Smoothie King

About Smoothie King

When visits to various doctors did little to relieve the allergies Steve Kuhnau was suffering from, the nurse began reading up on nutrition, hoping a change in diet would help his symptoms. Once he began eating fresh foods and cutting fat out of his diet, Kuhnau started feeling better. His next task was to find a way to tackle the midday fatigue caused by hypoglycemia. Using his nursing expertise and the drink mixing experience he gained as a soda jerk in high school, Kuhnau began experimenting with high protein drinks. The resulting product combined fresh fruits, vitamins and other supplements and inspired the creation of Kuhnau's company, Smoothie King.
Each Smoothie King store sells smoothies and a variety of vitamins, minerals, low fat snacks and nutritional supplements.
Offering 40 percent off its initial franchise fee agreements for the first 40 agreements in 2013 IN St. Louis.

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a traditional Smoothie King Business ranges from for an end-cap or in-line location,
$269,550 to $545,035, and for a free-standing drive-thru location,
$577,100 to $845,985. This includes $28,250 to $36,990 that must be paid
to the franchisor.
If you sign an Area Development Agreement, you also
must pay the franchisor a development fee of $12,500 for each Smoothie King franchise you commit to develop after the first franchise. You
must develop a minimum of 5 Smoothie King Businesses under the Area
Development Agreement.
Veteran Incentives  20% off franchise fee
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#14 in Franchise 500 for 2020.
#19 in Franchise 500 for 2021.







Ice Cream, Yogurt & Smoothies Franchise Opportunities

Below is a quick comparison of Smoothie King against other Ice Cream, Yogurt & Smoothies franchises and business opportunities. For an in depth comparison of Smoothie King with another opportunity including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options click on the name of the company to view the detailed comparison.

Franchise Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
16 Handles $30,000 6% 2% $274,500-$735,000
2 Scoops Cafe $28,000 6% $99,000-$175,000
32Degrees A Yogurt Bar $25,000 6 1 $275,000-$473,000
Abbott's Frozen Custard $37,000 $2.20/gallon $332,254-$1,714,902
All American Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt Shops $35,000 $177,200-$484,950
All American Specialty Restaurants $30,000 5% $171,000-$281,000
Andy's Frozen Custard $32,000 6% 1% $395,750-$859,000
Angel Berry $45,900 6% 2% $128,000-$200,000
Annie's Old Fashioned Ice Cream and Lemonade $25,000-$257,800 6% 2% $69,500-$372,800
Applegate Farm $25,000 5% 2%local+2% Nat'l $137,650-$322,000
Aspen Leaf Yogurt $25,000 $360,000-$466,000
Bahama Buck's Original Shaved Ice Company $29,500 6% 2% $233,326-$770,532
Bambu Desserts & Drinks $40,000-$80,000 $141,500-$304,200
Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt $22,000-$37,200 5% 1% $219,500-$574,200
