Our Selection Process For
Best Beverage Franchises

Last updated: December 1, 2018

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Best Beverage Franchises - December 2018

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Company Name

Industry

Franchising
Since

Franchise
Units

Cash
Investment

Total
Investment

Royalty
Fee

Financing
Available

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Growth Prospect

Marketing Support

Marketing Support

Training

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Ongoing Support

Ongoing Support

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Smoothie King Smoothie King
Talk to a Representative: 985-635-6984
Key Facts For Smoothie King
  • Franchising Since:
    1989
  • Franchise Units:
    714
  • Company Owned Units:
    26
  • Cash Investment:
    $90,000
  • Total Investments:
    $176,300 - $403,550
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Training Provided:
    You'll start with a one-day, introductory session, at Smoothie King headquarters, in Metairie, LA, where you'll be introduced the Smoothie King system, culture and pre-opening procedures. Topics include budgets, business planning, financing, site selection, construction, and ordering equipment. Next, is our mandatory, 11-day management training program. This takes place every month, in our Training Center, in Metairie, LA. This comprehensive, hands-on course will familiarize you with our core product knowledge and our operational systems. Finally, We'll send one of our Store Openers out to your location for up to 5 days to train you and your team members. You and your team will learn general store procedures and systems, ordering, budgeting, proper cleaning, as well as opening and closing procedures. The topics covered are required for the opening and operation of your new store. You'll also receive on-going support from an Operations Consultant who will be assigned to your store.
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.smoothieking.com
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Jamba Juice Jamba Juice
Talk to a Representative: 510-596-0100
Key Facts For Jamba Juice
  • Franchising Since:
    1990
  • Franchise Units:
    2,407
  • Company Owned Units:
    28
  • Cash Investment:
    $74K
  • Total Investments:
    $1,679 - 2,896.2K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    $879
  • Training Provided:
    No
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.jambajuice.com
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Smoothie Factory, The Smoothie Factory, The
Talk to a Representative: 214-227-5407
Key Facts For Smoothie Factory, The
  • Franchising Since:
    1996
  • Franchise Units:
    37
  • Company Owned Units:
    32
  • Cash Investment:
    $25K
  • Total Investments:
    $155K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5%
  • Training Provided:
    No
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    smoothiefactory.com
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Dairy Queen Dairy Queen
Talk to a Representative: 952-896-2542
Key Facts For Dairy Queen
  • Franchising Since:
    1940
  • Franchise Units:
    Over 6,000
  • Company Owned Units:
    2
  • Cash Investment:
    $400,000
  • Total Investments:
    $1,077,225 - $1,833,125
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    4%
  • Training Provided:
    Field based management and employee training programs available.
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.dairyqueen.com
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Maui Wowi Maui Wowi
Talk to a Representative: 303-781-7800
Key Facts For Maui Wowi
  • Franchising Since:
    1983
  • Franchise Units:
    202
  • Company Owned Units:
    212
  • Cash Investment:
    $40,000
  • Total Investments:
    $71,700 - $385,050
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    4%
  • Training Provided:
    Available at headquarters: 4 days. At franchisee's location: 1-2 days+. Full & continuous support
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    No
  • Website:
    www.mauiwowi.com
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Saxbys Coffee Saxbys Coffee
Talk to a Representative: 215-701-3400
Key Facts For Saxbys Coffee
  • Franchising Since:
    2005
  • Franchise Units:
    32
  • Company Owned Units:
    2
  • Cash Investment:
    $75,000
  • Total Investments:
    $2543
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5%
  • Training Provided:
  • Financing Available:
    No
  • International Opportunities:
    No
  • Website:
    saxbyscoffee.com
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Satellite Coffee Satellite Coffee
Talk to a Representative: 505-255-1128
Key Facts For Satellite Coffee
  • Franchising Since:
    1987
  • Franchise Units:
    5
  • Company Owned Units:
    8
  • Cash Investment:
    $85K
  • Total Investments:
    $3,693.6 - 6,577.5K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    5-8%
  • Training Provided:
    Yes
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    satellitecoffee.com
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PJ's Coffee of New Orleans PJ's Coffee of New Orleans
Talk to a Representative: 985-792-5776
Key Facts For PJ's Coffee of New Orleans
  • Franchising Since:
    1978
  • Franchise Units:
    63
  • Company Owned Units:
    1
  • Cash Investment:
    $75K
  • Total Investments:
    $160 - 425K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    9%
  • Training Provided:
    No
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.pjsfranchise.com
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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Talk to a Representative: 770-821-1900
Key Facts For Tropical Smoothie Cafe
  • Franchising Since:
    1997
  • Franchise Units:
    443
  • Company Owned Units:
    1
  • Cash Investment:
    $100K
  • Total Investments:
    $195.5 - 427.1K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    6%
  • Training Provided:
    4 week training program. 2 weeks in cafe, 1 week classroom and 1 week on site training at the franchisee's cafe.
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    tropicalsmoothiecafe.com
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The Spice & Tea Exchange The Spice & Tea Exchange
Talk to a Representative: 904-599-3145
Key Facts For The Spice & Tea Exchange
  • Franchising Since:
    2008
  • Franchise Units:
    31
  • Company Owned Units:
    5
  • Cash Investment:
    $1686
  • Total Investments:
    $149.4 - 295.4K
  • Royalty Fee Rate:
    4%
  • Training Provided:
    No
  • Financing Available:
    Yes
  • International Opportunities:
    Yes
  • Website:
    www.spiceandtea.com
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Evaluation Critieria: Best Beverage Franchise Opportunities
Growth Prospect

In order to determine a franchise’s likeliness and potential for growth we spent time analyzing both historical performance of the franchised businesses and industry-average performance and growth. The franchises which we recommend have proven time and time again their ability to not only grow and expand their businesses, but to outperform their market in terms of financial growth and long-term performance.

Marketing Support

For any entrepreneur looking to start a franchised business it is important to select a franchise which offers help in getting the word out about their business. The amount of marketing and advertising which the franchisor puts into growing their businesses is a critical part of our analysis. We recommend the franchises which are truly dedicated to assisting their franchisees in achieving success through their franchise.

Training

With any kind of food and beverage-related service it is important to have a team of individuals which are properly trained. Creating beverages often takes an attention to detail and knowledge which can be obtained through training programs specific to the types of beverages being created. In addition, many beverage franchises also serve food often requiring training specific on how to handle food items and other ingredients.

Ongoing Support

We believe it is important for a franchisor to offer their franchisees ongoing support and assistance with managing and improving upon their business. Many franchises often make changes to their strategy and business philosophy over time based on new trends and changes within the industry. It is important for franchisors to share these changes in their business with their franchisees to help them account for the new developments.

Value

Our take on the concept of value is an in-depth look into the financial history and branding initiatives produced by each franchise. It is important for the franchise to develop its own brand over time and for the brand to become memorable to those which would have an interest in the products and services being offered. The financial value of the brand should also extend beyond the brand into a reputation for quality.

 
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