Creative, Positive Employees Fuel Planet Smoothie’s Solid Reputation
When employees are having fun, customers can’t help but join in, and that’s why Planet Smoothie is a popular destination as well as a great employer
Ask any business owner what his or her greatest asset is, and they’ll say it’s a hard-working, loyal staff. That goes double at a Planet Smoothie franchise, where employees make every customer feel special by creating a memorable experience.
“Working at a Planet Smoothie franchise is fun, and employees really enjoy what they do,” says John Wuycheck, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development. “They like interacting with first-time visitors and answering questions about ingredients and combinations. They also enjoy the challenge of helping longtime customers customize a new smoothie or jazz up a favorite smoothie with add-ins.”
Millennial employees bring enthusiasm and skill
Every Planet Smoothie franchise has great employees, and they range from high-schoolers working after class, college students and millennials to retirees who are looking for something fun and people-oriented to do a few hours a week. In Atlanta, franchise owner TuRhonda Bloomer says her employees make all the difference.
“My greatest assets as a Planet Smoothie owner are my customers and team,” TuRhonda says. “I have been blessed with an incredible group of millennials, many of whom are full-time college students. These young ladies are dependable, hard-working team players who make my job easy every single day. I’ve created a fun, customer-centric environment where they not only make great-tasting smoothies, but they also acquire the skills necessary to excel in their chosen careers after ‘The Planet.’”
Steady, reliable workforce boosts bottom line
TuRhonda, and other Planet Smoothie franchise owners like her, have recognized that they are providing a learning opportunity and have embraced that challenge. By mentoring and working with young people, they are showing what a well-run business looks like and providing valuable experience for their employees. They benefit as well, John adds.
“When you’ve got a great team, your business runs well and you can focus on how to grow and expand your customer base,” he says. “That’s why our Planet Smoothie franchise owners work so hard with their teams. They know that when everyone is pulling together, there’s room for fun while also helping the business grow.”
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.
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