4 Reasons to Invest in Fast-Growing Nautical Bowls
With 14 stores opened, 18 under construction, and more than 80 awarded territories, Nautical Bowls is one of the fastest-growing concepts in the exploding quick and healthy casual restaurant sector. And that doesn't even begin to tell the story of the leading fresh açaí bowl franchise.
"The only thing stopping us from having 100 stores open—is time," says franchise veteran Peter Taunton, Nautical Bowls' CEO and the architect of mega 1000-unit growth for franchises like Lift Brands and Snap Fitness.
Taunton is poised to take Nautical Bowls down the same path of expansion as a top national brand and high-profit, fine-tuned franchise that is all about simplicity.
Minnesota-based Nautical Bowls, franchising since 2021, continues to build momentum, with the opening of each new, untapped market store embraced with lines out the door by excited guests.
"All we do are açaí bowls, and we do it better than anyone else –and it's validated every day," says Taunton. "We are opening three to five stores a month right now, and our average weekly sales across the entire franchise system is over $16,000 and growing."
What’s the secret to Nautical Bowls’ rapid success? Taunton shares four reasons Nautical Bowls is a top franchise investment:
1. A relevant product with staying power
Nautical Bowls stands alone in the fragmented antioxidant-rich ac?ai? bowl segment, serving up fresh superfood bowls in an uplifting atmosphere. The brand sources only the highest-quality “best of the best” ingredients for all-natural signature bowls that are gluten and dairy-free, plant-based, with no-refined sugars, and packed with essential vitamins and nutrients.
"We aren't dessert; we are a meal replacement," Taunton says. "People love our bowls for breakfast, lunch, and a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack. And some people have it for dinner. We are steady all day long for different reasons for our guests looking for a quick meal without compromising their healthy lifestyle."
2. It's an affordable investment
You can own your own Nautical Bowls franchise for just $100,000 cash and we will finance a $250,000 note, making your total investment $350,000, compared to upwards of $450,000 required by industry competitors.
3. Simple to operate
No cooktops, no grease traps, no moving parts are required to operate a Nautical Bowls franchise.
"This is big business in a small box," Taunton says. "Our typical footprint is 750 to 1,200 square feet, with one manager and 15 part-time employees."
It’s a simple business that packs an investment punch. Not a single franchise location has required "a dime of working capital," Taunton says.
The simplicity of the franchise model is also reflected in a streamlined sales process, which typically takes only 20 to 40 days from start to finish.
4.Semi-absentee owner's dream
Nautical Bowls is ideal for single and multi-unit operators who want to have a hand on the pulse of their business without physically being in the store. Roughly 90% of Nautical Bowls' franchisees are semi-absent owners.
"We make it easy for you to get in the business," Taunton says. "If you have the desire and the aspirations to be your own boss, I've got a business model for you."
Get started with one of the hottest brands in franchising. Nautical Bowls has hundreds of "A" rated locations available nationwide. Visit nauticalbowls.com/franchise now to explore your opportunities.
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