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

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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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Building a Culture of Teamwork at Your Smoothie Bar

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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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What First-Time Franchisees Need to Know about Financing

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Financial capital is a barrier to entry for many new entrepreneurs. In fact, 82 percent of businesses that fail do so because of cash flow problems. However, franchise opportunities operate a bit differently. Franchising seeks to simplify many aspects of business ownership, even financing. While independent business owners often seek traditional bank loans, franchise brands […]

How Smoothie King Found the Perfect Blender

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One of the most important things contributing to Smoothie King’s growth – besides franchisees and nutritious ingredients – is only about 18 inches tall. The blender. It is the most important piece of equipment in every Smoothie King store, responsible for blending millions of smoothies a year. The blender is a powerful little machine with […]

4 Ways Smoothie King Franchisees Can Get Involved with Local Organizations

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Smoothie King franchisees frequently place great importance on getting involved at the local level. Our brand’s vision is to be an integral part of every health and fitness journey, so it’s essential for franchisees to build relationships with guests and the communities where they operate. Franchisees in general have much to gain from getting involved […]

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