The Pioneer In Fresh, Healthy Conscious Dining.

Nature’s Table offers a unique opportunity for the right person interested in a business for themselves – not by themselves. We recognize the demand for healthy choices for our customers on the go. While we are committed to growth, we are driven by excellent service and that is exactly what we offer to both our franchisees and to the consumer.

Why Franchise With Nature’s Table?

Nature’s Table Executives, Bryan Buffalo, Dick Larsen and Rich Wagner.

Nature’s Table Executives, Bryan Buffalo, Dick Larsen and Rich Wagner.

Nature’s Table offers a strong brand, a thriving business model and an excellent product. We are committed to making your experience and the opening of your restaurant a promising product. The Nature’s Table Franchise System has developed a carefully crafted system to support each franchisee through a proven business model. The qualifications for joining our system are exacting, but we believe the results are worth it.

  • Legacy brand since 1977
  • Nature’s Table founders have each successfully owned and operated a Nature’s Table restaurant for at least 15 years or more
  • Versatile footprint
  • Strong sales-to-investment ratio
  • Proven successful business model
  • Many franchisees own multiple restaurants
  • Strong buying power
  • ‘Fast Casual’ is the strongest growing segment in the restaurant industry
Type of Expenditure Amount Method of Payment When Due To Whom Payment is to be Made
Initial Franchise Fee1 $30,000 Lump Sum At Signing of Franchise Agreement Us
Travel and Living Expenses While Training8 $2,500 to $5,000 As Incurred During Training/ Before Opening Airlines, Hotels, Restaurants, Car Rental Companies, etc.
Real Estate/ Rent Deposit2 (Three months) $8,000 to $24,000 As Arranged Before Opening and Monthly Your Landlord
Leasehold Improvements4 $3,000 to $90,000 As Arranged Before Opening Us, Landlord, Contractors, and Vendors
Site Inspection and Review $0 to $5,000 As Arranged Before Opening Us
Utility and Miscellaneous Security Deposits3 $2,000 to $3,000 As Arranged Before Opening Landlord and Utility Companies
Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment5 $50,000 to $65,000 As Arranged Before Opening Approved Suppliers and Vendors
Opening Inventory6 $6,000 to $10,000 As Arranged Before Opening Us,Approved Suppliers and Vendors
Insurance7 $1,200 to $2,100 Installment/ As Arranged Monthly/As Arranged, A Portion Before Opening Insurance Company
Additional Funds9(Three Months) $15,000 to $25,000 As Incurred As Incurred Operating Capital
Grand Opening Advertising $5,000 As Arranged As Arranged Approved Suppliers
Signage/ Menu Board $5,000 to $25,000 As Arranged As Arranged Approved Suppliers
Miscellaneous 10 $3,500 to $6,000 As Arranged As Incurred Approved Suppliers, Governmental Agencies, Accountants, Attorneys
Total11 $131,200 to $295,100 As Arranged As Incurred Approved Suppliers, Governmental Agencies, Accountants, Attorneys
Type of Expenditure Amount Method of Payment When Due To Whom Payment is to be Made
Initial Franchise Fee1 $30,000 Lump Sum At Signing of Franchise Agreement Us
Travel and Living Expenses While Training8 $2,500 to $5,000 As Incurred During Training/ Before Opening Airlines, Hotels, Restaurants, Car Rental Companies, etc.
Real Estate/ Rent Deposit2 (Three months) $5,000 to $15,000 As Arranged Before Opening and Monthly Your Landlord
Leasehold Improvements4 $50,000 to $170,000 As Arranged Before Opening Us, Landlord, Contractors, and Vendors
Site Inspection and Review $0 to $5,000 As Arranged Before Opening Us, Contractors and Vendors
Utility and Miscellaneous Security Deposits3 $1,400 to $3,000 As Arranged Before Opening Landlord and Utility Companies
Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment5 $65,000 to $90,000 As Arranged Before Opening Approved Suppliers and Vendors
Opening Inventory6 $6,000 to $10,000 As Arranged Before Opening Us,Approved Suppliers and Vendors
Insurance7 $1,200 to $2,100 Installment/ As Arranged Monthly/As Arranged, A Portion Before Opening Insurance Company
Additional Funds9(Three Months) $15,000 to $25,000 As Incurred As Incurred Operating Capital
Grand Opening Advertising $5,000 As Arranged As Arranged Approved Suppliers
Impact Fees10 $1,000 to $6,000 As Assessed Before Opening Approved Suppliers, Governmental Agencies, Accountants, Attorneys
Total11 $185,600 to $372,100
Type of Expenditure Amount Method of Payment When Due To Whom Payment is to be Made
Initial Franchise Fee1 $30,000 Lump Sum At Signing of Franchise Agreement Us
Travel and Living Expenses While Training8 $2,500 to $5,000 As Incurred During Training/ Before Opening Airlines, Hotels, Restaurants, Car Rental Companies, etc.
Real Estate/ Rent Deposit2 (Three months) $3,000 to $9,000 As Arranged Before Opening and Monthly Your Landlord
Leasehold Improvements4 $0 to $150,000 As Arranged Before Opening Us, Landlord, Contractors, and Vendors
Site Inspection and Review $0 to $3,000 As Arranged Before Opening Us, Contractors and Vendors
Utility and Miscellaneous Security Deposits3 $0 to $2,500 As Arranged Before Opening Landlord and Utility Companies
Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment5 $0 to $50,000 As Arranged Before Opening Approved Suppliers and Vendors
Opening Inventory6 $6,000 to $10,000 As Arranged Before Opening Us,Approved Suppliers and Vendors
Insurance7 $1,200 to $2,100 Installment/ As Arranged Monthly/As Arranged, A Portion Before Opening Insurance Company
Additional Funds9(Three Months) $5,000 to $15,000 As Incurred As Incurred Operating Capital
Grand Opening Advertising $5,000 As Arranged As Arranged Approved Suppliers
Miscellaneous10 $3,500 to $6,000 As Assessed As Incurred Approved Suppliers, Governmental Agencies, Accountants, Attorneys
Total11 $56,200 to $287,600

