitalize on the popularity of acai by investing in your own Rush Bowls.

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