NEW ORLEANS, La.  Smoothie King Franchises is targeting select cities throughout the state, including Huntersville, Cornelius and Mooresville, for franchise expansion.

With more than 25 stores open in North Carolina, the smoothie chain plans to develop 60 more locations.

A spokeswoman with the company specically mentioned Cornelius, Huntersville and the Northlake area of Charlotte as potential targets. Existing locations in the Lake Norman area include 591 River Hwy., Mooresville and 16933 Kaufinger St., Huntersville.

New franchisees who sign a multi-unit agreement to open three Smoothie King locations will receive at least 40 percent off their franchise fees for each store, as part of the company’s latest incentive program.

“Smoothie King has experienced accelerated growth over the past few years, which is why we’re continuing to focus our expansion efforts in communities across North Carolina where there is an increasing demand for our products,” said Smoothie King Global CEO Wan Kim.

Smoothie King plans to add more than 900 new franchised and corporate locations domestically over the next four years.