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When Tropical Smoothie Cafe Hosts an Event, Florida RSVPs YES

. Posted in 2018 News

Interest is high for franchise opportunity in key markets like Tampa and Orlando, Florida. More than twenty years ago, Tropical Smoothie Cafe began in a beachside shop in Destin, Florida. This past September, Tropical Smoothie Cafe returned to its Florida roots to host two well-attended in-market franchise events in Tampa and Orlando. We invited people interested in becoming Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Owners to an existing Cafe to meet with our support center team. There was a great showing of franchisees…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Continues Expansion in Ohio with Six-Unit Development Deal

. Posted in 2018 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, one of the fastest-growing franchise concepts in the country, is excited to announce the signing of a six-unit development agreement with franchising veterans Kevin and Mike Couchman, which will expand the brand’s presence throughout Ohio. The first of the new Ohio cafes is slated to open in Columbus in summer 2019. With momentum from Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s development efforts, a strong pipeline of grand openings and recognition in prominent industry awards such as QSR Magazine’s Best Franchise…

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Franchise Times Reports Largest Franchised Brands Double Yearly Sales Gains

. Posted in 2018 News

The 200 largest U.S.-based franchisors grew their combined annual sales by more than $28.5 billion or 4.6 percent last year, to $644.8 billion, with most categories seeing across-the-board gains well above the previous year, according to the newly released Franchise Times Top 200+, an exclusive ranking of the 500 largest franchises. That was up from $616.2 billion and a growth rate of 3.4 percent the prior year.   The 10 largest franchised brands added $14.3 billion in sales, a 5 percent surge compared to that cohort’s $7.8 billion or…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Targets Orlando and Tampa For Expansion

. Posted in 2018 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, one of the fastest growing franchise concepts in the country, is proud to announce its aggressive franchise development plans for the Orlando and Tampa areas, and is currently seeking qualified entrepreneurs to open new restaurants throughout the two markets. To kick off the brand’s expansion efforts, Chief Development Officer and Interim CEO Charles Watson will be hosting an informative event at the Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Orlando, located at 3030 E. Semoran Blvd, Apopka, on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7:00 pm and another event in Tampa at 1840 Gulf to…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens 700th Location

. Posted in 2018 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is opening its 700th location in the system, which will open on August 24, 2018 in Hurst, Texas. This milestone showcases Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s rapid growth since launching in Destin, Fla., more than 20 years ago and gets the company closer to reaching its goal of opening 120 new cafes in 2018. “Opening our 700th location is such an amazing accomplishment and testament to the strength of the brand,” says Charles Watson, interim CEO of Tropical Smoothie…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Ranked in QSR’s Best Franchise Deals for Franchisee Satisfaction

. Posted in 2018 News, Featured

If you’re looking to buy a franchise, you will want to look at the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), develop a business plan, and run the numbers forward, backward, and sideways. But, perhaps one of the most telling facts about the health of a franchise brand is what its successful Franchise Owners have to say. Each year, leading industry publications also tout the performance of franchise brands across the industry with annual rankings. When the two collide to rank the best…

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Franchise Owner Grant Watkins Opens His First Tropical Smoothie Cafe. One Hundred People Stand in Line to Experience the Brand.

. Posted in 2018 News

Grant Watkins first tried Tropical Smoothie Cafe while attending college at the University of South Florida in Tampa. His go-to meal back then was the Turkey Bacon Ranch Sandwich and a Banana Smoothie. Now, with his first West Texas franchise business in San Angelo, he shares his love of the brand with people who may never have tried Tropical Smoothie Cafe, but are psyched to get their hands on it. “There’s really nothing like this in West Texas, so there…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Keeps its Eye on the Ball and Watches the Wins Pile up.

. Posted in 2018 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe has recently received a number of accolades from franchise industry publications for being one of the best franchises across multiple categories. These rankings are based on a number of factors, including sales and percent of growth in the year preceding the publications. Last year, a notable accomplishment was our 2017 sales figure of $393M, a 35% jump from the previous year. Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s Interim CEO and Chief Development Officer, Charles Watson, a former college football player,…

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More women are Choosing to Become Franchise Owners. Here’s the Story of Two Female Franchise Owners who Joined Tropical Smoothie Cafe.

. Posted in 2018 News

There have always been female Franchise Owners, but what was once a trickle has now become a powerful river. A recent report commissioned by the International Franchise Association (IFA) shows that owning a franchise business has become more popular than ever for women. In 2017, 30.6 percent of franchises were women-owned. That’s up from 20.5 percent in 2012, a 50 percent increase.* Reflecting this trend are two Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Owners, Julie Munson and Jen Moore. We talked with…

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For Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Owners, Giving Back to Their Community Starts with the People They Hire

. Posted in 2018 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Owners don’t just bring great food and smoothies to their communities, they also bring opportunity in the form of jobs. As nearly one in three Americans get their first job at a restaurant, a large portion of Tropical Smoothie Cafe staff might be working their first job. For Nicole and Dennis Drake, who own two Tropical Smoothie Cafes, many of their employees are high school and college students, so they go beyond recruiting staff and acting…

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2018 on Track to be a Banner Year for Tropical Smoothie Cafe

. Posted in 2018 News, Featured

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, one of the fastest growing franchise opportunities in the country, continues its momentum by opening 59 new Cafes and signing 129 franchise agreements in 2018. This represents the brand’s expansion into top priority growth markets such as Atlanta, Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth, and keeps the company on track to reach its goal of opening 120 new Cafes by the end of this year. In addition to propelling development, Tropical Smoothie Cafe has also experienced a 6.6 percent…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Supports Camp Sunshine in a BIG Way with More than $6.3 Million Raised.