Baskin-Robbins $12,500-$25,000 5.9% 5% $123,952-$558,830
Ben & Jerry's $16,000-$37,000 3% 4% $152,200-$546,800
Berry Blendz $25,000 3%-6% $144,500-$354,750
BerryLicious Frozen Yogurt $25,000 $100,000-And Up
Blue Sky Creamery $25,000-$35,000 $138,750-$401,000
Boloco Inspired Burritos $25,000 6% $190,000-$400,000
Boost Juice $41,000 8% 3% $280,000-$450,000
Booster Juice $20,000 6% $153,000-$240,000
Bowl of Heaven $30,000 6% 3% Local 2%Nat'l $135,500-$328,500
Breeze Freeze $5,000-$40,000 0 $9,200-$94,300
Bruster's Real Ice Cream $35,000 5% 3% $229,200-$1,315,000
California Quivers $22,500 6% $45,000-$149,300
Carvel $30,000 $2.44/gal. $2.13/gallon $250,600-$415,500
Cefiore N/A $200,000-$350,000
CherryBerry $25,000 $360,000-$466,000
Cianci European Eatery $25,000 5% $356,000-$508,000
Cold Stone Creamery $15,000-$27,000 6% 3% $50,200-$467,525
Cool Factory N/A $142,300-$387,200
Country Style Ice Cream N/A $240,000-$265,000
Cream & Fudge Factory, The $25,000 6% 2%local +2%Nat'l $85,000-$250,000
Creamistry $40,000 6% 1.5% $224,500-$576,500
Dairy Queen $45,000 4% 5-6% $1,151,135-$1,936,655
di'lishi frozen yogurt bar $25,000 4% 4% $285,700-$512,500
Dippin' Dots $15,000 Varies Varies $112,204-$366,950
EarthFruits Yogurt $40,000 6% 2% local +2% Nat'l $256,405-$431,878
Emerald City Smoothie $30,000 6% 2% $165,300-$293,400
Farr's Fresh $20,000-$30,000 6% 2% $285,000-And Up
Forever Yogurt $30,000 6% 2% $240,000-$478,450
FreshBerry $25,000 6% $78,000-$273,000
fro.zen.yo $25,000 5.5% $354,700-$588,200
FROOTS Fresh Smoothies Salads & Wraps $20,000 6% 2% $87,600-$316,750
FroyoWorld $15,000 6% $250,000-$340,000
Fruitfull $21,000 0 $30,362-$85,670
Fruti N/A 0 $75,000-$130,000
Fuzzy Peach $25,000 $360,000-$466,000
Fuzzy Peach Frozen Yogurt Bar, The $25,000 $128,500-$334,000
Haagen-Dazs Shoppe, The $30,000 4% $5.3K/yr. $164,518-$542,768
Handel's Homemade Ice Cream $50,000 6% $234,500-$814,500
Happy & Healthy $25,000 0 $600/year $53,206-$92,936
Happy Joe's $15,000-$17,000 4.5%-5% 1.5% $24,470-$1,030,625
Heidi's Brooklyn Deli $35,000 6% $307,700-$428,900
Herrell's $40,000 6% $251,000-$367,000
HipPOPs $25,000 $245,175-$351,450
Hokulia Shave Ice $10,000-$11,667 $150,000-$250,000
I Can't Believe It's Yogurt $15,000 0 2.3% $110,000-$203,000
I-CE-NY $25,000 4% $146,400-$404,300
Ice Cream Churn $30,000 7% 1.5% $180,000-$350,000
Icebox/Soupbox $14,000-$20,000 4% $69,500-$174,500
Indigos Fruit Smoothies $25,000 6% $89,000-$270,000
Jake's Over the Top $29,000-$40,000 5% 3% $150,000-$350,000
Jamba $35,000 6% 3% $164,750-$563,100
Jo to Go $25,000 7% $82,500-$786,000
Josie's Frozen Yogurt $25,000 $360,000-$466,000
Jreck Subs $10,000 6% $49,800-$254,000
JUGO JUICE N/A $173,000-$233,000
Juice It Up! $25,000 6% 2% $214,375-$390,475
Juice Stop Smoothie $20,000 $166,500-$216,000
Juice Zone $20,000 6% 2% local 1% national $140,000-$217,000
JUICEBLENDZ $50,000 6% 1% $219,000-$350,000
Junga Juice $25,000 $180,000-$249,000
