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3. Smoothie King
Smoothie King’s focus on “nutritious smoothie meals” with 7 to 45 grams of protein per 20-ounce serving is striking a chord with consumers, helping the brand grow its estimated sales per unit by low-double-digit rates in its Latest and Preceding years.
Latest-Year U.S. systemwide sales: $180 million
Latest-Year sales growth: 12.6%
sales rank: 169
U.S. unit count: 533 (up 4.1%)
ESPU: $344,500 (up 10.1%)