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$490K+ Cash Flow to Owner! Top-Performing Tropical Smoothie Cafe

North Carolina

Ad ID : 1944035

Business Type

Smoothie / Other Food and Restaurants / Delis and Sandwich Shops



Listing Details

  • Asking Price:$1,599,000
  • Annual Gross Revenue:$1,740,109
  • Annual EBITDA/Cash Flow:$489,293

Summary Description

Rare Find! Exceptional opportunity to purchase a High-Volume and very profitable Tropical Smoothie Café franchise. This is a Top-Performing location for the entire region and is being offered for sale for the 1st time! Tropical Smoothie Cafe is one of the fastest growing and industry leading Fast-Casual franchise systems in the country. This is a proven and HIGHLY PROFITABLE Cafe, with ~$490K+ of EBITDA to a new owner operator. The sale will consist of 1 open/operational store that has seen year-over-year sales increases every year since opening!

SBA approved; Financing available on the Business with as little as 10-15% down, at a time when FRANdata just named Tropical Smoothie Café the “Most Lender-Friendly Restaurant Franchise” in the U.S.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe was founded in 1997 and the first franchise opened in Tallahassee, FL in 1998. Tropical Smoothie is one of the fastest growing franchises in the U.S., as evidenced by more record-breaking years in 2020 and 2021. Tropical Smoothie Cafe delivered its tenth consecutive year of positive same-store sales. The brand opened its 1000th cafe on September 17th, 2021. This milestone was achieved as the company is experiencing record growth with the opening of 130 new franchised locations in 2021. Tropical Smoothie Cafe also signed agreements for an additional 249 future franchised locations, adding to an already extensive pipeline of future commitments.

This unique fast casual concept is something you will be proud to own, as you provide better-for-you options for people in the community you serve. You can feel good about serving great-tasting and innovative smoothies, bowls, flatbreads, wraps, and sandwiches, including pressed sandwiches. Tropical Smoothie has a balanced mix of food and smoothies, allowing you to capitalize on breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, snacks, catering, curbside pick-up, and delivery!

Interested in additional Information?
1) Download or open the Confidentiality Form located in the Attached Documents section below.
2) Complete the Confidentiality Form and return it to us via the email address listed on the bottom of the Confidentiality Form.
3) Upon our receipt of your completed Confidentiality Form, we will contact you and provide you specific data for this business opportunity.

General Information

Included In Asking Price: Furniture, Fixtures, Equipment.

Not Included In Asking Price: Inventory: $5,000

Year Established: 2017

Facilities: This premier Tropical Smoothie Café is in a high-traffic center, with ideal co-tenancy, and walking distance from one of the largest universities in NC. It has a local, regional, and campus draw plus excellent visibility and parking. The store is at the retail focal point of the market, also benefiting from tremendous new growth and development. The store and equipment are immaculate & well-maintained! There is a fantastic lease in place, with multiple renewal options – occupancy costs are 4.1% of sales, contributing to high profit margins.

Real Estate: none

Market Outlook

Growth and Expansion: 1) University classes were on-line in 2021 due to Covid. The student population returned for in-person classes in January 2022. This is a huge increase in customers vs. 2021, within walking distance of the store! 2) Return to normal operational hours. The store operated at reduced hours throughout 2020 & 2021. 3) Huge growth potential with Delivery and Catering: Seller has launched 3rd party delivery and both Online and 3rd party sales continue to grow. This will be upside for the Buyer.

About the Sale

Support and Training: 3 weeks of comprehensive training provided by the Franchisor, ensuring you are ready to own this successful Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchise.

Reason for Sale: Seller is pursuing other business ventures. Broker can provide details.

Attached Documents:

Confidentiality Form

Contact Information


Name: Jeff Percey

Phone: 804-357-3243 (Direct)

Email: [email protected]