Founded in 1996, Emerald City Smoothie has opened up the doors to the health conscious looking for a smoothie that not only tastes good, but is also a healthy treat. They are also a great business opportunity for those looking to bring a product of this sort to their own areas. With over 60 stores currently available nationwide, they are also looking to open 60 more locations very soon.
From the experienced retired executive to the first timer in business, their franchises are opening up opportunities for everyone. In the right location, it would not be hard for a new start up to break even on their investment in a short period. Especially with the booming health craze amongst those looking to lose weight and stay healthy.
Customers are able to benefit from the many great offerings they have. Whether it is someone looking to lose a few pounds or something interested in bulking up, they can help their customers find the right smoothie mix for them. As a franchisee, you would have the benefit of knowing you are contributing to a growing need in caring for yourself. ECS has also won the “best of” smoothie category in a Seattle poll.
So what kind of fees does this include? According to the website’s startup costPDF there are a few important fees that are included. Some of them are:
- Franchise Fee: $30,000
- Royalties: 6%
- Marketing: 2%
From low to high the total estimated start up cost can be anywhere from $165,300 to $293,400. In return franchisees receive use of the brand and all existing or new marketing materials, assistance with real estate brokers, site selection, lease negotiation and construction, ECS Experience training for you and one staff member, grand opening planning and support, periodic visits to help assist you with general operations, employee training and more.