Smoothie King Interior

In November, Smoothie King Franchises, Inc. opened its 19th store in the South Florida market, marking the beginning of the brand's accelerated expansion plan under new Global CEO Wan Kim.

The company reports it opened 51 new stores worldwide in 2012 and has plans to open more than 1,000 across the United States over the next 5 years, with 40 new stores slated for the South Florida market.

The Covington, La.-based company, which currently operates more than 600 units, reports it has extensive franchise opportunities available in the Southeast, mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, as well as Texas. International development includes master franchise and corporate expansion in Korea, Singapore and Malaysia, with 50 new stores planned in Korea and 10 in Singapore in 2013.

Designed to be adaptable to virtually any type of real estate or layout, the typical Smoothie King is 1,000 to 1,400 square feet and is located in neighborhood and community strip centers, power and lifestyle centers or shopping malls. End caps, freestanding or strong in-line locations are preferred, as is drive-thru access. The company has also developed stores in nontraditional locations, including airports, hospitals, convention centers, stadiums, universities, mall kiosks and military bases.