Smoothie King opens first location in Lower Michigan in St. Clair Shores

Whether someone wants to slim down, firm up, stay well or simply feel better, there’s a Smoothie King smoothie expertly blended to help them reach their goal

First 50 guests in line at the grand opening event on Saturday, March 23 will receive free smoothies for a year

ST. CLAIR SHORES, MI (FEBRUARY 28, 2019) – Smoothie King, the leading smoothie brand committed to inspiring guests to live healthy, active lifestyles, will open its first of 50 planned Michigan locations in St. Clair Shores on Monday, March 11 at 27735 Harper Ave. A grand opening event at the new location will take place on Saturday, March 23. The new store is owned and operated by entrepreneur Christopher Klebba of Northern Diamond Management.

“We are committed to making an active lifestyle attainable for people in our community, and we see a real need for an offering like Smoothie King,” said Christopher Klebba, president of Northern Diamond Management. “We were attracted to the Smoothie King brand because its mission to inspire people to live healthy, active lifestyles is perfectly aligned with ours, and we fell in love with the brand and the people.”

At the grand opening event on Saturday, March 23, Smoothie King is celebrating the new location with free smoothies for a year (one 20-ounce smoothie per week for 52 weeks) for the first 50 guests in line when the store opens at 8 a.m. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. From 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 – 4 p.m. there will be local radio personalities on site to help celebrate and guests can also enjoy additional giveaways throughout the day.

Smoothie King, the fastest growing chain in its category, has already become a popular choice for those in the southwestern United States who want fresh, delicious smoothies that fit into their healthy, active lifestyles. Christopher and his team are excited to bring the brand to Michigan and have signed an agreement to develop 60+ locations throughout Michigan and Ohio in the coming years.

“Our new St. Clair Shores opening marks Smoothie King’s first location in lower Michigan and is an important market in our overall growth,” said Smoothie King CEO Wan Kim. “Through Cleaner Blending, we want to become an integral part of every health and fitness journey in the St. Clair Shores community and beyond.”

Smoothie King’s Cleaner Blending recipes include more whole fruits and vegetables and no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives in its smoothies. Complete nutritional information is available at www.smoothieking.com.

Hours of operation in St. Clair Shores will be Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. For updates on grand opening events and details on giveaways, follow @SKSmoothieKingHarperAve on Facebook and @SmoothieKingMI on Instagram or Twitter. For more information on employment and leadership opportunities visit www.northernblendsllc.com.

Guests who join Smoothie King’s Healthy Rewards loyalty program can earn points toward free smoothies, exclusive offers and personalized discounts.

About Smoothie King Franchises, Inc.
Smoothie King Franchises, Inc., the original U.S. smoothie franchise, is a privately held, Dallas-based franchise company with more than 1,000 units worldwide. It was founded in 1973 by Steve Kuhnau, whose mission was to help others achieve better health in a delicious way through smoothies. Today, it continues its mission to inspire a healthy and active lifestyle through its Cleaner Blending Initiative, which focuses on more whole fruits and vegetables while removing all added sugars, artificial flavors, colors and preservatives. Smoothie King extends its vision to be an integral part of every health and fitness journey through partnerships with the American Cancer Society and Challenged Athletes Foundation. The franchise is currently ranked No. 1 by Entrepreneur magazine in the juice bar category for the 26th year, No. 35 overall on the 2017 Franchise 500 list and debuted on the Inc. 5000 list in 2018. The company also offers retail products that include sports beverages, energy bars, vitamins, supplements and more.

Visit www.smoothieking.com or www.smoothiekingfranchise.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SmoothieKing and Instagram at www.instagram.com/SmoothieKing.

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