. Posted in 2018 News

Each year, Tropical Smoothie Cafe holds our National Flip Flop Day event at cafes across the nation. During this annual one-day customer appreciation event, held June 15, 2018, we handed out free 16 oz. smoothies to customers who arrived wearing flip-flops. The event also raises awareness for our national charitable partner, Camp Sunshine, a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families held in Casco, Maine. In the eleven years that we have participated, we have raised more than…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe is on the Move Again

. Posted in 2018 News

The Tropical Smoothie Cafe Leadership Team took to the road this month for three special events in the Midwest. These Meet the CEO events are an opportunity for people who want to know more about the franchise opportunity to hear CEO Mike Rotondo, CDO Charles Watson, and their team talk to current Franchise Owners, sample menu items, and tour an existing Cafe.   Rotondo is a dynamic speaker who deftly articulates the brand’s play-to-win culture and enthusiastically brags about Tropical…

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At Tropical Smoothie Cafe, We Play to Win. And We’re on a Winning Streak!

. Posted in 2018 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe was recently ranked by Forbes as one of the Best Franchises to Buy in the Medium Investment category. Rankings are determined by FRANdata from a list of 3,300 active franchise brands and are based on a variety of criteria including:     This honor is heralding another great year for the brand.   Tropical Smoothie Cafe is hitting on all cylinders with an average gross sales of 873,254* and more than 345 Cafes opening in the last…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Debuts Cafe at ICSC RECon

. Posted in 2018 News

The Tropical Smoothie Cafe development team descended on Las Vegas for the annual International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) RECon The Global Retail Real Estate Convention May 20-23. A replica of a Tropical Smoothie Cafe location provided the back drop for the brand at the event. Along with the store prototype, the Tropical Smoothie Cafe team served 5000+ smoothies and sandwiches over 12 hours in 2 days. “Most consumers know us for our amazing smoothies,” commented Charles Watson, Chief Development…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Accelerates Development In The Midwest

. Posted in 2018 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, one of the fastest growing franchise concepts in the country, announced today its aggressive franchise development plans for the Midwest, specifically targeting Ohio and Illinois. With momentum from new franchise agreements and a strong pipeline of upcoming grand openings, the brand is continuing to target the Midwest for additional growth and is seeking qualified entrepreneurs to expand the brand’s presence throughout the region.   “The Midwest is a key area for development and while we have an existing presence in…

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Matt Mawdsley

Former Stockbroker Shares His Love for Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Bonds with His Staff

. Posted in 2018 News

Watching Wall Street is what Matt Mawdsley used to do in his role as a stockbroker in Missouri. But when it was time for lunch or a snack, he’d hit the street his office was on and head to the Tropical Smoothie Cafe next door.   He liked the better-for-you food and smoothies, and because he is married to a professional body-builder and has five kids, eating healthier is a way of life for them. Naturally, he liked that Tropical…

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A Play-to-Win Culture has Tropical Smoothie Cafe Leading the Pack

. Posted in 2018 News

Mike Rotondo, CEO of Tropical Smoothie Cafe, was the keynote speaker at an IFA Franchise Development Seminar in Minneapolis on May 16, 2018. His talk titled, “Selling Culture”, focused on how franchise brands can promote their mission and culture to drive Franchise Owner recruitment and spur growth. Rotondo outlined the four key values Tropical Smoothie Cafe is based on:   Rotondo also outlined the qualities prospective Franchise Owners should embody: By adhering to these values and qualities and looking for…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Propels Franchise Expansion in Indiana

. Posted in 2018 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, one of the fastest growing franchise concepts in the country, announced today it has signed a franchise development agreement to expand its presence in Indiana. The brand’s existing franchisees, David and Ruth Buko, alongside first-time Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchisee James Volpert, will be developing eight Cafes throughout the Indianapolis area, with the first two locations expected to open in Hamilton and Boone counties in 2019. “We’re continuing to accelerate development in emerging markets like Indianapolis as a…

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Leading with Intention. Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s CEO Shares his Leadership Advice.

. Posted in 2018 News

Any businessperson knows there is no shortage of leadership advice out there but now there’s a new platform for how leadership can drive wellness in the workplace. The online media hub, Thrive Global, recently interviewed Mike Rotondo for his take on achieving balance, making lifestyle changes, and what it takes to lead a company through an incredible growth phase. People who have met Rotondo know that he is a gregarious guy—one of those people who is an engaged conversationalist and…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Named as One of the Top 5 Growth Brands at 2018 Restaurant Leadership Conference

. Posted in 2018 News

More than 2,000 restaurant industry executives were in attendance when Tropical Smoothie Cafe was recently recognized as one of the Top 5 Growth Brands, based on our sales and unit growth. With sales of $393M and unit growth up 17.4% in 2017, Tropical Smoothie Cafe now looks to build on our momentum by growing to 1,500 Cafes by 2025 While competition remains fierce in the fast-casual space, Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s success reflects other trends in the industry, outlined in a…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Supports the Rebuilding Efforts of Texas in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

. Posted in 2018 News, Featured

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, one of the fastest growing franchise concepts in the country, announced today the reopening of its Rockport, TX Cafe owned by franchisee Pam Farley. The location was destroyed by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, but Farley and her team are grateful for the overwhelming support of the community. The Rockport cafe will celebrate its reopening on April 23 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. Leading up to the opening event, customers will be offered a free smoothie with the purchase of any entrée April 21, $1.99 flatbreads April 22,…

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Multi-Unit Owners Buzzing About Tropical Smoothie Cafe

. Posted in 2018 News

Members of Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s Franchise Development Team and some of our Multi-unit Franchise Owners were in attendance at the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference (MUFC) in Las Vegas. The Conference is a must-attend event for multi-unit owners of other franchise brands checking out concepts to add to their portfolios. They had the chance to hear from Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Owners Craig LeMieux and Emily Harrington who spoke at sessions during the Conference. Craig LeMieux and his wife Dianne joined Tropical Smoothie…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Owners Are Going Places!

