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Business Lessons from Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s Chief Development Officer

. Posted in 2018 News

Charles Watson, Chief Development Officer for Tropical Smoothie Cafe, was recently featured in the Crain’s feature, ‘If I Knew Then…’ The series highlights business leaders reflecting on how mistakes they made in their careers have taught them important lessons they now use in their positions. For CDO Charles Watson, a fateful meeting taught him the importance of aligning with leadership and their goals. For Tropical Smoothie Cafe, that goal was driving the growth of the business. In the intervening years…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Secures up to $20 Million in Available Franchisee Financing through ApplePie Capital to Help Fuel Franchise Growth

. Posted in 2018 News, Featured

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, one of the fastest growing franchise concepts in the country, announced today it is working with ApplePie Capital to offer new and existing franchisees access to up to $20 million in debt capital to drive continued expansion across the U.S. “Tropical Smoothie Cafe is committed to helping our franchisees grow and prosper, and we are excited to launch this program with ApplePie. They are franchising professionals who understand the needs of our franchisees to help foster their…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Surpasses Franchise Development Goals and Expands Nationwide Presence in 2017

. Posted in 2018 News, Featured

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading fast-casual Cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today its significant achievements in 2017, opening 101 new Cafes and signing 187 agreements that will grow the brand’s footprint in markets nationwide. In addition to propelling development, the award-winning food and smoothie franchise reported comp sales of 3.3%, marking the brand’s sixth consecutive year of positive growth. In its 20th anniversary year, Tropical Smoothie Cafe reached notable milestones in…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Continues Northeast Expansion with New Restaurant in Rhode Island

. Posted in 2018 News, Featured

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading fast casual Cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today its newest franchised location is opening in Providence, Rhode Island on January 12th. The new location is owned and operated by multi-unit franchisee Sneha Sabnani and marks the brand’s second location in Rhode Island, with an additional one slated to open in Cranston this summer. Tropical Smoothie Cafe identified the Northeast as a prime market for development and the…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Signs Franchise Agreement for 26 New Restaurants in Texas and Georgia

. Posted in 2018 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading fast casual Cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today its largest franchisee DYNE Hospitality Group has signed a multi-unit agreement that will bring 26 new cafes to the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas and Savannah, Georgia markets. The brand has made significant strides with franchise development and is experiencing tremendous momentum on the heels of a successful 2017, with their aggressive efforts resulting in the execution of more than…

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Rounding Out 2017 with East Coast Cafe Openings

. Posted in 2017 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is heading into 2018 with more than 630 open Cafes, and we continuing our aggressive growth plan in the New Year. Below is a recap of the several Cafe openings that have concluded this banner year: Alexandria, Virginia: Getu Beyene joins Tropical Smoothie Cafe with prior restaurant experience and franchise experience as a 7-Eleven franchisee. Partner Addisu Tessema was marketing manager for an international beverage company in Ethiopia for six years and spent the last eight years…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Signs Multi-Unit Deal to Expand Concept in Florida

. Posted in 2017 News, Featured

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading fast casual Cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today franchise and foodservice veteran Emily Harrington has signed her second multi-unit franchise agreement with the company in less than a year to develop eight more cafes throughout Florida. Harrington currently has four locations open in Tampa with her fifth slated to open in January 2018. Development plans for the additional eight cafes are currently underway, which are slated…

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Franchise Owner Bobbilyn Lynn is on the Road to Realizing her Dreams

. Posted in 2017 News, Featured

Bobbilyn Lynn acknowledges that her name is quite unique, but her love for Tropical Smoothie Cafe is common among our many fans. She first learned about the brand when traveling with her daughters to their eastern regional AAU sporting events. Wanting to keep her athletic family healthy, she looked for a place serving quick healthier food while they were on the road. Once they discovered Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the family’s quest for a Tropical Smoothie Cafe location sometimes had them…

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Two Industry Veterans Sign to Develop in Dallas-Fort Worth

. Posted in 2017 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe has actively been searching for Franchise Owners to help build out the state of Texas. In early November, two industry veterans signed multi-unit franchise agreements and have plans for eight new locations throughout Dallas-Fort Worth. Those industry veterans include Steve Milam and Smit Shah. Milam will open his first Cafe in Frisco at the start of 2018 and plans to open two more by 2019. Shah has agreed to open five units throughout Dallas County but plans…

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Restaurant Group Adds Tropical Smoothie to their Business Portfolio

