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Franchise Facts and Questions


Embark on an exhilarating journey with Smart Drinks® or Smart Drinks and Nutrition® where we champion the dynamic force of owner-operated businesses led by hands-on visionaries! As a franchisee, immerse yourself in the vibrant world of active leadership, becoming the charismatic catalyst that fuels a store's success. We crave franchisees who radiate confidence and motivation, transforming into magnetic 'people persons' who craft a culture that is not only positive but downright inclusive.

Crafting the dream team is the key to unlocking unparalleled success, and as a nutritious beverage franchisee, your role is pivotal. Unleash your ability to inspire and lead with finesse, creating an environment where every team member thrives. Imagine a workplace pulsating with support and engagement, a haven where your team shares your fervor for exceptional customer service and a commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

With your exceptional leadership and team-building prowess, you have the power to sculpt a Smart Drinks & Nutrition® store into a beacon of positivity and prosperity. Join us in the pursuit of not just a business, but a thriving culture that propels us to unparalleled heights of success!

The Skill Set

At Smart Drinks®, we place a premium on the art of receiving and giving direction. Our triumph is rooted in a meticulously crafted system, honed to perfection over time. We're on the lookout for individuals with the prowess to adeptly recruit and inspire teams, showcasing analytical thinking and a solid grasp of business fundamentals. Choosing franchisees who align with our established system ensures uniformity and optimizes the potential for triumph. It's paramount for franchisees to embrace our proven methodology, using their leadership flair to forge a unified and motivated team. Armed with the perfect blend of direction-taking and direction-giving skills, franchisees confidently navigate the Smart Drinks & Nutrition® system, propelling their business toward continuous growth and profitability.

Frequently Asked Questions

After submitting our information request and undergoing an initial phone call and review of our comprehensive franchise disclosure document, detailing the necessary steps, you'll receive approval. Following this, we'll furnish you with specific financial requirements and guide you through the process of locating a suitable store space or exploring available areas for a mobile unit. Once the franchise agreement and lease are signed, you'll undergo a week of training in one of our existing stores or mobile units.

Our Franchise Fee is $45,000 and is only paid once, upon signing your Franchise Agreement.

The anticipated initial investment, encompassing the initial franchise fee, varies: for a mobile unit, it ranges from $194,070 to $222,520, while for a retail location, it falls between $126,400 and $272,200. Please note that this sum does not cover any salary or additional payments to you or your principals. The initial franchise fee for a second and subsequent unit or location is $30,000.00.

For a mobile unit, royalties consist of a flat $800 per month, along with a monthly $50 Technology Fee. Notably, there is no advertising fee for mobile units, given their nature as rolling billboards.
For retail locations, the structure is more comprehensive. The Royalty Fee is set at 6% of gross sales. Additionally, there are monthly fees for Advertising, set at 3%, Local Advertising at $900, or 2% of Gross Revenues (whichever is greater) per month. A Technology Fee of $150 is also applicable. Further details on these fees can be found in our Franchise Disclosure Document.

While we do not provide direct franchise financing for any aspect of your initial investment, we have established relationships with various national companies specializing in franchise financing. If required and at the suitable juncture, we will facilitate the necessary introductions.

No, it is not. Our training process and comprehensive store process manual will equip you with all the knowledge and skills you need.

Smart Drinks® distinguishes itself by providing a comprehensive range of specialty drinks and a full lineup of proven sports nutrition products. While competitors may offer a complete line of smoothies, they typically lack the breadth of tried and tested sports nutrition offerings that we provide.

Typically, Mobile Units take approximately 3-5 months, while Retail Stores usually require 5-7 months. However, the exact duration to open your smoothie chain franchise may vary based on factors such as your dedication to securing and developing a site and the availability of local real estate.