. Posted in 2018 News

At Tropical Smoothie Cafe our mission is shared by our Franchise Owners to inspire a healthier lifestyle by providing better-for-you food and smoothies with a bit of tropical fun. Take a look at our newest openings and the play-to-win Franchise Owners behind the Cafes! – Roswell, Georgia: Diane and Cuyler Esposito are both passionate about the Tropical Smoothie Cafe brand, which is why they have opened their third Cafe in only two years’ time! They both have a play-to-win attitude that…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Multi-Unit Owners to Speak at MUFC

. Posted in 2018 News

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 speaking at the sessions. Craig LeMieux is a current Tropical Smoothie Franchise Owner and Area Developer with previous experience as a CEO and partner at a bingo gaming distribution company. He and his wife, Dianne, joined Tropical…

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March has Been a Slam Dunk at Tropical Smoothie Cafe

. Posted in 2018 News

It’s madness at Tropical Smoothie Cafe with tons of Franchise Owners opening Cafes in their neighborhoods. Take a look at the newest openings this month! – Arvada, Colorado: James and Michelle Dye moved to Colorado, where they quickly realized one of their favorite local Ohio brands, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, was needed in the market. James is well versed in people and resource management from his 30-year military career, and Michelle works for the State of Colorado as a budget analyst. They have passion…

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Chicagoland Loves Tropical Smoothie Cafe

. Posted in 2018 News

Phil Knippen is not a newcomer to franchising. He has been a Franchise Owner in other concepts for more than 30 years. So, when he and his wife, Theresa, went to a franchise show in 2011, they were merely looking to see what was out there. Then they came upon Tropical Smoothie Cafe. “We sampled the food and smoothies, and we were sold. We loved the product,” said Theresa. “When we met with the corporate staff, we were impressed by…

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Elite Runner Loves Running her Tropical Smoothie Cafes

. Posted in 2018 News

Christina Noordstar and her husband, Quint, opened their first Tropical Smoothie Cafe 15 years ago and just kept going. Quint’s background was in construction and development. Christina is an elite triathlete and distance runner who was attracted to the brand because it encourages healthy choices and a healthy lifestyle. In keeping with Christina’s philosophy that life is a marathon rather than a sprint, they have steadily been opening Cafes in the Tampa area in their role as Tropical Smoothie Cafe…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe names 2018 Franchisees of the Year

. Posted in 2018 News

No matter what career you’re in, everyone loves being recognized for the hard work and dedication they put into it. Such is the case for three Franchise Owners who were recently recognized as Franchisees of the Year at Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s biennial convention.   Jason McCulley is a Franchise Owner with one open location in Rapid City, South Dakota, and another under construction. He was recognized as Single-Unit Franchisee of the Year for his impressive first year sales, his in-store…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s Leadership Reveals the Top Three Things a Successful Franchisor Does Well and Much More in This Podcast.

. Posted in 2018 News

Despite a heavy schedule of meetings and panels, Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s Mike Rotondo, CEO, and Charles Watson, Chief Development Officer, took time for an interview during the International Franchise Association Conference. Rotondo talks about what it takes to run a successful franchise, Watson gives some business advice to Millennials, and both of them dish on what business books they go back to again and again for inspiration. Click the play button above to listen to the full Modern Business Podcast…

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So Much Excitement, We Wish We Could Bottle It.

. Posted in 2018 News

Every year, Tropical Smoothie Cafe hosts its annual convention, where Franchise Owners and staff members gather to share information, network with the Leadership Team, and yes, kick up their heels a bit. This year’s convention was held at Chateau Elan, a winery an hour outside Atlanta. Franchise Owners participated in breakout sessions throughout their stay and learned from each other and Leadership about what was key to our success in 2017.  The event culminated with the coveted Franchisee of the…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Announces 2018 Franchisee of the Year Nominees

. Posted in 2018 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is gearing up for our semi-annual conference, held at Chateau Elan in Georgia this year. The conference not only allows the opportunity for franchisees to meet with other franchisees and the company’s corporate team, but to recognize franchisees going above and beyond to represent Tropical Smoothie Cafe exceptionally in their markets. We are excited to announce the 2018 Franchisee of the Year nominees: Brandon Korman Ray & Joy Howell Glen Johnson & Nick Crouch Jason McCulley Reginald…

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Looking to Buy a Franchise? Multi-Unit Owners Offer Advice.

. Posted in 2018 News, Success Stories

Craig and Dianne LeMieux have two pieces of advice for anyone looking to own their own franchise business: Follow the system, and Never quit, no matter what comes up. Their perseverance has served them well as they continue to add to their Tropical Smoothie Cafe portfolio, currently at 50 cafes, with 39 more in development. Their business philosophy has also sustained them in their role as Area Developers for Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Michigan and Ohio, and more recently in…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Owners Grow the Brand’s Footprint

. Posted in 2018 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s growth is fueled by its play-to-win Franchise Owners and ever-changing product innovations. Check out three of the newest Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Owners that plan to grow with Tropical Smoothie Cafe across the country! Albuquerque, New Mexico: Nathan and Jacob Miller were the first to bring Tropical Smoothie Cafe to the Albuquerque, New Mexico market in 2016. They are excited open their second Cafe and to continue their growth with Tropical Smoothie Cafe by planning to open…

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New Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Owners Put Their Passion Into Play

. Posted in 2018 News

At Tropical Smoothie Cafe, we pride ourselves on strong culture and our play-to-win Franchise Owners. Take a look at two of the newest Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Owners that already represent the passion and culture of the brand!   LaPlata, Maryland: This is Jacob Razeq’s first solo Cafe, as he currently partners with his brother Abe Razeq in Dalghren, Virginia. Jacob came to Tropical Smoothie Cafe with previous franchise experience as a Franchise Owner of a sandwich company. He is…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Closes Out January with More Grand Openings

