Smoothie King is entering a new state and making a name for itself.
The royalty of quick-serve smoothie shops plans to open five stores in the Des Moines metro in the next five years.
A group of five business partners own the franchise rights to the Des Moines area and will open four additional locations in the next few years, said Jackie Floyd, one of the partners. Floyd is based in Missouri.
The first Smoothie King will be located in the old Caribou Coffee space at 5545 Mills Civic Parkway, Suite 105, in the West Glen Town Center in West Des Moines. The store is expected to open Aug. 10.