Jason Mazzarone founded the Acai Café in 2012 based on the success of his family' ice house. He took his culinary arts degree and background as a chef and teamed up with Jim Kalomiris, a family friend with more than 20 years experience in restaurant management, real estate and construction. SoBol has a team of 15 dedicated professionals to help grow your business, including franchising development managers, operations specialists, marketing managers, and many others. The team is there to help you from everything from site selection to construction and operations and training to marketing and management. Franchisees benefit from the brand's strategic partnerships, including third party services, distribution centers and vendors. The brand's Grade A acai is blended fresh each day in-store, and its homemade granola can only be purchased and found at its locations. With a simple menu, franchisees have minimal waste and low overhead.
Ideal candidates value inclusion and are passionate about giving guests a great experience and offering delicious meals, while providing accurate nutritional information so they can make informed choices. Franchisees appreciate being able to give back to the community by participating in many philanthropic organizations on a national, regional and local level. The brand believes in being a leading voice and participates in dozens of community events and charities annually. Available markets include New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Virginia, California, Florida, North Carolina, and New Jersey. To incentivize veteran franchise ownership, the brand offers 10% off of the initial franchise fee, which is $30,000. The initial investment is between $246,800 and $456,600.