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Smoothie King Franchises to open 25 outlets in Missouri

Published 15 November 2013

Smoothie King Franchises, the premier smoothie and nutritional lifestyle center, plans to expand its presence in Missouri, in a move to strengthen its brand’ s retail network.

Smoothie King franchise

As part of the plan, the firm intends to open 25 outlets in Kansas City, Missouri, and is seeking franchisees.

Smoothie King Global CEO Wan Kim said that since opening of its first Kansas City location in 2000, Smoothie King has experienced great success in the market as demand for its nutritional, fresh-blended smoothies and healthy retail products has grown.

"Our brand is still poised for tremendous growth in the area and we are now seeking qualified franchisees to help us expand our footprint and help meet this demand," Kim added.

Currently, the company has four locations open in the Kansas City area and two units in development with the next location slated to open in 2014.

To drive the development, the company's executive team will host a Discovery Day on 22 November in Kansas City to share the benefits of opening a Smoothie King with potential franchisees.

Further, Smoothie King plans to add 1,000 new franchised and corporate outlets domestically over the next five years to complement its existing base of more than 650 outlets.

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