What Territories Are Available?
What makes a great market to start a Planet Smoothie franchise?
Planet Smoothie is expanding nationwide, and territories are available throughout the country for single-unit and multi-unit franchisees, as well as for area developers who wish to oversee the growth of an entire metro area.
With deep roots and a strong presence in the Southeast, Planet Smoothie has already grown to establish itself in many other parts of the country, expanding into the Northeast, Midwest, and Western parts of the United States.
Americans everywhere are searching for healthy options, and Planet Smoothie is ready to partner with entrepreneurs nationwide to deliver our products to more customers.
Jason Mann, who serves as area developer for Planet Smoothie in Florida, has helped grow the brand from a handful of stores in Central Florida in 1999 to more than two dozen today. Planet Smoothie is now a dominant brand in Central Florida, and Jason says he thinks the success could be duplicated throughout the country.
“I was living in Washington when I decided to look into Planet Smoothie, and I knew I wanted to move back to Florida,” he says. “We went through a process with Planet Smoothie, and they pinpointed Orlando as a great growth opportunity.”
It’s worked out well. He now owns three stores and assists other Florida-area franchisees.
“Back in 1999, nobody really knew what smoothies were in Orlando, so we were breaking into the market with a new brand and a new concept. My wife would be behind the counter, and I would go outside in a banana suit and drive traffic to the store,” Jason says. “We were also marketing in the community extremely hard and built relationships with all the schools near our store. To be really successful, you have to make yourself part of the community. You need to be the ‘mayor of the village.’ ”
Today, Jason has a management infrastructure in place to operate his three stores and to provide best-of-class support to the 20-plus other franchise owners in his region.