Multi-Unit Franchisees Make a Legacy Investment in Smoothie King

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New Orleans-based Smoothie King franchisees Yvette and Steve Shields understand a thing or two about legacy. For one, they have worked tirelessly to become multi-unit franchisees and create a business that their children may one day take over. Secondly, the Shields also own an important part of Smoothie King’s history – its first store. Both […]

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Smoothie King Franchisee Takes Off with a Non-Traditional Smoothie Bar

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Tisha Skinner was the first franchisee to open a single-branded Smoothie King in an airport. Her pathway leading up to that point was marked by overcoming obstacles. Initially, she opened a Smoothie King in Atlanta right before the Great Recession hit in 2006. She eventually closed the location, regrouped, and moved to Maryland to open […]

Why We Remain Dedicated to Product Innovation: New Stevia-Based Sweetener

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Smoothie King is committed to being an integral part of every health and fitness journey and is continually making strides to make nutrition-focused choices an easy and delicious option. Smoothie King franchisees can be confident they are fulfilling that purpose for each and every one of their guests. In order to stay on the cutting […]

Why Smoothie King Was the Perfect Fit for a Millennial Franchisee

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It is no secret millennials are quickly emerging as the next generation of business owners and franchisees. They are categorized as being forward thinking, ambitious and adaptable – all qualities great entrepreneurs possess. However, it wasn’t always like this. A decade ago, finding franchise owners in their 20s or early 30s was considered a fool’s […]

Ernst & Young Name Smoothie King CEO Wan Kim 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year

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In June, Ernst & Young (EY) announced Wan Kim, CEO of Smoothie King, received the 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year® award. He was selected by an independent panel of judges for the honor in the Consumer Products category in the Gulf Coast Area. EY’s award recognizes entrepreneurs who excel in innovation, financial performance and personal commitment […]

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