Kilwin's Chocolates $20,000-$40,000 5% 1% $177,534-$937,415
Kona Ice $15,000 $3K-$4K/yr. $500/yr. $145,600-$169,200
La Cremiere $25,000 $175,000-$500,000
La Paloma $25,000 5% $326,000-$535,000
Let's Yo Yogurt $45,000 6% $355,800-$548,500
Let's Yo! $25,000 $360,000-$466,000
Little Scoops $20,000 $350/wk $87,000-$152,000
LOCO JUICE $10,000 >$200 or 5% weekly $200/ month local $56,800-$99,500
Lovin' Spoons $25,000 6% $385,000-$493,000
MaggieMoo's Ice Cream & Treatery $30,000 6% $237,000-$336,000
Marble Slab Creamery $15,000-$25,000 6% 2% $316,085-$409,135
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies $25,000-$65,000 0 $31,100-$394,000
Mayan Jamma Juice $29,000-$40,000 5% 3% $150,000-$350,000
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, USA $25,000-$40,000 6% $218,325-$385,158
Morrone's Treat Centers $20,000 5% 0% $75,000-$150,000
Mr Whippy $35,000 5% 2% $35,000-$50,000
Mr. Smoothie $20,000 5% to 2% $87,650-$377,400
Nekter Juice Bars Inc. $45,000 6% 2% $224,500-$584,100
NRgize Lifestyle Cafe $7,500-$30,000 >6% or $250 weekly 0.5% $63,400-$341,050
Oberweis $40,000 $579,000-$1,699,410
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt $15,000 4% 1% $274,500-$408,500
Paciugo Italian Gelato $30,000 4.5% 2.5% + 2% $101,500-$455,000
Pinkberry $45,000 6% 2% local +2%Nat'l $310,842-$615,145
Planet Smoothie $12,000-$25,000 5% 2% $190,150-$358,500
Power Smoothie Cafe N/A $9,500
Red Mango $30,000 6% 3% $193,500-$466,000
Ricky's Candy, Cones & Chaos $30,000 5% $378,500-$563,800
Rita's $10,000-$30,000 6.5% 3% $15,100-$435,000
Robeks Fruit Smoothies & Healthy Eats $25,000 7% $194,100-$318,000
Rollerz $30,000 6% 1% $138,900-$456,050
Rubyjuice Fruit and Smoothies $20,000 5.5% $106,000-$223,000
Rush Bowls $39,000 5% $192,000-$351,000
Scooter's Coffeehouse $40,000 6% 2% $389,942-$860,654
Shaka Shaved Ice N/A 3% $200,000-$250,000
Shake's Frozen Custard $30,000 5% 3% $162,000-$287,000
Shakeaway $26,750 $122,800-$200,750
Shave It Inc $35,000 5% 2% $170,000-$365,000
Sloan's Ice Cream $40,000 6% 1% Nat'l $587,952-$896,600
Smoothie Factory $30,000 5% $141,500-$424,500
Spoon Me $25,000 6% $240,000-$533,000
Squeeze $25,000 6.3% $160,000-$244,000
Strickland's $25,000 6% $188,000-$315,000
Surf City Squeeze $30,000 6% 1% $64,600-$311,750
Sweet Nel's $35,000 5% 2% $354,000-$539,000
SweetDuet $25,000 5% 3% $104,250-$405,000
sweetFrog $15,000-$30,000 5% 1.5% $95,600-$477,500
Swirls and Twirls $30,000 6% $209,420-$449,750
Tasti D-Lite $30,000 5% 2% $234,000-$423,260
TCBY $25,000-$35,000 6% 2% $200,000-$492,152
Tikiz $15,000 $150,000-And Up
Tropical Flavored Shake $1,140 0 0 $1,300
Tropical Smoothie Cafe $30,000 6% 3% $198,500-$543,500
Tropicana Smoothies Juices & More! $75,000 6% 1% $175,000-$225,000
Twirlees N/A 5% 1.5% $75,000-$85,000
U-Swirl $25,000 4% 2%Nat'l + 1%Local $360,000-$466,000
U-Swirl-n-Go $25,000 $360,000-$466,000
Uncle Louie Gs $7,500 $30,000-$75,000
Village Juice Co. $49,500 $373,000-$750,425
Vitality Bowls $39,500 6% 1.5% $170,100-$604,000
