10 Best Smoothie Chains In America

Smoothie King

When you hear "smoothie chain," you generally think of Smoothie King, which has been around since 2007. This brand has over 1,300 locations worldwide and is known for its broad smoothie menu, so you're never far from one.


Jamba—which deleted "Juice" in 2019—has been satisfying customers with its smoothies, smoothie bowls, and juice shots since the 1990s. Jamba began as the "senior project" of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo student Kirk Perron, a health-conscious bike rider.


Pressed makes amazing bottled smoothies and drinks with natural ingredients including pineapple, strawberry, almond butter, and turmeric. The smoothie and juice brand, founded in 2010 by a group of friends, started as a 25-foot "juice closet" in Los Angeles and then a juice truck in Malibu before becoming a nationwide franchise. 

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Tropical Smoothie, with over 1,000 stores, sells more than tropical smoothies. Besides substantial smoothies, it serves sandwiches, quesadillas, salads, and flatbreads.

Juice Press

Want a healthy, tasty smoothie fast? Two words: Juice Press. The popular smoothie and juice chain from New York's Lower East Side offers nutrient-dense mixes using fresh, organic ingredients. Preservatives, gums, processed sweeteners, and GMOs are all absent from their menu. 

Maui Wowi Hawaiian

Non-fat yogurt, fruit juices, fruit purees, and natural flavorings make Maui Wowi's smoothies among the best. Jeff and Jill Summerhays founded the fun smoothie franchise in the early 1980s to offer a healthy alternative to sugary meals. It now has 400 locations in over 30 states.

Planet Smoothie

Planet Smoothie, the third-largest smoothie company in the US, has been making nutritious, high-quality beverages from genuine fruit since 1995. Its U.S. shops number around 100.

Orange Julius

Orange Julius, founded as a Los Angeles juice stand in the 1920s, is now a major juice and smoothie business with over 5,000 outlets.


Robeks provides several smoothie alternatives. Established over 30 years ago in Los Angeles, this trusted smoothie chain creates vitamin-packed smoothies.

Nékter Juice Bar

Look no farther than Nékter Juice Bar for premium smoothies without hidden sugars, artificial flavors, or processed ingredients. The renowned chain, with 160 locations nationwide, serves classic and inventive smoothies, smoothie bowls, fresh juices, juice shots, and juice cleanses. 

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