UpFresh Kitchen Franchise

Healthy Food Franchise

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How To Differentiate Yourself
And Grow A Business In The Competitive QSR Market

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    Why Own an UpFresh Kitchen Franchise?

    Grab your Meal Prep Franchise opportunity

    UpFresh Kitchen is an innovative, diversified business model that is bringing a new style of dining to the quick service restaurant (QSR Franchises) market.

    • Growing industry segment for healthier, super-convenient meals.
    • Meal Plans with pre-paid scheduled orders.
    • Restaurant Operations with dine-in options.
    • Grab & Go Options for people on the move.
    • Community Coolers located in local businesses.
    • Special Event Catering to round out your schedule.

    Our concept was founded by an RN and wellness coach who saw a need for delicious, affordable, convenient meal assembly plans for busy people who want to feel good about the food they put in their bodies.

    The UpFresh Kitchen team is looking for likeminded people who want to expand the brand.

    Learn about the UpFresh Kitchen story and what sets us apart.

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    Meal Prep Businesses Are Big Business

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    Did you know that U.S. revenue from meal assembly franchise kits has soared to more than $1 billion?

    MORE Great Industry Statistics

    • FORBES: QSR brands are bulking up their menus with items that are healthy, high quality alternatives to the sugar, fat, and salt-heavy meals provided by traditional fast-food franchises.
    • Fast food market size was valued at $647.7 billion in 2019 and is estimated to reach $931.7 billion by 2027.

    PLUS We offer franchisees:

    • Multiple revenue streams.
    • Ease of operations.
    • Reasonable staffing requirements.
    • Attractive restaurant hours.
    • Solid supplier relationships.
    • Established operating systems and marketing programs.
    • Thorough training and support programs.
    • Protected territory to grow your local business.
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    Investment

    Excellent Value

    At UpFresh Kitchen, it’s like you are getting
    FIVE businesses in ONE.

    1. Meal planning.
    2. Grab & Go.
    3. In-Restaurant Dining.
    4. Community Coolers.
    5. Catering and Events.

    How much does Upfresh Kitchen Franchise cost?

    Total Investment: $180,900 to $479,900.
    Minimum Liquid Capital: $100,000.
    Minimum Net Worth: $500,000.
    (Refer to our FDD Item 7 for specifics on startup costs.).

    • Gross Revenue $974.969 100%*
    • Cost of good sold $369.440 37.9%*
    • Gross Profit $605,529 62,1%*

    *As detailed in our 2020 franchise disclosure document.

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    We’re Growing Fast

    How to join the Healthy Food Franchise trend?

    We seek like-minded individuals to help us expand our brand across the South Eastern U.S. Are you ready to open your own UpFresh Kitchen franchise?

    Our current target states include:

    • North Carolina.
    • South Carolina.
    • Kentucky.
    • Virginia.
    • Georgia.
    • Tennessee.
    • Florida.

    We will consider requests outside these states for multi-unit owners.

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    We Support You

    Which Franchise Support does Upfresh Kitchen offer?

    Are you ready to bring fresh, tasty, affordable UpFresh Kitchen meals to your area? We can’t wait to help you get started.

    • Site selection guidance and detailed specs for the build-out of your commercial space.
    • Advice on how to establish relationships for community coolers.
    • Initial and ongoing training, plus a confidential, detailed manual for daily operations.
    • Integrated Technologies for POS and back of house operations, accounting, inventory and more.
    • Proprietary recipes from our corporate kitchen.
    • Branded UpFresh Kitchen marketing programs, materials, and campaigns.
    • Phone and email support, as well as periodic onsite visits from our team.

    We care about our franchisees as much as we do our customers. Join us and you will never feel alone in your business. It’s the perfect way to be in business FOR yourself, but not BY yourself.

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    Meet Our CEO – Levi Barbee

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    Our Founder. As a Registered Nurse and nutrition coach, Levi Barbee knows what a poor diet can do to a person’s overall health. And, he knew there had to be a better, tastier, more convenient and affordable way for people to enjoy healthier meals.

    In 2017, he founded the business that would become UpFresh Kitchen. “If I can do this, anyone can.”

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    Steps to Ownership

    How to own a restaurant franchise?

    Ready to open an UpFresh Kitchen franchise in your community?
    (Customize the following to the franchise)

    Step 1

    Complete the Form and Download our eBook

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    Our eBook provides information about the QSR industry and what sets us apart from the competition.

    Step 2

    Introduction Call
    (5-10 mins)

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    We’ll answer initial questions and talk about qualifications.

    Step 3

    Exploratory Call
    (1 hr)

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    We’ll get to know each other further and share details on how we help you to succeed.

    Step 4

    Complete Candidate
    Profile (10 Mins)

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    Once completed we will:
    - Send you the FDD
    - Introduce you to lending contacts
    - Start the preliminary real estate trade analysis

    Step 5

    Schedule FDD review
    (30-45 mins)

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    - Webinar to review FDD.
    - Speak with President of Franchising to ask questions on FDD, Real Estate, Territories, etc.

    Step 6

    Discovery Day

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    Visit our home office and multiple locations and meet our CEO, Levi Barbee.

    Step 7

    UFAQ/ Franchise Agreements

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    Upon mutual agreement, we will send you your Franchise Agreement.

    Step 8

    YOU are a Franchisee of
    UpFresh Kitchen!

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    Plug into our brand, and aggressively start the site selection, training, and on-boarding process!

    Step 1

    Complete the Form and Download our eBook

    Forms Icon

    Our eBook provides information about the QSR industry and what sets us apart from the competition.

    Step 2

    Introduction Call
    (5-10 mins)

    Call Icon

    We’ll answer initial questions and talk about qualifications.

    Step 3

    Exploratory Call
    (1 hr)

    Computer Icon

    We’ll get to know each other further and share details on how we help you to succeed.

    Step 4

    Complete Candidate
    Profile (10 Mins)

    Candidate Profile Icon

    Once completed we will:
    - Send you the FDD
    - Introduce you to lending contacts
    - Start the preliminary real estate trade analysis

    Step 5

    Schedule FDD review
    (30-45 mins)

    Talk Icon

    - Webinar to review FDD.
    - Speak with President of Franchising to ask questions on FDD, Real Estate, Territories, etc.

    Step 6

    Discovery Day

    Handshake Icon

    Visit our home office and multiple locations and meet our CEO, Levi Barbee.

    Step 7

    UFAQ/ Franchise Agreements

    Sign Icon

    Upon mutual agreement, we will send you your Franchise Agreement.

    Step 8

    YOU are a Franchisee of
    UpFresh Kitchen!

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    Plug into our brand, and aggressively start the site selection, training, and on-boarding process!

    We are looking forward to hearing from you and are excited that you’re interested in getting in on the ground floor of the UpFresh Kitchen brand as we rapidly expand across the nation.

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    Free E-Book

    How To Differentiate Yourself And Grow A Business In The Competitive QSR Market