The Story of Smoothie King
Once upon a time, there was no Smoothie…
It was the late 1960’s. Trying to remedy his allergies and low blood sugar, Steve Kuhnau began experimenting with mixing real fruit, nutrients and proteins in a blender at home. A little of this, a little of that, and soon enough, his concoctions began to have a huge impact on his health. And that’s how he came to create the original nutritional smoothie. In 1973 Steve opened a health food store, selling vitamins along with his healthful drinks, and Smoothie King was born.
That was just the beginning. Since then Smoothie King has grown to include over 600 locations operating in the continental US, the Republic of Korea, Singapore and the Caymans. What makes it so successful? A genuine commitment to helping people live healthier lives through nutrition. It’s been more than 30 years since Steve, our founder, invented the nutritious and delicious drink now known as a Smoothie. In that time, Smoothie King has expanded its reign to include a wide selection of healthy snacks and high quality nutritional products. They’re not just good. They’re good for you.
Since 1989, Smoothie King has been named #1 franchise in their category 19 times (Entrepreneur Magazine). Smoothie King is currently developing additional stores. Interested in starting a Smoothie King franchise near you? Visit our franchise Information page and learn how you can become a Smoothie King franchisee.