. Posted in 2018 News

In 2017, Tropical Smoothie Cafe saw tremendous growth with the opening of more than 100 Cafes, and the momentum has carried the brand through to 2018. Rounding out a strong month of grand openings are the following: Shelby Township, Michigan: Paul Dudgeon has been a part of the Tropical Smoothie Cafe family for the last two years and continues to grow his Cafe empire in the state of Michigan. He currently has nine Cafes open and is looking to expand…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Racks Up More Awards in Its Already Impressive “Trophy Case”

. Posted in 2018 News, Featured

Franchise Owner Bobbilyn Lynn first experienced Tropical Smoothie Cafe while driving her athlete daughters to sporting events across the region. While they racked up trophies, she began thinking about what her next business opportunity would be and landed on opening her own Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchise in Pittsburgh, PA. Stories like hers and many others are what has been propelling growth for Tropical Smoothie Cafe, especially in the last few years. “There is a tremendous amount of momentum for our…

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Smart Growth is Fueling Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s Rise on Fast & Serious Ranking

. Posted in 2018 News, Featured

In 2016, Tropical Smoothie Cafe introduced their Tropical Rewards app that lets customers order ahead and then jump the line to pick up their food and smoothies at their local Cafe. In similar fashion, our fast-casual concept has jumped an impressive 11 spaces from its 2017 ranking, advancing to #14 on Franchise Times Fast & Serious ranking. Tropical Smoothie Cafe has been on a roll as of late, adding 187 agreements last year, many from existing Franchise Owners. For example,…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Starts 2018 with Three Openings

. Posted in 2018 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe started out the New Year strong with three openings in the first eight days. Congratulations to the franchisees. Check out their stories here: Tampa, Florida: Multi-Unit Franchise Owner Emily Harrington celebrated the opening of her newest Cafe by rewarding her first 50 customers with free smoothies for a year on Grand Opening Day. She loves the Tropical Smoothie Cafe brand and shares our vision, which is why her goal is to own 50 Cafes. Emily says, “I…

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Multi-Unit Owners Grow with Tropical Smoothie Cafe

. Posted in 2017 News, Uncategorized

Tropical Smoothie Cafe continues to grow throughout the U.S., showing demand for healthier food and smoothies in all sorts of climates! We have opened three more new Cafes in the last couple of weeks. Bowling Green, Kentucky: Ankit & Andy Patel continue to grow their Tropical Smoothie Cafe footprint with this Cafe in Kentucky and are currently working on signing four additional Cafes in Atlanta. St. Clair Shores, Michigan: Paul Dudgeon has spent the last decade as a multi-unit Franchise…

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Well-run Franchise Appeals to Veterans

. Posted in 2017 News, Uncategorized

When Kaleb Warnock retired from the United States Navy, he went looking for his next opportunity and found it as a Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Owner. Coming from a military background, he was especially impressed by the training the franchise offered. “We learned what would normally take five years in just five months. Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a well-run operation,” said Warnock. Veteran Emily Harrington shares his excitement. A former Signal Corps Officer in the United States Army, she is…

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Husband-and-Wife Team Open Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s 26th Texas Location

. Posted in 2017 News, Uncategorized

When Binu and Jagriti Agrawal were introduced to the Tropical Smoothie Cafe brand, they knew that they found the business opportunity they were seeking. Binu had spent decades in his career as an IT consultant. Jagriti was a licensed pharmacist. Both knew that they wanted to switch gears and own their own restaurant concept. “There are countless fast casual franchise opportunities available, but we knew this was the one we wanted to bring to our community,” said Binu. The Agrawal’s…

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Tropical Smoothie CEO Shares his Strategy for When Private Equity is Looking to Invest

. Posted in 2017 News, Uncategorized

Talk to many Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Owners and they will tell you that CEO Mike Rotondo engenders trust and confidence, because he was once an operator himself. Then there’s the fact that during his tenure, the Cafes have experienced double-digit comp sales growth since 2013.   That ability to see things through the eyes of his Franchise Owners gives added credibility to his thoughts about the importance of communication when a private equity firm invests in a franchise concept,…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Leaps 21 Spots on Annual Top 200+ Ranking

. Posted in 2017 News, Featured

Franchise Times compiles an annual ranking of the Top 200+ franchise brands. Often revered as the most comprehensive ranking of franchise systems available, it takes into account 19 years of research around system wide sales, change in sales and unit count, international vs. domestic units, and percent of franchised units. A go to place for researching franchises, the list is trusted among the franchise industry. Tropical Smoothie Cafe has made the list for years running and jumped a whopping 21…

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Franchise Owners Choose Tropical Smoothie Cafe as a Top Franchise

. Posted in 2017 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is honored to be one of the Top 40 Food and Beverage Franchises awarded at the 2018 IFA. Rankings are determined by Franchise Owners, because when it comes to weighing in on a franchise brand, who better to ask than them? That’s exactly the approach that Franchise Business Review took in their list of the Top 40 Food and Beverage Franchises for franchisee satisfaction. Surveying more than 4,300 franchisees from nearly 100 franchise brands and analyzing 18…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Expands Executive Leadership Team Amidst Ongoing Success And Nationwide Growth

. 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 has appointed five industry veterans to the company’s corporate leadership team: Rob Collins as Chief Marketing Officer, Pete Ward as General Counsel, Paul Marsden as Chief Financial Officer, Jaime Denney as Senior Vice President of Operations and Cheryl Fletcher as Vice President of Franchise Development Strategy.   Over the last several years, Tropical Smoothie Cafe has experienced tremendous success and nationwide expansion, reporting comp sales exceeding 26…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Signs Franchise Agreement To Open Four New Restaurants In Utah

. 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 it signed a franchise development agreement with area developer Cody Sommer to further expand the brand’s footprint in Utah. Sommer currently operates six existing locations throughout the state, and will be opening four new cafes in Draper, Springville, Herriman and American Fork over the next year. Tropical Smoothie Cafe has experienced a surge in franchise development fueled by several years of compounding success, signing more than 140…

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Greensboro Cafe Marks Second Location for Franchise Owner

. Posted in 2017 News

Victor Archie currently owns one North Carolina Tropical Smoothie Cafe and just opened his second in Greensboro. His first Cafe has experienced great success so far and he is excited to have a foothold in the market. His niece and wife are involved in the day-to-day operations at both Cafes since Victor also works as a physician.

