Planet Smoothie Can Be Affordable For First-Time Owners
An affordable entry cost, flexible footprint, and industry-leading training and support
Owning a fun business — who wouldn’t want that? It’s why entrepreneurs launch small operations every day, many of them opening a Planet Smoothie™ franchise. Keep reading for why we think a Planet Smoothie franchise can be a great fit for first-time owners.
Planet Smoothie has been a leader in the booming smoothie industry for almost 30 years. In that time, hundreds of people have found that its combination of low startup costs compared to other brands in the food-service space, easy to operate stores, and superior initial and ongoing training and support are a winning formula, especially for first-time owners.
Flexible footprint gives franchise owners control
“One of the reasons Planet Smoothie is so popular is that someone can really customize the literal size and shape of the business,” says Doug Merenda, Director of Franchise Development. “Some brands require a specific location because of a footprint that isn’t adaptable. The Planet Smoothie franchise model offers much more choice. Planet Smoothie can be found in mall food courts, anchoring corner spots in open-air malls, and a variety of other locations that make sense for that entrepreneur’s startup plans and growth trajectory.”
“What that means is that you’re opening a business in the place, and at the size, that’s comfortable for you,” Merenda continues. “For first-time owners, that means they can learn the ropes and become confident in their abilities. Many go on to open second, even third locations, or become Area Developers and partner with other franchise owners in their community to help everyone grow. Planet Smoothie makes the process of expansion very easy and efficient.”
Kahala Brands specializes in wraparound support
Both new and longtime Planet Smoothie franchise owners also know they will get industry-leading training and support, not just before opening, but throughout those crucial early days and weeks — and beyond. That’s because they’ll be working with the marketing, R&D and other teams at Kahala Brands™, as well as having the opportunity to serve on advisory councils.
“Even if you’re a seasoned entrepreneur, opening a new business has a lot of twists and turns,” Merenda says. “A first-time owner has a lot of questions, from how to train new employees to learning the ropes of scheduling and inventory control. Kahala believes that every Planet Smoothie franchise owner is a valuable partner, and so ongoing training is an essential part of operations.”
Planet Smoothie is a smoothie franchise that sets itself apart by offering great-tasting smoothies that use healthier, natural ingredients. In a side-by-side comparison, our smoothies generally have less sugar and fewer calories — a big competitive advantage as Americans actively seek out healthier options. Planet Smoothie is led by a veteran franchise team and dedicated brand support team as part of the Kahala Brands family.
Learn more about Planet Smoothie
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