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Co-Branded Planet Smoothie and Tasti D-Lite to Open in West Lost Angeles

Scottsdale, Ariz. – (November 5, 2015) Kahala Brands™ (www.KahalaBrands.com) is excited to announce the opening of Planet Smoothie® (www.PlanetSmoothie.com) and Tasti D-Lite™ (www.TastiDLite.com) in Santa Monica, Calif. on Saturday, November 7.

The co-branded store is located on the corner of 6th and Wilshire, in the heart of the hip neighborhood of Santa Monica. “To celebrate the grand opening, we will offer FREE Tasti DLite from Noon to 5 p.m., as well as gift bags for the first 150 customers through the door,” said Julie Hoefling, director of marketing for Planet Smoothie & Tasti D-Lite. “We are thrilled about opening in Santa Monica. We know these brands will be very successful in this area because many consumers are searching for ways to live healthier lives and Planet Smoothie & Tasti D-Lite want to make it easier for people to do so while enjoying great tasting products.”

Kahala Brands™ acquired Planet Smoothie and Tasti D-Lite in June and relocated the corporate office from Brentwood, Tennessee, to the Kahala Brands headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona. The acquisition of the two brands expands Kahala Brands’ smoothie concept portfolio to four nationally recognized brands, strengthening its leadership position in the healthy treats segment.

The first Planet Smoothie store opened in Atlanta in 1995 using real fruits and vegetables, as well as its own line of proprietary sweeteners and supplements in its smoothies that are blended fresh-to-order. Most of Planet Smoothie’s Energy Smoothies are made with a special proprietary Energy Blast mix that includes guarana, ginger and white willow bark, along with ancient rainforest plants and a blend of minerals and supplements.

About Planet Smoothie

Planet Smoothie® , intent on redefining the smoothie category, is among the country's top smoothie concepts. The brand appeals to a demographic of loyal, active and occasion-driven customers who want to live a healthier lifestyle. Planet Smoothie offers real fruit smoothies with lower calorie, lower sugar, and higher protein options, giving customers a quick, portable snack or meal replacement. The brand's menu is organized into lifestyle categories to assist customers in finding the smoothie that helps them to achieve their personal goals, including protein, energy, and Planet Lite™ categories. The Planet Smoothie brand operates approximately 140 locations in over 20 states. In 2015, Planet Smoothie was acquired by Scottsdale, Arizona-based Kahala Brands™, one of the fastest growing franchising companies in the world with a portfolio of 22 quick-service restaurant brands and approximately 2900 locations in 28 countries. 

For more information about Planet Smoothie, Please visit: www.PlanetSmoothie.com

For more information about Kahala Brands, please visit: www.KahalaBrands.com

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