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Smoothie King Franchise Owner Overcomes First-Year Challenges through Strategic Marketing and HR Initiatives

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When your team has your guests’ best interests at heart, you can increase the chances of your Smoothie King store being successful. Caring for your guests starts at the franchise owner level, and it’s incumbent upon the franchisee to hire the right people who buy into the brand vision: to be an integral part of […]

Why Smoothie King was the Perfect Fit for this Former Gym Franchisee

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It was a Gladiator blend that ignited Tony Ruble’s interest in opening multiple Smoothie King stores in the Fort Wayne, Indiana, area. Eight years ago, he and his son walked into the then-new smoothie bar across from the soccer field where his son played for the first time. “I tried a Gladiator blend, and I’ve […]

3 Lessons Learned in My First Year as a Smoothie King Franchisee

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Smoothie King franchisee Brian Ziegler thrives on embracing challenges. Although he has run a successful civil engineering firm for years, Brian was ready for more – so, he invested in a Smoothie King franchise. Since opening his Smoothie King in Marion, Illinois, Brian has now run his two businesses simultaneously for the past year. Here […]

How this Vietnam Era Veteran Applies his Experience to Opening Successful Franchises

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As a captain in the U.S. Army between 1969 and 1972, Bill Colaianni was responsible for a variety of duties. Captains are mid-level officers who command, support and disseminate orders to companies of hundreds of soldiers, among other responsibilities. This experience was the catalyst for Bill’s achievements in corporate America and led to his success […]

Why this Multi-Unit Franchisee Champions Cleaner Blending Initiative

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Scott Kilburn worked in various corporate roles with Yum Brands for 33 years, but he eventually decided he wanted to be a business owner himself. As a frequent customer of Smoothie King, he was drawn to the concept and opened his first store in Allen, Texas in 2011. With his extensive experience with restaurant franchises, […]

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