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Small business duo takes majority ownership in Smoothie Shop franchise

Small business duo takes majority ownership in Smoothie Shop franchise


Small business owners Kevin Oldham and Tim Denker have recently acquired the majority of The Smoothie Shop & Supplements franchise system.

Smoothie ShopThe company has been a part of Kansas City for the past eight years and currently features eight locations, including one at Hy-Vee Arena in Kansas City’s West Bottoms. The pair is planning “aggressive expansion” in the Midwest going forward.

“We see The Smoothie Shop & Supplements as a strong KC brand,” Oldham said. “For our customers, we want to change lives, one smoothie at a time. For our franchise partners, we want to reduce risk for entrepreneurs who want a low-cost franchise opportunity that helps people live better lives.”

Oldham co-founded and acted as CMO of the national franchise system United Real Estate, and he currently owns digital marketing company Diffactory.

Denker, a business law attorney with his own firm, oversaw the transition of The Smoothie Shop & Supplements as it shifted from corporate-owned to franchising.

Oldham and Denker completed the majority acquisition in early January and are injecting capital, resources and a proven team into the business. They have started building out the company’s e-commerce strategy and plan to introduce a new line of supplements in early 2019.

Claire Martin

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Claire Martin is a staff reporter and editorial contributor for Thinking Bigger Business Media. She writes features, business profiles, web copy and other editorial content for the magazine and its website. Contact her at cmartin@ithinkbigger.com.

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