Franchise Facts and Questions


At Smart Drinks & Nutrition® , we strongly believe in the power of owner-operated businesses with hands-on leadership. We encourage franchisees to take an active role in their stores, serving as confident and motivating “people persons” who can cultivate a positive and inclusive culture. Building the perfect team is essential to the success of the business, and as a franchisee, it is crucial to possess the ability to inspire and lead your team effectively. By fostering a supportive and engaging work environment, franchisees can create a strong team that shares their passion for delivering exceptional customer service and promoting a healthy lifestyle. With the right leadership and team-building skills, franchisees can cultivate a positive and thriving culture within their Smart Drinks & Nutrition ® store, contributing to the overall success of the business.

The Skill Set

At Smart Drinks & Nutrition® , we place great importance on the ability to both take and give direction. Our success is built on a proven system that has been meticulously developed and refined over time. We seek individuals who possess the skills to recruit and motivate staff effectively, demonstrating a degree of analytical thinking and a keen understanding of the fundamentals of business. By selecting franchisees who can follow our established system, we ensure consistency and maximize the potential for success. It is crucial for franchisees to embrace our proven approach and leverage their leadership skills to create a cohesive and motivated team. With the right combination of direction-taking and direction-giving abilities, franchisees can confidently navigate the Smart Drinks & Nutrition ® system and contribute to the ongoing growth and profitability of their business.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the process of opening a franchise?

Once you've completed our request for information, an initial phone call and review of our franchise disclosure document, which includes detailed information and steps required to open your store. Then upon approval, we will provide you with detailed financial requirements and the steps to find a suitable location to open your store or for mobile, look at available areas. After the franchise agreement and lease is signed you will be provided with training in one of our existing stores or mobile units for a week

2. How much is the franchise fee?

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

3. How much will buying a Smart Drinks & Nutrition® franchise cost?

The estimated initial investment required (including this initial franchise fee) ranges for mobile unit is $194,070 to $222,520 and retail locaiton is $126,400 to 272,200. This sum does NOT include any salary or other payments to you or your principals. The initial franchise fee for a second and subsequent unit or location is $30,000.00

4. How much are Smart Drinks & Nutrition® royalties?

For a mobile unit, the royalties are simply $800 per month plus a monthly $50 Technology Fee. There is no advertising fee because your mobile unit is a rolling billboard! For a retail location there are several obligations. The Royalty Fee is 6% of gross sales. There are also monthly fees for Advertising at 3%, Local Advertising at $900 or 2% of Gross Revenues, whichever is greater, per month and a Technology Fee at $150. All are explained in our Franchise Disclosure Document.

5. Does Smart Drinks & Nutrition® provide financing?

We do not directly offer financing for any part of your initial investment. However, we do have relationships with several national companies specifically offering financing for franchises. If needed and at the appropriate time we will make the necessary introductions.

6. Do I need food service experience?

No. Through our training process and our store process manual we can show you everything you need to know.

7. How does Smart Drinks & Nutrition® differ from their competition?

Smart Drinks & Nutrition offers both a full line of specialty drinks plus a complete line of tried and true sports nutrition products. Our competitors may offer a full line of smoothies but don't offer a complete line of tried and tested sports nutrition products.

8. How long does it take to open a store?

In general, Mobile Units require 3-5 months and a Retail Store is typically 5-7 months, but it will vary depending on a number of factors, including your commitment to finding and building out a site and the availability of local real estate.

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