Less than 50 brands have celebrated this milestone, and Smoothie King is the first health-forward concept with a focus on nutrition to make the list.
Aug. 27, 2018
Smoothie King celebrated the opening of its 1,000th store on Thursday, Aug. 23, at 1325 E. Belt Line Road in Richardson, Texas. The Richardson location, which is company owned, is a short drive from the company’s new corporate headquarters, located in Dallas. The company moved in June 2018 from Metairie, Louisiana.
The milestone comes on the heels of the leading smoothie company’s recent record setting sales and franchise growth. “This is an incredible milestone in our company’s history and in our journey to inspire people to live healthy and active lifestyles,” CEO Wan Kim, said in the release. “It’s even more special that we’ve reached this goal right here in our new home market and can celebrate with our neighbors and friends.”
The newly-opened 1000th store showcases a new stand-alone store design and a menu centered on Smoothie King’s proprietary Cleaner Blending recipes which feature fresh fruit and veggies, and exclude added sugar, artificial colors and flavors, and preservatives. The new menu demonstrates Smoothie King’s commitment to delivering better transparency to consumers, and helping people live healthy and active lifestyles fueled by nutritious smoothies.
In the first half of 2018, Smoothie King opened 49 locations, and it projects to open a total of 130 locations by year’s end. It was recently recognized as the top juice bar franchise by Entrepreneur magazine and is enjoying five years of consecutive same store sales growth.