Smoothie King QSR trends

What’s Next for the QSR Sector? [Part 1]

Setting the Trends

Over the past decade, the quick-service restaurant sector has undergone multiple transformations. Myriad factors, including demographic and psychographic shifts and technology, have motivated QSR concepts to innovate their products, services and operations to stay on trend. Smoothie King is a brand that has been around since 1973 and has evolved into a growing franchise system […]

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Smoothie King Franchisees Shape the Next Generation of Team Members

Business with a Purpose

While the rest of the world vents about the frustrations of managing millennial and Generation Z employees, Smoothie King franchisees offer a refreshing and positive perspective. In fact, outside of promoting the noble mission of inspiring people to live a healthy and active lifestyle, our franchisees say one of the most rewarding aspects of owning […]

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A Smoothie Franchise That Practices What It Preaches

Business with a PurposeIngredients for Success

At the start of every year, Smoothie King launches its Change a Meal Challenge to help guests achieve success with their annual weight-management resolutions. Through the challenge, we provide an achievable goal of exchanging at least one meal per day with one of Smoothie King’s 20 meal replacement smoothies. Each of the delicious blends is […]

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How Smoothie King Stays Functionally Trendy

Ingredients for Success

When Smoothie King started in 1973, the concept of smoothies wasn’t a revolutionary idea. In fact, a decade before Steve Kuhnau founded the very first Smoothie King, smoothies were already popular mainstays at ice cream shops and health food stores. However, Smoothie King made it a point to differentiate it’s product by being more purpose-driven […]

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Looking Ahead at 2017: Plans to Expand the Smoothie Kingdom

Momentum

Propelled by the momentum of significant growth in 2016, Smoothie King has begun 2017 making strides toward its goal of opening 1,000 stores by the end of the year. The brand that makes “smoothies with a purpose” has plans to provide entrepreneurs with opportunities to expand in existing markets and to open stores in brand […]

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