Smoothie King Franchises Inc.

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Top Ten Foods You Think Are Healthy But Aren't (And What to Eat Instead)

    New year, new resolutions to exercise more and eat better to achieve a healthier lifestyle. These are worthy goals, of course, but many people don't realize they're sabotaging their attempts at healthy living with food and drinks that masquerade as nutritious but actually aren't. Sneaky little devil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Health Department Roundup: Crawfish and Opposites

    If you're looking for crawfish, a couple local places did well during inspections. LA Crawfish (1005 Blalock) earned just two violations during a recent re-inspection. One of those was hand-washing signs not posted as required, a pretty mild infraction that would not even be a requirement if Ron Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Lean1 Vanilla Smoothie from Smoothie King

    In early fall, Smoothie King released Lean1 Smoothies with this description: Burn body fat up to 68 percent faster with Lean1! This great-tasting, high-protein smoothie is known for fighting hunger cravings, plus it helps tone and define muscles. With 27 vitamins and minerals, it also aids in speed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Fast Times: My Smoothie Obsession Continues at Smoothie King

    ​Last week I fell hard for the Mango Pineapple Real Fruit* Shake from McDonald's. The real smoothie/shake lover in my house is my husband, and I was surprised when my mind kept wandering back to that shake. Recently, after a truly bitchin' three hours at the DMV, my husband and I were super-h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    McDonald's New Fruit Smoothies Surprisingly Good

    Stock photo courtesy of McDonald's because - unlike other menu items - the smoothies really do look just like this.​At a chili cookoff a few months ago, I struck up a conversation with one of Houston's many McDonald's franchise owners. The gentleman had owned and operated the McDonald's near t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Top Five Appetizing Spa Treatments in Houston

    Zeetz JonesNot just for eating...​These days, it seems food and drink are meant not just to be eaten but also to be massaged into our skin, soaked into our hair and rubbed into our nails. (Perhaps this is also why spas offer "menus" of services.) And forget the old cucumbers-over-your-eyelids ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    The Shameless Chef: Three Layer Pumpkin Overload

    Have you noticed I'm getting more and more Tetris-y with my ingredient layouts?​Jane Catherine Collins recently posted how to make the "perfect" pumpkin pie. Well, that's fine, if you're into meticulously tracking down those rare jungle spices that you have to mix into your pie crust at the stroke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Coming To The Corner Of Westheimer & Montrose: Something Not Too Exciting

    ​The former Taco Cabana at the high-profile intersection of Westheimer and Montrose has been sitting empty for a while, but now it looks like it will be reborn.The folks at Swamplot are speculating the building will become a Smoothie King; we couldn't reach the actual king himself, but a spokesman ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Frozen Fast Food Frenzy

    I, for one, welcome our new McFlurry overlords.It's hot as balls in Houston. You can do your best to hurry from air-conditioned house to air-conditioned car to air-conditioned movie theater / bar / restaurant / etc., but at some point you're going to be forced to spend more than 30 seconds out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Making Change on Montrose

    The intersection of Montrose and Westheimer is nothing if not mutable.  From being a sleepy residential neighborhood in the 1920s to the 40s to a run-down hangout for drug addicts and rough types in the 1970s and early 80s to a haven for LGBT community in the late 80s and throughout the 90s to ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 15, 2007

    Café Orleans Express

    This hard-to-find sandwich stand is a little slice of NOLA on the Katy Freeway