. Posted in 2017 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is excited about new expansion into Branson, Missouri, with franchisees Enrico and Eden Esguerra, Jose Asistido and Allan Yabut. The team joins Tropical Smoothie Cafe with extensive restaurant experience as owner-operators of a bubble tea bar, a Chinese restaurant, and a sub sandwich business. They take pride in the profitability of the concepts they own and are proud of how they’ve been able to motivate their employees. Alongside their history in the restaurant business, they are committed…

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CEO of Tropical Smoothie Cafe Leads by Example

. Posted in 2017 News, Uncategorized

To hear many Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Owners tell it, CEO Mike Rotondo is one of them. He has worked in food service for over 15 years and was once a District Manager for a leading restaurant franchise. “Mike Rotondo understands what it means to be an operator because he was one himself. He wants Tropical Smoothie Cafe to grow to a national brand, but he doesn’t lose sight of the importance of an entrepreneurial spirit. Too many concepts grow…

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Diverse Group of Franchisees Open Cafes Coast to Coast

. Posted in 2017 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe has had a busy few weeks as we opened four new Cafes coast to coast! Eastpointe, MI: Teri and James Guillaumin, with their previous restaurant experience, have signed with TSC for two Cafes. This is their first opening celebration! Wake Forest, NC: John Agori and Mark Rein signed an agreement for ten Cafes in March of 2017, and their goal is to open all of the Cafes within three years. Fayetteville, NC: Gira Patel’s first location is…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Targets Philadelphia For Expansion

. Posted in 2017 News, Featured

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading fast-casual Cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today its aggressive franchise development plans for Philadelphia and is seeking qualified entrepreneurs to open new restaurants throughout the market. To kick off the brand’s expansion efforts, CEO Mike Rotondo will be hosting an informative ‘Meet the CEO’ event at Tropical Smoothie Cafe, located at 1600 North Broad Street in Philadelphia, on September 27th at 7 p.m. The event will…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Targets Minneapolis For Expansion

. Posted in 2017 News, Featured

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading fast-casual Cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today its aggressive franchise development plans for Minneapolis and is seeking qualified entrepreneurs to open new restaurants throughout the market. To kick off the brand’s expansion efforts, CEO Mike Rotondo will be hosting an informative ‘Meet the CEO’ event at Tropical Smoothie Cafe in St. Louis Park, located at 8140 MN-7, on September 20th at 7 p.m. The event will…

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Experienced Group Expands Portfolio with Tropical Smoothie Cafe

. Posted in 2017 News

Carlos Varela recently joined Tropical Smoothie Cafe with his partners and is opening locations throughout Texas. Varela is part of VARCO Franchise, LLC group who also own other concepts, and Tropical Smoothie Cafe offered an investment opportunity to help diversify their portfolio. Having first learned about the Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchise opportunity at an industry conference, Varela and his partners visited Cafes and scoured various franchise publications to research further. With a background in real estate, franchising, entrepreneurship, and investing,…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Continues Ongoing Nationwide Expansion in First Half of 20th Anniversary Year

. Posted in 2017 News, Featured

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading fast casual cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today it experienced tremendous success in the first half of 2017 and accelerated its ongoing growth, opening 56 new locations as well as signing 74 franchise agreements. This continued surge in franchise development has helped expand the food and smoothie franchise’s footprint in new and existing markets throughout the country, with an overall goal to open at least 100…

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CEO Mike Rotondo Named to “Best Leaders of 2017” List

. Posted in 2017 News, Featured

Each year, Franchise Business Review releases their “Best Leaders of 2017” list and Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s Mike Rotondo has earned his place alongside other franchise officers.   The executives featured on the list were compiled as a result of franchisees providing positive feedback regarding their franchise’s leadership during a recent franchisee satisfaction survey. To identify this year’s top franchise leaders, Franchise Business Review analyzed 18 months of data from 30,000 franchisees representing 334 brands as franchisees evaluated their brand’s leadership…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Raises Nearly $200,000 on First Day of Annual Fundraising for Camp Sunshine

. Posted in 2017 News, Featured

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading fast casual cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, officially kicked off its 2017 fundraising campaign across 600 locations for community partner Camp Sunshine in Casco, Maine during the company’s annual National Flip Flop Day on June 16. National Flip Flop Day is unique to Tropical Smoothie Cafe and was created over ten years ago to celebrate summer, show appreciation to loyal customers and kick off fundraising efforts for…

