Smoothie King first introduced the nutritional fresh-blended fruit smoothie 40 years ago 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 in 1973.
By 1989, Smoothie King became the first franchised smoothie bar/health food store in the United States. Since then, the brand has expanded its reign to include a wide selection of healthy retail products, including sports beverages, energy bars, healthy snacks, vitamin supplements, herbs, minerals and other sports nutrition products.
In July 2012, Smoothie King co-founders Steve and Cindy Kuhnau sold controlling interest of the Louisiana-based company to SK USA, Inc., headed by CEO Wan Kim, a successful franchisee with more than 100 stores throughout South Korea.
Today, Smoothie King has more than 600 units worldwide operating in 32 U.S. states, Korea, Singapore and the Cayman Islands.
A Fresh Opportunity
Smoothie King is on track to become the most recognized smoothie concept in the world and is now seeking qualified candidates to drive the brand’s growth. In celebration of our 40th anniversary,
Smoothie King is offering 40 percent off its franchise fee for the first 40 agreements of 2013.
Consumers today have an increasing desire to live a healthier, more active lifestyle. Smoothie King’s wide variety of fresh-blended, healthy smoothies, juices, nutritional supplements and snacks meet that demand. This consumer demand is fueling Smoothie King’s energized growth under new Global CEO Wan Kim with plans to add 1,000 new franchised and corporate locations across the United States over the next five years.
Why Smoothie King?
- Named #1 juice bar in America by Entrepreneur for 19 years
- 40 years of brand heritage
- Top 25% of stores averaging over $540,000
- Multiple revenue streams: smoothies, snacks, retail and nutritional supplements
- Simple operations with no cooking, little waste and limited inventory
- Convenient hours of operation
- Unparalleled management training and on-site support
Minimum Net worth $250,000
Minimum Liquid assets $75,000
Investment Ranges $139,900 - $327,000
Comprehensive Training & Support:
Franchisees receive comprehensive training in all aspects of owning and operating a Smoothie King, including a 11-day management-training program at the corporate training and test center in Metairie, La., and seven days of on-site training in their new store. The training also includes operational, marketing, nutritional and guest services classes, in addition to hands-on training behind the smoothie bar and on the sales floor.
Following the store opening, franchisees continue to receive ongoing support through in-store evaluations, business-training classes, seminars and workshop