Vitality Juice $15,000-$35,000 5% $128,000-$393,500
Wendy's Milk Bar N/A $100,000-$210,000
Yeh! $25,000 $275,000-$425,000
Yo-Good N/A $110,000-$250,000
Yogen Fruz Worldwide $25,000 6% 3% $123,179-$459,679
Yogli Mogli $35,000 6% 2% $304,050-$390,050
Yogo Factory $25,000 4.5% - 6% $100,000-$300,000
Yogurt Lab $35,000 6% of Gross Revenues 1% local $313,500-$557,000
Yogurtini $25,000 $360,000-$466,000
Yogurtland $35,000 6% 2% $267,820-$479,070
Yovana $40,000 5% of Gross Sales 5% of Gross Sales $225,000-$341,500
Ziiing Yogurt $25,000 6% 2% $165,636-$506,600
Zoyo Yogurt $35,000-$70,000 6% 2% $150,200-$414,500
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Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
16 Handles
$30,000 6% 2% $274,500-$735,000
2 Scoops Cafe
$28,000 6% $99,000-$175,000
32Degrees A Yogurt Bar
$25,000 6 1 $275,000-$473,000
Abbott's Frozen Custard
$37,000 $2.20/gallon $332,254-$1,714,902
All American Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt Shops
$35,000 $177,200-$484,950
All American Specialty Restaurants
$30,000 5% $171,000-$281,000
Andy's Frozen Custard
$32,000 6% 1% $395,750-$859,000
Angel Berry
$45,900 6% 2% $128,000-$200,000
Annie's Old Fashioned Ice Cream and Lemonade
$25,000-$257,800 6% 2% $69,500-$372,800
Applegate Farm
$25,000 5% 2%local+2% Nat'l $137,650-$322,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Aspen Leaf Yogurt
$25,000 $360,000-$466,000
Bahama Buck's Original Shaved Ice Company
$29,500 6% 2% $233,326-$770,532
Bambu Desserts & Drinks
$40,000-$80,000 $141,500-$304,200
Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt
$22,000-$37,200 5% 1% $219,500-$574,200
Baskin-Robbins
$12,500-$25,000 5.9% 5% $123,952-$558,830
Ben & Jerry's
$16,000-$37,000 3% 4% $152,200-$546,800
Berry Blendz
$25,000 3%-6% $144,500-$354,750
BerryLicious Frozen Yogurt
$25,000 $100,000-And Up
Blue Sky Creamery
$25,000-$35,000 $138,750-$401,000
Boloco Inspired Burritos
$25,000 6% $190,000-$400,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Boost Juice
$41,000 8% 3% $280,000-$450,000
Booster Juice
$20,000 6% $153,000-$240,000
Bowl of Heaven
$30,000 6% 3% Local 2%Nat'l $135,500-$328,500
Breeze Freeze
$5,000-$40,000 0 $9,200-$94,300
Bruster's Real Ice Cream
$35,000 5% 3% $229,200-$1,315,000
California Quivers
$22,500 6% $45,000-$149,300
Carvel
$30,000 $2.44/gal. $2.13/gallon $250,600-$415,500
Cefiore
N/A $200,000-$350,000
CherryBerry
$25,000 $360,000-$466,000
Cianci European Eatery
$25,000 5% $356,000-$508,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Cold Stone Creamery
$15,000-$27,000 6% 3% $50,200-$467,525
Cool Factory
N/A $142,300-$387,200
Country Style Ice Cream
N/A $240,000-$265,000
Cream & Fudge Factory, The
$25,000 6% 2%local +2%Nat'l $85,000-$250,000
Creamistry
$40,000 6% 1.5% $224,500-$576,500
Dairy Queen
$45,000 4% 5-6% $1,151,135-$1,936,655
di'lishi frozen yogurt bar
$25,000 4% 4% $285,700-$512,500
Dippin' Dots
$15,000 Varies Varies $112,204-$366,950
EarthFruits Yogurt
