Smoothie King is looking to expand its presence across the Tampa market with additional locations and franchisees.
One of these franchisees is Shane Burden, who opened his Smoothie King location in Valrico, FL. Burden had contemplated opening a bar, but opted for the family-friendly Smoothie King atmosphere.
“People come in here, they’re typically happy,” Burden told the Tampa Bay Times. “I enjoy talking to the customers, talking to their kids, having fun.”
Smoothie King Franchise Development Manager, Christine Elam said that individuals like Shane who enjoy similar customer-facing aspects of business ownership are just what Smoothie King looking for in franchisees to help spearhead this Tampa expansion.
“He is exactly what we’re looking for when we look go bring someone into the brand,” Elam told the Tampa Bay Times, “His background and his passion for the brand are extremely well-suited to what we were looking for.”
For this local expansion, Elam explained that there are 15 Smoothie King locations in the area, and that she predicts that number to double in the years to come.
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