How much does it cost to start a Jugo Juice franchise?
What is included in this start up cost?
What influences price fluctuations on start up costs?
If the cost is lower on construction, do those savings benefit me?
Does Jugo Juice offer financing?
How much Capital Net Worth is required for a Franchise Partner?
What is the ongoing Royalty Fee and what does it cover?
What is the Jugo Juice Brand Development Fund and what does it cover?
Jugo Juice has over 135 Canadian locations from Victoria to Halifax and everywhere in between. We are proud to be a Canadian company that is owned and operated by people in your communities.
The very first store opened in Calgary’s Eau Claire Market on December 4th, 1998. And do you know what the first beverage ever ordered was? ‘Maximum Veg’ - a fresh pressed juice made of carrots, beets, spinach, celery, green pepper, and cucumber!
Jugo Juice operates across Canada with over 135 locations, and strategic consideration is given to International markets.
To qualify as a Jugo Juice Franchise Partner, you must:
- Operate the business as a full time owner/manager working in the store, behind the counter, a minimum of 40hrs/week.
- Be able to finance the cost to build and operate the business.
- Have a passion to serve customers with excellence while building a business.
- Have an outgoing personality that connects with your employees and customers.
- Be willing and able to work hard! Yes, our locations are busy and only the most committed applicants
will have the tenacity and talent to uphold the standards of the Jugo Juice Franchise System.
Once you have mastered the skills required to successfully operate your first location, Jugo Juice can offer the appropriate training to expand “your business” to a second location and beyond. Several of our Franchise Partners have done so, and as a result have made a big business out of making juice. Maybe you have what it takes to do the same?
Jugo Juice does not grant territories. We allow a franchise partner to expand their business based on the levels of quality, service and cleanliness that they and their employees provide. In the Jugo Juice system, a well-run business brings additional opportunities for expansion.
After successfully completing our thorough interview and qualification process, you will be awarded a Jugo Juice Franchise Agreement. The Franchise Fee is a one-time payment of $25,000 for each location. The cost to build a store, depending on location and store type, ranges from approximately $185,000 to $300,000 (CDN$). At least 50% of the franchise cost must be unencumbered (cash or liquid assets). The remaining amount may be financed through the chartered banks, or by way of the Canadian Small Business Loan.
Included in the cost of a franchise is the following:
- Assistance with site selection and lease negotiation
- All equipment, furniture, display equipment and signage
- Use of recognized and respected ‘Jugo Juice’ system and brand equity
- 4 week Certified Jugo Juice Training Program – 2 weeks completed in your operating region, and
the additional 2 weeks in Calgary at our hands-on facility located at our Support Offices.
- Store opening manager to assist in the opening of your Jugo Juice and training of your employees.
- The use of all Jugo Juice Proprietary Manuals, Systems and Recipes
- Right to use the Trademarks or Trade names
- Comprehensive marketing and merchandising programs
- Ongoing support from the Support Office and field personnel
- High profile national presence
- Shared buying power (135 locations and counting) and established distribution system
- Partnership with a Franchisor devoted to the shared success of all Franchise Partners
Factors such as size, geographic location, condition of premises, economic climate, furniture, fixtures, equipment, signage, and the overall work required by general contractors will affect the cost of construction.
Yes! The costs of construction may fluctuate from the time you sign you Franchise Agreement and the time construction commences on your store location. This is the reason we must provide a range for total investment. If there are any decreases in construction costs, the savings would be passed on to you. In addition, Jugo Juice continues to research new products that reduce construction costs, without compromising quality or design.
No, Jugo Juice does not lend funds to finance the cost of the franchise. However, the Jugo Juice Franchise System is respected and recognized by all major Canadian banks that offer the Canadian Small Business Loan. Once you have been awarded a franchise with Jugo Juice, we will be happy to introduce you to our banking contacts.
We require a net worth of $250,000 minimum, and unencumbered capital of a minimum of $100,000.
The weekly Royalty Fee is 6% of gross sales. This fee pays for the cost of ongoing support and training, product research, and ongoing development of the Jugo Juice Franchise System.
The weekly Jugo Juice Brand Development Fee (JJBDF) is 4% of gross sales. This fee pays for the cost of marketing, advertising, branding, administration of the fund, and also pays the expenses of the point of purchase marketing materials including posters, banners, store signage, and product photos. Together, we feel these elements offer some of the most intelligent and premium store level campaigns in the fast-casual food industry.
No. The strength of a respected franchise system is based on a customer experiencing consistent products and services at each outlet.
Jugo Juice’s national approved vendors for food products and supply across Canada. In addition, we have a select few direct suppliers that provide some of our proprietary products and with whom a Franchise Partner orders direct.
Can I create my own pricing?
No. The Jugo Juice Franchise System sets the prices for each region and bases the pricing strategy on significant market research combined with competitive and economic conditions.
To submit an application for future opportunities, please complete the Initial Application Form on this website. Your submission will be directed to the sales team in your region who will then contact you directly.
Note: Each owner/partner associated with the purchase of the Franchise must complete the Franchise Request for Consideration.
Our Real Estate and Development Team will assist you in securing and negotiating a location. Once the site is secured, the Store Development Team begins the process of assisting Franchise Partners with tendering prices and construction of the new location. Leases are typically held by MTY/Jugo Juice and Franchise Partners then sublease from us.
Time required to find a location depends on many factors including competition, vacancy rates, rental rates, and landlord timelines. A location could be available immediately upon execution of a franchise agreement, or it may take a year or more if the franchisee is waiting for a project under construction.
Jugo Juice has a real estate philosophy based on supporting our brand with the best locations possible. You must factor in many considerations including, but not limited to visibility, rental rates, traffic patterns, brand awareness, competition, weather patterns, parking, demographics, and existing sales information and condition of the property.
Our award-winning designs have established Jugo Juice as a category leader in the smoothie industry. All design is done in-house and with a design specialist. As a Franchise Partner, you will not have any involvement in the design or layout of your store. Your time will be focused on learning how to make the perfect smoothie, hiring talented staff, and preparing yourself to open the business.
Jugo Juice’s Store Development team assists you with the construction process and works closely with the general contractor that you, the Franchise Partner, selects from an approved contractor list provided by Jugo Juice.
Usually, construction of the premises will take approximately 45-60 days total. There are many stages to prepare for construction including, but not limited to, planning, design, blueprints, engineered drawings, landlord review, city approval, and the tendering process. From the time we decide to proceed with a location to the day we open, we recommend a 6 month timeline to help you meet all required dates.
Franchisors provide employee-training programs for their Franchise Partners. Jugo Juice provides a comprehensive, industry-leading 4-week Certified Jugo Juice Training Program. Two weeks are completed in your operating region, and the additional two weeks in Calgary at the hands-on facility located at our Support Offices. This program is a blend of in-store training and classroom theory. Jugo Juice’s training program equips our Franchise Partners and employees to perform their jobs efficiently and effectively. It exposes you to real operations and the rewards and challenges that you can expect on a daily basis. There is a strong emphasis on customer relations, product quality and food handling and hygiene procedures. Jugo Juice is also certified to train the National Food Safety Training Program (NFSTP) that meets provincially legislated food safety requirements.
Jugo Juice manages their districts by offering the time, knowledge and energy of a District Manager. Our District Manager’s are responsible for a designated territory to ensure the utmost focus and commitment to our Franchise Partners. In addition to providing experienced and knowledgeable feedback and guidance, they also ensure that our standards of product quality, value, cleanliness and customer service are consistently met in all locations within their district.