Frequently Asked Questions
Is Franchise ownership for me?
Do you want to be your own Boss?
Do you want to make money even when you are not physically working?
Would you rather join a proven system than figure it out yourself?
Do you believe being part of something bigger than yourself is worthwhile?
If you answered YES to the above questions, Franchise Ownership is definitely an option you should consider.
Why the health, sports nutrition and CBD industry?
It’s no secret that Sports Nutrition is growing at an exponential rate, but you may be surprised to hear, according to Forbes, 2019 annual revenue in North America is projected to be $73.5 Billion USD!
The CBD industry, although not as large as the Sports Nutrition industry yet, has caught exploded in North America. Relatively non-existent just two years ago, experts project CBD sales to reach $20 Billion USD by 2020. And this number is expected to exponentially grow year over year.
It doesn’t take a billionaire businessman to see the opportunity, or understand that entrepreneurs, especially those looking to tap into real financial freedom, should have their sights set on entering these combined industries. Nor does it take a crystal ball to see that everything around us, from the proliferation of gyms (24hr fitness, LA fitness, Crossfit) to the increasing awareness of health consciousness (Wholefoods, Trader Joe’s, low calorie menus), to the weekly news articles on CBD growth, is boosting this industry boom even faster.
Even the other side of the equation, the US becoming more obese than ever, busy lifestyles and the increase of health care costs, are driving consumers into this industry, and into Nutrition Zone stores.
All of this means there are MILLIONS of consumers, right next door to you, your neighbors, who need, and want, a Nutrition Zone store that will provide them what they are searching for.
Why should I invest my time and money into a Nutrition Zone franchise then any other franchise?
Purchasing a Nutrition Zone franchise will give you the amazing opportunity to not only own your own business, but provide you the daily satisfaction of truly changing lives and bettering the community in which you live. The reward that comes with owning and operating a Nutrition Zone simply cannot be duplicated by flipping burgers, serving pizza, or drycleaning clothes.
To understand what Nutrition Zone stands for, you can read Nutrition Zone’s company brief:
We are in the business of changing lives.
Nutrition Zone was founded to serve, educate and empower the community by improving the quality of our client’s lives. From inception, Nutrition Zone’s customer service and sincerity has been at the forefront of its growth. This is realized through highly educated team members who share our goal of making a positive, meaningful impact in our communities.
Nutrition Zone provides premium service and premium products at extremely competitive prices.
If you share Nutrition Zone’s passion and enthusiasm for helping others achieve their health and fitness goals, and helping them, and you, enjoy a happier, healthier more rewarding lifestyle, then you could be a good fit for owning a Nutrition Zone franchise.
What does “Being in Business For Yourself, but not By Yourself” really mean?
There is always some risk in the world of business. There is a difference between risk and calculated risk. What franchise ownership, and specifically Nutrition Zone Franchise ownership, allows you to do is get in the game of business, with all the rewards and satisfaction that comes with that, without playing at the table alone, and putting ALL your cards, and chips, on the line, in one risky hand.
Nutrition Zone has blazed the trail and carved out the road for you as a Franchise Owner, so that you don’t have to cut through the thick on your own, losing your bearings and footing along the way, which often translates into lost dollars, and usually more importantly, lost time.
Our Nutrition Zone motto is very real: Be in Business for Yourself, but not by Yourself.
Why open a Nutrition Zone vs. opening a store of my own or a competitor franchise?
PROVEN SUCCESS: 17 years of trusted reputation and brand recognition.
BEAT THE INTERNET: compete and win with SAME DAY DELIVERY.
STORE LOOK: best looking and customizable for your community.
TRAINING: industry leading experts at our own NZ University.
PRODUCTS: incredible pricing and access to the world’s best brands.
ADVANTAGE: 7 exclusive brands with great margins and quality formulas.
ADDITIONAL REVENUE: rebates, apparel, cryo-therapy, meals & water.
SYSTEMS: top-notch backend business management and ordering system.
MARKETING & SUPPORT: best in class while taking the pressure off you.
LEADERSHIP: proven winners to drive and foster your success.
VALUES: Service, Quality, Competitiveness, Excellence & TEAM!
