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Smoothie King Finds the Sweet Spot for Brand Growth


Some restaurant franchises have sizable market share and widespread brand recognition. Others boast fast expansion and strong momentum. Smoothie King has it all. A new analysis by Nation’s Restaurant News named Smoothie King one of the top ten chains in the unit-growth sweet spot, or chains with large systems that still achieve rapid growth. Generally, […]

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Smoothie King Expands at Record-Setting Pace in 2017, Sets Course for 2018


Having experienced a record-breaking year of franchise growth in 2017, Smoothie King is charging into 2018 energized for continued success. The dynamic brand anticipates opening its 1,000th location by the end of the year. Smoothie King signed 147 franchise agreements in 2017 for a total of 204 committed stores, an increase of more than 24 […]

Don’t Get Left Out in the Cold: Why Smoothies are in Demand Year Round

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It’s a freezing winter day. You come home, shake the snow off your boots and curl up by the fire with a thick blanket, a good book and an ice cold smoothie. If something about this scene doesn’t compute, you’re probably part of the contingent that sees smoothies as summer food. Smoothie King frequently talks […]

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Road to 1,000 Stores: Smoothie King Milestones


Since its establishment in 1973, Smoothie King has evolved in many ways – developing new smoothie blends and ingredients, updating its logo and growing into an international powerhouse. Building an Empire When founder Steve Kuhnau first created Smoothie King, he wanted to provide guests a better-for-you alternative to popular milkshakes. He also searched in vain […]

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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