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Grand Openings Galore

. Posted in 2017 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe has had a week for the books with eight new Cafe Grand Openings across the country! Congratulations to our new Franchise Owners and those who have added another Cafe to their portfolio. We’re now sharing our better-for-you smoothies and food with more people in the following cities: St. Louis Park, MN North Charleston, SC Raleigh, NC Broken Arrow, OK Joplin, MO Traverse City, MI Lake City, FL Atlanta, GA  

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe was recognized as a Best Franchise for Veterans in 2017

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, A Franchise for Veterans

. Posted in 2017 News, Featured

Tropical Smoothie Cafe has been a proud supporter of military veterans since our inception, which is why we were awarded Military Times’ 2017 Best Franchises for Veterans award. By offering a 50% discount on the franchise fee to veterans opening their first franchise with us, our growth rate for veteran-owned units has grown by 150% from 2013 to 2015, and we plan to remain military-friendly by creating more opportunities for veterans in the future. Read about some veterans who found a fit with the…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Celebrates Major Milestone with Opening of 600th Location

. Posted in 2017 News, Featured

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading fast casual Cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today its 600th location will open on June 23 in Joplin, Missouri. Located at 3025 South Main Street, the newest location marks a landmark achievement for the brand in the midst of its 20th anniversary year and emphasizes the company’s plans to open at least 100 new restaurants nationwide by the end of this year. Fueled by its ongoing…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Adds to the Trophy Case

. Posted in 2017 News

2017 is off to a great start for Tropical Smoothie Cafe! With an AUV of over $846,000*, more than 500 new franchises sold in the last 3 years and a total of 600 Cafes open coast-to-coast, our numbers speak for themselves.   And the industry is noticing. We’re proud to place the following awards in our virtual trophy case: Atlanta Business Chronicle – Top 25 Atlanta-Based Franchises (Ranked #9) Entrepreneur – Franchise 500 (Ranked #140) Entrepreneur – Fastest-Growing Franchises Entrepreneur –…

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Teen’s Viral Tweet Earns Her Free Smoothies for a Decade & Smoothies for her High School

. Posted in 2017 News, Featured

At Tropical Smoothie Cafe, our core values are to build solid relationships, demonstrate a creative spirit and play to win. A Michigan teen, Grace Wallace, recently exemplified all of these values as she engaged with the TSC brand on Twitter and asked how many retweets it would take for her to earn free smoothies for her entire high school.   The answer? 10,000 retweets by the end of the week. With three days to achieve this goal, Wallace was able…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Named to List of Franchises Perfect for Beach Season

. Posted in 2017 News

With the start of summer fast approaching, Entrepreneur release a slideshow of restaurant franchises that truly embody the essence of summer and beach season. Tropical Smoothie Cafe made the list with our bold, tropical flavors and laid-back vibe of our locations. Check out the slideshow and then see what it takes to own one here. 5 Restaurants Perfect for Beach Season

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s Growth Impacts Job Market

. Posted in 2017 News, Featured

Tropical Smoothie Cafe CEO Mike Rotondo was featured on a Fox & Friend’s segment about the anticipated impact the restaurant industry will have on jobs. In 2017, 14.7 million people (1 in 10 Americans) are expected to be employed by the industry. Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s growth is a recognized contributor to this impressive prediction. With 600 existing locations and 100 more planned to open this year, 2 thousand jobs nationwide will be thanks to the brand. Their growth proves the demand…

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Glen Johnson’s Path to Building a Franchise Empire

. Posted in 2017 News, Featured

As a Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Owner, Glen Johnson is well on his way to building an empire. With 22 Cafes open and 20-30 more planned in the next five years, his commitment to the brand is evident. His path to success began in commercial real estate.   While working as a broker, Glen dreamed of making a positive impact in his small town. He considered opening a food franchise but was disappointed with the options–one unhealthy concept after another.…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Experiences Strong First Quarter With System Wide Growth and Positive Comp Sales

. Posted in 2017 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading fast casual Cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today that during the first quarter of 2017, it signed franchise agreements to open 30 restaurants, which will expand the brand’s presence in new and existing markets nationwide, including Idaho, South Carolina, Maryland,California and Arkansas. Tropical Smoothie Cafe also opened 30 new locations throughout the country, resulting in a total of 570 open restaurants at the end of the first…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s Sales Grow as Industry Weakens

. Posted in 2017 News

It’s been a banner quarter for Tropical Smoothie Cafe, reporting an 8% comps increase in January, followed by 6% in February. Take the $8.25+ average ticket and $846,431 average gross sales* into account, and the results are even more impressive. “Our focus on flavors and innovation has helped us to develop a menu that meets the demand of our customers. We offer them the healthier alternatives of fresh food and delicious smoothies they crave, which helps to fuel our success,”…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Multi-Unit Owners to Speak at MUFC

