For two decades, Planet Smoothie has been one of the most innovative smoothie franchises in the world. They started in Atlanta in 1995, quickly expanded throughout the Southeast and now have more than 100 stores throughout the United States.
Planet Smoothie is known for their healthy smoothies, add-ins and blasts — all of which have helped them develop a large brand following. They pride themselves on being as convenient as they are healthy. It only takes a couple of minutes to stop by a Planet Smoothie, place an order and be on your way.
In 2015, Kahala Brands acquired Planet Smoothie and since then the brand has experienced tremendous growth. Kahala assists Planet Smoothie with all marketing materials and "behind-the-scenes" support. Thanks to Kahala the Planet Smoothie brand is growing in shopping center locations, in kiosks and in dual-branded locations with complementary restaurant concepts.
Planet Smoothie is far more affordable than most food-related franchises, with lower startup costs, lower operation costs, less spoilage and simpler staffing.
Smoothies are simple to prepare — it’s all blending, no cooking — so training new employees is a breeze. That makes it much easier to scale your business as it grows. The simplicity of the business model also makes it easier to manage. That helps you as you master your new smoothie franchise, and when you are ready to expand to a second, third or ninth location, that simplicity will make it easier for you to hire general managers.