Smoothie King’s aggressive store growth to continue

Marianne Wilson
Editor-in-Chief
Smoothie King opened more than 100 locations globally last year.

Smoothie King is targeting key markets for expansion in 2022.

The quick-serve brand has signed development agreements during the first quarter to open 51 new stores in key growth markets such as the Carolinas, Florida, New York, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin, among others. Smoothie King, which opened more than 100 new stores globally last year, has also announced aggressive domestic growth plans for the coming year throughout the Southwest, Mountain, Upper Midwest, and New England regions.

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"We are proud of the results the brand has experienced so early in the year and have no doubt that momentum will carry us to a record-breaking 2022," said Wan Kim, CEO and chairman, Smoothie King, which ranks as the world’s largest smoothie brand. "With everything we have planned for this year — from new stores and technology advancements to new product launches — our franchise opportunities have never been stronger. As we continue our vision to be an integral part of every health and fitness journey, we're looking forward to welcoming more franchisees into the Smoothie King family."

Smoothie King recently launched an incentive program for existing franchisees and a new program for qualified store team members who are looking for the opportunity to achieve their entrepreneurial dreams with Smoothie King. The programs are open to any franchisee looking to grow their portfolio.

Smoothie King Franchises is a privately held, Dallas-based franchise company with over 1,300 locations worldwide, including in the United States, Korea, Grand Cayman, and Trinidad. 

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