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Smoothie King


Over thirty years ago, Steve Kuhnau set out on a mission to educate others with healthier choices for their diet. In 1973, when Steve opened his first health food store, there were not nearly as many natural foods and products merchants as there are today. What made Steve's store different than all of the others was his fresh blended fruit and protein based functional smoothies and the rest is history. In 1989, Steve and Cindy Kuhnau decided to recruit franchisees and make their mission a global one. Since then Smoothie King has over 585 locations throughout the U.S. and South Korea (41). Smoothie King has been ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as the #1 Smoothie Bar in America 16 times! Top Global #57, Franchise 500 #67.

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Liquid capital required
Units in operation
Franchising Since


  • INVESTMENT LEVEL $139,900 - $327,000

Smoothie King is expanding and we want you to join our team. We present you with a unique franchising opportunity that pleases guests with a delicious smoothie product while also featuring a wide selection of branded nutritional supplements. Becoming a Smoothie King franchisee offers a rewarding career that focuses on healthy living.

Smoothie King's proven business model, reasonable investment cost and rapidly growing product category all equal a powerful business opportunity. You will be part of a meaningful, dynamic movement driven by a group of like-minded individuals, supported by more than 75 professionals on the Smoothie King home office team, and enjoy the buying power of the multi-store chain.

Franchisees benefit from multiple revenue streams including beverages, snacks, retail and nutritional supplements, which differentiate us from our competitors.

Smoothie King is on track to become the most recognized juice bar business in the world and is now seeking qualified candidates to drive the brand's growth.

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 re-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 while remaining the industry leader in the juice bar business.

In 2014, Smoothie King was ranked the #1 smoothie franchise on Entrepreneur's 35th annual Franchise 500 list - marking the 20th year the brand has occupied the number one spot and #86 overall.

Smoothie King's average unit volume is $361,356, with the top 10 percent averaging $641,342 demonstrating a well-defined business model and a sustainable investment opportunity. As a consumer, you know and love the Smoothie King products. As a Smoothie King franchisee, you'll share your love for the products and your desire to help people lead healthier lifestyles. Now is the time to join the Smoothie King family, which has been helping customers live healthier lives for 40 years. Single and multi-unit juice franchise opportunities are available across the U.S.

Today, Smoothie King has more than 670 units worldwide operating in 32 U.S. states, South Korea, Singapore and the Cayman Islands.


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