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Lawyer Shifts Gears to Open Multiple Smoothie Franchises

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With two smoothie franchises open and one in development, Liz Szabo has quickly adjusted to life as a Smoothie King owner. Before joining the Smoothie King brand, Liz Szabo was a practicing lawyer. She received her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh Law School, after previously studying English, Psychology and Gender & Women’s Studies at […]

Franchisee Philanthropy for the Holiday Season and Beyond

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Tonya Brigham, a Smoothie King franchisee in Bowie, Maryland, is well known for her generosity. In business circles, she’s also known for being a very savvy business woman. Since opening in 2014, her store has been exceeding her performance expectations. Tonya will tell you the two are linked. Because she gives so much, consumers in […]

My First Year as a Smoothie King Multi-Unit Franchisee

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Dallas-based Smoothie King multi-unit franchisee, Austin Clinkscales, got his start in the most unlikely of places – working for RadioShack. Austin was a real estate manager for the electronics brand until it filed for bankruptcy in 2015. Afterwards, reflecting on the missteps of his former employer, Austin vowed to learn from them. His next career […]

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 […]

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