Provided by Smoothie King Franchises Inc.
Manassas, Va. — Smoothie King is celebrating its recent Manassas store opening on Saturday, September 12th with a parking lot Health & Fitness Fair. Smoothie King offers a wide variety of customizable “Smoothies with a Purpose™”, to help customers meet their individual fitness, health and wellness goals. This 1st annual event will be featuring area health & fitness businesses to help the community learn how live an active and healthy lifestyle and how Smoothie King can be an integral part of every health & fitness plan.
The health & fitness fair will kick-off with a ribbon cutting ceremony by community officials, including Manassas Mayor Harry Parrish. The parking lot will host booths from area health and fitness businesses, offering information on their unique services and programs. Plus there’ll be FREE Smoothies*, Fitness Games, Prizes & Giveaways and drawing to Win a $100 Smoothie King Gift Card. Plans are to make this an annual event to help promote active and healthy lifestyles and to support local charities.
Franchise owners, Tim and Jamie Smith of Gainesville, say they had been looking for an investment and 2ndcareer opportunity for many years. “We were looking for a business we could run together and one with the right balance of operational autonomy, growth potential and a brand that was relevant with the broadest possible set of consumers today.” With consumers increasingly focused on personal health and fitness, the idea of a purposeful and customizable fruit and vegetable quick serve meal replacement presents a significant market opportunity. Tim, a 26 year retail executive, added, “The recent transition of this successful 42 year old company to a completely revitalized brand, product offering and management team with clear and purposeful growth plans seemed like the right investment vehicle for us”. The Manassas location is the first of at least 3 locations the Smiths plan to open in the northern Virginia metro area. They are actively pursuing potential locations in Bristow, Gainesville, Haymarket and South Riding.
What else is happening at Smoothie King?
- All 17 DC Metro area locations will be offering $5 Friday* throughout the month of September. Get any 32oz smoothie for only $5 all day on Fridays.
- Fall’s just around the corner, but our famous Pumpkin Spice Smoothie is here now. Enjoy this fall classic for a limited time.
About Smoothie King Franchises Inc. Smoothie King is the premier Smoothie Bar and Nutritional Lifestyle Center in the industry, offering guests the original nutritional fresh-blended smoothie and numerous other healthy retail products. Smoothie King opened its first location in 1973 in New Orleans, LA. and started as the first franchised smoothie bar / health food store in the United States in 1989. Smoothie King currently has more than 700 units operating in 32 states, the Caymans and the Republic of Korea and Singapore. In 2013 Smoothie King was ranked #1 by Entrepreneur magazine in the juice bar category for the 19th year, and is ranked #104 overall on the magazine’s top 500 franchise list.