$40,000 6% 2% local +2% Nat'l $256,405-$431,878
Emerald City Smoothie
$30,000 6% 2% $165,300-$293,400
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Farr's Fresh
$20,000-$30,000 6% 2% $285,000-And Up
Forever Yogurt
$30,000 6% 2% $240,000-$478,450
FreshBerry
$25,000 6% $78,000-$273,000
fro.zen.yo
$25,000 5.5% $354,700-$588,200
FROOTS Fresh Smoothies Salads & Wraps
$20,000 6% 2% $87,600-$316,750
FroyoWorld
$15,000 6% $250,000-$340,000
Fruitfull
$21,000 0 $30,362-$85,670
Fruti
N/A 0 $75,000-$130,000
Fuzzy Peach
$25,000 $360,000-$466,000
Fuzzy Peach Frozen Yogurt Bar, The
$25,000 $128,500-$334,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Haagen-Dazs Shoppe, The
$30,000 4% $5.3K/yr. $164,518-$542,768
Handel's Homemade Ice Cream
$50,000 6% $234,500-$814,500
Happy & Healthy
$25,000 0 $600/year $53,206-$92,936
Happy Joe's
$15,000-$17,000 4.5%-5% 1.5% $24,470-$1,030,625
Heidi's Brooklyn Deli
$35,000 6% $307,700-$428,900
Herrell's
$40,000 6% $251,000-$367,000
HipPOPs
$25,000 $245,175-$351,450
Hokulia Shave Ice
$10,000-$11,667 $150,000-$250,000
I Can't Believe It's Yogurt
$15,000 0 2.3% $110,000-$203,000
I-CE-NY
$25,000 4% $146,400-$404,300
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Ice Cream Churn
$30,000 7% 1.5% $180,000-$350,000
Icebox/Soupbox
$14,000-$20,000 4% $69,500-$174,500
Indigos Fruit Smoothies
$25,000 6% $89,000-$270,000
Jake's Over the Top
$29,000-$40,000 5% 3% $150,000-$350,000
Jamba
$35,000 6% 3% $164,750-$563,100
Jo to Go
$25,000 7% $82,500-$786,000
Josie's Frozen Yogurt
$25,000 $360,000-$466,000
Jreck Subs
$10,000 6% $49,800-$254,000
JUGO JUICE
N/A $173,000-$233,000
Juice It Up!
$25,000 6% 2% $214,375-$390,475
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Juice Stop Smoothie
$20,000 $166,500-$216,000
Juice Zone
$20,000 6% 2% local 1% national $140,000-$217,000
JUICEBLENDZ
$50,000 6% 1% $219,000-$350,000
Junga Juice
$25,000 $180,000-$249,000
Kilwin's Chocolates
$20,000-$40,000 5% 1% $177,534-$937,415
Kona Ice
$15,000 $3K-$4K/yr. $500/yr. $145,600-$169,200
La Cremiere
$25,000 $175,000-$500,000
La Paloma
$25,000 5% $326,000-$535,000
Let's Yo Yogurt
$45,000 6% $355,800-$548,500
Let's Yo!
$25,000 $360,000-$466,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Little Scoops
$20,000 $350/wk $87,000-$152,000
LOCO JUICE
$10,000 >$200 or 5% weekly $200/ month local $56,800-$99,500
Lovin' Spoons
$25,000 6% $385,000-$493,000
MaggieMoo's Ice Cream & Treatery
$30,000 6% $237,000-$336,000
Marble Slab Creamery
$15,000-$25,000 6% 2% $316,085-$409,135
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies
$25,000-$65,000 0 $31,100-$394,000
Mayan Jamma Juice
$29,000-$40,000 5% 3% $150,000-$350,000
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, USA
$25,000-$40,000 6% $218,325-$385,158
Morrone's Treat Centers
$20,000 5% 0% $75,000-$150,000
Mr Whippy
$35,000 5% 2% $35,000-$50,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Mr. Smoothie
$20,000 5% to 2% $87,650-$377,400
Nekter Juice Bars Inc.
