Smoothie King Named #1 Smoothie in Zagat's 2009 Fast-Food Survey

NEW ORLEANS, June 22 // PRNewswire // -- America voted and America agreed that Smoothie King is king of the smoothie. In a Zagat survey of 103 Fast Food Chains, Smoothie King was named "The Best Smoothie/Frozen Yogurt" among 28 leading national quick refreshment chains. In addition, Smoothie King was rated #3 Top Food in the category.

For over 30 years, Zagat has been renowned for its surveys of restaurants and other lifestyle areas because it has empowered people to decide in a truly democratic way. In the case of the Fast Food Survey, the 6,107 participants ate out at fast food establishments on average 11 times per month.

"Receiving top recognition in these categories is an honor and testament to our commitment to providing a healthy fast-food alternative," said Smoothie King's Co-founder and CEO, Steve Kuhnau. "Thanks to our loyal guests who since 1973 have chosen Smoothie King smoothies as a part of their healthy lifestyle."

Smoothie King opened 103 stores last year and added 32 new stores since January 2009 in the United States and internationally, serving up a variety of healthy smoothies, the fast-food alternative, in 600 stores across the globe.

Zagat Survey(R) is the world's leading provider of consumer survey-based information. To access a listing of full survey results, check out www.zagat.com/fastfood.

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 offers guests the original nutritional fresh-blended smoothie and healthy retail products, 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 in the United States in 1989, and currently has more than 600 units operating in 32 states and the Republic of Korea.

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