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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens In Fairfax, VA

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Congratulations to Aebon Park on the opening of her Tropical Smoothie Café in Fairfax, Virginia.  Aebon enjoys the balanced mix of innovative food and smoothies that Tropical Smoothie Café provides to its customers. Stop by 12164 Fairfax Towne Center, Suite 107A today for a real-fruit smoothie and meal or snack!

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens in Wellington, FL

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Congratulations to Blake and Talia Baynham on the opening of their new Tropical Smoothie Café in Wellington, Florida! Blake previously worked in an orthopedic company working his way up from an Inventory Coordinator to National Sales Manager. After leaving the company, he opened an exercise franchise and became a valued member of his community. Both Blake and Talia have previous restaurant experience, Blake as a waiter and bartender and Talia as a bartender. They started a Tropical Smoothie Café in order to…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Targeting Baltimore for Franchise Growth

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Tropical Smoothie Café, the leading fast casual café concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today it is aggressively targeting Baltimore, MD., for franchise growth. Over the next 3-5 years, the sandwich and smoothie franchise aims to open approximately 25 new locations throughout the state, including 10 in Baltimore. Tropical Smoothie Café currently has five restaurants open in Maryland in Columbia, Waldorf, Gambrills, Pikesville and Frederick.   Tropical Smoothie Café most recently opened the…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens in Tampa, FL

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Congratulations to Dara and David Pettinato on the opening of their Tropical Smoothie Café! Dara was the Vice President of Sales and Design for Bonne Nuit Fine Linen, with over 15 years of retail sales and management experience. She also went to culinary school. David’s family owned a pizza restaurant for many years and he is a lawyer. Together they plan to open a second café in one of the surrounding markets. Stop by 14394 North Dale Mabry Highway today…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens in Yukon, OK

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Congratulations to Glen Johnson on the opening of his newest café in Yukon, Oklahoma! Glen is a multi-unit franchisee in Arizona and the Area Developer for Tropical Smoothie Café in Oklahoma and parts of Texas. Stop in today at 1751 Garth BRooks Blvd, #100 for a real-fruit smoothie and meal or snack!

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens in Henderson, NV

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Congratulations to Eric Persson on the opening of his newest Tropical Smoothie Café in Henderson, Nevada! Eric owns over 20 locations in Nevada and Arizona making him the largest franchisee in the system. Furthermore, he is the Area Developer for Tropical Smoothie Café in Arizona. Stop in today at 745 South Green Valley Parkway, Suite #100 for a real-fruit smoothie and meal or snack!

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens in Frederick, MD

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Congratulations to Tameka Davis on the opening of her Tropical Smoothie Café in Frederick, Maryland! Tameka Davis’ dream has been to open a business and work for herself. As a Contracting Officer with the Naval Medical Logistics Command, she had the business mind to make sound decisions based on logic reason and facts that make a successful operator. Tameka went to a Tropical Smoothie Cafe several years ago and loved the food, and the smoothies. She liked the idea that she…

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Holiday Smoothie Recipe Unveiled at Tropical Smoothie Cafe

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With the holidays just around the corner, Tropical Smoothie Café has brought back the ever popular “Naughty or Nice” campaign for the third year in a row. The year’s featured smoothies include two amazing flavors providing guests the choice to indulge or to play it nice. The two highlights of the menu are the –Blueberry Pom Truffle – a seasonal limited time offering; and the Blueberry Bliss Smoothie– a popular standard menu item.  According to the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council,…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Unveils 25 Days of Giving

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Temperatures may be dropping but, Tropical Smoothie Café is embracing the warm spirit of doing good for others. The leading fast-casual concept, known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, iis launching a 25 Days of Giving social campaign beginning December 1st in an effort to raise funds, awareness and recognition for a long standing partner of the brand, Camp Sunshine. For the first 25 days of December, the campaign will not only feature Camp Sunshine, a…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens in Lenexa, KS

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Congratulations to Melissa and Scott Andersen on the opening of their café in Lenexa, Kansas! Scott was a business owner of RFID System Integration. Tropical Smoothie Café quickly became his go-to lunch place while traveling for business in Virginia. Once they have their first café off the ground, Scott and his wife, Melissa, plan to grow with additional cafés in their market. Stop in today at 12850 West 87th Street Parkway for a real-fruit smoothie and meal or snack!

