The Evolution of the Smoothie Industry

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Anatomy of a Smoothie King Franchisee

Smoothie King franchisees come from a variety of backgrounds, but they often share a number of characteristics. In addition to having a health-driven focus and a passion for the brand, they also bring a business acumen and leadership qualities that help them succeed as business owners. Here are just some components of the anatomy of a successful Smoothie King franchisee:

Head and the Heart

Smoothie King franchisees have good business acumen. This enables them to make impactful business decisions, from day-to-day operations to high-level oversight.

Retail customer service experience is another key characteristic that allows them to provide superior guest experience and satisfaction. Smoothie King franchisees are also proven leaders with training team experiences, so their employees are just as happy as their guests.

Some of the most successful franchisees are Smoothie King brand enthusiasts who are passionate about the concept. Smoothie King CEO Wan Kim started out as a Smoothie King guest before he became a multi-unit franchisee, and later bought the company. Smoothie King franchisees have a passion for the brand and desire to help their community rarely seen in other franchises, which is a key part of our success.

Plenty of Legwork

A solid work ethic is just as important – if not more so – as business acumen and genuine passion for the brand. Smoothie King franchisees are not afraid to put in the legwork necessary to find success with their business. From employee management to daily operations, being a business owner brings with it many responsibilities. Smoothie King franchisees do not shy away from hard work or challenges.

Although there are many different types of successful leaders, Smoothie King franchisees all have similarities that help them reach their business goals. If you are interested in finding out if you have what it takes to be a Smoothie King owner, click the link to see an infographic detailing the anatomy of what we look for in prospective franchisees.

The Anatomy of a Smoothie King Franchise

What do we look for in the ideal Smoothie King franchise candidate?

  • Good business acumen
  • Retail customer service experience
  • Dedication to nutrition and fitness-focused products and lifestyles
  • A proven leader with training team experience
  • Smoothie King brand enthusiasts who are passionate about the concept
  • Multi-unit,multi-brand franchise owners to want to expand their portfolio
  • Ability to create a legacy investment you can pass on to their children
  • Desire to make a positive impact on your local community with better-for-you alternatives to fast food
  • Driven to put in necessary mileage to achieve their financial goals
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with the dedication to put in the legwork to make it work

Growth with a Purpose

We created the original smoothie bar in 1973. From that point, we’ve created dozens of unique smoothie recipes specifically designed to help people achieve their wellness goals.

One smoothie at a time, our quest has spanned more than four decades with more than 900 locations across 34 states, three countries and counting.

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