How Smoothie King Creates Franchise Opportunities for Nation’s First Responders

Business with a Purpose

First responders are essentially the backbone of every community. Dedicated to the well-being and safety of the towns in which they work, they unselfishly give all of themselves each and every day. While we keep the contact information of our local fire and police departments on our refrigerators, we don’t know much about these first […]

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Navy Veteran Fills Demand for Smoothies on Military Bases

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After serving her country, Alexandra Myers now proudly serves better-for-you alternatives to fast food on U.S. military bases. In the process, she also creates much-needed job opportunities for veterans. A Navy veteran, Alexandra knows firsthand about the limited nutritious dining options on military bases. A problem-solver by nature, she did something about it. Alexandra, who […]

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4 Ingredients for New Franchisee Local Store Marketing

Ingredients for Success

Many of our Smoothie King franchisees have never owned a business. Everything from finding a site to operating their store is entirely new. Fortunately, we’ve aligned our processes, field managers and resources to deliver the education, motivation and support to set our franchisees on the path to success. One of the most important aspects of […]

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The Importance of Having an Entrepreneurial Mentor When Running a Business

Business with a Purpose

When asked about the greatest influence on their careers, most successful business leaders will say they had a mentor. At some point in their lives, the words or actions of a sports coach, a supervisor or family member made an impact, inspiring them to achieve. For Smoothie King CEO Wan Kim, it was his uncle. […]

First-Time Nerves: New Smoothie King Franchisees Share Their Stories

Success Stories

The entrepreneurial bug bit LaVon Bullard just about the time her husband Derek was thinking of stepping down from the health care company he founded in 1999. They both knew and loved the Smoothie King brand. Their oldest son worked at a Smoothie King in their hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, Derek was a frequent […]

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