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Business with a Purpose

  • How We Help People Live a Healthy and Active Lifestyle

    When we first opened our first Smoothie King location nearly 50 years ago, we did so with a fundamental mission: helping our guests live a healthy and active lifestyle. While our brand has evolved, ... Read More
  • 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

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 We Pair Healthy Ingredients with Technology to Achieve Success

    In 2021, you can’t go anywhere without witnessing the enormous impact technology has on our daily lives. This is especially true in business, and food and beverage brands everywhere have been working ... Read More
  • How We Help People Live a Healthy and Active Lifestyle

    When we first opened our first Smoothie King location nearly 50 years ago, we did so with a fundamental mission: helping our guests live a healthy and active lifestyle. While our brand has evolved, ... Read More
  • How Are Today’s Consumers Defining Health and Wellness?

    With 2020 officially over, we are looking ahead at what’s in store for health and wellness trends in the new year. Now more than ever, consumers understand the benefits of – and are committing to – ... 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

News

  • Smoothie King | Transforming a Smoothie Shop into a Global Lifestyle Brand

    Wan Kim was first introduced to Smoothie King while studying at Boston University before going on to earn his MBA at the University of California at Irvine. Wan became a huge fan of the concept and ... 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 2021?

    Updated April 20, 2021 Smoothie sales are skyrocketing. By 2025, the juice and smoothie industry is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10.1 percent and achieve a market valuation of ... 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 Exceptional Guest Service Grew into Strong Delivery Performance for this Franchisee

    Iyas Abuhasna, a multi-unit Smoothie King franchise owner based in the Chicagoland area, was craving a smoothie while visiting New Orleans. “Growing up in Dubai, there was a smoothie place on every ... Read More
  • How This Franchisee Turned His Side Hustle Into Full-Time Entrepreneurship

    After Humza Tanvir graduated from Rutgers University in 2005 with a degree in mechanical engineering, he worked as a computer software consultant for over 15 years. The constant travel eventually ... Read More
  • Mutual Respect, Working as a Team is the Foundation of this Franchisee’s Success

    Smoothie King franchise owner Al Woods wants to be a member of the King’s Klub, a prestigious group of franchisees who achieve more than $1 million in annual sales – but that’s only a stepping stone. ... Read More