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens in Pikesville, MD

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Congratulations to Chip Ng and his wife Sandy on the opening of their Tropical Smoothie Café in Pikesville, Maryland! Chip is currently a Senior Task Order Project Manager for Loch Harbour Group in Washington D.C  but previously worked in the restaurant industry as a supervisor and store operations manager. Chip was looking for a business opportunity to achieve his personal goal of entrepreneurship and the financial goal of expansion and growth.  As a customer of the Columbia Tropical Smoothie Café, he…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens in Gambrills, MD

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Congratulations to Shirlean Gatling and Kailon Dickens on the opening of their Tropical Smoothie Café in Gambrills, Maryland! Shirlean and her husband Kailon are both military veterans. Shirlean worked for the Department of Defense as Comptroller/Director for 20 years. Kailon Department of Defense- Army Serving as an Army Officer in leadership positions for over 20 years and is an accomplished Cycler, cycling in 100 mile races. In College, Kailon served as a waiter and small order cook while Shirlean worked in…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens in Lancaster, PA

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Congratulation to Rick and Brad Evans on the opening of their Tropical Smoothie Café in Lancaster, Pennsylvania! Rick Evans purchased the rights to develop 5 Tropical Smoothie Cafés in Pennsylvania and is excited to open his first location. Rick Evans’ family has owned restaurants for 40 years. Rick’s son, Brad, has worked in different restaurants for 10 years, been in the restaurant industry for 17, and ran the family restaurant in Maryland for 7 years. Stop in to their café…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens in Russellville, AR

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Tropical Smoothie Café is happy to announce the opening of Glen Johnson’s café in Russellville, Arkansas! Glen Johnson is an Area Developer that continues to grow his territories and bring Tropical Smoothie Café closer to the customers. Stop by 605 N. Arkansas Avenue today for a real-fruit smoothie and meal or snack!

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens in Seekonk, MA

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Tropical Smoothie Café is excited for the opening of Kevin and Sandra Jennings first café in Seekonk, Massachusetts! Kevin grew up in Fall River, Massachusetts and is a military Veteran. After leaving the military, he worked at McDonalds for 20 years. He left McDonalds as General Manager to pursue his dream of owning his own restaurant and becoming his own boss. Sandra is the owner of a hair salon. Together they will run and manage the first location with plans…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens in Cary, NC

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Congratulations to Sherman Dye on the opening of his newest Tropical Smoothie Café in Cary, North Carolina! Sherman Dye is a former Burger King franchisee who is bringing his experience to Tropical Smoothie Café and is in the process of developing additional cafes in the Charlotte area. Stop in today at 1385 Bradford View Drive for a real-fruit smoothie and meal or snack!

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens in Naples, FL

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Congratulations to Frances Aleci, Salvatore Sachetta Jr., Arlene Santangelo, and James Santangelo on the opening of their second Tropical Smoothie Café in Naples, Florida! Frances, Salvatore, Arlene, and James are originally from Boston, but were happy to relocate to Florida to open their newest café. Stop by 5995 Pine Ridge Road today for a real-fruit smoothie and meal or snack.

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens In Charleston, SC

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Tropical Smoothie Café congratulates Jon Parkman on the opening of his first café in Charleston, South Carolina! Jon joins the Tropical Smoothie team as a former Chic-Fil-A operator and is excited to use his background in the industry for his new café. Stop by 186 Seven Farms Drive, Unit D today for a real-fruit smoothie and meal or snack!

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe opens in Ames, IA

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Congratulations to Rick Sandquist on the opening of his new Tropical Smoothie Café in Ames, Iowa! This is Rick’s second café in Iowa. Stop in today at 517 Lincoln Way for a real-fruit smoothie and meal or snack!

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens In Lawton, OK

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Congratulations to Glen Johnson on the opening of his newest Tropical Smoothie Café in Lawton, Oklahoma! Glen Johnson is the Area Developer in Oklahoma for Tropical Smoothie Café and is excited to open a new location. Visit 1204 NW Sheridan Road today for a real-fruit smoothie and meal or snack!

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens In Naples, FL

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Tropical Smoothie Café congratulates Stuart Bell on the opening of his second café in Naples, Florida! Stuart is excited to open his newest café located at 7335 Radio Road, Suite 2. Stop in today for a real-fruit smoothie and meal or snack!

