As a multi-unit franchisee with 10 locations in Louisiana, I can say that Smoothie King is a solid investment opportunity. Consumers today are more health-conscious than ever before, and our wide variety of fresh-blended smoothies, juices, nutritional supplements and snacks continue to meet their needs. With 40 years of brand heritage, multiple revenue streams and flexible development options, Smoothie King has a proven business model for multi-unit ownership, growth and success.
July 17 2012
A South Korean cultural wave is sweeping the world, with interest surging in areas ranging from the country's pop music to cosmetics to television dramas. Now, smoothies could be next.
At least that is what Standard Chartered PLC's private-equity unit is banking on with a $45.5 million joint investment with Korea's National Pension Service for a 48% stake in Smoothies Korea Inc.
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