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Business with a Purpose

  • A Q&A with Smoothie King CEO Wan Kim

    Last week, we hosted a Q&A with Smoothie King CEO Wan Kim. The 45-minute conversation between Wan and Smoothie King Chief Business Development Officer Kevin King was loaded with amazing anecdotes and ... Read More
  • How Going on Undercover Boss Changed Me as Smoothie King’s Leader

    As someone who prefers to stay out of the spotlight, taking part in “Undercover Boss” was way out of my comfort zone. Do I really want millions of eyes and ears focused on me disguised as a millennial ... Read More
  • Meet the Smoothie King Multi-Unit Franchisee Who Opened our 1,200th Store

    Entrepreneurship and franchising are practically ingrained in Christopher Klebba’s DNA. Christopher’s dad is a long-time entrepreneur and was Planet Fitness’s 85 th store owner after he decided to ... Read More

Business with a Purpose | Success Stories

  • The Franchisees Behind the $1 Million Smoothie Donation Initiative, Part 2

    In the 20 years that Eric Grush had worked at his father’s Smoothie King franchise in Metairie, Louisiana, he’d learned the ins and out of business operations and witnessed the brand go through a ... Read More
  • The Franchisees Behind the $1 Million Smoothie Donation Initiative, Part 1

    Finding silver linings in difficult circumstances is oftentimes the key to maintaining your optimism as a business owner. For Smoothie King franchisee Jamie Joyal, the coronavirus pandemic has forced ... Read More
  • Franchisee Philanthropy for the Holiday Season and Beyond

    Tonya Brigham, a Smoothie King franchisee in Bowie, Maryland, is well known for her generosity. In business circles, she’s also known for being a very savvy businesswoman. Since opening in 2014, her ... Read More

Ingredients for Success

  • How to Strategically Diversify Your Health and Wellness Portfolio

    Once a rarity in the world of franchising, multi-unit owners are now the norm. Multi-unit franchise operators control 54 percent of all franchised businesses in the United States. And while the trend ... Read More
  • How We’re Investing in the $38 Billion Mobile Food Ordering Industry

    It’s no secret that mobile food ordering seems to be the future of the QSR restaurant space. Since 2014, the $38 billion industry has grown 300 percent more quickly than dining in for a meal and is ... Read More
  • 3 Tips to Adapt and Endear Your Smoothie Franchise to Your Local Community

    Even when you’re part of an international smoothie franchise with widespread brand awareness and marketing resources at your disposal, adapting your franchise to your local market comes with many ... Read More

Ingredients for Success | Momentum

  • How We’ve Supported Franchisees through the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Since mid-March, the entire world has been on pause, impacting the success of franchisees, business owners and their employees. COVID-19 has had a widespread impact on how our franchisees operate, and ... Read More

Ingredients for Success | Setting the Trends

  • The Story Behind Smoothie King’s Kid’s Menu

    We strive to have a smoothie for every age group and a blend for every unique purpose. While we offer many better-for-you blends oriented to fitness-conscious adults, just as important are our blends ... Read More
  • How We Got Ahead of the Alternative Protein Craze

    As a smoothie franchise whose mission has always been to inspire people to live a healthy and active lifestyle, we have consistently emphasized pursuing healthier food options, particularly for guests ... Read More

Momentum

  • Why We’re Targeting the Northeast to Expand the Smoothie King Franchise Footprint

    Focusing the growth of our smoothie franchise system in the northeast region of the United States is part of our post-1,000 th store opening plan . The opportunity for expansion in that area is ... Read More
  • We Reached Our Goal of 1,000 Smoothie King Stores – Now What?

    We opened our 1,000th Smoothie King store in Richardson, Texas, on August 23, 2018. While many other brands may become complacent after reaching such a momentous goal, we at Smoothie King are always ... Read More
  • What Are the Key Growth Markets for Smoothie King in 2019?

    https://smoothiekingfranchise.scorpionwebsite.com/~/blog/2019/july/what-are-the-key-growth-markets-for-smoothie-kin/ Although Smoothie King reached the 1,000-store benchmark in 2018, we don’t plan on ... Read More

Setting the Trends

  • Smoothie King Awarded Gold for New Website Design

    When it comes to owning and operating a franchise, it’s crucial to ensure you are constantly evolving and adapting to the ever-changing industry and creative trends. From daily marketing operations to ... Read More
  • How Big is the Smoothie Market in 2020?

    Smoothie sales are skyrocketing. By 2024, the juice and smoothie industry is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6.98 percent and achieve a market valuation of $17 billion . ... Read More
  • Are QSR Franchises a Strong Investment?

    Restaurants have strong representation among the top 10 biggest franchises worldwide , and food and beverage concepts have long been a popular choice for aspiring franchise owners. Leading the charge ... Read More

Success Stories

  • How This Franchisee Forged His Unique Path to Becoming a Successful Smoothie King Owner

    Skyler Blacknall’s path to becoming a franchisee was more unique than most. Before becoming a franchisee in April 2020, Skyler had the privilege of being featured on an episode of Undercover Boss , ... Read More
  • Why I Grew My Multi-Brand Portfolio with Smoothie King

    Yonas Hagos has been working to achieve the American Dream since he and his family came to America after fleeing a Sudanese refugee camp in the 1990s. Today, he’s a successful franchise owner with a ... Read More
  • Meet the Smoothie King Multi-Unit Franchisee Who Opened our 1,200th Store

    Entrepreneurship and franchising are practically ingrained in Christopher Klebba’s DNA. Christopher’s dad is a long-time entrepreneur and was Planet Fitness’s 85 th store owner after he decided to ... Read More