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The Franchisee behind Smoothie King’s Vegan Smoothie Line

Setting the Trends

A 2016 Harris Poll found 3.7 million Americans identified as vegans. Another 4.3 million U.S. consumers are vegetarian – but not vegan. Nutrition-focused food brands began rolling out new product lines to accommodate this growing demographic. Smoothie King first introduced vegan smoothies – mango kale and dark chocolate banana – in 2014 after increasing interest […]

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Why Now is the Right Time for Smoothie King to Move Headquarters

Business with a PurposeIngredients for SuccessMomentum

When a company is 45 years old, its evolution can be divided into versions: Smoothie King 1.0 existed between 1973, when Steve Kuhnau founded the brand in New Orleans, and 2012, when then master franchisee Wan Kim became CEO. From 2013 through 2017, when Smoothie King experienced tremendous growth, rocketing past 900 stores, is Smoothie […]

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Why This Franchisee Blends a Smoothie at His Stores Every Day

Success Stories

Multi-unit franchisee James Shafer is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and get to work. For example, during the winter, when two of his managers were out with the flu, he worked open to close in one of his stores. He helped guests, washed dishes and blended smoothies. “I think it’s important to show […]

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How a Better-for-You Mindset in Younger Generations Can Drive Growth for Smoothie Bar Owners

Setting the Trends

Nutrition-conscious consumers are here to stay. This market shift is being driven by the youngest generations—millennials and Generation Z. Not only are these demographic groups more inclined to choose better-for-you options, but they are also more willing to pay a premium price for nutritious alternatives. This shift is influenced partly by the internet age, in […]

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Building a Culture of Teamwork at Your Smoothie Bar

Ingredients for Success

Building a culture of teamwork at your smoothie bar is important not just for team member retention and satisfaction, but for guest service. If your team functions as one efficient unit filled with positive energy, guests will receive faster, better service and leave with a positive impression of your brand. To achieve this, team members […]

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