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s Bill & Julie Munson Receives the IFA Franchisee of the Year Award

. Posted in 2017 News, Uncategorized

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is proud to recognize multi-unit Franchise Owners Bill and Julie Munson for their award at the Franchise Action Network (FAN) held in Washington D.C. in September 2017. FAN is a franchise industry event that brings together experts and entrepreneurs to network, discuss issues pertinent to franchising, and attend educational sessions. Bill and Julie own three Cafes in the Cleveland, Ohio area and their cafe in Toledo was Tropical Smoothie’s 400th to open. We congratulate the Munsons on…

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Show me the flavor! Menu revamp delivers on consumer demand.

. Posted in 2017 News, Uncategorized

Consumer demand in the food & beverage industry is constantly changing – customers are choosing to put their money towards freshly prepared, healthier food with seasonal ingredients and bolder flavors. Google recently released a study on beverage trends expanding further on customer preferences – the newest of which are earthy flavors, transparency in how beverages are made, and health benefits.   Menu trendsetter Tropical Smoothie Cafe has long met the desire for better-for-you food and smoothies with flavors that pack…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s 20th Year Celebration Featured in QSR Magazine

. Posted in 2017 News, Uncategorized

With 20 years under our belt, we were honored to be featured in the September 2017 issue of QSR Magazine and be recognized for our commitment to innovation, involvement with Camp Sunshine, and franchise development success. It really all ties back to our mantra to Feed People Well, Treat People Well, and Invest Well. Feed People Well Delivering on customer cravings and demand for better-for-you ingredients, we serve bold flavors and use fresh ingredients. The model we’ve built is strong and…

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Brand fans sign Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s 100th franchise agreement in Michigan

. Posted in 2017 News

As Trevor and Stephanie Stange celebrate being awarded the 100th location in Michigan, Stephanie thinks back to Day one, when she first tried a smoothie at a Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Florida. “I just loved the food and smoothies so much that I encouraged my husband, Trevor, to go with me. Pretty soon we were going three or four times a week,” said Stephanie. At the time, they were living in Florida. Trevor owned a home health care company, and…

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Tropical Takeover at Cafes for Meet the CEO Events

. Posted in 2017 News, Uncategorized

On September 20th and September 27th, key players of Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s corporate team set up shop in the St. Louis Park and Philadelphia Cafes to host Meet the CEO events. These events, which are held a few times a year at Cafes across the US, give potential prospects the chance to meet the Tropical Smoothie team, ask questions about the franchise opportunity, hear from local, play-to-win Franchise Owners, and experience the brand first hand. Both Wednesday events had great turnouts and…

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South Lyon Cafe Opens

. Posted in 2017 News

Joseph “JC” Ford has been in the world of franchising for a long time. He is opening his 2nd Tropical Smoothie Cafe in South Lyon, Michigan. His first Cafe is located in Novi, Michigan and he has plans to open at least four more Cafes in the state.

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Knoxville, Tennessee Cafe Opens

. Posted in 2017 News

The newest Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchise opened their doors in Knoxville, Tennessee – at 2012 Cumberland Avenue, to be more specific. Franchise Owners Babesh and Raj Patel have backgrounds in the restaurant business. Raj worked as a restaurant manager and Babesh owns 10 units of a sandwich franchise brand. As brand fans of Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the decision to franchise with the brand came naturally. They hope to grow with the brand and open more Cafes in the future. Congratulations…

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From a Better Burger franchise to Better-for-you food and smoothies

. Posted in 2017 News, Uncategorized

With a business name like Two Bros and a Joe, it’s obvious that Dan Beaulieu and his partners like to have fun. When he formed a business with his brother and best friend, they set their sights on franchising with brands that shared in that thinking. Hailing from Boston, but currently based in Southwest Florida, he began franchising with a major burger franchise that he eventually grew to seven locations. Looking for a change and a reprieve from the summer…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Owner Talks Franchising In Washington

. Posted in 2017 News

Julie Munson, Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Owner, took our play-to-win attitude to the White House. Speaking with FOX News, Julie shared her views on the importance of small business growth, and also shared her experiences in franchising. Watch the full segment here and see how Julie stays involved with issues and regulations revolving around small businesses.

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Chantilly, Virginia Marks 3rd Cafe for Multi-Unit Owner

. Posted in 2017 News

Danny Hester spent 20 years in the home building business before he formed his own company of custom home building. Then he joined Tropical Smoothie Cafe, opening his first location in South Riding, Virginia in December 2014. 3 years later and he’s added 2 more Cafes to the mis – in Herndon and now, Chantilly, Virginia. The newest location opened their doors at 4500 Daly Drive. This string of Cafes mark the first of many that he plans to open…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Trifecta in NC

. Posted in 2017 News

North Carolinians have a lot to celebrate with the recent opening of 3 Tropical Smoothie Cafes. Add Goldsboro, Fayetteville, and Charlotte, NC to the list of cities bringing healthier food options to their neighborhoods. Stop by the new locations to say hi (and grab a wrap & smoothie for good measure). 3007 Town Center Drive, Suite 130 – Fayetteville (Franchise Owner: Gira Patel) 5815 Highland Shoppes Drive, Suite 200 – Charlotte (Franchise Owners: John Agori and Mark Rein) 503 North…

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Minnesota Cafe Opens with a Bang

. Posted in 2017 News

With an existing location open in Savage, Minnesota, Daryl James opened his second Cafe in the state this week. Customer excitement for the new St. Louis Park Cafe was obvious. More than 50 people camped out the night before it opened in hopes of snagging a coveted, “free smoothies for a year” card. See what the buzz is all about by visiting the Cafe for yourself (8140 Highway 7, St. Louis Park).

