SMOOTHIE KING OPENS TWO NEW LOCATIONS IN LIVONIA AND CHESTERFIELD

Customers get a taste of their very best self with Smoothies that are masterfully crafted to help them achieve their health and fitness goals.

Free smoothies for a year to two people every hour at the grand opening events on Saturday, July 20 and Saturday, July 27.

LIVONIA, MI (JUNE 27, 2019) – Smoothie King, the leading smoothie brand committed to inspiring guests to live healthy, active lifestyles, will open two more of its 50 planned Michigan locations in Livonia on Monday, July 1 at 11003 Middlebelt Rd. and in Chesterfield on Saturday, July 13 at 50918 23 Mile Rd. The first lower Michigan location was opened in St. Clair Shores earlier this year. The new stores are 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.”

A grand opening event for Livonia will take place on Saturday, July 20 while a grand opening event for Chesterfield will take place on Saturday, July 27. At each of the grand opening events, Smoothie King will celebrate the new locations with free smoothies for a year (one 20-ounce smoothie per week for 52 weeks) for two guests every hour all day long (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.). The official ribbon-cutting ceremony for each location will take place at 10 a.m the day of the event. From 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Shannon from Channel 955 will be on site to help celebrate and guests can also enjoy additional giveaways throughout the day.

Smoothie King is also excited to announce local NASCAR driver Armani Williams will be at the Livonia grand opening celebration. The 18-year old racer from Grosse Point, Michigan is the first openly diagnosed autistic driver in NASCAR. Williams’ personal diagnosis with autism and success on the track inspires his philanthropy off the track. In 2015, Williams and his family established the Armani Williams Race 4 Autism Foundation to raise awareness and promote research. Smoothie King will be donating $1 for every smoothie sold at the Livonia grand opening event to Williams’ Foundation. Williams will be available for signing and photo opportunities from 1 – 3 p.m. on July 20.

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 Livonia and Chesterfield openings mark Smoothie King’s second and third locations in lower Michigan and are important to our overall growth,” said Smoothie King CEO Wan Kim. “We carefully choose each ingredient in our smoothies to help our guests achieve their purpose, reach their goals and truly rule each day.”

Hours of operation in Livonia and Chesterfield 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 @SmoothieKingLivonia or @SmoothieKingChesterfield 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.

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