. Posted in 2017 News, Featured

In what has become an annual tradition, Tropical Smoothie Cafe will be in attendance at the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference (MUFC). In addition to the booth in the expo hall and an opening franchise reception appearance, a couple of Multi-Unit Franchise Owners will be in tow to speak at the sessions. Emily Harrington joined Tropical Smoothie Cafe as a Franchise Owner after her roles as a Fixed Income Senior Vice President and successful owner of 42 burger franchise locations. She’ll be…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Signs Franchise Agreement to Open 20 New Locations in Texas

. Posted in 2017 News, Featured

  Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading fast casual cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today it signed a franchise development agreement with Glen Johnson to expand the brand’s presence throughout the state of Texas. Johnson will be opening 20 new cafes, the first of which opened earlier this month in Lubbock, Texas. “Glen Johnson has been an integral part Tropical Smoothie’s continued success and franchise development since signing his first agreement in…

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Multi-Unit Foodservice Franchisee Joins TSC

. Posted in 2017 News

Franchise Owner Joseph Ford has joined Tropical Smoothie Cafe to diversify his foodservice franchise portfolio. The newest Tropical Smoothie Cafe location in Novi, Michigan, is the first of his six Cafes to open, and he’s looking forward to his second location hitting the market in South Lyon, Michigan. Welcome to the team, Joseph! We’re excited you’ve chosen Tropical Smoothie Cafe as the second concept and first smoothie franchise in your portfolio.   Visit Joseph Ford’s 1st Tropical Smoothie Cafe: 48975…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Opens Michigan’s 50th Location

. Posted in 2017 News, Featured

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading fast casual Cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today it will open the state’s 50th location in Portage on March 4. This restaurant, located at 230 W. Milham Ave., will mark the second location in the region for husband-and-wife franchisees Eduardo Ramos and Corina Groeger, as well as a milestone achievement for area developers Craig and Dianne LeMieux, and Debbie King, who have successfully helped to expand…

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Menu & Cafe Design Inspire Couple to Franchise

. Posted in 2017 News

Clement and Jacqueline Troutman have joined Tropical Smoothie Cafe as our newest franchisees in Maryland! The pair were introduced to the brand years ago. Not only did they enjoy the healthy menu items and vibrant Cafe design, but they were drawn into the idea of owning their own location because of the concept’s simplified business model, which is perfect for those without prior restaurant experience. With the help of their daughter Jocelyn, who will be a Cafe manager, the Troutmans are…

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Multi-Unit Owner Adds Cafe in Michigan

. Posted in 2017 News

Our newest Michigan Tropical Smoothie Cafe is in Fraser — 34521 Utica Road. This is Franchise Owner Paul Dudgeon’s 7th Cafe and he has three more on the horizon. With a huge dedication to the brand, he’s excited to make Tropical Smoothie Cafe more accessible to more people across the state, and we’re excited to watch his Tropical Smoothie Cafe empire grow!

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Family Opens Cafes in Tennessee

. Posted in 2017 News

Congratulations to Jason, Jody, Amy and Raquel Willeman! With immense excitement about the Tropical Smoothie Cafe brand, they have opened their first two locations in Afton and Farragut. But this is just the beginning! With their extensive experience running a full-service family restaurant and managing teams, they have future plans to continue growing with TSC.   AFTON 230 Keller Rd. Afton, TN 37616   FARRAGUT 119 Lovell Road Farragut, TN 37934

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550th Cafe Opens in Oklahoma

. Posted in 2017 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is proud to open its 550th Cafe with three Franchise Owners from Hero Hospitality L.L.C. With 35+ collective years in the franchising industry, owning a number of hospitality franchise locations, and having background in software development, they are prepared to run their first of many Tropical Smoothie Cafes. This team is looking forward to opening 4 additional Cafes in the future. We are excited to see you grow with us!   Stop by the newest Tropical Smoothie Cafe…

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Economic Good News Spurred by Growth in the Franchise Industry

. Posted in 2017 News, Featured

For years, franchise industry professionals have touted the important role franchise businesses play in the overall U.S. economy. A recent article from the International Franchise Association (IFA), published in Nation’s Restaurant News, proves their case with very strong numbers. The article predicts that the franchise sector will grow to $710B in 2017, led by growth in the franchised restaurant segment. Restaurants represent the largest number of franchise businesses in the U.S. “Franchising is an American success story,” IFA president and…

