Time Tested Operational Systems Make Running A Planet Smoothie Franchise Easy
From payroll to inventory ordering and control, Planet Smoothie’s back-office operations can be simple to master, leaving more time to grow the business
Owning and operating a business is all about staying late to do paperwork — said no entrepreneur, ever. Planet Smoothie franchise owners don’t have that problem, thanks to being part of the Kahala Brands™ family and its well-vetted operational expertise.
“While no two franchises are the same, there are some common elements like employee scheduling, payroll and inventory management,” says Doug Merenda, Director of Franchising. “Kahala has built operational systems that make those tasks, and many others, easy to learn and easy to stay on top of. That means franchise owners can stay out front, meeting customers and enjoying running their business.”
Integrated, easy to learn back-office functions
Even better, these important, core business functions are always being enhanced, so operations systems grow and evolve as the business does. That means if there’s a change in how inventory needs to be ordered, or managed, the system will be updated accordingly. No new software to buy, no upgrades or patches to install.
“When a Planet Smoothie franchise opens, that owner isn’t in the back setting up a computer system and installing software, because we’ve got that in place for them,” Merenda says. “The Kahala team will train them on how to use the system and is available to consult if there are any problems.”
Simpler ordering reduces risk of interruption
Another major bonus to the Planet Smoothie franchise management system? The inventory control function lets franchise owners know well ahead of time when they need to order in more supplies. In a world that’s been defined by supply-chain shortages, that is a huge bonus, Merenda adds.
“The system keeps tabs on stock, and it’s also worth mentioning that because of Planet Smoothie’s size, and Kahala’s large footprint, franchise owners get per-unit prices that can’t be beat, allowing owners to keep more revenue in-store and thus increase their margin. It’s rare that someone runs out of anything, and franchise owners are assured of the best market prices available.”
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.