Planet Smoothie Ideal Businesses For First-Time Owners
Know how to work a blender?
Owning a small business is exciting, fulfilling, and challenging. First-time owners are eager to be out on their own, and also nervous. As they research franchise opportunities, they look closely at the training and support they’ll get, as well as how easy the business is to operate. And that’s why so many are choosing to purchase a Planet Smoothie™ franchise.
“Many people avoid a food-service business because of the need for a full kitchen, a large staff, and lots of costly equipment,” says Doug Merenda, Director of Franchise Development. “A Planet Smoothie franchise is the exact opposite. It’s a business that fits into lots of smaller location footprints, has no kitchen, and the equipment is essentially a set of blenders. That’s it!”
Streamlined operations systems give franchise owners confidence
The Planet Smoothie franchise model benefits from the know-how of Kahala Brands™, an internationally recognized operator of multiple franchises. With Kahala’s support, franchise owners know they’ll not only get the onboarding and initial training to start strong, but they’ll also receive ongoing marketing, operational and other support over those crucial early weeks and months.
“Training for franchise owners is taken very seriously; they learn how to do everything in the store,” Merenda says. “That enables them to, in turn, onboard staff smoothly and efficiently. That way, the owner can be up front or in back handling operations while the employees make sure that customers are having a great experience.”
A fun vibe builds owner, employee satisfaction
Planet Smoothie’s can be a fun business that can be easy to own and operate, and a fun place to work. That translates into employees who really care about the business and its customers, and who stick around. In today’s economy, where the service industry is struggling to attract and retain good staff, that’s a crucial edge.
“Planet Smoothie franchise owners will tell you that their team is a family,” Merenda says. “They are people who really enjoy customer service, who like providing a great-tasting product that people enjoy and they like coming to work. That enthusiasm, coupled with amazing products, are what sets Planet Smoothie apart and can make it a great business to own.”
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. This is 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.