We’ve made the process of becoming a Franchise Owner incredibly smooth(ie).
Seven Steps to starting a smoothie business
Step 1: Pre-Qualification
A Tropical Smoothie Cafe (TSC) Franchise Development Representative will contact you to discuss critical areas associated with becoming a Franchise Owner and to answer any initial questions you may have.
Step 2: Franchise Application
Our franchise application is a brief 4-page document, completed by you, that helps us get to know you, your business background and experience, financial capabilities, goals and interests, management style, etc. There is no cost associated with submitting your application and it is non-binding. It simply allows us to learn a little more about you!
Step 3: Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) Review/Business Planning Tools Provided
By law, every franchisor must deliver to its prospective Franchise Owner a copy of its FDD to ensure that the Franchise Owner prospect has all the pertinent information about our company, business model and every aspect of our business relationship with our Franchise Owner. We will also provide you with business planning tools to continue your due diligence.
Step 4: Program Review
Once we have all required documentation on file, your Franchise Development Representative will schedule a time with you to do a Virtual Brochure Presentation which will give you more detailed information on franchisee support, real estate procedures, design and construction process/assistance, and local and national marketing programs.
Step 5: Discovery Day (optional)
You are welcome to come to our Support Center in Atlanta, GA to meet the team in person. If this is of interest to you, your Franchise Development Representative can help you coordinate the details.
Step 6: Executive Committee Approval
Once our Franchise Leadership Team has approved your application and we have all of the legally required documentation from you, we will draw up your franchise agreements.
Step 7: Open Your Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Congratulations! You’re ready to open your smoothie business. Ready to start the process? Click now!
Frequently Asked Questions
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Get started on the path to becoming a Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Owner.
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