Franchise faq

Why should I franchise with Bowl Boss? 

Starting a business from scratch is commonly met with obstacles that will most likely lead to permanent closure if you’re not experienced. Franchising on the other hand, provides a proven business model that reduces risk and maximizes potential to earn a quicker return on your investment with higher profit margins! Bowl Boss (formerly known as Soul Bowl) can largely attribute its success and popularity to its relaxed, all-inclusive atmosphere while holding true on its promise to serve acai of the highest (and tastiest!) quality and the freshest produce. With the exception of just 3 menu items, Bowl Boss has risen to the top to become the area's headquarters for refined sugar- and guilt-free items. With our entire menu orchestrated by Jenna, founder and Certified Holistic Nutritionist, individuals of any dietary or allergen restriction are able to order a fun, healthy, and balanced option. There is plenty of opportunity to succeed as the U.S. acai industry brings in a collective revenue of $500 million every year, operating within the $800 billion health food industry. Let us teach you the art of acai and grow together!

How can I franchise with Bowl Boss?

Entrepreneurs have two franchise opportunities to choose from. The first is the opportunity to own a single unit franchise which allows you to operate your own Bowl Boss Acaí in a protected territory of your choice. The second option is our Area Development Franchise, offering you the opportunity to lock down a larger territory and build a series of Bowl Boss Acaí locations/territories at your own pace. Both deals are economically priced to maximize your opportunity to become a business owner, and our potential to become a
nationally recognized brand.

What initial training will I receive?

All franchisees and their General Managers will attend training at our flagship location in New Hartford, NY as well as in his/her own location. Our comprehensive training program will prepare you to operate all facets of the business in 46 hours of classroom and hands-on training. Topics include menu preparation, staff management, company culture, administrative tasks, and how to market your location to boost your business. Our franchise support team will also oversee the process of your franchise development to ensure long-term success!

I have no experience in the restaurant industry. Will I still be considered for a partnership?

Absolutely! While we do encourage prospective partners to have a background in business management before applying, our fully immersive training will prepare you to handle all aspects of the business ranging from customer service to food preparation/kitchen cleanliness to back of the house bookkeeping and beyond. Our training team will ensure you have all the required knowledge and tools necessary to successfully operate your business before opening day. 

Is there an ongoing royalty fee?

Yes, partners pay a weekly 5.5% royalty fee along with a 1% local advertising fee on gross sales. This is competitively priced below the national average for similar concepts and provides a unique opportunity to partner with a growing company on the ground floor!

What's the next step?

Click the link below to complete our confidential 3-minute franchise application! This information will only be used to determine if you qualify to be considered for a potential partnership. After this, the founder of Bowl Boss will contact you directly to set up an initial meeting!