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  • Smoothie King Recipe Book, For Multi Unit Franchising

    Multi-unit development has become an increasingly popular focus for both franchisees and franchisors. Multi-unit agreements account for more than half of all franchise units, according to the IFA ...

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  • How Franchisees' Profitability Rules the Day at Smoothie King

    We are always looking for new ways to foster and fuel our franchisees' success in business while helping guests fuel up to pursue their passions and lead a healthy lifestyle. In this eBook, you'll ...

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  • How 3 Smoothie King Franchisees Do Well by Doing Good

    Finding a franchisor that recognizes the positive impact of philanthropic service on businesses and communities is critical to finding meaning and joy in your profession. The most community-minded ...

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  • 5 Top Business Lessons Learned from Smoothie King Multi-Unit Franchisees

    Smoothie King franchisees are drawn to our 1,300+ store system because they believe in our mission to inspire people to live a healthy and active lifestyle, they believe in our vision to be an ...

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  • Blending a Personal Passion with Professional Interests

    3 Smoothie Franchise Owners Dedicated to Health and Fitness At Smoothie King, each smoothie serves a unique purpose – whether guests seek an easy, on-the-go meal replacement option, midday energy ...

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  • 2020 Health and Nutrition Trends

    Although many health-conscious consumers don’t make a habit of frequenting greasy fast food joints, they still crave the convenience of quick, easy and on-the-go food and beverage options. In fact, ...

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  • 10 Ways 2018 Was a Strong Growth Year for Smoothie King

    We hit a number of milestones in 2018, and we are looking forward to continue building on our unprecedented growth, momentum and innovation well into the future. Here’s a closer look back at all we ...

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  • How We Help Smoothie Franchise Owners Rule The Day

    We are always looking for new ways to foster and fuel our franchisees’ success in business, while helping guests fuel up to pursue their passions and lead a healthy lifestyle. With both purposes in ...

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  • More then Just a Smoothie - Inside our Purpose Blends

    Our mission has always been about blending amazing flavors and healthier, cleaner ingredients in our smoothies. This has kept us at the forefront of the industry and ahead of consumer trends, while ...

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  • The Evolution of the Smoothie King Brand

    Smoothie King 1.0 1973 – 2013 Smoothie King Founder Steve Kuhnau began experimenting with mixing real fruit, nutrients and proteins in a blender at home. He introduced nutritious, fresh-blended ...

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  • From Master Franchisee to Golden Chain Award Winner

    In 2003, Wan Kim opened his first Smoothie King store in Seoul, South Korea. He recognized there was a significant, growing trend on the peninsula “At that time, Korea was moving from being a ...

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  • 2019 Fitness and Wellness Trends

    Fitness and wellness trends have evolved beyond weight loss and management. Today, consumers are focused on lifestyle choices and products that help them meet a wide range of wellness goals. Fitness ...

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  • A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Smoothie King Franchisee

    Starting a business is a big investment. Smoothie King helps franchise candidates every step of the way, helping them work toward their goal of entrepreneurship. What does the process look like? ...

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  • A Labor of Love: Our Cleaner Blending Initiative

    Cleaner Blending represents our commitment to blend a cleaner, more nutritious smoothie with more whole fruits and veggies. It’s all the flavor our guests want and none of the added sugar and ...

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  • 5 Benefits of a Cleaner Franchise Concept

    For franchisees looking to enter the food and beverage space, Smoothie King offers a cleaner franchise concept in more ways than one. With minimal equipment and no cooking, Smoothie King franchises ...

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  • A Quick Guide to Smoothie King New Store Openings

    In the restaurant industry, first impressions are everything. That’s why we offer new store opening support for our franchisees. To help you start your business off on the right foot. Here’s a quick ...

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  • How to Get Started as a Business Owner Investing in Multi Unit Franchise

    During this webinar, we focus on all the components you need to succeed as a multi-unit franchise owner. Members of our rapidly-growing international smoothie franchise walk you through the different ...

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  • 3 Tips to Choose the Right Spot for Your Smoothie Bar

    When you decide to open up a smoothie bar, finding the right location is one of the first and most important steps you’ll take in the journey toward getting your business off the ground. This process ...

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  • Lessons in Fitness and Business: 3 Former Athletes Who Joined the Smoothie King Team

    At Smoothie King, we strive to become a part of every health and fitness journey. For some, that means a protein-rich smoothie after a workout. For others, it means a nutritious meal replacement on ...

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  • How 3 Smoothie King Franchisees Have Made a Difference

    Franchising with a Purpose – Franchisees Giving Back At Smoothie King, we are usually busy blending up Smoothies With A Purpose™. As much as we focus on being part of every wellness and fitness ...

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  • WEBINAR: How to Get Started as a Business Owner in the Health and Wellness Industry

    This webinar focuses on all the components you need to get started as a business owner in the health and wellness industry – from a solid product and guiding mission to strong real estate strategy. We ...

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  • A Visual Guide to Smoothie King Operations

    There are many components behind Smoothie King that contribute to our brand’s success and high guest satisfaction. From our world-class smoothie bar to our team members, marketing materials and ...

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  • The Smoothie King Recipe Book for Multi-Unit Franchising

    Multi-unit franchise ownership has become increasingly common over the past decade. As a franchisor, Smoothie King has blended success in multi-unit ownership and has developed a recipe for success ...

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  • 3 Critical Marketing Ingredients for Smoothie Bar Owners

    The multibillion-dollar smoothie market continues to grow within the quick-service restaurant (QSR) segment. In order to stand out within this booming industry, a comprehensive and effective marketing ...

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  • The Road to 1,000 Stores: Smoothie King Milestones

    Smoothie King has gone through a lot of changes since its inception. It has developed new smoothie blends and ingredients, changed its logo and grown into an international brand. Founder Steve Kuhnau ...

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  • The Anatomy of a Smoothie King Franchisee

    Anatomy of a Smoothie King Franchisee Smoothie King franchisees come from a variety of backgrounds, but they often share a number of characteristics. In addition to having a health-driven focus and a ...

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  • The Evolution of the Smoothie Industry

    Smoothies have become an important part of a nutrition-focused lifestyle for many consumers. But, they have not always been so readily available. Smoothies have gone through an extensive evolution to ...

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  • Health and Wellness 2017: Top 8 Trends Influencing Lifestyles

    Health and wellness trends have a tendency to shift over the course of time. While fads tend to rise and fall quickly, meaningful trends in consumer behavior often develop and evolve over time. In ...

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  • From Consumer to King: 5 Smoothie King Franchisee Transformation

    Part of the due diligence process of investing in any franchise is learning from successful franchisees. You will want to know: How they discovered the brand Why they decided to invest in it How their ...

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  • 5 Benefits of Simple Operations with Smoothie King

    Simple operations mean greater efficiency and quicker speed of service, which lead to top-notch guest service. That guest service, of course, significantly boosts a business owner’s chances of ...

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  • The Global Smoothie Market 2017: Blending Convenience and Wellne

    Consumers want better-for-you meal and snack options. In an age when fast food is prevalent around the world and people are constantly on the go, consumers want convenient, delicious and nutritious ...

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