Planet Smoothie’s Fun Atmosphere Makes Hiring & Retention Easy
Planet Smoothie franchise owners know that a fun, energetic workplace means getting and keeping great employees, so that’s what they provide
A business owner knows that employees are the literal life force behind the operation, and that they can make the difference between just getting by and doing well. That’s why every Planet Smoothie® franchise owner creates an environment that is both fun and challenging.
“Working in the food business can be grueling, and there’s a very high turnover,” says John Wuycheck, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development. “What Planet Smoothie provides is not only a fun workplace, but also great customers who really interact with the staff.”
Staff allowed to take ownership
One major way in which a Planet Smoothie franchise sets itself apart is by allowing employees control of the client interaction. Franchise owners look for enthusiastic, engaging people to work for them, and then let those personalities do what they do best.
“First-time customers become repeat visitors because they love the products, but also because they make friends with the staff,” John says. “People like going to a place where they are known by name, and where their taste preferences are known as well. And they really like it when a Planet Smoothie franchisee’s employees can make recommendations and upsell around trying something new, like a Planet Pro® protein supplement, in their usual smoothie.”
Steady business means predictability
From the employee perspective, working at a Planet Smoothie franchise means not being slammed for a period, and then having very little to do. Because smoothies are an all-day product, business is steady but not overwhelming.
“There are customers who come in for a smoothie around mealtime, because they are using it as a meal replacement as part of a fitness lifestyle,” John says. “Others, like parents with kids, may come in after school or after dinner for a smoothie as a snack. A Planet Smoothie franchise can be busy, because it’s a popular destination, but it’s never so overwhelming that the staff can’t handle it. That lack of stress is a big reason why Planet Smoothie franchise owners can get, and keep, great employees.”
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, Planet Smoothie 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.