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Area Developer Opens 3rd Location

. Posted in 2017 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is proud to announce another Cafe opening! Existing Franchise Owner and Area Developer Kimberly Rego’s newest Cafe has opened in Port St. Lucie, Florida. This is the third location she has added to her portfolio since becoming a die-hard brand fan in 2007 and joining the Tropical Smoothie Cafe team. And she’s even more excited to dive into real estate selection on her fourth Cafe! We can’t wait to celebrate another one of her Cafe’s grand opening…

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Texas Brand Fans Open First Cafe in Fort Worth

. Posted in 2017 News

Congratulations to Franchise Owners Vivek and Heena Ajbani on the opening of their Cafe in Fort Worth, Texas! Vivek and Heena have been watching the growth of the Tropical Smoothie Cafe brand for several years as they became brand fans and were interested in exploring Tropical Smoothie Cafe as a business venture. While this Fort Worth location is their first, they have a goal of becoming multi-unit owner/operators. We are excited to grow with them!   Visit their location: 2700…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Achieves Significant Growth and Nationwide Expansion in 2016

. Posted in 2017 News, Featured

  Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading fast casual cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today it reported positive comp sales of 4 percent in 2016, resulting in comp sales exceeding 26 percent over the last three years. The award-winning food and smoothie franchise also signed franchise agreements to develop more than 160 new Cafes across the U.S. and closed out the year with 86 new restaurant openings, expanding the brand’s presence in…

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Multi-Unit Owner Opens 3rd Location in Grand Rapids

. Posted in 2017 News

Congratulations to Libby McDonald on her newest Tropical Smoothie Cafe location! With prior experience as a restaurant business consultant, Libby was intrigued by the better-for-you menu and simple business model that Tropical Smoothie Cafe brings to the table for its Franchise Owners. Wanting to get in on the action, she joined the TSC family in 2012 with a Cafe in Grand Rapids and quickly expanded her portfolio with the addition of another Grand Rapids Cafe in 2014. Now, with a…

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Michigan Multi-Unit Franchisees Open 3rd Cafe

. Posted in 2017 News

Ruth and David Buko are tried and true multi-unit franchisees with the Tropical Smoothie Cafe family. By trade, Ruth is an attorney and David is a sales executive. In addition to these careers, the Bukos already operate two successful Cafes in Michigan, their first in 2012 on Grand River Avenue in East Lansing and the second in 2014 on State Street in Saginaw. A third Cafe on W. Lake Lansing Road in East Lansing is a welcomed addition to their Cafe…

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Navy Vet Uses Military Skills to Become a Successful Tropical Smoothie Franchise Owner

. Posted in 2016 News, Featured, Success Stories

Military Times releases an annual list of the best franchise opportunities for veterans based on company culture, performance, costs, and support offered to veterans and their families. This year, Tropical Smoothie is proud to be recognized as a 2017 Best for Vets franchise, one of only three other restaurant brands to make the list. Meet one of our veteran Franchise Owners – Kaleb Warnock.   Prior to becoming a Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Owner, Kaleb Warnock served in the United…

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Mike Rotondo Elected to IFA Board

. Posted in 2016 News, Featured

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is proud to announce that our CEO, Mike Rotondo, has been elected to the International Franchise Association Board of Directors.   We’ve long known of Mike’s ability to revitalize brands and be a visionary throughout his career, but it’s an honor for him to be recognized by the industry. He has spent three decades in franchising and foodservice with brands such as Arby’s, Wendy’s International, HoneyBaked Ham, and Tin Drum Asian Kitchen. In the last five years,…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Propels Brand Refresh With Nationwide Rollout of New Restaurant Design

. Posted in 2016 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading fast casual cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, recently kicked off a prominent brand refresh in an effort to reflect the company’s evolution since its founding in 1997. The rebranding is propelled by the rollout of a new restaurant design at Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations nationwide, which exudes a relaxed coastal atmosphere and was designed to enhance the consumer experience and better align the dining environment with the…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Experiences Unprecedented Growth as it Closes Out First Half of 2016

. Posted in 2016 News, Featured

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading fast casual Cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today tremendous success in the first half of 2016. Following a year where the company experienced the strongest growth in its 19-year history, the momentum is continuing as the sandwich and smoothie franchise reported a 6.4 percent increase in same-store sales and signed franchise agreements to develop 80 new Cafes across the U.S., including in Albuquerque, Atlanta, Charleston, Houston…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Opens 500th Location in Westland, Michigan

