SoBol

The SoBol franchise is a health food concept that that specializes in acai bowls, green bowls, fruit smoothies, and more. The brand was founded in 2014 as a heathier food alternative when eating out. SoBol prides itself on producing its own homemade granola and topping products with fresh fruits. Franchise owners benefit from a community-oriented culture. Since its inception, SoBol has expanded to dozens of locations across 11 states. Open territories include New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Virginia, California, Florida, North Carolina, and New Jersey. The brand's vision is to provide cool food and awesome experiences, and its mission it to improve people's days. 

 

 

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SoBol Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024

Background

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. 

Company Details

Headquarters: Patchogue, NY 11772
Canada: No
International: No
B2B: No
Absentee: No
Founded: 2014
First franchise: 2016
Home-based/mobile: No 
Exclusive territory: Yes

Support and Training Offered By SoBol

You can expect an initial training program that details everything you need to know about running the brand. This includes hiring, marketing and advertising, the brand's philosophy, and more. The franchisor will also help you with site selection, build out, and more. The support and training are ongoing. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a SoBol Franchise.

What does a SoBol Franchise Cost?

SoBol franchise fees for 2024:

Net Worth Requirement: $250,000
Cash Requirement: $125,000 - $200,000
Royalty Fee: 5%
Veteran Incentives: 10% off franchise fee
Initial Investment: $246,800 - $456,600
Initial Franchise Fee: $30,000

Is SoBol a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. SoBol 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 SoBol a Home Based franchise?

No. SoBol is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do SoBol Franchise Owners Make?

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

Does SoBol Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. SoBol franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is SoBol Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. SoBol franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is SoBol Looking for International franchisees?

No. SoBol franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see SoBol's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

50-100 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Passive Franchise

No

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

Veteran Discount

No

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

No

International Franchise Opportunities

No

SoBol Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing SoBol franchises for sale. We may have SoBol franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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