Smoothie King Debuts Organic Apple Acai Smoothie

Company's First Organic Smoothie Brings Fresh, Healthy, Delicious Ingredients to Fans Worldwide

NEW ORLEANS, May 3, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Smoothie King, the 1973 creator of the nutritional smoothie, unveiled its first-ever organic smoothie offering with the debut of its new Organic Apple Acai smoothie. Created to satisfy the rising demand for organic food and beverage options, the healthy and delicious Organic Apple Acai smoothie offers the tasty, nutritious Smoothie King flavors that fans know and love in a newly organic format.

The Organic Apple Acai Smoothie is a delicious blend of organic apple juice, acai and herbal nutrients. Combining the super food powers of the acai berry with the clean, tart flavors of fresh organic apple juice, the Organic Apple Acai Smoothie makes for the perfect snack or meal replacement at under 360 calories. Native to Central and South America, the acai berry is rich in antioxidants and amino acids and can help boost energy and promote weight loss.

"More and more people are looking for organic options—for themselves and their families," said Cindy Kuhnau, co-founder and executive vice president of Smoothie King. "We wanted to provide our fans with an organic product they can fit into their busy lifestyles—that both tastes good and satisfies this need. The Organic Apple Acai Smoothie is the first in what we hope to be an extended organic product line."

The first organic smoothie to launch in the major quick service restaurant market category, the Organic Apple Acai smoothie further enhances Smoothie King's lineup of healthy, function-based smoothies and snacks. The new offering is a part of Smoothie King's 'Be Good to Yourself' campaign and is available at all of its locations across the U.S.

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. Smoothie King currently has more than 600 units operating in 32 states, the Caymans and the Republic of Korea. In 2011, Smoothie King was ranked no. 1 by Entrepreneur magazine in the juice bar category for the 18th year and no. 70 overall on the 2011 Franchise 500 list. Visit www.smoothieking.com; engage on Facebook www.facebook.com/SmoothieKing; follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/smoothieking

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