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Participates in “Mavs Run This Town 5K”

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Healthy lifestyles and better-for-you food choices are important to people in Dallas, which is why Mike Rotondo, CEO, is excited to represent Tropical Smoothie Café at Dallas Mavericks’ second-annual “Mavs Run This Town 5K” tonight, October 22nd. Tropical Smoothie Café fits right into people’s busy lives with healthy, delicious food and smoothie options on the go. Help bring more Tropical Smoothie Cafés to Dallas, contact us today to learn more.

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens In Bloomfield Hills, MI

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Congratulations to Paul Dudgeon on the opening of his newest Tropical Smoothie Café in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan! This is Paul’s second café and he will be opening 14 locations total in Michigan throughout the upcoming years. Stop in at S 2510 Telegraph Road Suite A today for a real-fruit smoothie and meal or snack!

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Nation’s Restaurant News: 5 Ways Restaurants Can Attract Today’s Customers

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Nation’s Restaurant News (NRN) recently released a special report, What America Eats, featuring an article about five ways restaurants can attract today’s customers. Read how Tropical Smoothie Café stacks up. 1. Be Transparent. The desire to know what ingredients are being used and where they come from is becoming more and more important to consumers. At Tropical Smoothie Café, we believe there’s no better way to make a great meal than with fresh, natural, quality ingredients. We use superior, simple…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Signs 83 Franchise Agreements during the third quarter of 2015

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Tropical Smoothie Café, the leading fast casual café concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced the signing of 83 franchise agreements during the third quarter of 2015 as the brand continues its aggressive nationwide expansion. To date, Tropical Smoothie Café has signed more than 160 development agreements. Additionally, the food and smoothie franchise reported it will open its first café in California in early 2016. Tropical Smoothie Café’s year-to-date same-store sales continue to eclipse…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens In Little Rock, AR

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Congratulations to Glen Johnson on the opening of his newest Tropical Smoothie Café in Little Rock, Arkansas! Glen is a multi-unit developer with over 5 location in Arkansas. He is also an area developer in West Texas and Oklahoma. Stop by his newest location at 16900 Chenal Parkway Suite 100 for a real-fruit smoothie and meal or snack!

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Showcases Fall Flavors

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Published: September 28, 2015 Publication: QSR online Designed to take full advantage of the early autumn harvest, Tropical Smoothie Café is offering a new roasted smoothie blend and nutrient-packed ingredients designed as a powerful get-up-and-go breakfast or any time of day meal option. The all-new Chia Banana Boost Smoothie, blends a seasonally inspired mix of almonds, cinnamon, whole grain oats, dates, and coconut, plus new oven-roasted bananas and chia seeds. Additionally, to further customize this new smoothie, guests have the…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens In Davenport, FL

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Congratulations to Leroy and Mary Smith on the opening of their second Tropical Smoothie Café in Davenport, FL! Mary and Leroy have plans to develop a third café in twelve months and are excited about their growth with the Tropical Smoothie Café team in the Florida area. Stop in today at 7920 Lake Wilson Blvd for a real-fruit smoothie and meal or snack!

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens in York, PA

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Join Tropical Smoothie Café in congratulating Sandip and Hareshkumar Patel on the opening of their new café in York, PA! Sandip and Hareshkumar are excited to have their third café open and invite you to visit their new location at 1800 Loucks Road Suite 625. Stop in and enjoy a real-fruit smoothie and meal or snack.

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens In Greensboro, NC

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Congratulations to John Agori and Mark Rein on the opening of their new Tropical Smoothie Café in Greensboro, NC! This is Mark and John’s second café opening, with two more cafés in development. Stop in today at 1218 Bridford Parkway for a real-fruit smoothie and meal or snack!

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Facebook And Microsoft Executive Leaves The Corporate World To Open A Tropical Smoothie Cafe

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Mike Haines has been a Franchise Owner with Tropical Smoothie Café since 2015 when he signed a development agreement to open 10 restaurants in North Atlanta. Haines worked in sales for 15 years at Facebook and Microsoft before deciding to leave corporate America to become an entrepreneur. “My background in sales, marketing and engaging consumers through a variety of communication channels and platforms provided me with the experience and knowledge I need to own my own business,” said Haines, who lives in…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens In Columbia, SC

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Congratulations to Leslie and Dave Duffy on the opening of their third Tropical Smoothie Café in Columbia, South Carolina! Dave and Leslie’s newest café is located at the University of South Carolina for everyone to enjoy. Stop in today at 650 Lincoln Street for a real-fruit smoothie and meal or snack!

