Fruit Franchise: Ride the Bowl & Smoothie Wave
You’ve undoubtedly heard the expression, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,”. As it turns out, there is some validity to that. According to the CDC, diets that are high in fruits and vegetables are healthier and may help combat heart disease, obesity, and boost brain health. Fruits are high in nutrients our body craves like fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. These days, with so much emphasis placed on eating nutritional foods to promote personal health and wellness—more and more people are seeking the benefits of a large variety of fruits.
Produce Can Produce Profit
Fruit is becoming big business. Statista reports that among the most popular selling organic fruits and vegetables in 2022 were berries, carrots, apples, and spinach. That organically grown produce totals around $1.2 billion in U.S. sales.
When you combine the strength of the fruit market with the franchising model, you have the potential for a lucrative business investment. Franchising itself gives you the key to unlock the door to a turnkey opportunity. By paying a franchise fee or entry fee, you join a brand that provides you a proven model, training on how to run your business, on-going support from a cadre of franchise experts, and a network of other franchise owners who are a valuable resource. Unlike operating an independent start-up, this business has legs and allows you to ramp up quicker.
A Harvest of Business Ideas
If you’re interested in being part of a fruit business perhaps a fruit franchise, there are some interesting options. You may think about:
Organic farm: An organic farm can be a challenging endeavor. There are very specific conditions and restrictions growing organically that deal with issues like soil, pest control and enriching plant growth, naturally.
Fruit Delivery– Whether you grow your own produce or pick up from your own local Farmers’ Market, providing delivery of fresh fruits to families in your area for a fee can be a fulfilling option.
Fruit Snacks-Maybe you have a great recipe for fruit snacks or a hearty snack mix with dried fruits that can be marketed and sold. Healthy snacking has growing demand.
Cookbook– People are always looking for interesting ways to cook and present food, especially healthful foods. Perhaps you have some creative fruit recipes that can be used as an online blog or published cookbook.
Fruit Bowls and Smoothies– You may want to consider being part of the burgeoning bowl and smoothie industry. Grand View Research says the global smoothies market size is about a $7 billion industry growing at a rate of 9.3% through 2028. Smoothies are blended fruits with additions like protein or other nutrients, they have the consistency of a milkshake, but are certainly much healthier. A bowl is that same smoothie but served in a bowl, eaten with a spoon as compared to a smoothie served in a glass consumed with a straw.
Ride the Wave with SoBol
Being a fresh fruit franchise is the heart of our business at SoBol. Since 2014 we have been part of the growing health and wellness trend. Our smoothie and acai bowl franchise centers around heart-healthy, all natural, and fresh products. Our fruit is delivered 7 days a week and comes fresh from local farms when possible. We’re talking about acai, strawberries, bananas, mangos, berries, pineapple, and kiwi. Our blends are made fresh each day from fresh and frozen fruit to provide the highest quality offerings to our customers like our acai bowls, green bowls, and fruit smoothies. Even our homemade granola, our secret sauce, is made with all natural ingredients with an allergy free alternative.
Providing a completely customizable menu is what sets us apart. We don’t cater to a specific target demographic of only those into health and fitness. Our products are designed to give real food for anyone looking for nutritious, delicious, quick, and affordable meals. That’s why our cafes have become community gathering spots and not just a place to grab something to eat.
We want to work with entrepreneurs who align with our vision to not only make a consistently good product but to be a positive force in the community and improve people’s day. Whether we achieve that by preparing a tasty smoothie or making a customer feel welcome in our café with a friendly smile, our goal is to make a difference in our community.
If you align with this mission and want to be part of a growing fruit franchise, let’s get started. We always like to see the family grow!