Seattle Franchise, Bellevue Franchise, Buy a Franchise – Emerald City Smoothie

July 31st, 2010

This is a significant franchise opportunity with a low cost of entry and a high upside potential. Emerald City Smoothies offers fresh, healthy smoothies as a meal substitute, a snack or a healthy treat. These smoothie recipes won the “best of” smoothie category in a Seattle poll. Branding and design that helps draw customers into franchisee’s stores and makes selection of high-margin add-on products easy.

Background Financial Terms Training and Support
  • Year Established: 1996
  • Year First Franchised: 2005
  • Franchised Units: 110+/ 61 open
  • Company Owned Units: 1
  • Projected New Units (12 months): 20-30
  • States/Countries Registered In: Every state, except: KY, VA, MD, RI, MA, ND, SD, MN, IL, IN, but will consider
  • Availability in Canada: Masters / Area Developer: Yes, check with Corporate
  • Cash Investment: $75k
  • Total Investment: $169k – $293k
  • Minimum Net Worth: $250k
  • Franchise Fee: o Single -$30k o Multiple: 30k = 1st, $20k = 2nd and $15k each for additional o Area Development: $10k per store – minimum 10 stores
  • VetFran Program Participant: Yes
  • Discounts: VetFran 10%
  • Royalty: 6%
  • Ad: 2%
  • Average # of Employees: 4-8 part time
  • Passive Ownership Allowed: Possibly, as long as certain qualifications are met
  • Earnings Claim: No
  • Financial Assistance Provided: Will refer to 3rd party lenders
  • Site Selection Assistance: Yes, aligned with CB Richard Ellis
  • Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
  • Co-operative Advertising: Yes
  • Training: 40 hrs for 2 people of in-store training. Total transfer of knowledge on store-ops, marketing, inventory, customer service, preferred vendor accounts, and POS. ECS will assist with store launch process and review store design and layout.

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