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 and Rich Wagner.

Nature’s Table Executives, Bryan Buffalo 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 when our qualifications are met our franchisees achieve better results.

  • 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

Meet Our Franchisees

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Kimberly Hendren

President, CC Holdings, Inc.

CC Holdings, Inc. has opened four Nature’s Table cafes, three in Indianapolis, IN and one in Cincinnati, OH based on the healthful menu that Nature’s Table has developed. The airport and healthcare and teaching campuses on which we operate Nature’s Table are very concerned about providing healthful menu options for their staff, students and visitors. The Nature’s Table team has been very responsive to these menu concerns and has worked with us to provide a wide selection of healthy and delicious alternatives.

The smoothie menu alone is outstanding and offers a tasty alternative beverage, or stand-alone snack.

The Nature’s Table support team has risen to the challenge of supporting our cafes. Your pro-team helped insure successful openings and the on-going support has given me the confidence to seek additional locations for Nature’s Table in the Midwest.

Yuen and Namil Kang

Tampa, Florida

After spending five years of operating a busy sushi restaurant in downtown Tampa, Yuen and I were very hesitant on owning another fast paced restaurant. We were diligently searching for a business in an office building that offered reduced hours so we can have weekends and more time to ourselves. Another attractive factor is that the main concept of Nature’s Table is focused on an eco-friendly, health conscious perspective. Nature’s Table uses products that are biodegradable which keeps the earth much cleaner.

The two week training from Nature’s Table headquarters in Orlando is a MUST! Throughout the training, we are thoroughly taught how to prepare items and be able to serve them with utmost confidence. The management staff also taught us how to maximize the profit by effectively utilizing portion control methods. The operations team were extremely knowledgeable and very courteous and we were trained in almost every facet of the business. I am very grateful for their support.

We continue to be happy with the help and support we receive from corporate and our customers are happy with the quality and menu items received. Owning your own business is challenging but with the Nature’s Table business model it makes life easier affording us the time we love to spend with our family and friends.

Estimated Initial Investment

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 – greater than 300,000 occupied square footage
  • Transportation Centers – 1,000,000 boardings/enplanements per concourse
  • Retail Centers – dominant retail fashion or grocery anchored center in trade area

MINIMUM SPACE

  • 600 square feet (food court) to 1,700 (In-line) square feet

SITE CHARACTERISTICS

  • Non-Traditional retail locations with 15 feet frontage (food court), 20 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

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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.

Our Process

Helpful, guided steps to joining the Nature’s Table family!


Take Your First Step Today

Complete Your Personal Application