Skip to main content

Showing All Posts in Business with a Purpose

How Smoothie King Attracted Me with a Better-For-You Franchise Concept

Business with a PurposeIngredients for Success

When Fern Dawkins ordered her first-ever Smoothie King blend 15 years ago, the man behind the counter told her, “This smoothie will change your life.” At the time, Fern had no idea how right he was. She was 19 years old and studying at Emory University in Atlanta, and her dream was law school, not […]

smoothie king franchise franchisee success stories

Why Now is the Right Time for Smoothie King to Move Headquarters

Business with a PurposeIngredients for SuccessMomentum

When a company is 45 years old, its evolution can be divided into versions: Smoothie King 1.0 existed between 1973, when Steve Kuhnau founded the brand in New Orleans, and 2012, when then master franchisee Wan Kim became CEO. From 2013 through 2017, when Smoothie King experienced tremendous growth, rocketing past 900 stores, is Smoothie […]

Living a Healthy and Active Lifestyle as a Smoothie King Franchisee

Business with a PurposeSuccess Stories

To be a successful small-business owner, you must have a life outside of business. Otherwise, you risk burnout, which not only may affect your health, but your business as well. New franchisees can expect to spend most of their waking hours getting their business up and running. But, after they do, they have to devote […]

smoothie king franchise franchisee success stories

Smoothie King’s Service with a Purpose Initiative Born in the Wake of Tragedy

Business with a Purpose

Hurricane Irma was the most powerful Atlantic storm in recorded history. With 185-mile-per-hour winds, the Category 5 storm wrought havoc on Florida and the Caribbean in August and September 2017. It left in its path in damage estimated between $100 billion and $300 billion, and a death toll of more than 100 people. In the […]

smoothie king smoothies first reponders

Why These First Responders Chose Smoothie King

Business with a Purpose

Michael Martin was a police officer, and his wife Nancy is an occupational therapist (OT). Although these two don’t have a background in the restaurant industry, they were a perfect fit for Smoothie King franchise ownership. Through the First Responders Initiative, Smoothie King is giving opportunities to aspiring entrepreneurs and making their dreams of business […]

Image Describing Smoothie King Franchise Kit

Franchise Kit


To Top