Fast-Growing Nautical Bowls Shines as a Low-Cost, High-Profit Franchise Opportunity
Rapidly emerging Nautical Bowls is setting sail as the next leader in healthy fast-casual and an unmatched ground floor opportunity in franchising.
The Minnesota-based fresh acai bowl brand has burst onto the restaurant industry scene with a unique model built on simplicity and big plans for nationwide expansion.
First-time business owners and seasoned multi-unit owners alike are drawn to the low-cost, high-profit business model, primely positioned in the fastest-growing segment within the restaurant space. Stores, on average, drop 22 cents of every dollar to the bottom line after royalties, estimates Nautical Bowls' CEO Peter Taunton.
"We have turned the fast-casual space on its head with a business that averages over $1 million in revenue and profit margins that are more than double the industry average," says Taunton, a franchise veteran. "Staffing for our stores is generally one full-time manager and 12-to-15 part-time employees. There's not a lot of overhead, and our product is not complex to create."
Nautical Bowls, whose brand name pays homage to the lake life of its home state, was founded in 2018 by entrepreneurs Rachel and Bryant Amundson. The husband-and-wife duo teamed up with Taunton to grow the concept on the national stage—and then some. With a fine-tuned blueprint in place for sustained success, Nautical Bowls looks to open 1,000 national and international locations over the next decade.
Taunton, best known as the founder of Snap Fitness and Lift Brands, with over 6,000 locations or licenses in 28 countries, is a master at building businesses to scale.
Just months into launching a franchise initiative, Nautical Bowls has sold over for 31 territories—and growing by the week.
The concept is ripe for the moment. Nautical Bowls delivers what consumers are looking for when it comes to hard-to-find healthy on-the-go options—served up in a welcoming way, in two minutes or less. The super-food meals are plant-based, gluten-free, dairy-free, contain zero refined sugars, and are packed with essential vitamins and nutrients.
Entrepreneurs can take advantage of the opportunity to invest in the fast-growing brand for just $50,000 down and a total investment of $200,000 with financing available, compared to upwards of $450,000 required by industry competitors.
Franchisees can count on detailed systems, processes, and comprehensive ongoing support that are second to none. Every owner has a dedicated project manager, contractor, and franchise account manager to help owners ramp up quickly, guiding them through site selection, lease negotiations, build-out, permits, and pre-store, grand opening, and ongoing marketing.
Franchise Partner training covers everything an owner needs to know to run a store at peak efficiency, including making a quick and quality acai bowl, inventory management, scheduling, team training, POS navigation, and embracing the Nautical Bowls culture.
Ongoing support is available at a moment's notice to serve as a go-to resource from the initial investment throughout the life of the franchise business.
"You have a dedicated person that you can pick up the phone and call – that is a big deal," says Taunton. "We take away all the stress of getting into a business."
Nautical Bowls seeks to expand with like-mind entrepreneurs who are passionate about health and wellness and love being involved in the communities they serve.
To learn more about how you can become the Captain of your Career with a Nautical Bowls franchise, visit nauticalbowls.com/franchise.
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