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Smoothie King Advantages

Smoothie Business Advantages

Smoothie King is consistently recognized for growth, success and business opportunity.

  • In 2014, Smoothie King was ranked the #1 smoothie franchise on Entrepreneur's 35th annual Franchise 500 list - marking the 20th year the brand has occupied the number one spot and #86 overall.
  • Smoothie King was also honored as part of QSR Magazine's first-ever Global 30.

Now it's your turn to enjoy the excitement of running a successful health franchise with the backing of 40 years of brand heritage to help more people achieve a healthier lifestyle. As a member of the Smoothie King team, your success is the overall success of the company.

Smoothie King offers you some of the best advantages in the industry:

The Smoothie King System

You are awarded the license to use Smoothie King's name, trademark, proprietary information, exclusive operating system, training procedures, volume buying power and all other aspects of the franchise system.

Training & Support

Smoothie King's experienced management team provides an unparalleled level of support from inquiry to opening to help franchisees succeed.

Franchisees receive comprehensive training in all aspects of owning and operating a Smoothie King, including an 11-day management-training program at the corporate training and test center in Metairie, La., and seven days of on-site training in your new store. The training also includes operational, marketing, nutritional and guest services classes, in addition to hands-on training behind the smoothie bar and on the sales floor.

Following the store opening, franchisees continue to receive ongoing support through in-store evaluations, business-training classes, seminars and workshops.

Volume Buying Power

By utilizing volume-buying power, Smoothie King is able to secure lower prices for its franchisees by negotiating discounts and services from national vendors. Smoothie King products are purchased directly from our approved suppliers and distributors.

Brand Innovation

Our dedicated Research & Development team is constantly testing and introducing new product offerings to enhance the menu, drive traffic and sales for your smoothie business and, ultimately, meet the evolving needs of today's health conscious consumer.

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Marketing & Advertising Support

As a Smoothie King franchisee, you are provided with marketing training, a user-friendly marketing manual, promotions and merchandising assistance. The marketing department also coordinates seasonal campaigns that are designed to attract and retain guests.

Ongoing Support

You will receive ongoing operational and marketing support, in-store evaluations and business training classes. Our training center has more than 60 team members staffing 15 different departments.

Business Synergy

Smoothie King is a family and each franchisee works for the good of the overall company. Smoothie King coordinates ongoing seminars and workshops for all franchisees.

Corporate Integrity

Smoothie King is an International Franchise Association (IFA) member and adheres to the established principles. Smoothie King is also a member of the National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA), the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the 2003 winner of the River Parishes Business Ethics Award.

Established System

The Smoothie King concept has been in operation since 1973. As a Smoothie King franchisee, you will have instant access to 40 years of brand heritage as a juice bar franchise and proven business methods.

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Popular Products

America loves smoothies and supplements. According to the Wall Street Journal, retail smoothie sales have jumped to more than one billion dollars a year from virtually nothing five years ago. According to "Analysis of Dietary Supplement Regulation and Proposed Legislation," by Mark H. Herrin and A.V. Eggers, 41 percent of adults in the U.S. take dietary supplements regularly.

Industry Recognition

Since 1989, Smoothie King has been rated number one in its category 20 times by Entrepreneur magazine and has also been recognized by magazines like QSR Magazine, Restaurant Business and Income Opportunities as a leader in the franchise industry. ranked Smoothie King #44 in their 2012 Top Franchises category. In addition, Smoothie King's company founders Steve and Cindy Kuhnau were nominated Entrepreneur of the Year in 1993 and 1994. Smoothie King has received, and continues to receive, national media recognition from Good Morning America, MTV's Real World, ABC News, Glamour, Prevention, Wall Street Journal, Muscle Media and Energy Magazine, Oprah, the Food Network and The Big Idea.

Guest Loyalty

Our most recent survey showed that 66 percent of our guests return eight to 12 times per month.

Dual Concept

In addition to our signature nutritional smoothies, we also offer a wide variety of vitamins, sports nutrition, diet products and healthy snacks. They are conveniently merchandised within our stores to service all of the nutritional needs of our guests. Having two businesses in one gives you the potential for higher revenue.

Not a Restaurant

Our smoothie franchise offers simple operations with no cooking or frying, no open flame, little waste, limited inventory, heavy equipment or restaurant experience. Our juice bar business also offers convenient hours of operation and is fun, energetic, clean and rewarding.


Opportunities and areas are available throughout the United States and internationally.

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