June 7, 2017. Posted in 2017 News
2017 is off to a great start for Tropical Smoothie Cafe! With an AUV of over $846,000*, more than 500 new franchises sold in the last 3 years and a total of 600 Cafes open coast-to-coast, our numbers speak for themselves. And the industry is noticing. We’re proud to place the following awards in our virtual trophy case: Atlanta Business Chronicle – Top 25 Atlanta-Based Franchises (Ranked #9) Entrepreneur – Franchise 500 (Ranked #140) Entrepreneur – Fastest-Growing Franchises Entrepreneur –…
March 17, 2016. Posted in 2016 News
Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading fast casual Cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today it signed franchise agreements to open three new restaurants in Dallas. This announcement is part of the award-winning smoothie franchise’s aggressive growth plans for the state of Texas, which kicked off in April 2015 with the opening of the company’s first Dallas location, quickly followed by additional Cafes in Frisco and Fort Worth in June and August 2015, respectively. A…
February 9, 2016. Posted in 2016 News
Oubab Khalil and Mustafa Sardini opened their new Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Bethesda, Maryland on February 8th, 2016. Both Oubab and Mustafa were excited for their grand opening and to share the experience with their customers. Congratulations Oubab and Mustafa! Stop in today at 4731A Elm Street for a real-fruit smoothie and meal or snack!
February 2, 2016. Posted in 2016 News
Join Tropical Smoothie Cafe in celebrating the opening of Hani Halloun’s Cafe in Hartland, Michigan. Hani was excited to open the doors to his location on Saturday, January 30th. Stop in at 10006 West Highland Road for a tropical food experience from bold-flavored meals or snacks to real-fruit smoothies.
January 10, 2016. Posted in 2016 News
What’s in that taco you had for lunch? Was the lettuce grown locally? Is the beef grass-fed? Is the tortilla made with GMO corn? Increasingly, these are the questions consumers want answered before they choose where they will spend their dining dollars. A Zagat report released in September 2015 on fast-casual consumer preferences found that 19% of respondents said it was very important to them that fast casuals offer GMO-free food, with 35% saying it was somewhat important. In that…
April 23, 2015. Posted in 2015 News
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…
March 18, 2015. Posted in 2017 News, Featured
The old adage for anyone looking to start a business is “find a need, then fill it.” With today’s consumers, a better answer might be to identify the various “wants” from the widest base of consumers and then see how your business can deliver on their preferences. Healthy Food Franchises a Growing Trend When it comes to the food that people are buying and eating these days, consumers at every age say they value healthy food–with nuances like sustainable…