A new Smoothing King franchise is scheduled to open in early July at 5634 Telegraph Road, according to a report in the St. Louis Business Journal.

According to the report, Shawn Bradley and Nicole Farris have bought the rights to open franchises in Arnold, Affton and Oakville.

Bradley is a chiropractor and owner of Bradley Chiropractic in Arnold.

Farris served for 10 years with the Frontenac police department and will manage the stores.

Both owners said they decided to get into the smoothie business based on what they saw as a “huge shift toward a health and wellness lifestyle” among consumers.

Bradley, who competes in “Iron Man” athletic events, began drinking the chain’s smoothies after workouts.