Owning my Smoothie King store has been a very rewarding experience. Smoothie King is super easy to work with - they give you all of the support you want and need. They give you the opportunity and some leeway to do what you do best. They certainly have in place all the different guidelines, procedures and training to help people be successful. The plan is in place, it's just a matter of how well you implement it, turn it around and adapt it to who you are. Every market is different so it's much more successful when you can tailor it to who you are but still maintain the quality and integrity of the product. I've really enjoyed working with all of the people at the corporate office. They're there for the support if and when you need them.
Proper training is the key to a well-run franchise. As a Smoothie King franchisee, you will receive professional, across-the-board training and ongoing support both at the Smoothie King training center in Metairie, La. and on-site at your own Smoothie King location.
Smoothie King franchisee training and ongoing support includes three phases:
This one-day introduction session, held at the Smoothie King home office in Metairie, La., is designed to introduce new franchisees to the Smoothie King system, culture and pre-opening procedures. During this education session, topics such as your budget, business planning, financing, site selection, construction and equipment ordering are covered.
This initial, twelve-day management-training program is mandatory for all new Smoothie King franchisees and is conducted monthly at the Smoothie King training center in Metairie, La. The comprehensive, hands-on, classroom training covers core product knowledge and operative systems.
Just prior to opening your new Smoothie King franchise, a Smoothie King representative will be sent to your location to assist with your opening and to conduct seven days of in-store training. During this phase of training, your team will be educated on general store procedures and systems, ordering, budgeting, and proper cleaning, opening and closing procedures. Additional blending training, team member training, inventory and product management, paperwork management, marketing and other matters necessary to the opening and operation of your location will also be addressed during this time.
Another added advantage of joining an established franchise is that even as a new franchisee, you already have ongoing support. With a network of more than 650 locations, as well as the Smoothie King corporate team ready to assist you, you are never by yourself. There's always someone ready to answer your questions and help you make your new business the best that it can be.Next Topic