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens In Rochester Hills, MI

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Tropical Smoothie Café congratulates Paul Dudgeon on the opening of his second café in Michigan! Paul Dugeon will be developing eleven more cafés within the next five years. Stop in today at 1288 Walton Blvd to try our real-fruit smoothies and a meal or snack!

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Targeting Houston for Franchise Growth

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Tropical Smoothie Café, the leading fast casual café concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today it is aggressively targeting Greater Houston for franchise growth. Over the next 10 years, the sandwich and smoothie franchise aims to open at least 30 locations throughout Greater Houston, targeting communities such as Deer Park, Greater Heights, Katy, Cloverleaf and Sugar Land, among others. Tropical Smoothie Café currently has one location in Richmond, which opened in April. Tropical…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Targeting Dallas for Franchise Growth

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Tropical Smoothie Café, the leading fast casual café concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today it is aggressively targeting Greater Dallas for franchise growth. Over the next 10 years, the sandwich and smoothie franchise aims to open at least 40 locations throughout Greater Dallas, targeting communities such as Euless, Hebron, Highland Park, Farmers Ranch and North Richland Hills, among others. Tropical Smoothie Café currently has three locations in Dallas, Frisco and Fort Worth,…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens In New Haven, CT

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Congratulations to Mark Lukachko on the opening of his newest Tropical Smoothie Café in New Haven, Connecticut! This is Mark’s third café in Connecticut and he is very excited that the doors are open. Stop in at 15 Dixwell Avenue today for a real-fruit smoothie and meal or snack!

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens In Southfield, MI

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Congratulations to Craig LeMieux on the opening of his newest Tropical Smoothie Café in Southfield, Michigan! Joe and Jerene Dwyer along with Craig and Dianne LeMieux will be owners and partners in the opening of the café located at 29920 Telegraph Road. All four of these individuals are Tropical Smoothie Café seasoned franchisees. Stop in today for a real-fruit smoothie and meal or snack!

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens In Blue Ash, OH

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Join Tropical Smoothie Café in congratulating Suresh Patel on the opening of their second café in Ohio! The café is located at 11255 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite D. Stop in today for a real-fruit smoothie and meal or snack!

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens In Fort Worth, TX

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Congratulations to David Taylor, Cindy Taylor, and Pamela Hedstrom on the opening of their new Tropical Smoothie Café in Fort Worth, Texas! Before opening the café David was a valuation manager at Fannie Mae and Pamela was with Merrill Lynch as a Directors Assistant. They are all very excited for their new café and encourage everyone to stop in at 4620 Southwest Loop 820 for a real-fruit smoothie and meal or snack!

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens In Franklin, TN

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Tropical Smoothie Café congratulates Larry Lavigne on the opening on his first café in Franklin, Tennessee! Larry joins the Tropical Smoothie Café team with a background as a pizza franchisee. He plans to develop 4 more Tropical Smoothie Café locations in the Nashville area. Stop by his first location at 443 Cool Springs Road for a real-fruit smoothie and meal or snack!

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Reaches $1 Million Donation Goal to Benefit Camp Sunshine

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Tropical Smoothie Café, the leading fast casual café concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies, has exceeded expectations by raising a record breaking $1 million for their charity partner, Camp Sunshine. In its ninth annual National Flip Flop Day, Tropical Smoothie Café, has outdone itself by collecting nearly $400,000 more than in 2014, largely due to its outstanding belief in Camp Sunshine and the brand’s commitment to its “Live Better” value. Camp Sunshine is a retreat that provides both medical…

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Tropical Smoothie Café Opens In Las Vegas, NV

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Tropical Smoothie Café congratulates Eric Persson on his newest café in Las Vegas, Nevada! Eric is a proud owner of 17 Tropical Smoothie Café locations. Stop in at his newest café today at 3565 South Rainbow Blvd and enjoy a real-fruit smoothie and meal or snack!

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Tropical Smoothie Café Opens In Hyannis, MA

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Congratulations to Ana and Gil DeSousa on the opening of their newest Tropical Smoothie Café! Ana and Gil DeSousa started with Tropical Smoothie Café opening a location in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. There newest café is located at 489 Bearses Way in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Stop in today for a real–fruit smoothie and good-for-you meal or snack!

