Smoothie Factory to open first UK and Ireland store
Juice bar brand Smoothie Factory is to open its first UK and Ireland store at ARC Retail in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter.
The US franchise was established in 1996 by US Olympic athlete James Villasana and now has more than 120 stores in 20 countries,
In addition to juice. the brand also serves a wider range of products including real fruit smoothies, cold pressed juices, salads, sandwiches, superfood bowls, coffee and gelato.
Andrew McQueen, managing director of Smoothie Factory – UK and Ireland, said: “We are so excited to open our flagship store here in Belfast and look forward to working closely with local suppliers to establish our brand in the UK and Ireland. Titanic Quarter is the perfect location with the thousands of people who live, work, visit and stay every day here, and we can’t wait to start welcoming guests through our doors this summer.”
The ARC is home to over 1,000 residents and is adjacent to the SSE Arena, Citi, Belfast Met, Titanic Studios and the Titanic Belfast tourist attraction.
James Eyre, commercial director at Titanic Quarter, said: “We are delighted to welcome such an exciting global brand to the ARC and wish Smoothie Factory every success with their new flagship store. Smoothie Factory joins an eclectic mix of eateries, cafes and convenience retail already thriving in Titanic Quarter and enhances the food and drinks offering to our growing number of visitors, residents, workers and students.”
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