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Rush Bowls franchise owners are “Pioneers”. That presents franchise owners with great opportunities as well as challenges. Our team is here to give owners broad support every step of the way. The programs we have in place help franchise owners in all facets of their location development — from site selection to grand opening and beyond. Every member of the support staff has managed a Rush Bowls store and can offer critically important advice, counsel, and guidance.

Meet Your Executive Team Support built from the ground up

Founder of Rush Bowls Acai Bowl Franchise

Andrew Pudalov

Founder & CEO

Andrew spent 15 years working his way through the competitive ranks of New York City’s financial sector. In 2004, he left his position as Head of a Global Fixed Income Derivative Desk at National Australia Bank to pursue a career path aligned with his values. Andrew launched Rush Bowls in 2004 with a vision to create a place where people could eat healthy and enjoy the unadulterated and organic elements of the earth.

Chief Marketing Officer of Rush Bowls Acai Bowl Franchise

Nicole McCray

SVP | Chief Marketing Officer

Nicole was the first employee at the original Rush Bowls location in Boulder, CO. She's spent her career building the Rush Bowls brand on every level. With over 15 years of entrepreneurial experience, she currently manages all global marketing programs and oversees daily operations. Nicole has a diverse skillset, broad expertise, and is dedicated to the success of all franchise partners day in and day out.

Vice President of Finance & Operations at Rush Bowls Acai Bowl Franchise

Eric Gilson

VP | Finance & Operations

Eric Gilson brings over ten years of restaurant management and operations experience, which include over two years of successfully running a Rush Bowls location in Boulder, Colorado. He now heads our operations department where he implements efficient training processes and operational standards across all Rush Bowls locations.

VP | Franchise Development & Technology

JD Tulloch

VP | Franchise Development & Technology

JD brings multiple years of experience managing the original Rush Bowls location in Boulder, CO, learning the business from the inside out. He now leads initiatives regarding technology and implements strategies on automating processes and scaling the business efficiently.

Rush Bowls Support Structure Every Step of the Way - Onboarding to Ongoing

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Our one week in-store comprehensive Training Program educates owners on best practices of all phases of the Rush Bowls franchise. All trainers have Rush Bowls store experience. Franchise owners experience technical training on internal systems, product production and staff management. We are there when you launch your new Rush Bowls.

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Ongoing Support

We make ourselves available to franchise owners 24/7. We support owners in all phases of their business and bring decades of franchise experience to our network. Whether it be store operations, marketing issues or growth planning, we are ready to help owners reach their goals. We coach owners on a personal level as well as hold regular group meetings to better share ideas.

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We are laser focused on helping owners build their brand locally. All the way from “Coming Soon” signs to a grand opening, we help owners develop a multi-faceted, multi-pronged marketing plan based on specific location and area demographics. Evidence of success is the very high customer loyalty and return visit rates. Marketing initiatives include sampling, coupons, social media and public relations.

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We hold an annual conference for all franchise owners as well as regional meetings based on geography. We encourage strong communications between owners and are constantly learning from each other.

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Field Training

Field training will be provided prior to launch and from time to time as needed post launch.

"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."


Marketing Your Acai Bowl Business

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Social Media

We help keep you current on the major platforms.

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Local Search

We make sure your store has high visibility with all search engines to expand your healthy food franchise opportunities .

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Local Marketing

“Old school” still works. We will provide you with effective marketing techniques and guidelines.

Interested in our healthy food franchise opportunities? Learn more about our requirements!


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