By combining a uniquely delicious and healthy product with an incredibly efficient business model focusing on low overhead, you'll have yourself one healthy bottom line.
A concept without hoods, ovens or grills; just blenders and a freezer! You can enjoy the revenues and stability of the restaurant business, without the headaches!
We invested in an experienced team of franchise support professionals, offering an unparalleled guide to ensure our smoothie bowl franchise owners are successful. We have a full team ready to support your growth.
You don't have the expensive build-outs, the high overhead or have to deal with the complexities of a traditional dine-in restaurant. Our model is simple to set up, easy to run and can be supported by a small staff.
$199,800+ initial investment
As consumer demand for smoothie bowls continues to surge, Rush Bowls is providing the supply by partnering with health-conscious entrepreneurs in markets across the country. Since 2004, Rush Bowls has been offering healthy and delicious bowls from all-natural ingredients featuring fresh fruit and topped with granola and honey.
Learn a little more about why the Rush Bowls franchising opportunity is one of the most exciting on the planet right now.
30% of all restaurants in the United States are Fast Casual franchises. There are nearly 800,000 franchise businesses in the U.S. Franchising might be the most proven model of business in history.
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, less than 10% of all franchise outlets fail annually. The franchising industry has created over 21 million jobs in the United States.
Overall, franchise businesses contributed $670 billion of economic output into the U.S. economy in 2020 even amidst a global pandemic, and that number is expected to grow by 7% in 2021. The franchising industry has shown consistent growth, even during times of health and financial crises like in 2007-2008 and 2020.
How did a tiny berry from Brazil make its way into the halls of superfood fame in the United States? Acai first came to the attention of American consumers in the 1990s, but skyrocketed in popularity after a string of celebrity endorsements from people like Gwyneth Paltrow, Camila Mendez, Kim Kardashian and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. With hundreds of millions of followers on social media combined between these women and others who have posted their favorite acai bowl recipes, acai was bound to gain the attention of the public — and with good reason.
Acai is incredibly healthy. Thanks to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities, acai has the potential to help lower the risk for age-related diseases like Parkinson’s or Alzheimer's. It is also high in fiber, which can promote a healthy heart and support weight loss. Other studies have shown its ability to promote clear, healthy skin.
Acai bowls are big for business as well. In 2017, the industry was valued at more than $713 million. It’s estimated that the value of acai will rise at a steady rate of 12.71% through at least 2025. It remains popular on social media as well. Instagram, for instance has more than 3.3 million posts containing the #acai, and more than 2.2 million posts containing the #acaibowl. With its gorgeous color, acai bowls are as aesthetically pleasing as they are delicious. With so many customization options available for your customers and a market that is exploding with popularity, it’s no wonder that Rush Bowls owners have met with so much success.
Our blended fruit and acai bowl business is perfectly situated at the crossroads of two growing industries: the health foods industry and the fast casual dining industry. Rush Bowls’ loyal fan base is rapidly growing, as consumers in both markets search for that perfect meal on-the-go that will let them feel good about the food they fuel themselves with.
The popularity of chains that offer quick yet healthy meals is driven by millennials who grew up watching the Food Network and aging baby boomers who want to maintain their health.
“Younger consumers eat out a lot, and they don’t want to feel bad about their choices every day,” said Kelly Weikel, senior consumer research manager at Technomic, a food industry consulting firm. “Eating healthy is also appealing for boomers. When they eat out, they go for a little bit healthier because they are trying to preserve their vitality.”
We have spent years interacting with and happily serving the elusive demographic of 18–28 that consumes more fast casual food than most. Simply put, we get them and they get us.
Many people head straight for fast food if they need a quick and easy meal. Fast food has become synonymous with convenience and affordability, making it a thriving industry in many communities. However, most fast food options come at the cost of nutrition. From high-calorie counts to unhealthy sodium levels and an overall lack of balance and nutrients, the majority of items at fast food restaurants leave much to be desired in terms of healthy options. A lifestyle that hinges on fast food meals multiple times a week can quickly become detrimental to overall health.
Franchise Owners with Rush Bowls help disrupt this unhealthy industry by offering the same convenience and affordability but with highly nutritious options. Instead of seeking out a burger and fries, busy individuals in your community can opt for healthy bowls packed with vitamins and nutrients. By opening a Rush Bowls in your community, you can make an impactful franchise investment that makes community members healthier, one meal at a time.
Franchise Owners with Rush Bowls not only embark on an exciting personal venture but also become catalysts for economic growth in their communities. Franchise Owners can bring job opportunities and career growth to their community. You’ll help reduce unemployment rates and grow your local economy by adding hardworking locals to your team.
This impactful franchise investment allows Franchise Owners to create a thriving team of individuals working toward a common goal, strengthening the community as a whole.
With more job opportunities in the community, the economy in the area can thrive. These jobs can help provide vital income to families and individuals seeking financial stability and skill development opportunities. Empowering hardworking individuals in your area to gain essential experience will benefit your business and your neighborhood.
On top of the nutritious dining options and the job opportunities that opening a Rush Bowls franchise can bring to your community, this impactful franchise investment is also full of opportunities to give back. Franchise Owners can make an impact by partnering with local charities or community initiatives that feel meaningful for them. Coupling skill and passion has always been the best way to do business, and this opportunity for genuine impact outside the walls of your restaurant can go a long way toward you feeling successful and fulfilled in your career choice. At Rush Bowls, our commitment to community impact runs deep, extending beyond our store walls. We believe in the collective power of small efforts, supporting various organizations dedicated to bettering the lives of our neighbors in need.
Encouraging our franchisees to engage with causes they believe in fosters a sense of fulfillment and success that goes beyond business achievements. This collaborative approach, where each franchise invests in causes close to their hearts, creates a network of goodwill that enriches the communities we serve, making our brand a catalyst for positive change.
There is an incredible demand for high-quality, affordable, fast, healthy and delicious food. That’s why we continue to experience impressive financial performance. The world needs healthier food more than ever before. Our goal is to provide all major markets and communities with a Rush Bowls as quickly as possible, while maintaining a healthy and strategic growth rate.
In order to replicate the success we have seen with Rush Bowls in our current markets, we need partners who deeply care about their business. We need people who are passionate about providing a high-quality product and have the ability to execute our business model. Franchising our acai bowl business ensures that we protect the quality of our brand and product, while simultaneously growing Rush Bowls into new markets in a way that allows you to have less risk and greater chance of success.
Our lower initial investment, simple operation and strong unit economics also allow our franchise owners the ability to more easily open more locations. We are looking for like-minded entrepreneurs who want to capitalize on this industry and help us become the dominant national brand in this space.
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