Common questions about owning a Lassi Shop business

How much does it cost to open a Lassi Shop business?

The initial investment for our different franchise models are as follows:

  • Lassi Shop full service franchise: Dhs 125,000 + 5 % Vat.

This includes the franchise fee and Shop set up. We require a minimum liquidity of Dhs 100,000 cash and a net worth of at least Dhs 250,000.

Are there franchise opportunities to own more than one store?

We offer single-unit franchises and multi-unit franchises. The multi-unit opportunity enables entrepreneurs to own and operate two or more stores in a particular territory.

Can I become an area developer?

Yes, Lassi Shop offers area developer agreements to more-experienced entrepreneurs. Area developers work with us in developing the franchise network across a larger region.

Does Lassi Shop offer franchises internationally?

We award master franchises in select international markets to qualified entrepreneurs or companies with significant resources and business experience in their countries.

What is your franchise fee?

The franchise fee for a traditional location is Dhs 70,000, The franchise fee for an individual, nontraditional franchise store in the Dh 50,000.

What are the royalties and marketing fees?

For franchises, royalties are 5% of gross sales, and the national marketing fund contribution is 2% of gross sales. Outside India, marketing funds for specific countries or regions will be managed by local master franchisees.

Do you help with financing?

We do not provide any kind of financing to franchisees.

How do I find the right smoothie business location?

We’ll introduce you to real estate professionals who understand our site criteria. These professionals work with us to take you from site selection to the signing of your lease.

What is the average size of a Lassi Shop business?

We suggest between 300 and 500 square feet. Kiosks and Express models can be as small as 200 square feet and will require additional storage space.

What sites are available?

We have prime territories available across India and in selected international markets.

What does my training include?

Our training program consists of one week of in-store learning at a Lassi Shop training store in UAE, and seven to 10 days of new-store training during the opening of your store. An additional week of specialized training is provided for area developers and master franchisees to address other aspects of these business models. After you have opened your store, you’ll be invited to participate in programs designed to continually sharpen your skills and help you improve your business.

What support will I receive besides training?

The franchise support team, experienced in franchising and food service, will visit you on-site and is also available by phone and email. We provide continual support through business consulting, marketing and product development, beginning with a grand opening initiative that’s tailored your store.

How much money can I make?

We do not provide revenue projections in our FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document); however, our process will enable you to get the information you need to understand the economics of our franchise. As you go through the process of learning more about the concept, you’ll have a chance to speak with current Lassi Shop store operators and learn from their experiences with the business.

What to expect once you request information to start a business with Lassi Shop?

Lassi Shop’s process of awarding franchises is designed to make sure that we partner with people who have a high likelihood of success and will enjoy owning a Lassi Shop franchise. The process is designed to give you a chance to get to know us and to give us a chance to get to know you. As you move through the process — going from potential franchisee to happy franchise owner — you can count on step-by-step guidance from our team.

Once you fill out a form on this site, you will receive an automated response within a couple of minutes. Our franchise development coordinator will call you back within one business day.

You’ll receive an introduction to the Lassi Shop business and we’ll explain a few of the key details and requirements of owning a Lassi Shop franchise. The first phone call is also meant to be an opportunity for you to ask some initial questions. 

The next steps begin after you submit a Request for Consideration form, which is to help us learn more about you, your interest and your general financial qualifications. Essentially, we want to make sure that you have the financial resources you will need to get started. You are under no obligation to us when you submit the RFC. As a future franchise owner, it is important to you that we carefully assess the qualifications of all new franchise candidates coming into the business.

Once we have received your RFC we will reach out to you to get acquainted, help you by providing answers to your questions. 

Following discussions with franchisees, you’ll fill out a financial application and plan a date to attend a Discovery Day at our headquarters during and after your Discovery Day, we’ll offer you a preliminary agreement to review. Following consultation with your advisors, our next step is to sign the preliminary agreement. A deposit of Dhs 25,000 toward the franchise fee is due at that time.

After you’ve signed your preliminary agreement, we begin taking the concrete steps necessary to open your Lassi Shop store. It’s time to dive into the tasks and duties required to get your store up and running — site selection, lease negotiations, design and construction, training, etc.

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