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2018 News

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

. Posted in 2018 News, Featured

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

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

. Posted in 2018 News, Featured

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

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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 188 locations last year for a total of 629, many from…

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Texas Grand Opening

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

. Posted in 2018 News

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

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