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Kahala’s New Acquisition Grows Its Share Of The Smoothie Market

Kahala Brands has purchased the Planet Smoothie and Tasti D-Lite franchise brands. The acquisition expands Kahala Brands’ smoothie concept portfolio to three brands and more than 400 locations.

Brentwood, Tenn.-based Planet Smoothie and Tasti D-Lite currently have a combined store count of 128 units. Kahala Brands will consolidate the corporate operations and run the franchising platform for both brands from its headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Kahala Brands’ existing portfolio of 14 quick-service restaurant brands includes Blimpie, Cold Stone Creamery, Johnnie’s New York Pizzeria, Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill, Taco Time and The Great Steak & Potato Co.

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