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Jenny Craig

Jenny Craig Franchise

Jenny Craig is an international weight-loss, weight-management and nutrition company that combines nutrition and physical activity with counseling to help clients change their lifestyle and eating habits. With the Jenny Craig program, more than five million people have changed their lives. Jenny Craig knows one program doesn’t fit all situations, so the company offers three programs, all designed to help clients eat well, move more and live life. Customers can choose from the Jenny-Set-Go program, Premium Success or Metabolic Max, all of which teach portion control and positive thinking while encouraging more movement and exercise. Jenny Craig clients begin with a menu produced by the company, all of which meet the USDA Dietary Guidelines, and emphasize fruits, vegetables, whole grains, reduced fat milk products, and ‘heart healthy’ fats, but also include lean meat, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts. Once clients have reached desired weight levels, they may devise their own menus. More about the cost of owning a Jenny Craig franchise below.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$182,100 - $433,000
Franchise fee
Units in operation
Franchising Since


For Jenny Craig franchisees, the financial risks are minimal. Not only is the weight-management industry one of the fastest-growing, most lucrative businesses in America, but Jenny Craig franchisees work with a high-ranking brand, award-winning advertising and high-profile celebrity endorsements. Jenny Craig is backed by a team of corporate registered dieticians and a medical advisory board. Jenny Craig also offers ongoing training and support for franchisees, and seeks partners with general business and marketing experience.

Jenny Craig Franchise Opportunities – History

Jenny Craig, Inc., was founded in 1983 by Jenny Craig and her husband Sidney Craig, in Melbourne, Australia. Jenny Craig began operations in the United States in 1985 and is headquartered today in Carlsbad, California. In 2002, Jenny Craig, Inc., was acquired by MidOcean Partners and ACI Capital, private equity firms. In 2006, Jenny Craig became part of Nestle Nutrition. The company now has more than 700 weight management centers in Australia, the United States, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Puerto Rico.

What Does A Jenny Craig Franchise Cost?


The franchise fee for Jenny Craig, Inc., is $25,000. The total estimated investment to open and operate a Jenny Craig franchise ranges from $169,000 to $440,500, with liquid cash available of $150,000 and net worth of at least $300,000. A 7% royalty fee on gross receipts is paid to the company. In 2006, Nestle acquired Jenny Craig, Inc., in a transaction valued at approximately $600 million.

Jenny Craig Franchise Business Opportunities: Other Information

Jenny Craig has had several celebrity endorsements, including Monica Lewinsky, Kirstie Alley, and Valerie Bertinelli. High-profile clients include Queen Latifah, Nicole Sullivan, Jason Alexander and Mariah Carey.


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