How Much Fruit Do Planet Smoothie Franchisees Serve?
Planet Smoothie franchise locations use a ton of fresh fruit every year to give our customers what they crave. Just how much do we use? Find out below.
The Planet Smoothie franchise has more than 100 locations nationwide, and our smoothie franchise owners know their customers are serious about what they eat. According to our own customer data, many of them come in at least once a week.
That demand meant that last year, we used an astonishing amount of fresh fruit to create customers’ perfect smoothies. Last year we used 1,113,840 pounds of strawberries, 119,652 pounds of raspberries, 75,660 pounds of blueberries and 105,840 pounds of mangos. More than 700 tons of fruit, all to bring our customers the “best-tasting smoothie on the planet.”
“I think, without question, one of the most important attributes of Planet Smoothie is the amazing quality of the product,” says our CEO, Peter Holt. “The product has always tasted incredible, and it really helped the brand get where it is today. Now, with a strong marketing and management team in place, we can leverage the excellence of the product to really expand the brand. We have been rolling out products that resonate exceptionally well with our active-lifestyle consumers: smoothies that emphasize superfruits, organic greens and our Veggie Love lineup, for example.”
Our Planet Smoothie franchise owners know that partnering with an industry leader comes with a ton of benefits. We leverage our power in the industry to establish close ties and volume deals with suppliers, and we pass our savings on to our customers. We also use only the freshest and best ingredients on the market, and our menu changes with seasonal availability and local market prices.
Excellent menu items and service drive repeat business
Planet Smoothie’s tagline is “the best-tasting smoothie on the planet,” and we work hard to develop recipes that live up to that statement. We also always are looking for ways to make our smoothies healthier and more nutritious than what customers find elsewhere. While most smoothie franchises use sugar to sweeten their items, we use a proprietary blend of stevia and agave nectar. While others pour in chocolate syrup for some items, we favor cocoa powder. The result: Our smoothies not only taste great, they also are, on average, lower-calorie by design.
Customers appreciate the fact that Planet Smoothie is devoted to delivering great nutrition, as well as great taste. They also like the energetic vibe and friendly service they receive from Planet Smoothie owners and employees.
Planet Smoothie is a smoothie franchise that sets itself apart by offering great-tasting smoothies that use healthier 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. We are led by a team of veteran franchise executives who have helped build other iconic brands, including Mail Boxes Etc., and we leverage more than 100 years of combined franchising experience to provide outstanding support to franchisees.