frequently asked questions
what will i receive as part of the freshark juice bar & grill franchise system?
We will provide up to six weeks of pre-opening franchisee training (including up to 60 hours of classroom training and 300 hours of on-the-job training) at our corporate support center. We will also provide up to five days of onsite assistance and training around the time of your restaurant’s Grand Opening. As a health food franchise owner, you will have access to all Freshark Juice Bar & Grill trademarks, recipes and procedures. We’ll also present you with a copy of our confidential operations manual to help you run your restaurant properly on a day-to-day basis.
what type of prior experience do i need to have?
We expect franchisees to have some restaurant management experience. We are also seeking franchise owners who will be directly involved in the operations and growth of their Freshark Juice Bar & Grill health food franchise, unless they have an operating partner with a minimum 10% equity in the business. In turn, we’ll provide the support franchisees need to run their Freshark Juice Bar & Grill health food franchise as an owner. We do, of course, also expect that franchisees have the right amount of capital to invest in the business.
how much will the freshark juice bar & grill franchise investment cost me?
The estimated required investment for a single start-up Freshark Juice Bar & Grill health food franchise location ranges between $358,344 and $554,359, which includes a franchise fee of $30,000. As with any new business venture, it’s important that you have the capital needed to adequately fund your new business.
are there ongoing fees paid to the franchisor?
Franchisees will be required to pay royalties of 5% of gross sales. These fees allow us to fund our ongoing support services and the continued development of procedures, marketing tools, training programs, and systems upgrades.
are there any advertising fees?
Franchisees will be required to spend at least 2% of their gross sales each month on local advertising, and they must also contribute up to 2% of gross sales each week to the Brand Development Fund. Collected funds will be used to develop marketing strategies to promote the Freshark Juice Bar & Grill brand and fund the creative costs to develop any local franchise marketing materials and campaigns.
is financing available?
We do not offer direct financing to franchisees. We may be able to provide references to qualified financing or lending resources, on a case-by-case basis.
what is the term of the franchise agreement?
The initial term of your franchise agreement is ten years, with two subsequent successor terms of five years each. For more information regarding you interest as a health food franchise owner, please review this FAQ page or contact a freshark team member today!