FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why do customers go crazy for Rush Bowls?
A Rush Bowl combines fruit and all-natural ingredients into a thick, textured and crunchy meal that tastes great, is fulfilling, highly nutritious and fun to eat. In comparison to other “healthy” options, such as smoothies, a Rush Bowl offers greater nutritional value, fewer calories, more protein, more servings of fruits/vegetables, award-winning flavor/ingredient combinations, and includes solid all-natural ingredients (the “crunch factor”) that customers rave about and that contribute to a more satisfying meal experience.
With 11 years of testing, recipes have evolved to include award-winning combinations that satisfy consumers’ cravings for healthy, decadent, savory, nutritious, low-calorie, filling (protein-packed), comfort food and fresh items. This includes options for people with dietary restrictions such as soy-free, nut-free, dairy-free, wheat-free, gluten-free, non-GMO, vegetarian and vegan.
How much do I need to open a Rush Bowls location?
Unlike many food franchise concepts, our franchise owners don’t need $1,000,000 to build out their locations. The estimated initial investment ranges between $213,000 – $379,000. Costs vary from market to market and are affected significantly by the square footage of the location and regionally specific costs associated with the build-out, equipment, materials, furniture etc.
What is the Franchise Fee?
$39,000 for a single unit. We also offer discounted three-unit, five-unit and ten-unit franchise fees to select candidates.
What are the Royalty fees?
Yes, Rush Bowls franchise owners pay a monthly royalty equal to 5% of gross sales. The fee entitles you to continued use of the Rush Bowls name and trademarks, access to our operating systems, new product development, ongoing business consulting and other benefits the come along with being a franchise owner in the Rush Bowl organization.
What types of locations should I open a Rush Bowls in?
Rush Bowls is the perfect concept for 500-1,200 square feet, dine in or take-out. In many cases, a Rush Bowls can be introduced to utilize surplus space not needed by an existing concept in order to maximize revenue. We thrive in all types of locations where there are millennials or young professionals. The model is designed to successfully operate in high-traffic locations like malls, airports and stadiums.
What is the process to getting my store opened?
The Rush Bowls franchise support team will walk you through all the major steps, from real estate in finding the perfect location(s), to construction and grand-opening preparations. We have a comprehensive and structured program to ensure the process is as flawless as possible.
Do I need prior experience in the food industry?
No, you don’t need food service experience, although it is looked upon favorably in the selection process. A prospective franchise owner must be willing to work hard, have strong business management skills, a positive and fun-loving attitude, a love for healthier living, be committed to excellent customer service, be a team player, and have the drive to succeed and control their own financial future.
Is there ongoing support?
You betcha! Following a franchise owners grand opening, we continue to provide ongoing support services to you by phone, email, and on-site visits to your location. We regularly update our operations manual with new procedures and other information designed to improve operations for all franchise owners. We’re also available to conduct ongoing training programs.
Can you tell me about the industry?
Consumption of all-natural products continues to grow at a rapid pace (source: USDA, Economic Research Service, and Natural Foods Business Journal). When compounded with the increasing demand for fast-casual dining, a unique opportunity exists for a concept that caters to both growing segments. Very few concepts focus on freshly made, great tasting, nutrient-rich, quick service meals that satisfy hunger in a compact package on-the-go.
When will my franchise be awarded?
We have an Education Process, that allows us to provide you with all the information on the business model, as well as learn all about you to see if you would be a good fit for our franchise family. This process has multiple stages and takes anywhere from 4 – 8 weeks.
How do you decide upon my territory or territories?
There are many factors to be considered when assigning territories to prospective franchisees. In light of this, Rush Bowls is considering area development deals and territorial protection on a case by case basis. Territorial protection will be awarded based on factors such as franchisee experience, capital available for investment, track record of profitable operation, timeline for future openings, desired & current markets of operation and franchisee management team.