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Foodservice Background Leads to Pennsylvania Cafe

. Posted in 2017 News

  Shiv Javia is the newest Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Owner to open his doors in York, Pennsylvania. He will be the main owner/operator of the Cafe focusing on service, managing costs, and following the franchise system. Having been involved in ownership of a major sandwich and taco franchise, he has an extensive food service background and knows what it takes to be successful. He hopes to be a multi-unit owner in Tropical Smoothie Cafe in the future. We look…

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How Nick Crouch Feeds People Well, Treats People Well, and Invests Well with Tropical Smoothie Cafe

. Posted in 2017 News, Featured

Tropical Smoothie Cafe takes our brand mission to Feed People Well, Treat People Well, and Invest Well seriously. We live this by offering customers healthier alternatives and giving back to our community through our involvement with Camp Sunshine and National Flip Flop Day. On the local level, we rely on our Franchise Owners to exemplify our mantra in the communities they serve. A shining example of this being done well is Franchise Owner, Nick Crouch. With 13 Cafes open and…

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Family Opens Cafe in Harrison Township

. Posted in 2017 News

Paul Dudgeon is opening another Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Harrison Township, Michigan. This opening is a family affair. Along with his brother, Jim Dudgeon and his niece Gabby, they have a successful track record in the world of franchising which includes their Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Sterling Heights that opened last September. Paul and his team have plans in the works to continue opening a series of Tropical Smoothie Cafes across Michigan.

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Kristi Kingery is the Get It Done, Make It Happen Person Behind Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s Supply Chain

. Posted in 2017 News, Featured

As Vice President of Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s Supply Chain, Kristi Kingery’s background in Fashion and Costume Design may be a surprise. Breaking down the skills that make her successful creates a clearer picture. Kingery has always been a person with a vision, liking to find solutions, develop processes, build teams, and see tangible results. Of course, there were a few key stepping stones between her days in fashion and joining Tropical Smoothie Cafe; like her role as a Business Analyst…

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Multi-Unit Owner Chooses Tropical Smoothie Cafe

. Posted in 2016 News

Tim O’Reilly brings a wide range of experience to his newest venture as a Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Owner. He practiced as an attorney for 20 years, specializing in State and Federal Court, as well as real estate transactions and has developed, owned, and operated 13 hotels since 2008. With his extensive background in franchising and management, we are excited to add his expertise to our franchise system.  Tim has hired a manager to run the daily Cafe operations for…

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General Manager Turned Franchise Owner Opens First Cafe in Livonia

. Posted in 2016 News

Congratulations to Scott Meyer, the newest Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Owner. Scott worked as a General Manager at the Dearborn, Michigan, Tropical Smoothie Cafe location and actually helped to open it! After spending the last year learning the ropes, he’s ready to open his own location in Livonia, Michigan, and experience the brand as a franchisee.

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Named To QSR’S List Of Best Franchise Deals

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The franchise industry is crowded with options, but thankfully QSR Magazine is here to help. Annually, they endure the hard work of sorting through the competition to find the best of the best. They base their research on a wide range of factors including franchisee satisfaction surveys, management team experience, litigation history, average startup costs, unit growth, marketplace niche, momentum, and more, then compile a list of the top 10 franchise deals in the industry. We are honored to have…

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From Management Experience to Franchise Owners

. Posted in 2016 News

Congratulations to the newest Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Owners Chanel Evans, Toya Evans and Lauren Williamson on the Grand Opening of their location in Bowie, Maryland! This team of three all come from management experience, ranging from training teams to customer support and marketing. Their years of combined management experience will surely be put to good use in their Cafe. Welcome to Team Tropical Smoothie Cafe!

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Multi-Unit Owner Grows by 20 Units!

. Posted in 2016 News

Glen Johnson has been a Franchise Owner and Area Developer with Tropical Smoothie Cafe for several years, and we are happy to announce that he has now opened two Cafes in Norman, Oklahoma. Glen owns over 20 Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations throughout Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma, and he has just signed an agreement to open 20 more Cafes in the next few years. It has been a great year for Glen, as he was a featured speaker at this spring’s Multi-Unit…

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New Cafe Opening in Montgomery

. Posted in 2016 News

We are ecstatic to announce the Grand Opening of our latest Cafe in Montgomery, Alabama. Dimple Ahuja, the proud owner, has been planning to open a Tropical Smoothie Cafe for the last few years and is excited to begin this venture with her husband, Dee. Dimple joins the Franchise Owner Team with previous experience managing a pizza concept and has operated a deli as well. Stop by 3008 Zelda Road for the latest smoothie recipe!

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Franchise Owner Becomes Multi-Unit Franchisee with TSC

. Posted in 2016 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is excited to announce that our newest location in Michigan is now open! Jeff Lulek has owned the Cafe in Dearborn, Michigan, but now with the addition of the Taylor, Michigan, Cafe to his portfolio, he has become a TSC multi-unit franchisee. We are excited to see Jeff’s growth within our system and excited to see more communities fall in love with Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Congratulations on your Grand Opening, Jeff!

