Smoothie King® to Launch “King Cake Smoothie” Regionally on January 6, 2016

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Smoothie King® to Launch “King Cake Smoothie”
Regionally on January 6, 2016

New Smoothie to Be Featured Across Three States for a Limited Time Only!

NEW ORLEANS, (December 9, 2015) -- Smoothie King Franchises, Inc., the leading smoothie franchise company with more than 750 stores worldwide, will be launching a new, regionally-inspired smoothie at more than 120 Smoothie King stores in the Gulf Coast area starting in early January.  The “King Cake Smoothie” will be available from January 6, 2016 (King’s Day) through February 9, 2016 (Mardi Gras Day).

“New Orleans is Smoothie King’s hometown. This is where it all began for us,” said Wan Kim, Owner and CEO of Smoothie King.  “The King Cake Smoothie gives people a delicious and nutritious option during Carnival season, while celebrating our hometown roots.”

The King Cake smoothie is available with Smoothie King’s proprietary Gladiator® Protein or with Frozen Yogurt and also includes almond milk, bananas, ground cinnamon, almond and vanilla extract. The Gladiator version has 49g of protein, is only 350 calories for a 20 oz. cup, and has 23g of sugar and 3g of fiber. It’s high in protein, Vitamins A, C, D, E and B-12 and is a good source of fiber. The Frozen Yogurt version is also available as a 12 oz. Kids Cup. The King Cake Smoothie will be available at participating Smoothie King stores in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

About Smoothie King Franchises Inc.

Smoothie King Franchises, Inc. is a privately held, New Orleans-area-based franchise company with more than 750 units worldwide. By creating each smoothie with a purpose, Smoothie King makes it simple and pleasurable for guests to achieve their individual health goals. The franchise also offers a number of healthy retail products, including sports beverages, energy bars, vitamins, supplements and more.

Smoothie King was founded in 1973 by Steve Kuhnau, whose mission was to help others achieve better health in a tasty way.  In 1989, Smoothie King became the first smoothie franchise in the U.S. and currently operates in 33 states, the Caymans, Singapore and the Republic of Korea. In 2015, Smoothie King was ranked No. 1 by Entrepreneur magazine in the juice bar category for the 21st year and No. 79 overall on the 2015 Franchise 500 list. In 2014, Smoothie King partnered with the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association to launch the Smoothie King Center, a multi-purpose indoor arena in New Orleans, Louisiana. Visit www.smoothieking.com or www.smoothiekingfranchise.com; engage on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SmoothieKing; follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/smoothieking.

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