NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Smoothie King Franchises, Inc., the premier smoothie and nutritional lifestyle center, announced today a new franchise development incentive program in celebration of its 40th anniversary. Beginning today, 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," said Smoothie King Global CEO Wan Kim. "Our goal is to encourage multi-unit development and continue to position Smoothie King as the most recognized smoothie concept in the world. We recently posted our 20th consecutive month of positive same store sales. The future of our brand looks very bright."
Smoothie King is experiencing energized growth under new brand owner and Global CEO Wan Kim with its plans to add 1,000 new franchised and corporate locations domestically over the next five years. Even with more than 500 locations in the U.S., Smoothie King still has extensive franchise opportunities available in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, as well as Texas. International development includes master franchise and corporate expansion in Korea, Singapore and Malaysia, with 50 new stores planned in Korea and 10 in Singapore in 2013.
Franchisees should possess a passion for the Smoothie King brand and desire to help consumers lead a healthier lifestyle. While restaurant experience is not required, the ideal candidate should have an entrepreneurial spirit, as well as sales, marketing, restaurant and/or retail experience.
To learn more about the benefits of owning a Smoothie King, please visit www.smoothiekingfranchise.com or contact Natalie Johnson at (985) 635- 6973, ext. 115.
About Smoothie King Franchises Inc.
Smoothie King is the premier Smoothie Bar and Nutritional Lifestyle Center in the industry. Smoothie King offers guests the original nutritional fresh-blended smoothie and healthy retail products, including sports beverages, energy bars, healthy snacks, vitamin supplements, herbs, minerals and other sports nutrition products. Smoothie King opened its first location in 1973 and started as the first franchised smoothie bar / health food store in the United States in 1989. Smoothie King currently has more than 600 units operating in 32 states, the Caymans and the Republic of Korea and Singapore. In 2012 Smoothie King was ranked #1 by Entrepreneur magazine in the juice bar category for the 19th year, #104 overall on the 2012 Franchise 500 list and honored as part of the QSR Global 30.
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