Smoothie King Info

About Smoothie King

Smoothie King Franchises, Inc. is a privately held, New Orleans-area-based franchise company with 800 units worldwide. By creating each smoothie with a purpose, Smoothie King makes it simple and pleasurable for guests to achieve their individual health goals as part of a low-calorie diet and regular exercise routine.  The franchise also offers a number of healthy retail products, including sports beverages, energy bars, vitamin supplements and more.
Smoothie King was founded in 1973 by Steve Kuhnau, whose mission was to help others achieve better health in a tasty way.  In 1989, Smoothie King became the first franchised smoothie bar/health food store in the U.S. and currently operates in 33 states, the Caymans, and the Republic of Korea. In 2015, Smoothie King was ranked No. 1 by Entrepreneur magazine in the juice bar category for the 23rd year and No. 92 overall on the 2015 Franchise 500 list. In 2014, Smoothie King partnered with the New Orleans Pelicans to launch the Smoothie King Center, a multi-purpose indoor arena in New Orleans, Louisiana. Smoothie King offers veterans a 20 percent discount off the initial franchisee fee. Visit or; engage on Facebook; follow on Twitter at

Why Smoothie King?

Smoothie King gives franchisees a chance to inspire people to live healthier, more active lifestyles while also providing a fantastic business opportunity.

The Smoothie King brand is committed to the highest product quality and constant innovation, which has paid off with steady 9.2 percent same-store sales growth in 2014.

Smoothie King has also been recognized as No. 1 in its category by Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500. The brand has grown consistently for 43 years, translating to 750-plus locations around the world.

Not only is Smoothie King the ideal concept for prospective franchisees, but its support team is on hand to help every step of the way, including with securing the best available locations in a chosen market.

How much money can I make?

$681,724 = Annual Average Gross Sales per location of Top 25%

*$681,724 is the average gross sales of the top 25% of all traditional franchised units in operation for entire calendar year ended December 31, 2015. See Item 19 of the 2016 Smoothie King® Franchise Disclosure Document for more information.

How much does a Smoothie King Franchise Cost?

Total Investment Range: $188,200 to $414,050

Franchise Fee: $30,000 

Royalty Fee: 4% - 6% of monthly gross sales

National Marketing Fee: 2% of monthly gross sales

Financial Requirements: 

Minimum net worth: $285,000 per location

Minimum liquidity: $95,000 per location

Our Leadership Team

Smoothie king has one of the most talented leadership teams in the restaurant industry with over 235 years of combined experience. 

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Office
President, Chief Operating Officer and Director
Brian Judge
Chief Financial Officer
Kevin King
Chief Development Officer