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

. Posted in 2019 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is hitting on all cylinders with an Average Gross Sales of $938,500* and more than 487 Cafes opening in the last five years. Another important benchmark is the number of Franchise Owners on track to open more locations in the next few years. More than 70% of our pipeline is filled with existing Franchise Owners looking to open more cafes Our winning streak has the industry buzzing. We’ve earned a spot on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 for the…

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Multi-Unit Owners are Top Franchise Performers for Tropical Smoothie Cafe®.

. Posted in 2019 News

2019 has been a banner year for Rylan and Jennifer Miller. They were recognized as the Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s® Franchisees of the Year. They also won the Influencer Husband and Wife Team by Multi-Unit Franchisee magazine at their Multi-Unit Franchising Conference MVP Awards ceremony. Add to that, they welcomed their first child this year as well. As exciting as all this has been for this ambitious couple, they are certainly not resting on their laurels. Their goal is to own a number of Tropical…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe® To Develop More Than 30 New Cafes In Colorado

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a leading national fast-casual cafe concept known for its better-for-you smoothies and food with a tropical twist, announced today it has signed two multi-unit franchise agreements to develop 38 new cafes across the state of Colorado, including a 27-unit deal and an 11-unit deal. As part of these agreements, Tropical Smoothie Cafe restaurants will be developed in key markets throughout the state over the next five years. Tropical Smoothie Cafe has identified Colorado as a target state for development, with…

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Cafes To Grow! Tropical Smoothie Cafe® Franchise Owners featured in Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine.

. Posted in 2019 News, Success Stories

Tropical Smoothie Cafe® got a shout-out recently when multi-unit owners Glen Johnson and Nick Crouch were featured on the cover and in an article in Multi-Unit Franchisee magazine. This ambitious duo serves as a great example of our passion-powered franchise opportunity, with owners who love the brand so much they continue to expand. In fact, 60% of our new agreements have come from current members of our franchise family. Here are some excerpts from the article featuring Johnson and Crouch…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe® CEO, Charles Watson, talks franchising, technology, and bringing his franchise brand’s culture down to the consumer level.

. Posted in 2019 News

Charles Watson, CEO of Tropical Smoothie Cafe® was a recent attendee at the Fast Casual Executive Summit in Austin, Texas. He sat down to do an interview with Tim Tang and talked about how his brand is innovating to meet the needs of today’s consumers. Here are some highlights of their conversation about his franchise business. The impact of technology on the restaurant business and how Tropical Smoothie Cafe® is adapting to a changing landscape in hospitality. “We’re finding ourselves…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe®️ Expands C-Suite With Two New Hires

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe, LLC, the franchisor of the rapidly expanding national fast-casual cafe concept inspiring healthier lifestyles, announced it has welcomed two new C-suite members to its team: Chief Marketing Officer, Mark Montini, and Chief Information and Digital Officer, Michael Lapid. “Mark and Michael both bring immense brand and leadership experience, sophisticated technical expertise and a tremendous passion for the Tropical Smoothie Cafe mission. While their career paths are very different, they both have a similar style of solving problems,…

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TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFE® ANNOUNCES RECORD YEAR-TO-DATE GROWTH

. Posted in 2019 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a leading national fast-casual cafe concept known for its better-for-you smoothies and food with a tropical twist, announced today it has awarded 64 franchise agreements in the third quarter alone. The brand expects to sign 200 franchise agreements, open 130 cafes, and grow same-store sales by 5% in 2019. Year to date, Tropical Smoothie Cafe has opened 90 cafes and awarded 179 franchise agreements to drive its development. Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchisees have signed multi-unit franchise agreements…

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TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFE® ACHIEVES ANOTHER MILESTONE OPENING ITS 800TH LOCATION

. Posted in 2019 News, Featured

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a leading national fast-casual cafe concept known for its better-for-you smoothies and food with a tropical twist, is proud to announce the opening of its 800th location. The location will open on Sept. 6th in Arlington Heights, IL at 115 W Rand Rd. This milestone opening comes on the heels of a tremendous growth year for the brand, with the opening of its 750th location in May of this year.  “Just last August we were celebrating the opening of our…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe® Makes Historic Donation to Camp Sunshine™

. Posted in 2019 News

The Tropical Smoothie Cafe menu is crafted around a simple but powerful concept: “Eat better. Feel better.” However, also driving our business is the commitment to “Do better.” Because a healthier lifestyle includes looking beyond ourselves, and providing support for those around us, too. And this summer, Tropical Smoothie Cafe customers, crewmembers, and Franchise Owners joined forces to give back in a major way—raising an unprecedented donation that totaled more than $1.14M for Camp Sunshine, a Maine-based nonprofit welcoming families…

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Executive Brings Unique Perspective to Tropical Smoothie Cafe® Franchise

. Posted in 2019 News

In an interview recently with Forbes Magazine, our own Paul Marsden, CFO at Tropical Smoothie Cafe®, shared how his deep experience in both finance and IT has helped shape new initiatives and innovation at Tropical Smoothie Cafe®. As the brand invested in leadership to support company growth, Marsden joined our team in 2017 and now oversees both the finance and IT departments. His cross-functional skills are critical as we innovate the brand and help us to expand to 1,500 cafes…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe® Achieves Significant Milestones and Propels Growth Across Target Markets in 2018

. Posted in 2019 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading national fast-casual cafe concept known for both its better-for-you smoothies and food with a tropical twist, has cause to celebrate the notable milestones and achievements accomplished in 2018. Over the previous 12 months, we have opened 110 cafes and signed 191 franchise agreements, which included approximately 60 percent of those agreements coming from existing franchisees. This growth is fueling expansion in markets across the country, including Texas, Indiana and Georgia. With same-store sales of 6.5…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Names Charles Watson New CEO

. Posted in 2019 News, Uncategorized

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading national fast-casual cafe concept known for both its better-for-you smoothies and food with a tropical twist, announces the appointment of Charles Watson as the new Chief Executive Officer. Watson will lead us through our next phase of strategic growth. As CEO, Watson’s goal is to achieve $1 billion in sales and more than 1,500 cafes by 2023. “Charles has the tenacity, vision and passion this brand needs to continue our upward trajectory and will ensure…

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Entrepreneur

Tropical Smoothie Cafe® Franchise Puts up Impressive Numbers.

. Posted in 2019 News

Tropical Smoothie Cafe® was featured in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 January/February issue, notably moving up six spots in one year, to be ranked #65. Equally impressive is that this is the 12th time that Tropical Smoothie Cafe® has made the Franchise 500. The franchise ranking is based on a number of data points, including brand strength, financial stability, number of franchise units, rate of growth, costs and fees, and the types of support offered to Franchise Owners. Being ranked among the top franchises in the U.S. is evidence…

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Need Help Finding and Retaining Good Employees? These Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Owners Can Teach You a Thing or Two

. Posted in 2019 News

Talk to any owner in the restaurant business these days, whether it’s fast food, fast casual or fine dining, and they will talk about the challenge of finding and retaining good employees. At Tropical Smoothie Cafe, where many of the employees are in high school or college, there are great opportunities to connect with young people and teach them skills that they can use at work, at school, and beyond. Here are three stories of our Franchise Owners making a…

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