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Smoothie King eyes retail expansion in Atlanta

RBR Staff Writer Published 29 January 2014

Smoothie King Franchises is seeking franchise partners to develop new restaurants in Atlanta metro area, as part of its plan to open 25 new outlets in the city over the next five years.

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Currently, Smoothie King has 44 restaurants in the Atlanta market with three locations expected to open in the next six months in Alpharetta, Suwanee and Buford.

The company is also planning to unveil its new store design in the coming months in South Florida.

Smoothie King Global CEO Wan Kim said, "With our new, refreshed brand image, pipeline of delicious, nutritional products that will be introduced in 2014, and four consecutive years of positive same-store sales, we are confident Smoothie King has great potential for further development in Atlanta and is a strong business opportunity for local entrepreneurs."

The smoothie franchise, which has more than 650 outlets in 33 states, plans to add 940 new franchised and corporate locations domestically over the next four years.

Image: A Smoothie King at the University of Houston's Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. Photo: Courtesy of BrianReading.