Site Selection Criteria

TARGET LOCATIONS

  • Hospitals – 3,000 Full Time Equivalent Employees
  • College and university – minimum 5,000 full time under graduate students
  • Office Complexes > 1,000,000 occupied square footage
  • Transportation Centers – 1,000,000 boardings/ enplanements per concourse

MINIMUM SPACE

  • 800 square feet (food court) to 2,400 (In-line) square feet

SITE CHARACTERISTICS

  • Non-Traditional retail locations with 25 feet frontage (food court), 30 feet frontage (in-line);
  • Dense daytime population centers; strong work population in trade area

TERM

  • 10 year initial term with 2 – 3, 5 –year options

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the royalty fees?
5% of sales.

What is the franchise fee?
The first restaurant is $30,000 with each additional restaurant at a reduced rate.

What are the advertising fees?
We require a 1% annual investment in advertising.

Do I need prior restaurant experience?
Experience is not required. Your training is personalized to your level of restaurant experience.

What are the net worth and liquid cash requirements?
You should have a net worth equivalent to the cost of your restaurant. You also should have liquid assets equivalent to 50% of the cost of your restaurant.

Do we provide financing?
No we do not, but we are SBA approved.

What is the site selection process?
Click here for information on the site selection criteria.

Do you help me find a location?
Yes, we have an in-house development team that can assist you in finding a Nature’s Table location.

How long will it take for my store to be open?
Upon submitting a completed franchise agreement, it should take between 90 and 150 days.

How long is the training?
Training takes place 45 days before your restaurant opens. We provide 10 working days for 10 hours a day at our training facility in Orlando. 20 of the training hours are devoted to classroom training.

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