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Smoothie King Franchise Cost

The following costs are excerpted from Smoothie King's Franchise Disclosure Document and are estimated. Each Smoothie King franchisee has the right to initially develop one store for the franchise fee of $30,000. The difference between low and high investment levels exists due to varying store sizes, build out costs and expenses.

The financial requirement to open a Smoothie King in the United States is $315,000 Net Worth with a minimum of $95,000 in liquid assets. We also require Sales, Marketing, Restaurant, and/or Retail Experience.

Initial Investment Low High
Initial Franchise Fee $20,000 $30,000
Three Month's Rental Deposit 6,000 18,000
Technology Systems 11,500 23,750
Grand Opening Marketing 2,500 2,500
Travel and Training Expenses 2,700 4,200
Insurance (First Year's Premium) 1,500 5,000
Other Prepaid Expenses 1,000 2,500
Start-up supplies, inventory 7,000 14,000
Equipment, Millwork, Fixtures/Signage and Graphics 57,350 112,850
Leasehold Improvements 50,250 130,750
Legal, Accounting & Organizational Costs 500 4,000
Miscellaneous Costs 1,000 5,000
Drive-thru 0 26,000
Additional Funds- 3 Months 15,000 25,000
Total $176,300 $403,550
  • The above costs are estimates only and will vary by location.
  • Additional development costs may be incurred if you are engaged in developing multiple locations at the same time.
  • Prepaid expenses include grand opening expenses, travel/training, legal/accounting, insurance, permits and deposits
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