Smoothie King

Smoothie King Sets Its Sights on NY, D.C., Baltimore

Smoothie King Franchises, a smoothie and nutritional lifestyle center, announced it is targeting New York, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore for franchise expansion.

To fuel development, Smoothie King is offering candidates 40 percent off its initial franchise fee for the first 40 agreements of 2013—a savings of $10,000. Since the start of the year, many new franchisees have taken advantage of the latest incentive program, in addition to more than 50 existing franchisees that have committed to opening additional units this year.

Smoothie King Grows with 49 New Franchise Agreements

Smoothie King Franchises, the premier smoothie and nutritional lifestyle center, announced it has signed 49 new franchise agreements since the start of January 2013, more than double the total amount of new agreements signed the year prior.

This success can be attributed to the company’s energized growth driven by new brand ownership, high average unit sales volume, and development incentives to reward strong franchisees with growth opportunities. 

Smoothie King and Its Guests are 40 Years Strong

Smoothie King Franchises will continue its celebration of serving as the premier global smoothie and nutritional lifestyle center for the past 40 years with the launch of its “40 Years Strong” campaign and “40 over 40” contest. 

The campaign will showcase the brand’s authentic roots in health and wellness, while recognizing those who continue to make the world a stronger, happier place. 

Smoothie King Targets the Gateway to the West

Smoothie King Franchises, the premier smoothie and nutritional lifestyle center, announced it is targeting St. Louis for franchise expansion.

To fuel development, Smoothie King is offering candidates 40 percent off its initial franchise fee for the first 40 agreements of 2013—a savings of $10,000.

Since the start of the year, nine new franchisees have taken advantage of the latest incentive program, in addition to 38 existing franchisees that have committed to opening their additional units this year.

Smoothie King Plans for 100 New U.S. Units in 2013

Smoothie King Franchises, the premier smoothie and nutritional lifestyle center, announced it plans to open 70 franchise and 30 corporate locations across the U.S. in 2013.

Since December 2012, the smoothie franchise has acquired six additional locations in Florida and Texas, bringing its total number of corporate stores to seven.

Furthermore, Smoothie King has opened six new franchise locations since the start of the year.

Brands Battle Theft, Buddy-Punching With Biometrics

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Employee theft may not be many brands’ No. 1 challenge in the ever-tenuous economic environment, but it’s a threat that exists in many forms. And quick serves across the industry are doing something about it, with the help of biometric point-of-sale systems.

Smoothie King Marks 20 Months of Positive Sales

Smoothie King Franchises, the premier smoothie and nutritional lifestyle center, announced that it has experienced 20 months of consecutive positive same-store sales.

Coming off an overall 10.8 percent increase from last year, in January 2013 alone, Smoothie King’s U.S. locations reported a 4.2 percent increase in same-store sales, as compared to the previous year.

Smoothie King Offers Franchise Incentive to Spur Growth

Smoothie King Franchises Inc., a smoothie and nutritional lifestyle center, announced a new franchise development incentive program in celebration of its 40th anniversary. New franchisees will receive 40 percent off the franchise fee, a savings of $10,000, for the first 40 agreements signed in 2013.

The Global 30

Now more than ever, quick-service executives are opening their eyes to the wealth of opportunity that lies beyond U.S. borders, realizing that abroad is where the growth is—and for good reason.

“Domestic is one country; international is every other country,” says Bob Kaufman, vice president of business development for Southern California–based The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL).

“Of course international is huge, because of the sheer number of people and markets and opportunities.”

Smoothie King Lures Franchisees with Incentives

Smoothie King Franchises, the premier smoothie and nutritional lifestyle center, announced a new franchise development incentive program in celebration of its 40th anniversary.

New franchisees will receive 40 percent off the franchise fee, a savings of $10,000, for the first 40 agreements signed in 2013.

“At Smoothie King, we are proud of our brand heritage and excited to mark our 40th anniversary with a new, limited incentive program for new franchisees,” says Smoothie King global CEO Wan Kim.

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