Steven Kuhnau worked during his teenage years preparing malts, shakes and floats as a soda jerk. Unfortunately, he found himself plagued by the in ability to digest any of these tasty treats because he is lactose intolerance.
When you start working for Smoothie King you’re first job will be to assist the customer. You’ll be making the tasty smoothies and snacks that the Smoothie King offers.
So he set out to make a healthy, dairy-free alternative and thus the smoothie was born. His new drink was a blend of fresh fruit coupled with vitamin and protein additives. In 1973 Kuhnau opened the first Smoothie King in Kenner, Louisiana. It wasn’t long before they were popping up all over the New Orleans metropolitan area. Since then Smoothie King has opened over 600 locations worldwide.
Not only will you need to be able to learn to follow the Smoothie King recipes you also will need to greet each customer as if they were a friend of the family. Friendly customer service is a requirement at the Smoothie King, just like it’s competitor Planet Smoothie.
You’ll also be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the store and the equipment used in the store. Store sanitation is extremely important to maintaining a healthy clientele.
If you define yourself as a hard working associate you can work your way up the chain of command. Smoothie King likes to promote from within so there is a chance you can be promoted to one of their shift lead positions. In this position you’ll be responsible for maintaining the high standards set down by Smoothie King for customer service and product quality.
You will need to be able to manage and motivate your team to maintain these standards. If you succeed in doing this you can be promoted to assistant manager or even store manager over time.
Smoothie King job benefits include:
- vision care
- health and wellness programs
- 401(k) retirement plans
- healthcare coverage
- paid vacation
- holiday pay
- sick leave
Working at Smoothie King will help you build a solid work foundation and get you accustomed to working at a fast paced environment.These skills will help you later in life in every job you ever do. Get started on the right foot and apply now!
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