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Tropical Smoothie Café Signs 77 Franchise Agreements, Reports Same-store Sales of Over 12 Percent

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Tropical Smoothie Café, the leading fast casual café concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced the signing of 77 franchise agreements in the first and second quarters of 2015 as the brand continues its aggressive, nationwide expansion. Additionally, the sandwich and smoothie franchise reported year-to-date same-store sales of more than 12 percent. “This year is on track to be our most successful in recent company history,” said Mike Rotondo, CEO of Tropical Smoothie Café.…

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Tropical Smoothie Café Recognized by Industry Leaders as a Great Restaurant Franchise to Own

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It has been quite a year at Tropical Smoothie Café (TSC). With our double-digit sales growth of late, we are getting noticed in industry publications and by industry insiders. Systemwide sales are up 23.2 percent this year, and the brand’s Average Unit Volume is $734,000* – the highest in the company’s 18-year history. A recent article in QSR magazine listed TSC as a “major player on the national scene” and one of 2015’s Best Franchise Deals. This exciting growth also…

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NRN’s 2015 Second 100: Why Tropical Smoothie Café is the No. 7 Fastest-Growing Chain

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Tropical Smoothie Café saw its domestic systemwide sales grow by 23.2 percent in the most recent year as it opened a net 51 units, giving the chain a total of 411 unites at the end of the year, an increase of 14.2 percent. The Atlanta-based chain that sells smoothies, sandwiches and salads helps keep its customers interested with limited-time offers every eight weeks. Trend-forward LTOs offered last year included a coconut curry chicken wrap and coconut lime chicken salad, and…

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Tropical Smoothie Café Opens In Texarkana, TX

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Tropical Smoothie Café congratulates Jigna Patel on the opening of their newest café in Texarkana, Texas! In addition to the newest location in Texas, Jigna has multiple Tropical Smoothie Café located is both Tennessee and Arkansas. Come to 4845 Texas Boulevard today to enjoy a real-fruit smoothie and meal or snack!

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Tropical Smoothie Café Opens In Richmond, MI

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Congratulations to Paul Dudgeon on the opening of his second Tropical Smoothie Café this year! Paul joined the Tropical Smoothie Café team as a pizza franchisee and is excited to open an additional 11 cafés in Michigan. Stop in at Paul’s newest Tropical Smoothie Café located at 67213 Main Street for a smoothie and meal or snack today!

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Tropical Smoothie Café Opens In Naples, FL

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Congratulations to Amy Reynolds on the opening of her second Tropical Smoothie Café in Naples, Florida! Amy’s newest café opened on July 10th.. Come to 8855 Immokalee Road #1 for a smoothie and meal or snack today!

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Tropical Smoothie Café Opens In Moore, AR

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Tropical Smoothi Café congratulates Glen Johnson on the opening of his new café in Moore, Arizona! Glen has multiple Tropical Smoothie Café locations in Arizona and is looking to build out the State of Oklahoma. Come on in to his new café located at 2101 Riverwalk Drive for a good-for-you meal or real-fruit smoothie!

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Tropical Smoothie Café Opens In Fayetteville, NC

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Congratulations to Gira Patel on their new Tropical Smoothie Café location! Gira joined the Tropical Smoothie Café team with goals to build out the Fayetteville, NC area and has former experience with sandwich franchises. Stop in at their new café today at 150 Andrews Road Suite 6 for a good-for-you smoothie and meal!

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Tropical Smoothie Café Opens In Walker, MI

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Congratulations to Craig LeMieux on the opening of his sixth Tropical Smoothie Café located in Walker, Michigan! Craig is the Area Developer for Tropical Smoothie Café in Michigan and Northern Ohio and is a partner in six open cafés and three cafés in development. This location is extra special to Craig because his two sons, Kyle and Zachary LeMieux, operate and partner in this café. Together, they choose this location after Kyle and Zachary had attended Grand Valley State University…

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CEO Mike Rotondo Featured on CNBC’s Squawk Box for National Flip Flop Day

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At Tropical Smoothie Café, giving back is an important aspect of our business. So much that we created our own holiday! On June 19th, we celebrated our 8th annual National Flip Flop Day – a holiday designed to raise funds for Camp Sunshine, a non-profit organization that offers a retreat for kids with life-threatening illnesses and their families. To help make this year’s holiday the best yet, CEO Mike Rotondo took on the CEO Flip Flop Challenge and walked the length…

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Tropical Smoothie Café Opens In Kalamazoo, MI

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Join Tropical Smoothie Café in welcoming Corina Groeger and Eduardo Ramos to the team! Corina and Eduardo recently opened their first café at 4315 West Main Street. Stop by today for a real-fruit smoothie and better-for-you meal or snack!

