The Lehigh Valley is getting its first Smoothie King.
Billing itself as the country’s first smoothie franchise, a location was opened at 2701 MacArthur Commons Road in Whitehall last week.
The franchise is owned by Humza Tanvir, who has four other locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Originally a consultant with a computer software company, Tanvir has been a Smoothie King franchise owner since 2017.
Focused on promoting healthy and active lifestyles, Smoothie King has a menu that features 70 smoothies under the categories: Fitness, Slim, Wellness and Break Time.
“As the first Smoothie King in the Lehigh Valley, I’m very excited to show locals the healthy and delicious menu items Smoothie King offers,” said Tanvir in a release. “Each Smoothie King location matches their community, so I know the Whitehall location will be a great success.
With the COVID-19 pandemic the shop will be taking extra precautions for safe and contactless service.
The new Whitehall location will use its drive-thru window, and during particularly crowded times of the day it will send team members out to take orders on tablets for faster pickup.
Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
A Dallas-based franchise company, Smoothie King has more than 1,000 locations worldwide. It was founded in 1973.d