A Healthy Juice Bar Merits a Robust Point of Sale System

Are you looking for a quick serve franchise that’s healthy as well as tasty? Smoothie King is opening its first Aventura, Florida location, kicking off the brand’s accelerated expansion plan under new Global CEO Wan Kim. The Aventura location is the 19th Smoothie King in South Florida; the company is planning to open more than 40 stores in this region over the next five years. High-profile areas are being targeted, including South Beach, Sunny Isles, Miami’s MiMo district, Boca Raton, and Weston. Additional locations in Miami and Miami Lakes will open in December with a location in Doral planned for early 2013.

Smoothie King, ranked #1 Juice Bar by Entrepreneur magazine for the past 19 years, offers more than 40 healthy, nutritional smoothies with real fruit, all-natural juices and a functional mix of vitamins and nutrients to fit every need or lifestyle.Trained team members help guests select the smoothie that’s right for them, whether they are looking to gain or lose weight, boost immunity, build muscle, or complement a workout. The meal-replacement drinks are categorized according to purpose; there is even a line of smoothies for children, Kids’ Kups, combining fruit juices, yogurt, protein powder, and multi-vitamin enhancers in child-appropriate proportions.

Each Smoothie King offers a wide variety of vitamins, diet products, sports nutrition, and healthy snacks in addition to their signature nutritional smoothies. Merchandising the additional products within the stores turns the juice bar into a one-stop destination serving all the nutritional needs of guests. This business model, operating two businesses in one, gives franchisees the potential for higher revenue. Wondering if a Smoothie King franchise is for you? The company’s executive team is hosting a Discovery Day in Miami on November 9 for potential future franchisees.

When you are ready to open your new juice bar or  frozen yogurt shop , or to expand to another location, Calypso has the perfect point of sale system for you! Calypso offers complete turn-key packages for ice cream and frozen yogurt shops. This straight forward, simple to use software features department driven menu screens that drastically reduce training time and enables fast, accurate service. Our point of sale system can process credit, debit and gift transactions eliminating the need for additional processing equipment.

A self-serve yogurt shop POS system must have seamless integration to a POS scale to calculate the cost of merchandise based on weight of what the customer is looking to purchase. Calypso’s POS reads the weight from the scale automatically reducing employee error. With the Tare Weights the POS will reduce the weight by the weight of the cup and can configure multiple cup sizes. No need to re-key a weight manually! Calypso’s point of sale software systems feature optional tracking of recipes, inventory, and ingredients, eliminating all guess work.

Calypso’s POS has built in QuickBooks integration, kitchen video displays, inventory management, barcode scanning, digital surveillance integration, and employee time clock and labor scheduling. When Calypso’s point-of-sale social integration is used with their SunDrop Mobile platform you gain the ability to have your offers and coupons broadcast on Facebook – watch them spread virally! SunDrop can be integrated directly into other software products and includes SMS text message, email and voice in addition to social media communication. Contact Calypso today at 800-771-7100 to get started!

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