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How One Franchisee’s Product Idea Ended Up in All Locations

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Brad Shellen says he and his wife, Marilu, were looking to reinvent themselves when they became Tropical Smoothie Café franchisees in 2010. Little did he know he’d end up helping reinvent the company’s menu. Shellen was inspired to find a way to incorporate an unlikely beverage ingredient—avocado—after a customer (who was a grower) brought a case of them to his Miami restaurant. Looking to Marilu’s native Peru for inspiration, Brad found a cocktail recipe that included avocado, lime and coconut. He began experimenting with…

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Tropical Smoothie Café Targeting Orlando for Franchise Growth

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Tropical Smoothie Café, the leading fast casual café concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today it is aggressively targeting Orlando, Fla., for franchise growth. Over the next 1-2 years, the sandwich and smoothie franchise aims to open five new locations throughout Orange, Lake and Seminole Counties. Currently, there are nine cafés in the Greater Orlando area. Tropical Smoothie Café franchise executives, including CEO Mike Rotondo, will host a special event on Wednesday, July…

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Tropical Smoothie Café Targeting Tampa for Franchise Growth

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Tropical Smoothie Café, the leading fast casual café concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today it is aggressively targeting Tampa, Fla., for franchise growth. Over the next 1-2 years, the sandwich and smoothie franchise aims to open approximately 10 new locations in surrounding cities including Palm Harbor, Clearwater Beach and Northdale. Currently, there are four cafés in the Greater Tampa area. Tropical Smoothie Café franchise executives, including CEO Mike Rotondo, will host a…

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Tropical Smoothie Café Opens In Harrisonburg, VA

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Congratulations to Corrine Loan on their first Tropical Smoothie Café in Harrisonburg, VA! Corrine joins the Tropical Smoothie Café family with a background as a Sale Representative in the the food industry. Stop in or drive-thru our newest Tropical Smoothie Café location at 1011 Port Republic Road today!

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Tropical Smoothie Café Targeting Cleveland for Franchise Growth

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Tropical Smoothie Café, the leading fast casual café concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today it is aggressively targeting Cleveland for franchise growth. Over the next three years, the sandwich and smoothie franchise aims to open at least 10 locations throughout Greater Cleveland, including Avon, Lakewood, Fairlawn, Euclid, North Olmsted and more. Currently, there are two Tropical Smoothie Café locations in the Cleveland area. Tropical Smoothie Café franchise executives, including CEO Mike Rotondo,…

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Tropical Smoothie Café Turns to FUNraising for Fundraising Efforts

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This June 19th, Tropical Smoothie Café will celebrate the 9th annual National Flip Flop Day to raise funds to benefit our national charity partner, Camp Sunshine. Our goal this year is to raise $1,000,000 for the camps, which offers countless families the opportunity to put aside the stress and severity of having a child with a life-threatening illness and just have fun. What started as a way to thank our customers for their loyalty to our brand, has turned into…

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Tropical Smoothie Café Targeting Denver for Franchise Growth

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Tropical Smoothie Café, the leading fast casual café concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today it is aggressively targeting Denver for franchise growth. Over the next 10 years, the sandwich and smoothie franchise aims to open 25 locations throughout Greater Denver, including Colorado Springs, Highlands Ranch, Boulder, Lakewood, Westminster and more. Currently, there are three Tropical Smoothie Café locations in the Denver area. Tropical Smoothie Café franchise executives, including CEO Mike Rotondo, will…

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The Fast Casual Segment is Fueling Growth in the Restaurant Industry

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Technomic’s Top 50Chain Restaurant Report confirms that fast casual restaurants increased their collective annual sales by 12.8 percent to $30 billion in 2014, and that growth rate was nearly double the next-largest increase from any other restaurant segment. The report also suggests that there is still plenty of room to increase both sales and the number of units within the U.S. Tropical Smoothie Café (TSC) stands poised to be a leader in this fast-growing category. In 2014, TSC experienced an…

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Tropical Smoothie Café Opens In Macomb Township, MI

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Congratulations to our newest Franchise Owner Paul Dudgeon on his recent café opening in Macomb Township, MI! This is Paul’s first Tropical Smoothie Café location with plans to open additional Cafés in the state of Michigan in the upcoming years.Paul’s new café can be found at 18353 Hall Road. Stop in today!

