Menchie’s announced the opening of its 200th location worldwide. The store marking this milestone is Menchie’s Westfield Marion Centre located in Adelaide, South Australia.

Today Menchie’s is spreading smiles in six countries and 31 states, and it has achieved this milestone within five years from when Menchie’s began serving smiles in California.

“Opening our 200th store is a testament to our ‘we make you smile’ philosophy, and it’s our franchisees and team members who made this happen and propelled the emotional connection that Menchie’s has with communities around the world,” says Amit Kleinberger, CEO of Menchie’s Global Headquarters. “We pride ourselves in being the friendliest place on Earth, and our franchisees and team members have made millions of Menchie’s fans smile across the globe.”

In addition to opening its 200th store, Menchie’s expansion continues as the company is poised to have 300 open locations by the end of this year, and expects to celebrate 500 open stores in 2013. Menchie’s currently opens an average of 10 stores per month, and is expanding worldwide.

“What makes Menchie’s great is our philosophy of smiling,” Kleinberger says. “We do what we do because we believe the world can benefit from more smiles. Our guests often tell us that they visit Menchie’s not only for the great product but more importantly, because of our values and our commitment to community. They believe in our philosophy of making the world a better place.”

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