$45,000 6% 2% $224,500-$584,100
NRgize Lifestyle Cafe
$7,500-$30,000 >6% or $250 weekly 0.5% $63,400-$341,050
Oberweis
$40,000 $579,000-$1,699,410
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
$15,000 4% 1% $274,500-$408,500
Paciugo Italian Gelato
$30,000 4.5% 2.5% + 2% $101,500-$455,000
Pinkberry
$45,000 6% 2% local +2%Nat'l $310,842-$615,145
Planet Smoothie
$12,000-$25,000 5% 2% $190,150-$358,500
Power Smoothie Cafe
N/A $9,500
Red Mango
$30,000 6% 3% $193,500-$466,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Ricky's Candy, Cones & Chaos
$30,000 5% $378,500-$563,800
Rita's
$10,000-$30,000 6.5% 3% $15,100-$435,000
Robeks Fruit Smoothies & Healthy Eats
$25,000 7% $194,100-$318,000
Rollerz
$30,000 6% 1% $138,900-$456,050
Rubyjuice Fruit and Smoothies
$20,000 5.5% $106,000-$223,000
Rush Bowls
$39,000 5% $192,000-$351,000
Scooter's Coffeehouse
$40,000 6% 2% $389,942-$860,654
Shaka Shaved Ice
N/A 3% $200,000-$250,000
Shake's Frozen Custard
$30,000 5% 3% $162,000-$287,000
Shakeaway
$26,750 $122,800-$200,750
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Shave It Inc
$35,000 5% 2% $170,000-$365,000
Sloan's Ice Cream
$40,000 6% 1% Nat'l $587,952-$896,600
Smoothie Factory
$30,000 5% $141,500-$424,500
Spoon Me
$25,000 6% $240,000-$533,000
Squeeze
$25,000 6.3% $160,000-$244,000
Strickland's
$25,000 6% $188,000-$315,000
Surf City Squeeze
$30,000 6% 1% $64,600-$311,750
Sweet Nel's
$35,000 5% 2% $354,000-$539,000
SweetDuet
$25,000 5% 3% $104,250-$405,000
sweetFrog
$15,000-$30,000 5% 1.5% $95,600-$477,500
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Swirls and Twirls
$30,000 6% $209,420-$449,750
Tasti D-Lite
$30,000 5% 2% $234,000-$423,260
TCBY
$25,000-$35,000 6% 2% $200,000-$492,152
Tikiz
$15,000 $150,000-And Up
Tropical Flavored Shake
$1,140 0 0 $1,300
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
$30,000 6% 3% $198,500-$543,500
Tropicana Smoothies Juices & More!
$75,000 6% 1% $175,000-$225,000
Twirlees
N/A 5% 1.5% $75,000-$85,000
U-Swirl
$25,000 4% 2%Nat'l + 1%Local $360,000-$466,000
U-Swirl-n-Go
$25,000 $360,000-$466,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Uncle Louie Gs
$7,500 $30,000-$75,000
Village Juice Co.
$49,500 $373,000-$750,425
Vitality Bowls
$39,500 6% 1.5% $170,100-$604,000
Vitality Juice
$15,000-$35,000 5% $128,000-$393,500
Wendy's Milk Bar
N/A $100,000-$210,000
Yeh!
$25,000 $275,000-$425,000
Yo-Good
N/A $110,000-$250,000
Yogen Fruz Worldwide
$25,000 6% 3% $123,179-$459,679
Yogli Mogli
$35,000 6% 2% $304,050-$390,050
Yogo Factory
$25,000 4.5% - 6% $100,000-$300,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Yogurt Lab
$35,000 6% of Gross Revenues 1% local $313,500-$557,000
Yogurtini
$25,000 $360,000-$466,000
Yogurtland
$35,000 6% 2% $267,820-$479,070
Yovana
$40,000 5% of Gross Sales 5% of Gross Sales $225,000-$341,500
Ziiing Yogurt
$25,000 6% 2% $165,636-$506,600
Zoyo Yogurt
$35,000-$70,000 6% 2% $150,200-$414,500