On Friday, June 19, Smoothie King Franchises opened a new location in Clarksville, Tenn. and threw a grand opening celebration.

At the celebration, customers were given samples and free prizes, such as magnets and sport bottles. The first 100 to attend were also given a free T-shirt. No prizes remained after the event with over 200 customers in attendance.

“It was great to see the community come out to our grand opening to celebrate with us and make healthy choices,” said assistant manager Karina Martinez.

For Smoothie King franchisee Alexandra Myers, it is her eighth location, but it is the only one that is not on a military base. The new Smoothie King’s location on Morris Road, which is close to Governor’s Square Mall, may be more convenient for APSU students.

“We’re thrilled to introduce Smoothie King to the Clarksville community, since many people may not have easy access to our Fort Campbell location,” said Alexandra Myers, Smoothie King franchisee, said in a press release. “I’m confident that local residents looking for healthier meal options will enjoy Smoothie King’s variety of fresh-blended smoothies, healthy snacks and supplements.”

Smoothie King is “the premier smoothie and nutritional lifestyle center” according to the press release, and they offer several products with health benefits. The Clarksville location offers the company’s newest products, which includes the Vegan Blend and will include the new Peach Papaya Greek Yogurt smoothie, as well as an almond milk substitute.

The smoothies come in a wide variety, grouped into categories such as Fitness Blends for exercise, Wellness Blends for overall health and Take a Break Blends when customers just want a tasty treat. Smoothie King also offers healthy snacks and supplements.