What are My Startup Costs?

What it Costs when Starting a Smoothie Business

All figures in Item 7 are estimates only based upon the cost of our new generation store design. We rely on information provided to us by our franchisees in the states in which we operate.

Single Store

TYPE OF EXPENDITUREAMOUNT (SEE NOTE 1) METHOD OF PAYMENTWHEN DUETO WHOM PAYMENT IS TO BE MADE
TOTAL$245,000$329,500
Initial Franchise
Fee
$12,000$25,000Lump SumUpon Signing the Franchise AgreementUs. See Note 2.
Leasehold improvements$105,000$134,000As ArrangedAs ArrangedThird Party Suppliers. See Note 3.
Equipment$66,000$73,000As ArrangedAs ArrangedThird Party Suppliers. See Note 4.
Fixtures$11,000$19,000As ArrangedAs ArrangedThird Party Suppliers. See Note 5.
Signs$5,000$8,500As Arranged, Lump SumAs ArrangedThird Party Suppliers. See Note 6.
Computer system (includes POS system, networking and software) and store music service$7,500$7,500As ArrangedAs ArrangedThird Party
Suppliers.
Professional Fees$6,500$13,000As ArrangedAs ArrangedThird parties, such as architects and lawyers. See Note 7.
Security Deposits, Utility Deposits and Business Licenses$4,500$8,500As ArrangedAs ArrangedUs, one of our affiliates or Landlord; Suppliers; Government Agencies; Utility Companies. See Note 8.
Real Estate Costs$3,500$7,000As ArrangedAs ArrangedUs, one of our affiliates or Landlord. See Note 9.
Opening Inventory$6,000$8,000As ArrangedAs ArrangedThird party suppliers approved by us. See Note 10.
Grand Opening
Advertising
$7,500$7,500As ArrangedAs ArrangedThird party suppliers and us. See Note 11.
Travel for Training$0$3,500As ArrangedAs ArrangedThird Party
Suppliers. See Note 12.
Miscellaneous and Additional Funds (for first 3 months of operations)$10,000$15,000As ArrangedAs ArrangedThird Party Suppliers. See Note 13.

Unless otherwise noted, none of the initial fees are refundable. The security deposit that you pay for the Store premises lease or in connection with an equipment lease may be refundable at the end of the lease under the conditions set forth in the lease. Third party suppliers will decide if payments to them are refundable. If you sign an Area Development Agreement you will also have to pay the Area Development Fee (minimum of $20,000). The per Store initial investment chart estimates your likely investment to open a ROBEKS® Store at this time. If you purchase multiple franchises at the same time and we allow you to stagger their development, your actual start-up costs may vary due to increases in rent, construction costs and the like.

Item 7 Notes can be found here.

Area Development Initial Investment Chart

TYPE OF EXPENDITUREAMOUNTMETHOD OF PAYMENTWHEN DUETO WHOM PAYMENT IS TO BE MADE
TOTAL$267,500-$394,500
Development Fee*$20,000 to $75,000Lump SumUpon Signing the Area Development AgreementUs
Initial Investment for First Store**$247,000 to $319,500See Chart AboveSee Chart AboveSee Chart Above

Area Development Notes can be found here.

 

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