New Blended Coffee Drinks Brewing at Smoothie King — Free Giveaway During Nationwide "Morning Wakeup Event"

New Orleans--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Smoothie King Franchises, Inc., the originator of the nutritional fruit-based smoothie, has added six new coffee-based smoothies to its menu. The chain invites guests to try the new blends for free before 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, during The Smoothie King Morning Wakeup Event at its more than 550 locations nationwide.

Guests can wake up with Smoothie King and choose a free 20-ounce blend from any of the new coffee or Mo'cuccino smoothies in caramel, mocha or vanilla. The coffee smoothies include Gladiator protein to provide an energy boost and long-lasting fullness, while the Mo'cuccino mixes java with ice cream and protein, intended to be an indulgent treat.

"Not only do the new coffee and Mo'cuccino smoothies taste great, but the added Gladiator protein keeps you feeling fuller longer," said Steve Kuhnau, president and co-founder of Smoothie King. "We couldn't think of a better way to get guests as energized as we are about these new blends than to give them away for free!"

Because the coffee in Smoothie King's new line of smoothies is cold-brewed processed, more than 70 percent of the bitter acids and oils are removed, providing a smoother flavor and resting easier on the stomach.

Any of the coffee and Mo'cuccino smoothies can be made "skinny" by leaving out the turbinado, thereby reducing the number calories and carbs in each of the blends.

Opening times and participation may vary by location. A full list of Smoothie King's more than 550 locations is available at Smoothie King's mission is to relentlessly influence more and more people to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

To date, more than 200 million Smoothie King smoothies have been served at more than 550 locations in 32 states across the United States and in South Korea. Smoothie King is consistently ranked number one in its category and ranked number 109 in the top 500 franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine, as well as ranked number 99 as a top global franchise.

About Smoothie King Franchises, Inc.

Smoothie King is a privately held, New Orleans-area-based franchise company and the premier Smoothie Bar and Nutritional Lifestyle Center in the industry. Smoothie King Centers offer guests the industry's first, original nutritional fruit- and function-based, fresh-blended smoothies. Each Lifestyle Center also offers healthy retail product solutions, including sports beverages, energy bars, healthy snacks, vitamin supplements, herbs, minerals and other sports nutrition products. Smoothie King opened its first store in 1973 and started as the first franchised smoothie bar/health food store business in the United States in 1989. Smoothie King currently has more than 550 units operating in 32 states and the Republic of Korea. For more information, visit


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