How do we compete with online competition?
Nutrition Zone does not compete with the internet, we embrace it.
We now offer Same Day Delivery! We invested heavily on the infrastructure that allows our franchisees to become distribution centers for online sales where they make 100% of the revenue. Not only an industry first, but a franchise system first!
We also offer best in class customer service and on demand product help and knowledge through call, text and live chat to better serve, educate and help our customers. Even Amazon can't compete with that.
Many of our competitors sell the same items on their corporate website as their franchisees sell in their stores, competing with their own stores with no benefit to the franchisee owner. We feel this is unfair and counterproductive when it comes to supporting the store owners. Other competitors do not sell online at all, missing a critical portion of modern era sales and consumer outreach.
Nutrition Zone pioneered a franchise and industry first that shows Nutrition Zone stands alone in putting the interest of their Nutrition Zone franchisees before anything else.
How much will it cost to open a Nutrition Zone?
The total investment for a new Nutrition Zone store will vary based on factors such as store size, location, rent, sign requirements, etc. However, the estimated initial investment, which includes the one-time franchise fee, first month’s rent & security deposit, build out, permits, shelving, flooring, paint, fixtures, computer, printer, POS program, alarm, security cameras, signage, approximately $35-50K in inventory, airfare/accommodations for training and pre-opening marketing campaign, is approximately $87,200 – $193,950.
How much are monthly Royalties?
At Nutrition Zone, you are in business for yourself, but not by yourself.
We offer great brand recognition and world class support for a fixed fee of only:
$2,000 per month. While some franchises charge you more and more as you become successful, we know exactly what it costs us to serve you, and that is all we will ever take. Even more exciting, Nutrition Zone currently has rebate programs in place that can offset up to 100% of your monthly fees.
Is Financing available?
Nutrition Zone has been approved by top lending companies, a sign of their confidence in the business model, which makes the financing process much easier for potential Nutrition Zone franchisees. For more information about our approved financing companies you will need to fill out our Franchise Application.
Does NZ offer opportunities beyond owning a single store?
Absolutely. Nutrition Zone also offers Multi-Unit franchise opportunities in all 50 states. The Multi-Unit opportunity enables entrepreneurs to own and operate two or more retail locations in a particular territory should the demographics support this. Nutrition Zone provides aggressive discounts to multi-unit franchise owners.
Do you assist in Store site location process?
Yes. Nutrition Zone offers full assistance with the site selection process while providing you the freedom to decide where you would like your retail store to be located. The only stipulation is that it does not interfere with the territorial rights of any existing or “soon to be opened” location(s). Nutrition Zone’s expert team works directly with a commercial real estate broker that utilizes U.S. Census Data, consumer profiles and demographic research to assist you in your search. This critical data coupled with key factors such as location visibility and local traffic counts will allow you to make an educated decision regarding your site selection. This broker service is available to you at no charge.
Do I receive a protected territory as a Nutrition Zone franchise?
Yes. Nutrition Zone offers some of the most aggressive protected territories in the industry. Your protected territory is based on several factors including radius and population.
Are there any opportunities to open a Nutrition Zone in my area?
As Nutrition Zone continues to expand, there are always new opportunities. Completing the Franchise Application is the first step in the process of learning what opportunities and areas remain available.
What’s is the average size of a Nutrition Zone retail store?
Over the last decade, Nutrition Zone has worked diligently to perfect the layout, customer flow and store size to maximize our customer experience and profit per sq. foot, all while minimizing required inventory. Those years and years of fine tuning equals increased net profits for our Franchisees.
The average Nutrition Zone store is between 800 and 1200 sq. feet or 20’x40′ to 25’x48′.
The store is strategically sized to separate itself from the “ma and pop” stores, while still providing the intimate, community feel our customers have grown to love.
We’ve designed each store fixture to create a best-in-class shopping experience for our customers. The displays feature products in an inviting manner to maximize ease of shopping while emphasizing product categories and displays for an easy customer experience.
Nutrition Zone’s store size, layout, composition and product mix produce the best return on investment in the industry- hands down.
What if I already own a retail nutrition store...is it possible for me to convert my store to a Nutrition Zone?
