Emerald City Smoothie


Emerald City Smoothie is a retail concept that marries taste and good health. At the center of the value proposition is an incredible tasting smoothie. The best description of our smoothies is that they are each freshly hand made, full of healthy fruit, and optional proteins, vitamins, and minerals which create a terrific healthy and nutritious meal replacement. We also offer a supporting line of nutritional products that support our customer’s health goals such as weight loss, muscle building, protein boosting, immune building, or energizing.

We are “two stores in one” with revenues from smoothie sales as well as the retail product line.

Our core customer is of an active lifestyle, values good health, 16-45 years old, and appreciates the great healthy fast food alternative, is in the store for 5-10 minutes and off to work, or work out, or running errands on a tight time schedule. Our smoothie is easily and pleasantly consumed in the car or at a desk.


Year Established: 1996
Year First Franchised: 2005
Franchised Units: 50-100
Actual number of units: 55
Company Owned Units: 1
Projected New Units (12 months): 10-20

States referrals are accepted in:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Avail. in Canada: Masters/Area Developer: No


Financial / Terms

Cash Investment: $75,000
Minimum Investment: $75,000
Minimum Net Worth: $250,000
Franchise Fee: $25,000


  • Vet Fran

Royalty: 6%
Ad: 2%
Average # of Employees: 3-5 part-time
Passive Ownership Allowed: Yes
Earnings Claims: No


Total Investment: $75k - $293k
Franchise Fee: Single -$25k / Multiple: 25k = 1st, $15k = 2nd and $10k each for additional / Area Development: $10k per store -minimum 10 stores
Discounts: VetFran 10%
Passive Ownership Allowed: Possibly, as long as certain qualifications are met


Franchise Sales

Single Unit: Yes
Multiple Units: Yes
Area/Master Developer: Yes
Resales: No


International Expansion

International Expansion Opportunities: Yes
Developing outside of the U.S.: Mexico
Single Unit Availability Outside U.S.: Yes
Multiple Unit Availability Outside U.S.: Yes
Area Development or Master Avail.: No
Cash Investment: Inquire with Corporate
Total Investment: Inquire with Corporate


Support & Training Provided

Financial Assistance Provided:Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Co-operative Advertising: Yes


40 hrs for 2 people of in-store training. Total transfer of knowledge on store ops, marketing, inventory, customer service, preferred vendor accounts, and POS. ECS will assist with store launch process and review store design and layout.


Getting Started!

Freddy O'Pry

Franchise Development