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Multi-Unit Owners Expand in Florida

. Posted in 2016 News

Ray and Joy Howell are no stranger to the Tropical Smoothie Cafe brand. They have just opened another Tropical Smoothie Cafe location in Cape Coral, Florida, adding to their portfolio of 10 other Cafes. Ray also has plans to open five more Cafes in Sarasota, Florida, in the upcoming years. A big thank you goes to Ray and Joy for helping us continue to grow in the state where Tropical Smoothie Cafe originated! Stop by their newest location at 2139…

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From Construction Company Owners to Cafe Owners

. Posted in 2016 News

Matt Dillon and Shawn Pnacek are now the proud owners of a new Tropical Smoothie Cafe located in Big Rapids, Michigan. The pair comes with over 30 years of experience in managing construction companies, including the companies that have built previous Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations across Michigan. Having strong managerial and leadership experience and a love for the Tropical Smoothie Cafe brand, their store is sure to succeed. Congratulations!

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Experienced Franchisee Opens New Cafe in Michigan

. Posted in 2016 News

Paul Dudgeon is no stranger to franchising or Tropical Smoothie Cafe. He has an extensive resume with the Jet’s Pizza franchise, being responsible for over 60 locations, as well as owning several Tropical Smoothie Cafes. Tropical Smoothie Cafe is excited to see his growth with the brand, and we look forward to the successes of this new location in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

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Multi-Unit Owners Add Tropical Smoothie Cafes to Portfolios

. Posted in 2016 News

The Tropical Smoothie Cafe team continues to grow in Florida! There are two new Cafes now open, one in Tallahassee and one in Port Orange. Ralph Judy is the proud owner of the Tallahassee location and he comes with previous restaurant experience, owning an Auntie Anne’s location, a Great American Cookies location, and another Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Ahmed Eldeeb is the new owner of the Port Orange Cafe and he is very excited to be running another location. Ahmed currently owns…

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New Cafe Opening in Grand Rapids

. Posted in 2016 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is very proud of their dedicated team of Franchise Owners and their commitment to the brand. We are pleased to share that Hani Halloun has now opened a fourth Tropical Smoothie Cafe location. You can find this Cafe at 2505 Alpine Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544.

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Franchise Owner Cody Sommer Opens His 5th Cafe

. Posted in 2016 News

With four locations already under his belt, Cody Sommer has added another location in St. George, Utah. He is a dedicated brand fan and skilled Franchise Owner. We’re overjoyed to see customers head to this new Cafe so stop by for your chance to check out the neighborhood’s newest Cafe!  

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Comes to Commack, NY

. Posted in 2016 News

Congratulations to Patricia O’Brien and Stephen Brojer on the Grand Opening of their Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Commack, New York. At this location, customers are able to call ahead to place an order or place an order using the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Rewards App. Come by today and visit the latest Cafe with the Tropical Smoothie Cafe brand.

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Smart Data Leads to New Insights for Tropical Smoothie Cafe

. Posted in 2016 News

People are hungrier than ever for data. Collection efforts have amped up and businesses love to amass as much information as possible on their customers. A recent Franchise Update Magazine article highlighted the top franchise brands doing this effectively, with Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s CEO, Mike Rotondo, making the cover. Rotondo shared how the brand uses data to engage with customers and drive new decisions. Recently, Tropical Smoothie utilized data from their popular rewards app to innovate specific menu items. The…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise CEO Pivotal in Brand’s Revitalization and Success

. Posted in 2016 News

Mike Rotondo, Tropical Smoothie Cafe CEO, joined the brand as Vice President in 2008. At the time, the chain’s $400K average unit volume (AUV) wasn’t stellar, but he saw promise. “People loved the brand, Franchise Owners were joining because they loved the brand and loved the product, but we didn’t have all the systems in place and the team in place to really make it a scalable, much more financially rewarding concept,” Rotondo said. “It was all about the unit-level…

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Now Open in Biddeford, Maine

. Posted in 2016 News

Welcome to the Tropical Smoothie Cafe team, Crystal and Mike Turpin! With three Cafes already under their belt, their most recent location opened in Biddeford, Maine and customers are already raving about the fabulous smoothie bar and friendly customer service. Check out their Facebook page for insights on the latest menu options and promotions.

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New Location in Winchester, Virginia

. Posted in 2016 News

The Tropical Smoothie Cafe team and the number of our locations continue to grow! Congratulations to Jessica Seminaro, Steve Seminaro and Kayla Ashton on the opening of their Cafe in Winchester, Virginia. This marks the 506th grand opening for a Tropical Smoothie Cafe! We are very excited for all of our franchisees and their continued successes!

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Opens in Doral, Florida

. Posted in 2016 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe continues to grow in Florida with the latest Cafe opening in the city of Doral. The owners, Peter and Vani Jonnagadala, are very excited for their grand opening and partnership with the Tropical Smoothie Cafe team. Have you tried the latest smoothie flavor? Stop by this Cafe to try the latest flavors and menu options, and to meet our newest owners!

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise in Macon, Georgia

. Posted in 2016 News

Janine Bischone is owner of one of the newest Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations! Janine comes with strong restaurant management experience in New York, where she managed inventory and helped to maintain and improve operations. She will be the main operator of the Cafe along with the help of her 16 year-old daughter who loves the Tropical Smoothie Cafe brand too!

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise to the Rescue to Meet Growing Smoothie Demand

. Posted in 2016 News

Healthful brands are on the rise with consumers, as QSR Magazine has recently noted. Read more about how Tropical Smoothie Cafe is on the forefront of this consumer behavior, below. A recent article in QSR Magazine talked about a growing change in consumer beverage preferences. Gone are the days of guzzling sodas, with sales and consumption data trending downward. Consumers instead are turning to healthier options such as fresh juices, smoothies, and teas. Dennis Lombardi, President of restaurant advisory firm…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise in Ladera Ranch

. Posted in 2016 News

After purchasing 20 Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations back in January 2016, R.K. Sidhu has now celebrated the grand opening of his newest Cafe in Ladera Ranch, California. Stop by his Tropical Smoothie Cafe at 27412 Antonio Parkway Suite R2 for the latest smoothie flavors and delightful flatbread sandwiches and salads.

