When Rush Bowls first opened its doors in 2004, the setting for success was there - growing demand for healthy food, a booming $500 million Acai Industry, an expanding Fast Casual dining scene. Founder Andrew Pudalov had no idea just how successful his acai bowl franchise would end up being, however.
2019 - A Year to Celebrate
During the early years of business, Pudalov spent his time perfecting his product at his original location. When profits kept rolling in, even as competitors failed, he knew it was time to expand in a big way. Pudalov opened Rush Bowls to franchising in 2016 and awarded 83 locations in 2 years.
During this time, Pudalov worked hard to refine the Rush Bowls franchise program. His efforts paid off in a big way last year, with new locations opening their doors in Portland, Oregon; Charleston, South Carolina; Washington D.C.; and others!
Taking Off in 2020
If last year was something to brag about, this year is expected to make history. Rush Bowls rang in 2020 with a brand new opening in Detroit, Michigan on January 6. “We are thrilled with the accomplishments we’ve made in 2019 and look forward to reaching new heights in 2020,” commented Pudalov on the most recent grand opening.
Rush Bowls smoothie franchise currently has over 30 open and operating locations, with over 100 awarded franchises in the works. As more doors open this year, Pudalov is looking forward to expanding into new areas, like airports. He also has his eyes set on international expansion!