Planet Smoothie Is A Great Opportunity For First-Time Franchise Owners
Easy to operate, fun business lets entrepreneurs learn on the job as they build a loyal client base and establish opportunities for mentorship
Fear of being overwhelmed keeps a lot of would-be business owners from acting on their dream. A Planet Smoothie™ franchise, however, presents a much more welcoming opportunity.
“A blender is the most complicated piece of equipment a Planet Smoothie franchise owner and his or her staff has to master,” says John Wuycheck, Senior Vice President of Franchise Operations. “That’s one of many reasons why this is a fun business to own and operate — it’s not complicated at all.”
Operational systems easy to learn
New Planet Smoothie franchise owners are aided by a team from Kahala Brands™, which helps with everything from site selection, initial staff training and the grand opening. Franchise owners also benefit from back-office systems that handle inventory, scheduling, payroll and more.
“Nobody goes into business so they can sit in the back doing paperwork,” John says. “Part of Planet Smoothie’s fun vibe is being out front, interacting with employees and customers, helping people create custom smoothies as well as making recommendations from the menu board. These operating systems are designed to help franchise owners be out front, listening to suggestions and helping grow the business.”
Mentoring the next generation
Operational ease also means that Planet Smoothie franchise owners can work with their employees to help them learn excellent customer service, managerial and operational skills. For many owners, this is a big reason to go into business in the first place.
“An entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to mentor often go hand in hand,” John says. “Many Planet Smoothie franchise owners are actively growing small business owners in their locations. Some of those employees may go on to open their own Planet Smoothie franchise location, or some other small business, thanks to the lessons they learn on the job.”
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 brand’s 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.