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NRN Features Tropical Smoothie Cafe in the Top 10 Fastest-Growing Chains

. Posted in 2016 News, Featured

Nation’s Restaurant News (NRN) has been reporting on the food service industry since 1967. Everything from small town shop creations to large chain transactions can be found in their content. NRN has released their annual report 2016 Second 100: A look at the 10 Fastest-Growing Chains, and we are excited to share that Tropical Smoothie Cafe has been named number six on this list! Read the full article about Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s growth over the last year, here.

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Glen Johnson and his Tropical Smoothie Cafes

. Posted in 2016 News

Tropical Smoothie is excited to share that dedicated franchisee Glen Johnson has now opened new Cafes in Arkansas (Little Rock and Van Buren) and Oklahoma (Tulsa and Oklahoma City). Glen owns over 20 Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations, and we are ecstatic with his growth and commitment to the Tropical Smoothie brand. Learn more about Glen Johnson’s story here.

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Named to QSR’s List of Best Franchise Deals

. Posted in 2016 News, Featured

The franchise industry is crowded with options, but thankfully QSR Magazine is here to help. Annually, they endure the hard work of sorting through the competition to find the best of the best. They base their research on a wide range of factors including franchisee satisfaction surveys, management team experience, litigation history, average startup costs, unit growth, marketplace niche, momentum, and more, then compile a list of the top 10 franchise deals in the industry. We are honored to have…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise in Blacksburg, Virginia

. Posted in 2016 News

Blacksburg, Virginia is now home to Jonathan Cash’s second Tropical Smoothie Cafe location! Jon’s first Cafe is also in Virginia and the location has been very successful. Congratulations to Jon as he continues to grow with Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Stop by the newest Cafe for a fresh smoothie and snack.

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Multi-Unit Owner Mike Philip sees Technology Driving his New Tropical Smoothie Cafe Business

. Posted in 2016 News, Featured, Success Stories

Mike Philip purchased three existing Tropical Smoothie Cafe (TSC) businesses three months ago and already he is on track to open three more. Perhaps three is his lucky number? His decision to add TSC to his business portfolio, along with his existing Einstein Bagels franchise, was motivated by our unique brand position and niche within the fast casual industry. “I think our Cafes speak to the values that our customers hold. They want fresh, healthy food that tastes great and…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Expanding in Houston Over the Next 12 Months

. Posted in 2016 News

When looking for areas of expansion a few years ago, Tropical Smoothie Cafe set their sights on Houston. Data showed that not only was Texas a leading state in restaurant sales, but Houston was outpacing many of the U.S.’s largest cities in restaurant growth. Three years and three deals later, Houston will soon see new Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations popping up over the next year. Franchise Owner, Vanessa Boles will open her location in September, Jignesh Patel will open his…

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Restaurants Serving up better ways to Interact with Customers

. Posted in 2016 News

What’s on the menu at restaurants these days seems to be technology, with new apps giving consumers the ability to mobile-pay, digital order and earn rewards. This reflects a trend recently cited in National Restaurant Association research that show that nearly one-quarter of consumers say that technology options are an important factor in deciding which restaurant to go to. For fast casual restaurants like Tropical Smoothie Cafe, these offerings aren’t tech for tech’s sake, but rather a way to connect…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Featured on Extra for National Flip Flop Day

. Posted in 2016 News

Amidst the excitement surrounding National Flip Flop Day on June 17th, Tropical Smoothie was featured on Extra with Mario Lopez. We are proud of our 10-year partnership with Camp Sunshine, who provide retreat experiences for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. All 500 Tropical Smoothie locations participated in this year’s event with customers encouraged to donate throughout the month of June. Watch our CEO, Mike Rotondo in the full clip here.

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Multi-Unit Owner Dreams

. Posted in 2016 News

Congratulations to Brad and Steve Sheffield on the grand opening of their Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Daphne, Alabama! This father and son duo is very excited for their Cafe location, as it is one of Brad’s dreams to become a multi-unit owner in the franchise industry. Brad likes that Tropical Smoothie Cafe has a strong plan, systems, and procedures in place for their franchisees in order to help them succeed.

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise CEO Visits Young Fans

. Posted in 2016 News

With 500 locations open in 38 states, Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a busy business. But, when CEO, Mike Rotondo received letters from two different kids, he was intrigued. The first letter came from Emma Merkel, a ten year old from Michigan. A Tropical Smoothie brand fan, Merkel wrote about always ordering the Jetty Blast smoothie without bananas, but wanting to try something new. Afraid she wouldn’t like other flavors and would be wasting her money, she suggested a smoothie sample…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Has an App-etite for New Technology

. Posted in 2016 News

Dipping your toes into the world of technology can be a nerve-wracking decision for a business. Especially in the restaurant industry, often stereotyped with lagging behind these technological times. Tropical Smoothie Cafe, however, has emerged as an industry leader with their new app ordering service. Understanding the customer base was key for developing the system. Many of Tropical Smoothie’s customers come in post-exercise, looking for a quick, healthy option so the company knew any technology that was adopted should have…

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A New Franchise Portfolio

. Posted in 2016 News

Debbie Lemieux-King comes from a franchise background, working as an area developer and a multi-unit owner. Congratulations are in order for the grand opening of her Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Ann Arbor, Michigan! Debbie was looking to expand her franchise portfolio, and we are glad she has joined the Tropical Smoothie Cafe team! This Cafe features a drive-thru, so drive on by soon for our latest smoothie flavors and snacks!

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