Smoothie King

Top 500 Chains

Smoothie King

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Its smoothies are fresh-made with fruit, juice and a selection of protein powders and vitamins

Made-to-order smoothies with real fruit, fresh juices and protein powders and vitamins

Together, the specialty LSR category increased sales by 8.6%, to $6.9 billion, and units by 5.2%, to 11,070.

The growing demand for build-your-own doesn’t have to clog lines in the morning.

Rachel Phillips-Luther has joined the smoothie-and-juice chain.

Jamba Juice has opened a concept unit in Pasadena, Calif., that will serve as a testing ground for new products.

More than half of the restaurant industry’s $491 billion in sales come from the Top 500 chains. And these giants grew at a modestly stronger rate, both in terms of sales and store counts, than the industry overall. Restaurant Business focused on the leading 250 performers to identify trends for our first-ever special report delivering lessons from Technomic’s annual Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report. This special package includes lessons for all operators from the largest chains by segment, menu category and more.

While breakfast eaters still opt for eggs or yogurt, protein-rich smoothies and shakes are a growing opportunity for operators targeting people on the go.