How Much Can I Make?
Evaluating potential income from owning a Planet Smoothie franchise
How much do Planet Smoothie franchise owners make? That can vary a lot depending on the business skills and drive of the franchisee, the local economy and the quality and makeup of a particular location. In other sections of the website, you’ll learn more about the tools, training and support that help franchise owners leverage their market and maximize their potential.
Planet Smoothie stores have surprisingly low costs compared to other dining concepts:
- Equipment costs are lower. No cooking, only blenders.
- Product costs are lower. There are minimal spoilage costs because most of our fruits are flash-frozen and kept in freezers until they are needed.
- Labor costs are lower. Most Planet Smoothie employees are young, working in their first job or early in their employment careers.
- Rents are lower. Planet Smoothie has a small footprint, meaning it doesn’t need a huge amount of commercial square footage.
In sum, Planet Smoothie is designed to be a sustainable business thanks to a sizeable margin on sales.
“You don’t know what that customer has been through before they walk through our door. If they’re having a great day, we want to make sure that they continue that with a great experience with us as well. More importantly, if they’re not having such a great day, we want to make sure that we’re that ray of sunshine. They see a smile, they’re greeted, they’re promptly waited on and they get a tasty smoothie.”
— Stephanie Skinner, Franchise Owner, Orlando, FL
Planet Smoothie does not provide revenue projections in the FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document); however, the discovery 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. They are also free to share details of their investment. Here’s some of what you will likely hear:
Planet Smoothie enjoys a large customer base
Your first customers will probably be neighbors eager to try out the new smoothie shop nearby, and you can expect to quickly build upon that initial audience. Smoothies have also become popular over the past 20 years, and demographics are working in their favor — with each new generation, the amount of smoothie consumers is growing.
Planet Smoothie has powerful support that improves margins
Kahala Brands’ multi-brand strength has allowed Planet Smoothie to achieve lower supply costs and an improved supply chain for franchise owners. That enables them to take advantage of frequent seasonal product promotions designed to draw in more customers and test out new menu items. Supply-chain improvements also have increased margins and the ease of doing business for Planet Smoothie franchise owners.
Smoothies have strong margins
While most restaurant concepts have thin profit margins, smoothie franchises are able to generate revenue without a lot of the costs associated with running a full kitchen. Smoothie franchises can be operated with minimal staffing, don’t require ovens and don’t require you to stock an extensive array of food that may spoil before it’s used. Planet Smoothie franchises have virtually no spoilage costs because majority of our fruits are flash-frozen and kept in freezers until they are needed.
Ready to bring Planet Smoothie franchise to your community?
The total investment estimate for a Planet Smoothie franchise ranges from $122,150 – $327,550. 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.