Smoothie Factory franchise

Min investment


Smoothie Factory franchise

A Fresh Concept in Franchising!

Smoothie Factory is an established, popular, and fast growing international retailer of real fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed juices, authentic frozen yogurt, and healthy light foods, now finally launching in the UK and Ireland!

Minimum investment

Funding support
Third Party

Total investment

Franchise fees

Business type

Expected revenue after 2 years

Minimum investment

  • Operating fee:
  • Advertising fee:
    1% of Gross Sales
  • Royalty fee:
    3% of Gross Sales
  • Average floor space:
    From 20m2

About Smoothie Factory


Smoothie Factory is an established leader in today's juice bar industry with 25 years experience and franchises in over 20 countries around the world making us the fastest growing international juice bar brand, and now we are finally offering the chance for you to be involved in our UK and Ireland launch!

Perhaps the most impressive trait the Smoothie Factory possesses is our desire to continually enhance our franchising system, interior design and brand image.

The result has been a solid, unbroken track record of success, and a company successfully expanding in international markets where guests are increasingly embracing healthy lifestyles. An unparalleled blend of vision and quality healthy product offerings, Smoothie Factory is a franchise opportunity that's just right for forward-thinking entrepreneurs like you.

Key highlights of a Smoothie Factory Area Developer Franchise

Business model: While Smoothie Factory offers six core products, we recognize that no two markets are exactly the same. As such, we work with our franchise partners closely to develop menus specific to the dynamics of their market.

    • Flexible store designs: Smoothie Factory offers flexible store designs providing a wide range of possible venues to locate. Our store sizes vary anywhere from 20 square meters to 100 square meters and are categorized as either a Kiosk, Express, or Traditional store.
    • Core products:
      Real fruit smoothies, Authentic frozen yogurt, 100% fresh squeezed juices, Healthy lite foods, Juice cleanse program, Superfood Bowls
    • Low start-up: Without sacrificing quality or aesthetics, Smoothie Factory aggressively finds the lowest price on all items. We accept no rebates or mark-ups on any items at any time. Area Developer Franchisees owners are free to buy identical items through outside vendors if they can find better pricing.
  • Royalty: At 3% for Area Developer Franchisees, it's one of the lowest royalties in the industry.

Area Developer Franchise Opportunity Provides Multiple Income Streams

  • Direct Store Income: Each time you open a corporate Smoothie Factory store, you earn the net income generated.
  • Franchise Fee Income: Each time you sub-franchise a Smoothie Factory store, you earn the franchise fee. The franchise fee is set by the Master Franchisee.
  • Monthly Royalty Income: Each time you establish a sub-franchise store in your territory, you earn ongoing monthly royalties.

Training and support provided

As a Smoothie Factory Area Developer Franchisee, your group, from day one, has over 20 years of experience, a distinguished research and development and support team, healthy products everyone can benefit from, a fully staffed marketing department, and knowledgeable support backing you up.

  • Training: Our comprehensive training begins the day an area developer Franchisee comes on board and includes initial franchise training.
  • Initial & Ongoing Support: Our initial and ongoing support sets Smoothie Factory apart from other brands. Our international support team helps area developer franchisees partners track key performance indicators, solve operational challenges, boost performance, and much more.
  • Franchisee Satisfaction: The true measure of success for any franchisor is the happiness of their franchise owners. When you take the time to speak to our franchisees you'll see what really sets Smoothie Factory apart!

The ideal Smoothie Factory franchisee

This opportunity is for those who want an expanded role beyond single or multi-store developments as well as a larger income potential through sub-franchising. Single and multiple unit franchisees receive protected area around their specific location(s).

Smoothie Factory's history

Smoothie Factory was founded by James Villasana, an Olympic athlete who loved sports, health, and wellness.

Before becoming an Olympic athlete, James struggled to find healthy and nutritious meal options served quickly and at affordable prices. While training, he knew the health benefits that whole foods and real fruits (without concentrates, purees, sorbets, or excessive sugar) could have on athletic performance and recovery. So he sought to create smoothies made at home with better ingredients, better nutrition, and a better taste.

Smoothie Factory had its humble beginnings in 1992 when James Villasana was training for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. During that period, while training 3X per day, time was at a premium, and it was essential to eat healthy meals throughout the day. One of the challenges he faced was finding a source of quick-served quality meals at affordable prices, as the only place to find them at the time was in high-end food establishments. He knew there had to be a better way.

The breakthrough moment came when looking for high protein smoothies at affordable prices that he could consume multiple times per day. However, he was unable to afford what other establishments at the time were charging. To make matters worse, most brands at that time only offered smoothies made with syrups, sorbets, and concentrates instead of real whole food ingredients.

Combine this with preservatives and processed sugars, and it was a recipe for disaster while training for the Olympics. Most brands in the market today still utilize processed ingredients!

As a result, he began creating his own high-quality smoothies made with real fruits only to aid him in his training. It wasn’t long before his team mates began asking for them as well. Over the years, James perfected his recipes while earning his degree in hotel and restaurant management, as he was passionate about sharing his healthy creations with others.

Fast forward to 1996, after the encouragement of family and friends, Smoothie Factory was born as a way to share his recipes with others. What began as a single store in Carrollton, Texas, USA has grown into an international brand operating in 20 countries around the world.

Today, the Smoothie Factory brand serves up healthy, innovative, and unique products beyond smoothies and has grown over the years to include a balanced mix of fresh squeezed juices, authentic frozen yogurt, juice cleanse programs, superfood bowls, and healthy lite foods. Customers around the world are enjoying the benefits of healthy meals made with real food! You can now join us today as we roll the Smoothie Factory Franchise to the UK & Ireland!