Transportation Centers Are Good Locations For Planet Smoothie Franchises
Scalable footprint means adaptability to the unique layout of any commuter facility, as well as highly visible access to a steady stream of foot traffic
Ever been hurrying through an airport or train station, discouraged by the limited options for a meal or snack? A growing number of Planet Smoothie™ franchise owners are looking to change that.
Thanks to its adaptable footprint, a Planet Smoothie franchise can scale up or down to fit a specific, unique spot. That means everything from convenience stores to railway hubs like Penn Station and even airport terminals are options for stores.
Steady foot traffic helps boost operations
“The Planet Smoothie design is meant to be very flexible, which is why franchise owners can start as small kiosks in a mall or office building, or larger to fit a food court or a standalone store,” says John Wuycheck, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development. “Commuter settings like Penn Station are opening the door to even more opportunity.”
A site in a high-traffic area can mean a steadier stream of traffic throughout opening hours, which can be customized to take advantage of peak pedestrian volume. And the continued high demand for smoothies means there will be strong interest from passersby who know the Planet Smoothie brand, as well as others who are new to it.
Ease & convenience appeals to consumers
“People continue to buy smoothies at all times during the day, whether as a snack or as a meal replacement,” Wuycheck says. “They value the fact that they can customize what’s in their smoothie, and they also value a Planet Smoothie franchise location’s convenience and speed. If you’re hurrying to catch a train, for instance, the ‘grab and go’ option of a delicious smoothie has great appeal.”
And, he adds, those locations can quickly build regulars, people who come through the facility every day or several times a week. “A Planet Smoothie franchise can build a base of repeat visitors, and when it’s literally on their way as they walk from one point to another in their daily commute, it becomes part of the commute as well.
Planet Smoothie is a smoothie franchise that sets itself apart by offering great-tasting smoothies that use healthier, better-for-you 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.