Steady Business Means Predictability For Planet Smoothie Franchisees
Consistent business to a path of profitability
Ever go to a favorite local restaurant and have a 30-minute wait for a table? How about those times when it’d be great to pick up a quick dinner on the way home, but the drive-through line is a dozen cars long and the line is long inside as well? That may be great — in the short term for that business owner, but they’re also missing dollars from people who opt to go elsewhere.
Thanks to a product that is in demand all day long, from morning to evening, Planet Smoothie™ franchise owners and their teams don’t tend to have that challenge. Sure, a Planet Smoothie location is usually a bustling place, but it’s never unmanageable. That’s good news for franchise owners and customers alike.
Steady business improves operational efficiencies
When there are no huge upticks in business around traditional mealtimes, but rather a steady flow of customers all day long, a Planet Smoothie franchise owner can operate their business much more efficiently. One major plus: team-member scheduling. This is a business where the flow of traffic is predictable, which can make scheduling a snap.
“Planet Smoothie franchises don’t have the traditional food-service peak periods around breakfast, lunch or dinner,” says Doug Merenda, Director of Franchise Development. “With that steady stream of customers all day, there’s no worry on the part of the franchise owner that they’ll be caught short if a lot of people come in, or they’ll have to send people home and then lose employees because they’re not getting enough hours.”
Well-run operational system also means minimal food waste
Along those same lines, Planet Smoothie’s steady stream of visitors means it’s also easier to keep inventory at appropriate levels. The regular flow of business, coupled with Kahala Brands’™ superior back-office inventory tracking and ordering systems, means that Planet Smoothie owners aren’t going to run out of ingredients, no matter how busy they get.
“This is a business that is popular, which means that it is busy,” Merenda says, “but it’s never really unmanageable. A Planet Smoothie franchise is set up so that customers can get in and out quickly. No one has to wait long for their smoothie. And with operational systems that make sure that all the ingredients are on hand, no one is going to find out that they can’t get their favorite smoothie.”
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.