Welcome To The Planet

Planet Smoothie is on a quest to "Change The Way The Planet Eats". Our mission is to offer our customers natural and performance based foods that taste great. Planet Smoothie motivates and educates our customers with our extensive nutritional knowledge and innovative new product development. Planet Smoothie is a category leader with close to a hundred units across the nation. Listen to members of the Planet Smoothie franchise family and learn more about being part of the brand that’s changing the planet.


I opened my Planet Smoothie in Pennsylvania as a 24 year old single woman. Since then I’ve married and become a Mom to three great kids. Planet Smoothie has been a dream come true for me. I feel incredibly blessed to be a stay at home mom, but still have a business that provides my family an income. It is also the best job in the world, fun music, bright colors, smiling faces, it is always sunny in Planet Smoothie!!!
-Shannon Lelli, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

In August of 2008, I opened my first franchise, Planet Smoothie. Before I became a franchise owner, I worked as a commercial real estate agent that specialized in locating retail space for Planet Smoothie franchises along the West Coast of Florida. My first chosen location required a new build out, and local store-marketing plan throughout the area. In December of 2008, I purchased a second existing Planet Smoothie in Brandon, Florida. This store had been opened for nine years prior to my purchase. I recognized the potential that this store had and through a strong marketing plan, I have grown the customer base substantially.

At both of my locations, the stores have been integrated into the community by partnerships with schools, chamber of commerce affiliations, and multiple community related events. I have initiated a partnership between Planet Smoothie and Busch Gardens for their “Howl-O-Scream” annual event. This partnership entailed communication with Busch Gardens’ marketing department on marketing materials to place in all five Planet Smoothie stores in Tampa Bay. I also worked with Busch Gardens and the other franchise owners to create a smoothie for their “Howl-O-Scream” event which we called the ‘Berry Bloody” which consisted of Strawberries, Raspberries and Orange Sherbert. This event promoted the Planet Smoothie brand in the greater Tampa Bay and surrounding areas.

Through my partnerships with Schools, I have sponsored “Family Nights” which give the school’s PTA organizations a percentage of sales for the evening. I have also awarded students with coupons to recognize Honor Roll, Citizenship, Perfect Attendance, and Good Effort. Planet Smoothie-USF is an advantageous location for us to be involved in the community and team up with great places such as Moffitt Cancer Research Center and Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. I am planning to participate as a major sponsor for the Susan G. Koman fund raiser at Emerald Greens Golf Club in May.

The experiences of working with the local schools, hospitals and community related events have made an impact on my personal life and given me the opportunity to do something that I have always wanted to do which is give back to the Community and be a positive influence. Being a Planet Smoothie Franchise Owner has been an awesome Journey and I look forward to many exciting years to come.
-Tony Menendez, Tampa, Florida