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Smoothie King Opens Eighth Company-Owned Location in Accelerated Expansion Effort Premier Smoothie Franchise Brings World's Original, Nutritious Smoothies to Addison, Texas

NEW ORLEANS, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Smoothie King Franchises, Inc., the premier smoothie bar and nutritional lifestyle center, announced today the grand opening of its newest location in Addison, Texas marking the eighth company-owned store to open under Global CEO, Wan Kim. Part of the company's aggressive approach to open 1,000 new domestic and international locations by 2017, the store will be one of the few hundred company stores, operated by SK USA, Inc.

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The 5000 Belt Line Rd. location is the thirtieth store in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.  The store will celebrate with a preview day on Friday, June 14 with FREE smoothies from 10AM-2PM and will be open to the public on Monday, June 17 with half off smoothies from 7AM-12PM.

"Smoothie King is in an aggressive growth phase," said Tom O'Keefe, COO and president, Smoothie King.  "Our mission is to bring innovative, nutritious, on-the-go products to new markets across the world.  Company-owned locations like Addison in addition to our hundreds of franchise locations are an integral part in meeting our goals.  We are thrilled to bring Smoothie King's health and wellness mission to this community."

Over the past 40 years Smoothie King® has been committed to providing guests a variety of healthy, delicious and functional meals for those on the go.  The brand offers a full list of thick and creamy smoothies that are blended with real fruit, natural juices and signature revolutionary enhancers in an assortment of flavors and functions designed to meet a customer's personal goal.

In the past year alone Smoothie King has experienced double-digit growth, is ranked number one juice bar for the 19th year by Entrepreneur and was honored in QSR Magazine's first ever The Global 30.

For more information, please visit www.smoothieking.com, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SmoothieKing or follow us on Twitter at @SmoothieKing.  To find out more about franchise opportunities at Smoothie King, please visit http://www.smoothiekingfranchise.com/

About Smoothie King, Franchises Inc. // SK USA, INC.

Smoothie King Franchises, Inc. is a privately held; New Orleans-area-based franchise company and 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 store in 1973 and started as the first franchised smoothie bar/health food store in the United States in 1989. Smoothie King® currently has approximately 600 units operating in 32 states, the Caymans, the Republic of Korea and Singapore. In 2012, Smoothie King® was ranked no. 1 by Entrepreneur magazine in the juice bar category for the 19th year, no. 104 overall on the 2013 Franchise 500 list, and no. 21 on the QSR Global 30 list. Visit www.smoothieking.com; engage on Facebook www.facebook.com/SmoothieKing; follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/smoothieking.

Contact:
Marci Mollins
Saeger Media Group
marci@saegermediagroup.com
310.935.3882

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