Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise

Tropical Smoothie Café is a lifestyle brand for people looking for better-for-you alternatives to fast food. They serve great-tasting, nutritious food and smoothies at more than 1,100 locations in the U.S.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Opportunity

Tropical Smoothie Café offers in-line traditional locations, end-cap locations with and without drive-thrus, freestanding locations and non-traditional locations, give Franchise Owners a variety of flexible options.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Cost & Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

  • Initial Investment

    The total estimated cost for establishing the business (including: franchise fee, fixed assets, inventory, deposits, other fees and costs, and the working capital required for initial start-up).

    $277,000 - $584,000
  • Net Worth Requirement

    Net worth is the value of all assets, minus the total of all liabilities (what is owned minus what is owed). 

    $350,000
  • Cash Requirement

    Your liquid capital, or the cash you need on-hand in order to be able to enter into the franchise agreement.

    $125,000

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Awards from Franchise Business Review

2022 Top Food
2022 Rock Star
2022 Top Recession-Proof
2022 Top 200
2022 Best Culture
2021 Best Culture
2021 Multi-Unit
2021 Rockstar
2021 Recession Proof
2021 Top Veterans
2021 Top Food
2021 Top Women
2021 Top
2020 Second Career
2020 Best Culture
2020 Top Profitable
2020 Franchise Rockstar
2020 Top Food
2020 Top Veterans
2020 FBR Top
2019 FBR Multi-Unit
2019 FBR Top
2019 FBR Food

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Tropical Smoothie Café is a lifestyle brand for people looking for better-for-you alternatives to fast food. They serve great-tasting, nutritious food and smoothies at more than 1,100 locations in the U.S.

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  • Cash Required: $125,000
  • Net Worth Required: $350,000
  • Total Startup Investment: $277,000 - $584,000
  • Franchising Since: 1998
  • US/Canada Franchise Units: 1,039