Smoothie King

Smoothie King offers guests original, nutritional, fruit and function-based, fresh-blended smoothies, as well as the new premium Smoothie King line of vitamins and supplements.

Cash Investment: $100,000 Investment Range: $225,650 - $778,150
Franchise Fees: $30,000 Training & Support: Yes
Franchise Units: 759 Financing Available: Yes
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Smoothie King, the originator of the nutritional fruit smoothie, is a privately-held New Orleans, Louisiana-area based franchise company and is the premier smoothie bar and nutritional lifestyle center in the industry. Smoothie King offers guests original, nutritional, fruit and function-based, fresh-blended smoothies, as well as the new premium Smoothie King line of vitamins and supplements. Each Lifestyle Center also offers healthy retail product solutions in sport beverages, energy bars, healthy snacks, herbs, minerals and sports nutrition products.

For the 19th year, Smoothie King Franchises, Inc., was ranked number one in the Juice Bar category and named the number 120 franchise overall by Entrepreneur magazine's 33rd Annual Franchise 500 Awards. The ranking is primarily based upon financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system.

Steve Kuhnau founded Smoothie King in the late 1960's when he began making smoothies in response to his own health issues and food allergies. More than 30 years later, he and his wife Cindy, Smoothie King's co-founder, are bringing healthy, nutritional smoothies to all of the U.S. and beyond.


Smoothie King offers more than 40 smoothies with real fruit, all-natural juices and a functional mix of vitamins and nutrients to fit every need or lifestyle. Whether a guest is looking to gain or lose weight, build muscle, boost immunity or complement a workout, Smoothie King's trained team members can help educate guests and help guests choose a smoothie right for them.

Smoothie King has more than 600 locations operating in the continental U.S. and Seoul, Korea and is currently developing additional stores across the United States.

Training and Support

Proper training is the key to a well-run franchise. As a Smoothie King franchisee, you will receive professional, across-the-board training and ongoing support both at the Smoothie King training center in Metairie, LA and on-site at your own Smoothie King location.

Smoothie King franchisee training and ongoing support includes three phases:

Phase One - Orientation:

This one-day introduction session, held at the Smoothie King home office in Covington, LA, is designed to introduce new franchisees to the Smoothie King system, culture and pre-opening procedures. During this education session, topics such as your budget, business planning, financing, site selection, construction and equipment ordering are covered.

Phase Two - Management Training:

This initial, twelve-day management-training program is mandatory for all new Smoothie King franchisees and is conducted monthly at the Smoothie King training center in Metairie, LA. The comprehensive, hands-on, classroom training covers core product knowledge and operative systems.

Phase Three - Store Opening:

Just prior to opening your new Smoothie King franchise, a Smoothie King representative will be sent to your location to assist with your opening and to conduct seven days of in-store training. During this phase of training, your team will be educated on general store procedures and systems, ordering, budgeting, and proper cleaning, opening and closing procedures. Additional blending training, team member training, inventory and product management, paperwork management, marketing and other matters necessary to the opening and operation of your location will also be addressed during this time.

Another added advantage of joining an established franchise is that even as a new franchisee, you already have ongoing support. With a network of more than 600 locations, as well as the Smoothie King corporate team ready to assist you, you are never by yourself. There's always someone ready to answer your questions and help you make your new business the best that it can be.

Thank you for your interest in Smoothie King! We are delighted that you are considering our company as your next business opportunity! 


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