INSPIRING PEOPLE TO LIVE A HEALTHY & ACTIVE LIFESTYLE
At Smoothie King, our unique menu options are far more than just “fruit in a blender”. Fruit, juice, yogurt, and dairy are all commodities that anyone can provide. Our smoothie franchise creates specialized Smoothies that are expertly blended for specific needs, goals, and ambitions. For healthy-lifestyle individuals and families, Smoothie King is the premium Smoothie Destination that makes it simple and pleasurable to achieve health goals.
OUR SMOOTHIE FRANCHISE
Ranked #1 by Entrepreneur Magazine
Smoothie King was ranked the #1 Juice Bar Franchise on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Annual Franchise 500 list through 2020, marking the 28th year the brand has occupied the top spot. The ranking is primarily based upon financial strength and stability, growth rate, and system size. We’re also the #1 ranked Smoothie brand focused on health and fitness with close to 1400 stores with another 100+ opening in the next year.
Making Health Goals Obtainable
How One Small Experiment Became Legend
Smoothie King has come a long way. From a kitchen experiment to a thriving, international company – and all developed with one purpose. We first introduced the nutritional fresh-blended Smoothie in 1973 when founder Steve Kuhnau began experimenting with mixing real fruit, nutrients, and proteins in a blender at home. Soon enough, his concoctions began to have a positive impact on his health, which spawned the creation of the first Smoothie King.
Launching Smoothie King Franchising
In 1989, Smoothie King became the first Smoothie franchise in the United States. Since then, our brand has expanded its reign, with each “Lifestyle Center” also offering healthier retail product solutions in sports beverages, energy bars, nutritious snacks, vitamin supplements, herbs, minerals, and other nutrition products.
Wan Kim Purchases Smoothie King
In July 2012, Smoothie King co-founders, Steve and Cindy Kuhnau, sold the brand to SK USA, Inc., headed by CEO Wan Kim, a successful franchisee with more than 100 stores throughout South Korea.