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Tropical Smoothie Café Opens in Springfield, MO

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Congratulations to Matt Mawdsley on the opening of his Tropical Smoothie Café! If you are in Springfield, Missouri, visit the newest Tropical Smoothie Café at 3645 East Sunshine Street and enjoy a real-fruit smoothie and better-for-you meal or snack.

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Tropical Smoothie Café Announces Highest Average Unit Volume in 18-Year History

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Mike Rotondo, CEO of Tropical Smoothie Café, is understandably proud of his company’s sales numbers, with the announcement that Tropical Smoothie Café has achieved an all-time high Average Unit Volume (AUV) of more than $578,000 with the top 50% of Cafes exceeding $734,000. “We are thrilled that in the last year our system’s AUV has grown by nearly 10 percent — an outstanding result of Tropical Smoothie Cafe introducing more fresh food featuring bold flavors and quality ingredients, and our franchisees’ hard…

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Meet Robert Causey, our first Tropical Smoothie Café Franchise Owner in Dallas

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Robert, an entrepreneur and former Floridian, is now bringing his love for the Tropical Smoothie Café brand to the Lone Star State. “As a resident of Dallas, I know the people are vibrant and energetic and want their city to have the newest and best in restaurant concepts,” Robert said. “Our healthy, fast casual food and nutrition-packed smoothies are the perfect fit for both Millennials who want to eat and live right and anyone seeking wholesome alternatives.” “Restaurants are a…

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Tropical Flavors Give Menus a Punch

. Posted in 2015 News

Tropical Smoothie Café serves the flavors that customers crave. The Avacolada Smoothie, an innovative combination of avocado, pineapple, spinach, kale, coconut and lime, is just one of our better-for-you menu items that delivers great taste with a nutritious punch. Publisher: Nation’s Restaurant News Date: March 10, 2015 It may be our country’s harshest winter in recent history, but on restaurant menus, it has been downright tropical. Chains and independents alike are giving menus a tropical punch with ingredients such as…

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Tropical Smoothie Café at the Multi-Unit Franchise Conference

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  The Tropical Smoothie Café (TSC) Franchise Development Team just returned from the Multi-Unit Franchise Conference. Charles, Philip and Jennifer were a tireless presence at Booth #531. Denver TSC Area Developer Michelle Schriver appeared as a panelist at the Marketing Track breakout session. She shared great local store marketing tactics that deliver maximum awareness. Thanks to all for a successful event! If you missed us at the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference and would like to know more about becoming a Tropical…

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Tropical Smoothie Café Signs 51 Franchise Agreements in First Quarter

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Tropical Smoothie Café, the leading fast casual café concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced the signing of 51 franchise agreements in the first quarter of 2015. The deals represent 51 cafés that will expand the sandwich and smoothie franchise in markets such as Atlanta, Detroit, Providence, Miami, Charleston, S.C., and Fayetteville, N.C. Additionally, the brand reported a 12.31-percent growth in same-store sales over the first quarter of last year.   “We had great…

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Tropical Smoothie Café Opens in Kissimmee, FL

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We’d like to congratulate Yolanda Montoya and James Harley on the opening of their new Tropical Smoothie Café location. If you are in the Kissimmee, Florida area, be sure to stop by and visit them at 3222 Rolling Oaks Boulevard.

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Continues Expansion in North Carolina

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Tropical Smoothie Café, the leading fast casual café concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today it is aggressively targeting North Carolina, specifically the Charlotte market, for franchise growth. Over the next five years, the sandwich and smoothie franchise expects to open 20 locations throughout Greater Charlotte. Tropical Smoothie Café will open two franchisee-owned restaurants next month, including one location on April 11 at 3860 John Gordon Lane in High Point, N.C.; and a…

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Why I Sold My Subway Shops to Open a Tropical Smoothie Café Franchise

. Posted in 2015 News, Success Stories

Publisher: Entrepreneur.com Date: March 09, 2015 Linda Morgan is a franchise industry veteran. She began working in the restaurant business at age 16 as an hourly employee at Burger King. In 1990, she and her son-in-law opened their first Subway location. Today, however, they’ve sold their Subway shops and turned to Tropical Smoothie Café. Here’s why they decided to make the switch from sandwiches to smoothies, and what they’ve learned during their decades in the franchising business. Name: Linda Morgan Franchise…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Accelerates Franchise Growth Plans in Philadelphia and Northern New Jersey

