Superfoods Star Nautical Bowls Gears up for Explosive Franchise Growth
Looking for a healthy on-the-go fast-casual concept that paves the way for a fast franchise start? Rapidly emerging Nautical Bowls shines as a highly profitable investment primed for a bright future as one of the hottest brands in franchising.
Nautical Bowls is shaking up the industry as the fastest-growing acai concept in the exploding quick and healthy foods restaurant sector. Entrepreneurs are embracing the fine-tuned franchise initiative, launched in June 2021, inking deals for 32 territories from coast to coast.
With plans to open 1,000 national and international locations over the next decade, the Minnesota-based brand is just getting warmed up, says Peter Taunton, Nautical Bowls' CEO.
"We have a lot of momentum and interest, "says Peter Taunton, CEO of Nautical Bowls. "The stores in our system, as displayed in our item 19, do over $1 million in revenue, and they drop 22% to the bottom line-double the industry standard. That's why we've sold 32 territories in the last four months."
Nautical Bowls stands alone in the fragmented antioxidant-rich acai bowl segment, serving up fresh superfood bowls in an uplifting atmosphere. The brand sources the highest-quality "best of the best" ingredients to all-natural signature bowls that are gluten and dairy-free, plant-based, and packed with essential vitamins and nutrients.
Taunton, who founded Snap Fitness and Lift Brands, knows how to spot a winning investment, teaming up with Rachel and Bryant Amundson to grow Nautical Bowls as a national brand. The husband-and-wife entrepreneurial duo opened the first flagship location in 2018 in Minnetonka, Minnesota, followed by a second restaurant in Eden Prairie in 2020. Both stores have posted 75% growth year-over-year.
Together, the Amundsons and Taunton have worked to create a simple, proven concept with soaring demand that is perfect for any prospective business owner — whether a first-time entrepreneur, passive investor, or seasoned professional.
"When you have a restaurant that is as focused as we are, all the economies of scale fall in place," says Taunton. "Stores range from 800-to-1,200 square feet, with one manager and 15 part-time employees. It's a very simplified business that performs at a high level."
And, it shows. Simply put: new store openings are doing gangbusters, Taunton says. The chain's most recent franchise location in Maple Grove, Minnesota, opened its doors in October and is already keeping pace with sales of company-owned stores.
Franchisees can expect fine-tuned systems and support from the start, backed by an executive team with over 20 years of franchise experience growing multiple concepts spanning 28 countries and 6,000 locations.
Anyone that dreams of owning a successful business can look to Nautical Bowls to teach you how to fish.
"We really hold the hand of our franchisees through this process," explains Taunton. "We help them find their location, negotiate their lease and do all their architectural drawings and permitting."
With three locations open and 13 stores under development –and growing-, Nautical Bowls is firmly positioned to be the next healthy fast-casual leader in the fastest-growing segment within the restaurant space. The brand has hit the road to rapid expansion to meet the demand for healthier eating options. Entrepreneurs can invest in Nautical Bowls 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. Territories are available throughout the U.S.
To discover your franchise opportunities to own a winning brand, visit nauticalbowls.com/franchise.
At Nautical Bowls, we combine healthy, fresh superfood bowls with an uplifting atmosphere, giving you energy to life a full life! Our goal is to bring Nautical Bowls to new communities nationwide. Learn More
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