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Top 5 Health-Food Franchises to Buy in 2020

Thinking about taking the leap into business ownership? 1851 Franchise lists some of 2020’s hottest health-food franchise brands.

Arguably, health has never been more important than it is in 2020. 

Since the start of COVID-19, health-focused brands and businesses have become especially in-demand. People want to start making their health and wellness a priority, especially when it comes to the way they eat. Because of this, franchise brands focused on health and wellness have been on the rise in the United States. Now, with more and more states opening back up for business, there’s never been a better time to take the plunge and start your own business. 

Here are our five picks for the best health food franchise brands people should consider opening in 2020. 

Extreme Pita: A medderterian/greek-style fast casual restaurant, Extreme Pita focuses on fresh ingredients and homemade pita bread. The cost of opening your own location can vary depending on the city and state, but all franchisees need to have a net worth of at least $200,000 and a clear credit history. 

Saladworks: This health-conscious food franchise has a customization model that’s hard to beat. Saladworks specializes in custom, made-to-order salads, making it the perfect destination for every saladlover. For those looking into business ownership with Saladworks, you’ll need a net worth of $1.5 million in order to get started. 

Maui Wowi: Who doesn’t love smoothies? These days, it’s one of the most cravable drinks in the health conscious world. Maui Wowi creates delicious smoothies with tons of fresh fruits, juice and veggies. Starting up one of these franchises requires liquid capital of around $75,000. 

Del Taco: This brand has been specializing in serving only fresh food since its founding in 1964. Del Taco is a fast-food Mexican restaurant that serves fresh veggies and food and has been a staple in the western United States for decades. To get started with your own Del Taco location, you’ll need about $1 million and to be able to pay a franchising fee of $35,000. 

Au Bon Pain: Rooted in sandwiches, soups, salads and bread, this restaurant's name literally translates to “the good bread”. Operating in the northeastern parts of the United States, Au Bon Pain is a newer franchise brand and good opportunity for those looking to bring something fresh to their community. To get started, franchisees need a minimum net worth of $5 million.