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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 is actively pursuing Philadelphia and Northern New Jersey for franchise growth. Over the next 10 years, the sandwich and smoothie franchise expects to open 50 locations throughout the area in communities such as Upper Darby, Conshohocken, Norristown, Germantown, Wynnefield, South Philadelphia and West Philadelphia. “Tropical Smoothie Cafe currently operates just four cafes in New Jersey and Philadelphia,…

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Tropical Smoothie Café Opens in Rockport, TX

. Posted in 2015 News

We want to welcome back Pam Farley with her new Tropical Smoothie Cafè location in Rockport, Texas! Pam owned a Tropical Smoothie Cafè in Virginia Beach before moving to Texas. As she settled in to her life in Texas her passion for Tropical Smoothie Cafè continued. Stop in today at her new location found at 2355 State 35 Highway North in Rockport, Texas!

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Tropical Smoothie Café Adds Zest To The Menu With The New Artisan Tacos And Avocolada Smoothie

. Posted in 2015 News

Tropical Smoothie Café, the leading fast casual café concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, is pleased to introduce its new LTO line of hand-crafted artisan tacos, as well as a smoothie packed with wholesome ingredients. The new products can be enjoyed starting February 23rd and will continue through April 26th to offer fans unique food and smoothie options for the beginning of spring. Making its debut on the Tropical Smoothie Café menu this month is…

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Tropical Smoothie Café is Fast and Serious

. Posted in 2015 News

Tropical Smoothie Café was named to Franchise Times’ list of smartest growing brands. And here’s what they had to say about us. CEO Mike Rotondo keeps his eye on two key metrics constantly: first, the number of existing franchisees who add another unit or two. Of 101 franchisee agreements signed last year, 65 percent of those were with existing franchisees. “And I think our biggest deal was a five-pack,” he says, meaning there were no giant development deals that boost…

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Local Small Business Owners Open First Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Seattle Market

. Posted in 2015 News

Tropical Smoothie Café, the leading fast casual café concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced the opening of its first restaurant in the Seattle market. Located in the center of Bellevue, Washington, at 10445 NE 4 Street, the new Tropical Smoothie Café is owned and operated by small business owners Helen and Ming Yu. Tropical Smoothie Café offers a variety of healthy smoothies and freshly prepared salads, tacos, wraps, sandwiches, and flatbreads. Guests also…

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Tropical Smoothie Café Named #2 in Franchise Gator Top 100

. Posted in 2015 News

We at Tropical Smoothie Café are excited to be named the #2 top franchise in the Franchise Gator Top 100 Franchises of 2015! It’s no wonder others are taking notice with our 11.4% sales increase over 2013, the fact that we have amazing food and smoothies to create a balanced business model, and the high consumer demand for healthy fast casual food choices. Get in on this great business opportunity today!

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Tropical Smoothie Café Outpaces Fast Casual Industry with 11.4% Growth in Comp Sales

. Posted in 2015 News

Tropical Smoothie Café, the leading fast casual café concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today its year-end results. The brand celebrated a strong year of growth, including positive comp sales of 11.4 percent and the opening of its 400th location nationwide. Tropical Smoothie Café opened 55 new stores and expanded the brand to several new markets, including Philadelphia, Atlanta and Dallas, Texas. The company also signed franchise development agreements for 101 new locations,…

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Tropical Smoothie Café opens in Florence, SC

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Congratulations to our newest Tropical Smoothie Café Franchise Owner Vipul Patel on his recent café opening in Florence, SC. Vipul joins us after previously being a Subway Franchise Owner. Vipul’s new café can be found at 2600 David McLeod Boulevard. Stop in today!

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Tropical Smoothie Café opens in Pearl, MS

. Posted in 2015 News

Tropical Smoothie Café welcomes Jagdish Barot, Nehal Khambhati, Kavi Khambhati and Sajani Barot to the Tropical Smoothie Café family! Their new location can be found at 238 South Pearson Road. With a background of hotel development and ownership, Jagdis, Nehal, Kavi, and Sajani will be bringing their hospitality experience and put it to work in their new Café.

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Tropical Smoothie Café opens in Celebration, FL

. Posted in 2015 News

Congratulations to Lee and Mary Smith, new Tropical Smoothie Café Franchise Owners in Celebration, FL. Their Tropical Smoothie Café, located at 54 Riley Road in Celebration, FL, is open now. This is Lee and Mary’s first Tropical Smoothie Café location with plans to open additional Cafés in the upcoming years.

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