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Planet Smoothie Franchise Announces Aggressive Dallas Expansion Plans

Healthier smoothie franchise targets prime locations in North Texas

Planet Smoothie franchise area developer Blair Ritchey

Blair Ritchey is the North Texas area developer for Planet Smoothie. Here he is pictured with his wife, Helen.

Demand for Planet Smoothie is strong here in Dallas, and we are ready to greatly expand our number of stores by partnering with new franchisees throughout the city and North Texas.

Planet Smoothie focuses on creating “the best-tasting smoothies on the planet,” while delivering better nutrition, on average, than our competitors. Our smoothies tend to have far fewer calories and less sugar than comparable items offered by other smoothie brands, and as Americans become more health-conscious, those differences are driving more customers to our stores. Once people actually taste our smoothies, they come back for more.

Planet Smoothie is led by a team of veteran franchise executives who have helped build other iconic brands, including Mail Boxes Etc., and leverages more than 100 years of combined franchising experience to provide outstanding support to franchisees.

North Texas Area Developer Blair Ritchey got a foothold in the Dallas smoothie franchise when he bought his first Planet Smoothie in McKinney, Texas, in 2012. Blair brings decades of leadership and entrepreneurial experience to Planet Smoothie from his vocation as a Wesleyan minister, when he oversaw and planted churches throughout the Dallas area. Now as Planet Smoothie’s area developer for North Texas, Blair would like to attract 20 Dallas smoothie franchise commitments over the next three years.

“It’s a great brand and a great product,” Blair says. “It’s led by a really effective team, and you can make some money, as well. You can have a store that captures a healthy share of the market. That’s an important component of the business. The stores can be structured and positioned to do well and be profitable centers.”

Blair says there are many vibrant, healthy communities in the Dallas area with big populations of health-conscious people with discretionary income.

“These are good locations for potential franchisees,” Blair says. “For franchisee candidates who are looking for opportunity, this is a great time to join Planet Smoothie. We have prime territories available, which is not necessarily true for our competitors’ brands.”

The Star-Telegram in Fort Worth reported that the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area ranked sixth economically in the nation at $440.1 billion. Its economy is expected to reach $464.7 billion by 2015 and $491.4 billion by 2016. The increased economic muscle is due in part to growing populations in the Dallas area with a booming real estate market.

Here are some of the areas that are particularly promising for Planet Smoothie franchise locations, and where we’d like to help a franchisee get started:

 

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  • Denton
  • Flower Mound
  • Frisco
  • Garland
  • North Dallas
  • Park Cities
  • Plano
  • Richardson

 

Planet Smoothie is looking for passionate people who are interested in building a strong business that brings healthier options to the community. Startup costs for a traditional retail store range from $166,400 to $290,750, and nontraditional locations (mall kiosks or other small footprints) range from $91,600 to $218,650. We’re looking for people with a minimum of $100,000 in liquid capital.

Most importantly, we’re looking for someone with a passion for building bonds in their community and introducing Planet Smoothie’s healthier products to customers.

Learn more about the Dallas opportunity

If you’re curious, please fill out the form on the right. We’d love to schedule a visit at Blair’s store in the Dallas area so you can share a smoothie with him. One taste and you’ll understand why customers love Planet Smoothie. Blair can also talk more about this franchise investment opportunity. Here’s his contact information:

Blair Ritchey
North Texas Area Developer
Planet Smoothie
214-769-4075
bar.ritchey@gmail.com

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