Yes. Please fill out the online Application and be sure to note on the Application the name of your store and what city and state your store is located and a representative will be in contact with you to discuss the details of this opportunity.
Do you assist in store buildout and also help in setting up my retail store?
Absolutely. Nutrition Zone’s experts will guide you through the entire process. Once your location has been selected, we will set up a timeline of events that will end with the actual grand opening of your store. Rest assured, your hand will be held through this entire process.
Do you offer training for new store owners?
Yes. When you become a Nutrition Zone Franchisee, you will be enrolled in NZU, our online training program. Once completed NZU Online, you will join us for an extensive two-week training course, NZU Live, at our World Headquarters in Orange County, CA. Our live training program reinforces and focuses on product knowledge, sales, marketing, merchandising, inventory control, POS training, business management and much more. This unique experience will also allow you the opportunity to shadow successful store owners and managers to get a firm grasp on the day to day operations that take place in a Nutrition Zone retail location. This program encompasses the information and skills you will need to know with respect to operating a successful Nutrition Zone franchise.
Do you offer marketing assistance?
Absolutely. Our in-house marketing and design team have decades of experience and are here to assist you in your success every step of the way. We have a library of hundreds of pre-designed templates for flyers, postcards, print ads, direct mail, email campaigns, posters, vehicle wraps, billboards, banners, yard signs, social media, radio, television and more. In addition, our graphic design department can create custom designed pieces as well to fit your specific marketing needs. You will have access to some of the most aggressive and effective marketing campaign programs in the industry. Our marketing methods, branding and approach have been tested and proven over the last 17 years. In addition, our user friendly website, NutritionZoneUSA.com, our national print marketing and social media activities are designed to drive customers to your store!
Do you offer ongoing support once my store is open?
Yes. Nutrition Zone’s goal is to assist each and every store owner with their ongoing success. Prior to your store opening, you will be assigned a Team Leader who will be your primary contact person and responsible for assisting you in the ongoing operations and success of your store. We typically speak with our store owners weekly and are always just a phone call away. We believe that doing right by our Franchisees, we will do right for our company. We recognize that the success of our company is dependent on the profitability and success of our store owners. The ongoing benefits provided by our experienced management team will give you the competitive edge needed to succeed in this rapidly growing industry!
How long does the opening process typically take?
While every case is different, the typical length of time between your first application and opening your business is between 3 and 6 months.
Can you tell me more about your Corporate team?
Yes. We have a team of all-stars with a proven track in and outside of this industry.
Every member of the Nutrition Zone team is measured first on performance excellence, being best-in-class in all we do – but they are also measured in their commitment to live up to our values- and their ability to inspire those around them.
At Nutrition Zone we are confident we have the best Corporate Team hands down, a team built on winners, and as a team, with our carefully selected Franchisee team members, we will set new benchmarks in this industry, and beyond.
What is the next step in obtaining additional information regarding a Nutrition Zone store?
The next step would be to complete Nutrition Zone’s GET STARTED form which will allow us to get to know you a little better. This is the first step of our qualifying process. Once we have received your application, it will be reviewed and a representative will be in contact with you for an initial telephone call to discuss if you would be a good fit, and to answer any initial questions you may have.
Following this initial discussion, if you feel this opportunity with Nutrition Zone may be right for you and after you have met our initial qualifications, your Application and file will be reviewed by our corporate team and a FDD(Federal Disclosure Document) will be sent to you for review. This document will step you through all of the details about Nutrition Zone, our offering and all of the expectations that will be required in owning a Nutrition Zone franchise.
After you have reviewed the FDD and want to move forward, you may be invited down to our Corporate Headquarters to meet with our corporate team, visit a couple of our stores have any additional questions answered.
After visiting our Corporate Headquarters, having had all of your questions answered, and having been approved for a Nutrition Zone Franchise, the next step would be to execute a franchise agreement and name a territory. This will prevent any other potential new store owners that may be interested, from acquiring that same territory. At this point, we will welcome you to the Nutrition Zone family and begin looking forward to assisting you in developing your successful store(s).
Take the next step to learning more about the Nutrition Zone Franchise opportunity by completing the online application here.