ShakeTastic to launch smoothie academy

ShakeTastic to launch smoothie academy

Rapidly growing smoothie chain ShakeTastic has launched its own ‘ShakeAcademy’ at its new head office in Barnet as it looks to upskill its workforce.

ShakeTastic has launched its own training academy and moved to a new head office above its new store on Barnet High Street.

The new ‘ShakeAcademy’ will allow the chain to ensure all of its staff are now trained to the level and standard the company expects.

The company was set up by two former school friends Amir Darabi and Josh Kettle in 2009 and has since grown rapidly.

Since its launch, the company has gone on to open 11 stores in the UK as well as three stores in the UAE through franchising.

Josh said: "We have 8 stores in north London and opening here seemed a logical step as people know all about us. We’ve been looking for a head office for some time now but finding the right property proved to be tricky.

"The Barnet store offers the perfect solution as we’ve fitted out a fully operational store and a training centre where our staff and franchisees can come and learn everything about what makes ShakeTastic a success.

"This is our biggest step since we started the business and we’re all really excited about the next stage of our growth which will see more UK and international openings as well."

Having opened their 11th store in the UK, the duo are now turning their attention to the growing franchise side of the business.

Amir added: "We see franchising as a big area of growth for us. We’ve come up with a winning formula and we want to share that with franchisees.

"The ShakeAcademy shows we care about serving consistently delicious drinks and that we’re investing in developing a super team.

"The only problem we have is our head office doesn’t have a name yet.

"We don’t want to call it a head office because let’s face it that’s boring and ShakeTastic is about having fun and expressing yourself.

"That’s why we’re running a competition for our customers to come up with a great name for it."

Read more about the business in their latest interview with BQLive.