The 2023 Smoothie King Franchise Conference and 50th-anniversary celebration was a huge success, featuring a gathering of our outstanding franchise owners and leadership team. Held at the beautiful Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, the franchise conference in Nashville, Tennessee, took place July 10 to 12 and gave us the opportunity to proudly showcase our accomplishments over the past year.
During the Smoothie King Franchise Conference in Nashville, attendees were captivated by the dynamic Chief Executive Officer, Wan Kim, who wowed the crowd as always. Not only did he kick off the conference, but he also brought it to a powerful close. The audience’s enthusiasm was electric as the newest additions to the executive team were introduced with much fanfare: Marianne Radley, CMO; Juan Salas, Chief Information Officer; and Camille Hymes, COO. To top it off, we had the pleasure of hosting the incredible Juju Smith Schuster as a featured guest for an engaging Q&A session and memorable photo opportunities with our franchisees. The event left franchisees and managers feeling motivated and inspired for what lies ahead for the best smoothie franchise brand.
But that’s not all! At Smoothie King, we believe in lending a voice to our franchise owners. As part of our Brand Champion initiative, we highlighted the franchisees who are most passionate about our brand. It’s amazing to see the dedication and success they bring to our smoothie brand, and we can’t wait to witness their future accomplishments.
Some of the Smoothie King Brand Champions that were honored at this year’s conference included:
- Developer of the Year: Parth Patel
- Top Digital Sales: Frank & Carol Horrocks
- Top Overall Sales: Paul & Holly Alfonso
- Franchisee Store of the Year: Brent Fletcher
- Franchisee of the Year: Nathan & Erica Davis
Additionally, we also discussed the dynamic world of Smoothie King and the exciting pursuits that lie on the horizon. One of the key messages we touched on is our Pack More Power In initiative, which promises to revolutionize the industry. With a commitment to transparency, our franchisees engaged in constructive dialogues during our engaging panel sessions.
The following sessions were offered and were well attended:
- Extending The Red Thread to Your Store
- Financing Growth & Resale Strategies
- Creating a Store Culture to Fuel Your Business
- Training Your Team TM & Shift Lead
- How Data Central Can Help Control Cogs
- Marketing Tools to Power Your Growth
Finally, we wrapped up the franchise conference in Nashville, Tennessee, with a Smoothie King-themed party to celebrate our 50th Anniversary.
Join us next year in Dallas, Texas, for our highly anticipated 2024 brand conference! We can’t wait to celebrate the continued success of our franchisees. Mark your calendars for what’s sure to be another unforgettable event in early June.
Contact us today to learn more about owning a smoothie franchise with Smoothie King and how we can help you break into a thriving industry.