. Posted in 2016 News, Featured

Tropical Smoothie Cafe has been experiencing tremendous growth. One location in particular is a big milestone for the brand. Franchise Owners, Salem Najjar and John Abuaita, are opening their first Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Westland, Michigan, marking the brand’s 500th location.   “We are thrilled to join forces with such a dynamic brand. Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a much healthier alternative to most of the fast casual restaurants currently in the market, and we are eager to introduce this concept…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Plans Multiple “Fun-raising” Efforts with Goal of $1M for Camp Sunshine

. Posted in 2016 News, Featured

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is about more than just delicious smoothies and fresh, flavorful food. Over the past ten years, we’ve donated nearly $3.7 million to Camp Sunshine, an organization that provides camp experiences for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, completely free of charge.   This year marks Tropical Smoothie’s 10th anniversary partnership with Camp Sunshine. To mark the occasion, we’ve set a goal of raising an additional $1M, the most prominent effort being the annual holiday, National Flip…

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Tropical Smoothie ranked #5 in the Top 100 Movers and Shakers

. Posted in 2016 News

Every year, Fast Casual magazine releases a list of the Top 100 Movers and Shakers, highlighting both the brands and people that bring energy and success to the franchise industry. Judges focus on growth, sales, and innovation across several categories, including technology, design, customer experience, sustainability, and menu offerings.   This year, Tropical Smoothie Cafe scored the #5 spot from the brands featured. The article credits our efforts this past year, highlighting the way we’ve embraced technology with our app-based loyalty, rewards, and…

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Another Tropical Smoothie Cafe for Fort Myers, Florida

. Posted in 2016 News

Here we GROW again!   Tropical Smoothie Cafe is pleased to announce the opening of Ray and Andrew Howell’s 10th Cafe. Ray brings great sales and advertising experience, as well as a background in real estate, to the Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchise. In addition to all of Ray’s expertise as a business owner, his son Andrew has an unwavering passion for the brand as he sets his eyes on opening at least three more Cafes in the area.   Visit Ray, Andrew and their…

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Tropical Smoothie Welcomes Another Virginia Cafe

. Posted in 2016 News

Congratulations are in order for franchisee Abraham Razeq for the opening of Tropical Smoothie Cafe at 2701 Neabsco Common Place, Unit #128, Woodbridge, VA. This is the 89th Cafe location in Virginia, and another to add to Abraham’s list of Cafes. He is excited to bring his exceptional management and customer service skills to the Woodbridge Cafe, where he’ll continue to be an outstanding TSC brand ambassador!   Are you interested in opening your own Tropical Smoothie Cafe? Visit our Available…

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Veteran Opens Cafe in Augusta, Georgia

. Posted in 2016 News

Congratulations are in order for Franchise Owner Reginald Foster. Reginald’s Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Augusta, Georgia opened at the end of May and he’s already excited to open another Cafe in the state. Like other franchisees in the system, Reginald is very passionate about the brand. We believe his passion coupled with his 25 years of military experience and local restaurant marketing knowledge will propel his achievements as a Franchise Owner.

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise CEO, Mike Rotondo, Announces Impressive Numbers, Plans for Growth

. Posted in 2017 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe has experienced its strongest year yet. The top 50% of Franchise Owners are now boasting an average gross sales of $846,431, up $112,252 from 2014’s top 50% AUV of $734,179*. This upward momentum is helping the franchise open 1+ Cafes a week, with multi-unit sales growing to 30 last year.     “What’s driving our sales? First, we have both food and smoothies to drive up average tickets. Then product innovation, with successful roll-outs of new menu items…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Signs Franchise Agreements for Three Dallas Locations

. Posted in 2016 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading fast casual Cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today it signed franchise agreements to open three new restaurants in Dallas. This announcement is part of the award-winning smoothie franchise’s aggressive growth plans for the state of Texas, which kicked off in April 2015 with the opening of the company’s first Dallas location, quickly followed by additional Cafes in Frisco and Fort Worth in June and August 2015, respectively. A…

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Veterans Open First Tropical Smoothie Cafe with Plans for More

. Posted in 2016 News

Rylan Miller was first introduced to Tropical Smoothie at our Virginia location in 2007, and it was love at first bite. Partnering with his friend and fellow Veteran, Roberto (Gus) Laben, they’re now ready to share the flavors with Myrtle Beach. Their first Cafe just opened (1400 Highway 17 N. Unit 4, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582) and the search is on to find a site for the second location. Their military experience has equipped them with transferable skills to…

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