Acai Express

Acai Express was founded by Hector Westerband in July of 2013. An avid surfer in his homeland of Puerto Rico, Hector set out to bring a healthy living lifestyle, centered on the powerful and nutrient-rich acai berry, to everyone on the island. With the success of his first food truck in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Hector saw the tremendous growth potential and soon thereafter expanded his brand to offer franchise opportunities.

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Acai Express

Acai Express Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022


We encourage healthy living through eating right, exercising and fun activities such as surfing, stand up paddle boarding, kitesurfing, yoga and Brazilian Jiu Jiutsu, just to name a few. Our products promote a healthy and fun way of life which is why we name our acai bowls after the lifestyle in which we live. On our menu you'll find the "Surfer Bowl" and the "Wolfpack Bowl" among other lifestyle based activities.

Because we believe in a healthy lifestyle, we work hard to provide our clients with the most fresh, healthy and high-quality ingredients that we can find in the market. Many of our products are organic, including our main ingredient, the acai berry. We work with pure, Grade A acai berries, grown in the Brazilian jungles. We also support our local farmers, buying organic local produce and are constantly looking for innovative products that fit our criteria. Innovation is what sets us apart from the competition and inspired us to develop a proprietary blend of our own; a unique recipe only found in Acai Express.

Company Details

Established: 2013
First Unit Franchised: 2014
Franchised Units: 14
Company Owned Units: 5
States Registered In: Florida
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Acai Express

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: Yes
Training: Not later than 30 days before the date the Restaurant, Food Truck, or Food Trailer begins operation, up to two trainees, (one of whom must be your General Manager) must have completed, to our satisfaction, our mandatory initial training program. If you are not involved in the day to day operations of your franchiser you will be required to send an operating partner to attend a minimum of ten (10) days of training. You are required to have a designated operating partner if you do not devote your full-time to the business. The operating partner must have a minimum of a ten percent (10%) ownership
stake in your company. We will conduct this training at our corporate headquarters, at one of our affiliates' Restaurants in the San Juan, Puerto Rico, or at another location we designate. Our initial training program lasts for approximately ten (10) days. Initial training programs will be offered at various times during the year depending on the number of new franchisees entering the System, replacement general managers and other personnel needing training, the number of new Restaurants, Food Trucks, or Food Trailers being opened and the timing of the scheduled openings of Restaurants, Food Trucks, or Food Trailers. A representative of Acai Express will spend up to five (5) days on-site assisting you and your staff with your opening and training for your first Restaurant, Food Truck, or Food Trailer, up to three (3) days of on-site opening assistance and training around the opening of your second Restaurant, Food Truck, or Food Trailer, and one (1) day of on-site opening assistance and training around the opening of your third Restaurant, Food Truck, or Food Trailer. On-site training will represent an important extension of Acai Express's pre-opening training program.

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Acai Express Franchise.

What does a Acai Express Franchise Cost?

Acai Express franchise fees for 2022:

Cash Investment: $60,000
Total Initial Investment:
  • $143,400 to $359,000 (Acai Express Shop Franchise)
  • $128,450 to $196,100 (Acai Express Food Truck Franchise)
  • $97,850 to $150,100 (Acai Express Food Trailer)
  • $115,850 to $377,500 (Multi-Unit Development Agreement - minimum of three Acai Express businesses, any combination of shops, food trucks and/or food trailers)
Minimum Net Worth: $300,000
Franchise Fee: $20,000
Royalty: 6%
Ad: 2%
Average Number of Employees: 7
Item 19: Yes
Visa Candidates: No
Passive Ownership: No
Home Based: No
B2B: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes
Veteran Discount: No

Is Acai Express a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Acai Express is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Acai Express a Home Based franchise?

No. Acai Express is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Acai Express Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Acai Express franchisees make. Acai Express offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Acai Express a Master Franchise Opportunity?

Yes. Acai Express is a master franchise opportunity. A master franchisee is responsible to recruit, train and support franchisees in their territory.

Does Acai Express Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Acai Express franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Does Acai Express Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. Acai Express franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Acai Express Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Acai Express franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Acai Express Looking for International franchisees?

No. Acai Express franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants, Frozen Yogurt / Ice Cream

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Acai Express Franchises for Sale

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