Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to some common questions about owning a Planet Smoothie franchise
It’s not every day that you investigate owning a franchise, and it can be a complicated process. Asking a lot of questions is a smart way to move ahead, and here are some of the most frequently asked questions that come up in discussions with potential franchise owners:
How much does it cost to open a Planet Smoothie business?
The initial investment for our different franchise models are as follows:
- Planet Smoothie full service franchise: $190,150 – $358,500
- Non-Traditional (Kiosk/Express) Franchise: $79,650 – $265,000
This includes the franchise fee and a provision for some working capital. We require a minimum liquidity of $90,000 cash and a net worth of at least $250,000.
Are there franchise opportunities to own more than one store?
We offer single- and multi-unit franchise opportunities. The multi-unit opportunity enables entrepreneurs to own and operate two or more stores in a particular territory.
Does Planet Smoothie offer franchises internationally?
We award master franchises in select international markets to qualified entrepreneurs or companies with significant resources and business experience in their countries.
What is your franchise fee?
The franchise fee for a traditional location is $12,000 – $25,000.
What are the royalties and marketing fees?
Royalties are 5% of gross sales, and the national marketing fund contribution is 2% of gross sales within the United States.
Do you help with financing?
We do not provide financing directly to franchisees, but the Planet Smoothie team will be happy to introduce you to our network of lenders who specialize in franchising and small-business finance.
How do I find the right smoothie business location?
We’ll introduce you to real estate professionals who understand our site criteria. These professionals work with us to take you from site selection to the signing of your lease.
What is the average size of a Planet Smoothie business?
We suggest between 900 and 1,300 square feet. Kiosks and convenience store, or express, models can be as small as 200 square feet and will require additional storage space.
What sites are available?
We have prime territories available across the United States and in selected international markets.
What does my training include?
New Planet Smoothie franchise owners receive extensive training, ongoing coaching and operations manuals that help them master the operations of a Planet Smoothie store. Training takes place several weeks before your store opens and includes five days of classroom training at our Scottsdale, AZ, headquarters, as well as three days of in-store training.
What support will I receive besides training?
The experienced franchise support team will visit you on-site and is also available by phone and email. We provide continual support through business consulting, marketing and product development, beginning with a grand-opening marketing plan tailored for your store. Additionally, we leverage national marketing programs and provide guidance on local store marketing to help you promote your store and attract customers.
How much money can I make?
We do not provide revenue projections in our FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document); however, our discovery and onboarding process will enable you to get the information you need to understand the economics of our franchise. As you go through the process of learning more about the concept, you’ll have a chance to speak with current Planet Smoothie store operators and learn from their experiences with the business.
Bring a Planet Smoothie franchise to your community today
Planet Smoothie is a simple, easy-to-operate business that doesn’t require any prior food experience. The smoothie market is strong and growing, and Planet Smoothie stands out with a menu built around real fruit and other healthier ingredients. Planet Smoothie has been around for more than 20 years because we do one thing really well: we make delicious smoothies. Capture a piece of the strong and growing smoothie industry with a Planet Smoothie franchise.