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What is the Best Smoothie Franchise to Buy?

Planet Smoothie is poised for continued growth, as Americans place more emphasis on health and well-being

When it comes to choosing the right smoothie franchise to invest in, there are a number of factors that should be considered. A flexible footprint, strong brand recognition, exceptional training and operations support, as well as an emphasis on using real fruit and whole food ingredients, are all key to running a successful smoothie franchise.

Planet Smoothie Franchise smoothies / Best Smoothie FranchiseFortunately, Planet Smoothie checks all those boxes. Since our founding more than 20 years ago, our franchise has carved out our own lane in the $2 billion — and growing — juice and smoothie bar industry. In 1995, smoothies were only a trend. Today, however, as more Americans become health-conscious, smoothies are not only seen as a healthier alternative to processed food, but also as meal replacements, post-workout nutrition, after school snacks and more. 

Planet Smoothie has grown to more than 140 locations in the United States by delivering tasty smoothies made with the highest quality ingredients. We pride ourselves on using only the best ingredients to deliver “the best tasting smoothie on the planet!® to our loyal customers, who find a reason to visit us from morning to night. 

“The product is exceptional,” says John Wuycheck, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development at Planet Smoothie. “We use real fruit and zero-calorie, stevia-based sweetener. We also have ‘Blasts’ we can add to your smoothie to help provide even more nutrition, boost energy or help recuperate from exercise. Our menu is extremely flexible to meet the unique preferences of each guest. With different retail formats and single- and multi-unit franchise programs, our business concept is flexible, too.”

Why we are the perfect entry-level or add-on business

Whether you are a first-time entrepreneur or multi-unit owner looking to diversify your portfolio, Planet Smoothie is the way to go if you’re seeking an affordable, straightforward business model. 

This starts with our low cost of entry. Franchise owners with our franchise benefit from having a flexible footprint to choose from. If you want to open a Planet Smoothie in a traditional setting, such as a shopping center, food court, or in a non-traditional location, like a kiosk or convenience store, we offer flexible footprints to help you realize your dreams of business ownership. The costs to start operations of a new traditional Planet Smoothie begin at $190,150, while costs for a non-traditional model start at $79,650. 

As a franchise opportunity, entrepreneurs who join our smoothie franchise family will also benefit from world-class training and support. As part of Kahala Brands, a franchisor of QSRs with a portfolio of 18 diversified brands and nearly 3,000 locations worldwide, we have designed one of the most comprehensive training and support platforms in the industry. 

From the moment you sign your franchise agreement, you will have access to an exceptional support team who will help guide you through everything from initial training to grand opening and more. This includes teaching you how to work point-of-sale systems, financial coaching, and marketing strategies to help you attract and retain customers. 

“We start with a welcome call from our team, so the new franchise owner gets to know all of us and we get to learn what they have done before becoming a franchise owner,” says Stacey Wopnford, Brand President at Planet Smoothie. “We want them to be comfortable with everything, so we set up a timeline and clear next steps. It’s a great process.”

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