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What Are My Startup Costs?

The cost breakdown for Planet Smoothie’s different franchise models

Planet Smoothie offers a flexible footprint that works well in both traditional shopping-center food court locations, street-level retail and in nontraditional locations such as convenience stores and kiosks.

The charts below outline the investment range for each concept, factoring in such variables as market rental rates and other factors that will be unique to each franchise:

Traditional Planet Smoothie model

Type of ExpenditureAmount
TOTALS (Note 12)$122,150 - $327,550
Initial Franchise Fee$12,000 - $25,000
Lease Review Fee$0-$2,500
Rent/Security Deposit for three months) (Note 2)$6,000 to $30,000
Travel and Living Expenses (3 persons) while training, not including salaries, if any, for you and your employees$3,750 to $7,500
Real Estate(Note2)
Architectural Fees
(Note 3)
$5,000 to $10,000
Leasehold Improvements$50,00 to $152,000 (Note 4)
Restaurant Equipment, Furniture, Small Wares, Interior Signage and Menu Panels (Note 5) $12,000 to $30,000
Exterior Signage
$9,000 to
$12,000
Computer Hardware, Software (POS System)$1,000 - $5,000
PCI Compliance Costs$150 to $1,300
Opening Inventory (food and paper) (Note 6)$2,500 to $5,000
Business Insurance (Note 7)$1,000 to 5,000
Miscellaneous Opening Costs (Note 8)$4,750 to $17,200
Grand Opening$7,000
Depository Account$3,000
Additional Funds - 3 month initial period $5,000 to $15,000 (Note 11)

Nontraditional Planet Smoothie model

Type of
Expenditure
Amount
TOTALS (Note 12)$76,150 - $267,000
Initial Franchise Fee$16,000 to $20,000
(Note 1)
Lease Review Fee
$0 to 2,500
Rent/Security Deposit (for three months) (Note 2)$6,000 to $30,000
Travel and Living Expenses (3 persons) while training, not including salaries, if any, for you and your employees$3,750 to $7,500
Real Estate(Note 2)
Architectural Fees (Note 3)$5,000 to $10,000
Leasehold Improvements
$5,000 to $100,000
(Note 4)
Restaurant Equipment, Furniture, Small Wares, Interior Signage and Menu Panels (Note 5)
$12,000 to $30,000
Exterior Signage$9,000 to $12,000
Computer Hardware, Software (POS System)$1,000 to $5,000
PCI Compliance Costs$150 to $1,300
Opening Inventory (food and paper) (Note 6)$2,500 to $5,000
Business Insurance (Note 7)$1,000 to $5,000
Miscellaneous Opening Costs (Note 8)$4,750 to $17,200
Grand Opening$3,500
Depository Account (Note 10)$3,000
Additional Funds - 3 month initial period$5,000 to $15,000

*Estimates and explanation of notes are provided in greater detail in our Franchise Disclosure Document, which is provided to franchise candidates who are in touch with us and evaluating the franchise.

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.

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