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Franchise Times Names Planet Smoothie a Top Franchise Opportunities

The iconic smoothie franchise is named to prestigious list of the top franchise opportunities for 2020

Planet Smoothie® was recently named one of the Top 200+ franchises to invest in by Franchise Times, a respected industry publication dedicated to helping franchise owners improve their businesses. 

The Franchise Times Top 200+ has been the preeminent franchise ranking system for more than 20 years, helping entrepreneurs make worthy investments. For this year’s list, the publication analyzed the 500 largest franchise systems in the nation based on global systemwide sales compared to the previous year’s performance of each brand. The inclusion of our iconic smoothie franchise on the list is a strong testament to our business model and culture of continued support. 

For more than two decades, Planet Smoothie has grown by consistently delivering low calorie, real fruit smoothies to customers who want to live a healthier, active lifestyle. As more and more Americans look to slim down and become healthier, the trend of the growing smoothie market continues today as smoothies are seen as a way to enhance a healthy lifestyle without sacrificing convenience or taste. 

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What can Make Planet Smoothie a Best-Bet Investment?

Health and well-being are on top of American’s minds more than ever before. According to a survey from The Nielsen Company, 3 in 10 Americans want to eat and live more healthfully. In fact, the survey also found that Americans are not only eating but drinking their snacks, with 3 in 10 surveyed stating they are more likely to drink beverages “as a way to revive or sustain energy levels.”

Since our inception, Planet Smoothie has excelled at providing tasty smoothie choices that are lower in sugar and calories as a convenient, healthier alternative to fast, processed food. As a result, our iconic smoothie brand has become a leading brand in the $5 billion smoothie industry, as they are now a mainstream snack, post-workout staple or meal replacement for millions of people everyday — and the demand for them continues to grow. 

“I played sports my whole life, so I have been into the health scene,” says Colin McGuire, a Planet Smoothie franchise owner in Winter Garden, Florida. “Planet Smoothie appealed that way and also through the simplicity of the business. Smoothies are sometimes thought of as trendy, but they’re not; they’ve been going for a long time. The market keeps expanding, and now there are generations of smoothie drinkers, and that’s great for us.”

As a franchise opportunity, Planet Smoothie offers an affordable business model that can be easy to understand and even easier to scale. Our iconic smoothie franchise offers flexible franchise models that not only work well in traditional shopping center food court locations, but also in non-traditional locations such as kiosks and convenience stores. The costs to begin operations of a new Planet Smoothie franchise start at $190,150, making it an attractive option for potential franchise owners.

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