Open Accessibility Menu

Healthy Lifestyles Know No Seasonality as Smoothie King Expands in Albany, NY

Author: Smoothie King
Man stretching in Smoothie King beanie holding Smoothie King product

Smoothie King is growing across the country and has identified the Northeast as a target region for continued expansion. Most recently, the brand announced the signing of a 10-unit development agreement to bring new smoothie franchises to Albany, NY.

To expound on Smoothie King’s development strategy in Albany and surrounding areas, Smoothie King’s Vice President of Franchise Development Shawn Caric sat down with Albany’s Times Union. During the interview, Caric dove into the local growth opportunity for Smoothie King and surrounding suburbs, mentioning the loyal customer base at its Clifton Park location, which helped inspire the desire for additional area expansion.

“The Clifton Park location has earned an 89 percent customer satisfaction score, demonstrating the high demand for convenient yet healthy meal options among Albany residents.”

The 10-unit expansion in Albany helps showcase that nourishing and convenient food options that inspire people to live a healthy lifestyle are desired during all times of the year. The winter months may be cold in the Northeast, but data indicates that smoothies are still in high demand no matter the climate.

“It is important for us to show the Northeast that smoothies are not only enjoyable in the warm weather. In Clifton Park, customers have gravitated towards the “immune support” blends this winter,” Caric continues.

To continue to meet the demands of customers in Albany and across the country, Smoothie King’s menu has evolved. The brand recently launched Power Meal smoothies and Gut Health smoothies, as well as other purposeful classics including smoothies that fuel energy, manage weight, boost one’s fitness regimen and more. The brand’s more than 1,400 locations also offer retail products such as sports beverages, energy bars, and vitamin and protein supplements, further demonstrating that Smoothie King is focused on meeting the individual health and wellness goals of each guest.

With 2023 in full swing, Smoothie King is looking to expand in other Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic markets such as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore/Washington D.C. and Boston. Smoothie King has aggressive development plans this year and is looking to add more than 200 new store commitments to their development pipeline this year.

Smoothie King continues to seek experienced operators interested in growing their portfolio with a brand committed to providing products that inspire people to live a healthy and active lifestyle. Single- and multi-unit development opportunities are available with the Smoothie King franchise, as well as incentives for active-duty U.S. military or veterans and for first responders, including law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians.

Want to own a smoothie business and become a part of Smoothie King’s purpose-driven community? Check out

Featured Blogs

  • Smoothie King Celebrates Females in Franchising: Franchisee Spotlight on Joanne Hilliard

    March is recognized as Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating the contributions and achievements of our female franchise community, spotlighting the many reasons why women choose to own a ...

    Read More
  • Smoothie King Tests New Smoothie Bowls in Nashville Stores, Further Evolving the Menu to Drive Franchisee Profitability

    The acai bowl segment is a growing one and is expected to become a $2.9 billion industry by 2030 as reported by the Digital Journal . That said, after extensive research and product development, the ...

    Read More
  • Smoothie King Celebrates Diversity: Franchisee Spotlight on Andrè Gregory

    February is recognized as Black History Month, and we’re celebrating the contributions and achievements of our diverse franchise community. As a company, we recognize that diversity enriches the ...

    Read More
View All Posts

Become A Franchise Partner

Drop us a line and become a franchise partner.

Interested in franchising internationally?

Learn More
* Indicates required fields
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • This isn't a valid phone number.
    Please enter your phone number.
    You entered an invalid number.
  • Please enter your address.
  • Please enter your city.
  • Please enter your State.
  • Please enter your zip code.
    This isn't a valid zip code.
  • Please enter why do you want to own a Smoothie King.
  • Please enter where would you like to open a Smoothie King.
  • Please enter liquid capital.
  • Please enter your net worth.
  • Please enter details.

Your information is being collected so that we may contact you regarding your interest in a Smoothie King franchise. We do not share your information with any outside parties unless you specifically authorize us to do so.