Wholesome Tummies

School food is a $42 billion industry yet highly fragmented and lacking suppliers that provide freshness, nutrition, quality, and service. Until now... WT Café is the first and only kids' healthy food franchise in the U.S. providing a total solution for the highest quality school lunch program.

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Wholesome Tummies

Wholesome Tummies Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2023


Wholesome Tummies, LLC is a school lunch delivery company, seeking to change the way parents view making their child's lunch and the way their child eats it! With creative, delicious and healthy options, lunch will never be boring or a hassle again! Wholesome Tummies delivers nutritious meals to children where they live and learn. Gotlib and Blacher, the owners, are both moms of small children and they believe youngsters should eat as nature intended with fresh fruits and vegetables. Parents conveniently order the meals online and they are delivered directly to area schools. The company's goal is to develop eating patterns that lead to lifelong good health.

Debbie Blacher and Samantha Gotlib were inspired to launch Wholesome Tummies in 2007 by their shared passion for healthy, organic food. After meeting at a neighborhood party, the two moms quickly learned of their mutual frustrations with school food and decided to do something about it. Their concept, which brings nutritious lunches directly to kids in school, grew quickly in the Orlando area, inspiring them to continue this growth nationwide through franchising.

Company Details

Established: 2007
First Unit Franchised: 2010
Franchised Units: 25
Company Owned Units: 0
States Registered In: Not Registered or Not Available: California, Hawaii, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin, Minnesota
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

NOTE: ?VA, MD and IL are "fee deferral states". ?Call for details.

Support and Training Offered By Wholesome Tummies

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: Yes

Training: Training and support program details:
We provide qualified owners with all the tools and resources they need to launch and manage the business (so you can focus on growing it!). Our training program includes 12 full days of classroom and hands-on training coupled with webinars, conference calls, and remote training - all designed to get you fully prepared to flawlessly launch your new business. After launch, we offer continued and ongoing support.

Wholesome University: Sales & Marketing

Selling to Schools
Market Research
Sales Strategy
Menu & Nutrition
Menu Philosophy
Core Commitments
Approved Tasting Menu
Financial Management
Hiring Your Team
Your First Kitchen

Wholesome University: Culinary Operations

Kitchen Management
Ordering, Receiving, Inventory
Food Safety
Food Preparation
Operating Standards
Food Serving and Distribution

We don't stop supporting you after you launch, but instead continue to provide ongoing training and support as you manage and grow your business. Here is a list of just some of the ways we continue to support our franchise owners post-launch:

Monthly Menu Publishing
Quarterly Franchise Update Webinars
Annual Convention
Social Media Management
Software Updates and Enhancements
Marketing and Brand Development
Advertising Campaigns
Future Research and Development
Recipe and Recipe Management
Franchise Owner Online Community
Regular Coaching and Support Calls
Monthly Advisory and Culinary Councils
Sales & Business Development Coaching
Interviewing and Hiring Assistance
Lease Agreement Reviews
Recipe and Food Production Guidance
Annual Budgeting Process
Site Visits and Field Support
Ordering & Supplier Support
Technology Maintenance and Support

2023 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Wholesome Tummies Franchise.

What does a Wholesome Tummies Franchise Cost?

Wholesome Tummies franchise fees for 2023:

Cash Investment: $100,000
Total Investment: $88,150-270,250
Minimum Net Worth: $350,000
Franchise Fee: $37,500
Royalty: 6%
Ad: 2%

Tech Fee: $350 or 1% per month

Average Number of Employees: Initially 3-5 and scales with volume
Passive Ownership: No
Home Based: No
B2B: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: No

Is Wholesome Tummies a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Wholesome Tummies 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 Wholesome Tummies a Home Based franchise?

No. Wholesome Tummies is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Wholesome Tummies Franchise Owners Make?

This information is not available. Wholesome Tummies does not offer an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document.

Is Wholesome Tummies a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Wholesome Tummies is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Wholesome Tummies Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Wholesome Tummies franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Does Wholesome Tummies Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Wholesome Tummies franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Wholesome Tummies Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Wholesome Tummies franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Wholesome Tummies Looking for International franchisees?

No. Wholesome Tummies franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants, Child Related, Health, Beauty & Nutrition, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

20-50 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

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Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Wholesome Tummies Franchises for Sale

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