Vitality Bowls Franchise vs. SoBol Franchise: How They Compare

Investing in a franchise opportunity is a big decision. Sometimes the toughest choice is finding the brand that fits your lifestyle, financial goals, and bank account. Take, for example, the health and wellness industry — a $4 trillion industry globally. Partnering with a healthy brand can be very lucrative, but choose wisely. Let’s break down two aspiring healthy food franchises — Vitality Bowls and SoBol. How do they compare, and which one aligns with who you are.

Vitality Bowls Franchise

The Vitality bowls franchise is a California-based health food, quick-service restaurant. Vitality Bowls began franchising in 2014 with a mission to cater to those with food allergies. They are a superfood café offering acai, acerola, graviola, and pitaya bowls. Their menu includes bowls, smoothies, juices, soups, salads, and paninis.

This franchise is looking for entrepreneurs who are dedicated to healthy living and will work in their own franchise café on a daily basis.

Vitality Bowls Financials

According to the Vitality Bowls website:

  • Startup Costs Range: $170,000–$604,000
  • Franchise Fee: $39,500
  • Net Worth Requirement: $350,000
  • Liquid Assets: $100,000
  • Royalty Fee: 6 percent
  • Marketing Fee: 1.5 percent
  • 10-Year Contract

*Source: Entrepreneur

Vitality Bowls Franchise Training/Support

The franchise works with franchisees to get their store set up, and like most franchises, provides assistance with training, support, accounting, marketing via social media and direct mail, P.R., and community partnerships.

SoBol Franchise

In comparison, SoBol, a New York-based healthy food franchise, has been franchising since 2016 with a simple but impactful mission, which is to improve people’s days. Here at SoBol, we are not only dedicated to providing delicious, heart-healthy, all-natural, and fresh acai bowls and smoothies, but we are using this business operation to do more than serve up great food. We are in business to make a difference. Our values center on being a positive force, caring for others, and being passionate.

We believe in keeping things simple. Rather than serving up many different menu items, we do bowls and smoothies, and we do them well. We specialize in fresh fruit and vegetable acai bowls and smoothies with a customizable menu that caters to any dietary restriction or health concerns. Our customers are young and young at heart and enjoy our menu as a delicious, filling, healthy meal option.

From a franchising standpoint, we are looking for like-minded people, passionate about making a difference in their communities with healthy food and a positive vibe. Our operations are simple, focused, and repeatable. We are there every step of the way for our franchisees, whom we prefer to call family.

SoBol Financials

We are very transparent about our numbers, which show year over year growth, with proven excellent financial operations. Let’s look at our initial investment and franchise fee, which stand up very well next to our competition. Our website tells the story:

  • Startup Costs Range: $250,000–$325,000
  • Franchise Fee: $30,000
  • Net Worth Requirement: $350,000
  • Liquid Assets: $200,000
  • Royalty Fee: 5 percent
  • Brand Development: 1 percent Sales
  • 10-Year Contract

Unlike our competitors, we are clear about average store revenues, which are $594,000 annually.

SoBol Franchise Training/Support

We work with our franchise family members every step of the way from site selection to their grand opening — everything in between and well past. We provide training and assistance with marketing, technology, staffing, and ongoing support. We are committed to your success. Our model is proven to be profitable.

Join the SoBol Family

If you share our vision to provide super cool food and awesome experiences through a healthy food café in your community, sign up for more information about becoming part of the family.