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What’s Driving the Franchise Industry’s Move toward Multi-Unit Ownership?

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As a record number of franchisees look to expand their portfolios, they’re proving that when it comes to franchise ownership, there’s often power in numbers. Multi-unit owners control more than half of the 400,000 franchises in the United States – an ownership figure that continues to climb each year. Many franchisees are finding that the […]

Building on Smoothie King Franchise Momentum


When Smoothie King founder Steve Kuhnau started blending Smoothies With a Purpose® in 1973, the industry was nearly non-existent. Part of a $3 billion industry, smoothies are now one of the fastest-growing segments in the beverage market. While the market is growing, Smoothie King has never been the type of brand to get complacent. We […]

1,000 Smoothie King Locations: A Historic Milestone in Perspective

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No matter how large Smoothie King grows, we’re never too big to forget our commitment to the local community or to our purpose of inspiring people to live a healthy and active lifestyle and work to achieve their wellness goals. That perspective was clearly reflected on August 23, 2018, when Smoothie King’s 1,000th store opened […]

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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 […]

Smoothie King Finds the Sweet Spot for Brand Growth


Some restaurant franchises have sizable market share and widespread brand recognition. Others boast fast expansion and strong momentum. Smoothie King has it all. A new analysis by Nation’s Restaurant News named Smoothie King one of the top ten chains in the unit-growth sweet spot, or chains with large systems that still achieve rapid growth. Generally, […]

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