September 21, 2017. 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…
August 24, 2017. 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…
August 4, 2017. 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.
July 19, 2017. 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 experienced tremendous success in the first half of 2017 and accelerated its ongoing growth, opening 56 new locations as well as signing 74 franchise agreements. This continued surge in franchise development has helped expand the food and smoothie franchise’s footprint in new and existing markets throughout the country, with an overall goal to open at least 100…
March 27, 2017. Posted in 2017 News, Featured
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 in tow to speak at the sessions. Emily Harrington joined Tropical Smoothie Cafe as a Franchise Owner after her roles as a Fixed Income Senior Vice President and successful owner of 42 burger franchise locations. She’ll be…
February 16, 2017. Posted in 2017 News
Tropical Smoothie Cafe is proud to open its 550th Cafe with Franchise Owners Amish, Rakesh and Rohit Patel. With 35+ collective years in the franchising industry, owning a number of hospitality franchise locations, and having background in software development, the Patels are prepared to run their first of many Tropical Smoothie Cafes. This team is looking forward to opening 4 additional Cafes in the future, and Rohit Patel has committed to an additional 3 Cafes in Kansas and Alabama. We are…
January 18, 2017. 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 reported positive comp sales of 4 percent in 2016, resulting in comp sales exceeding 26 percent over the last three years. The award-winning food and smoothie franchise also signed franchise agreements to develop more than 160 new Cafes across the U.S. and closed out the year with 86 new restaurant openings, expanding the brand’s presence in…
November 20, 2016. Posted in 2016 News, Featured
Tropical Smoothie Cafe is proud to announce that our CEO, Mike Rotondo, has been elected to the International Franchise Association Board of Directors. We’ve long known of Mike’s ability to revitalize brands and be a visionary throughout his career, but it’s an honor for him to be recognized by the industry. He has spent three decades in franchising and foodservice with brands such as Arby’s, Wendy’s International, HoneyBaked Ham, and Tin Drum Asian Kitchen. In the last five years,…
September 17, 2016. 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.
May 12, 2016. Posted in 2016 News, Featured, Success Stories
Tropical Smoothie Cafe holds a semi-annual conference for their franchisees to celebrate their accomplishments and recognize outstanding leadership. It was at this year’s conference that Nick Crouch was named Franchisee of the Year. Nick not only has shown impressive business skills, but also shows great support for his teams and community. Born in Columbia, Missouri, Nick Crouch was involved in the restaurant business since he was 16. Managing numerous concepts through college, he transitioned into the golf industry after graduating…
April 29, 2016. Posted in 2016 News
It was a great day at Arroyo Golf Club for the Multi-Unit Franchising Conference annual golf tournament on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. As the proud sponsor of the event, pre-golf Tropical Smoothie Cafe smoothies were enjoyed by golfers to jump start the day. Golfers enjoyed some of the top smoothies including our Avacolada, Island Green and Acai Berry. Congrats to the winners!
March 22, 2016. Posted in 2016 News
The Sidhu family is no stranger to franchising, as twenty-year veterans of franchising in the hospitality industry, with a portfolio of hotels and now Tropical Smoothie Cafes. They are excited to share that they have now opened a Tropical Smoothie location in Irvine, California. The Sidhu family were the first to bring a Tropical Smoothie to California in 2015 and they hope to develop several more Cafes throughout various California markets. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Tropical Smoothie Cafe, here.
March 23, 2015. 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…