The Smoothie King is coming to
Cayman following a deal with local firm BW Ventures.
Behind the company are Barry Bodden
and Gary Watler, who said they intended to commence operations this summer.
Watler had lived in New Orleans for
30 years and said that after having experienced the beverage first hand, he
knew he had to introduce the product to his Grand Cayman home.
Smoothie King is a franchise of New Orleans and sells
freshly-blended smoothies alongside a raft of other goods including energy
bars, vitamin supplements and sports nutrition products. The first store opened
in 1973 and there are now more than 600 worldwide.
Mr. Bodden, who is managing director
at Island Paving, said that recently there had been a strong movement toward
healthy living. He said the company was confident that Caymanians as well as
tourists would make Smoothie King highly successful.