November 3, 2017. Posted in 2017 News, Uncategorized
To hear many Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Owners tell it, CEO Mike Rotondo is one of them. He has worked in food service for over 15 years and was once a District Manager for a leading restaurant franchise. “Mike Rotondo understands what it means to be an operator because he was one himself. He wants Tropical Smoothie Cafe to grow to a national brand, but he doesn’t lose sight of the importance of an entrepreneurial spirit. Too many concepts grow…
April 3, 2017. Posted in 2017 News
Mike Shattuck has spent 43+ years in the foodservice industry. Holding titles from consultant to President, he has worked with franchisor teams and has run international franchise operations. Wanting to focus more on leadership and team development, he turned to franchising. While starting his own concept would have provided the freedom from corporate America he was looking for, he believed in the power of a franchise system to drive the development of a brand. Prioritizing great product, strong positioning, and…
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…
September 18, 2016. Posted in 2016 News
Matt Dillon and Shawn Pnacek are now the proud owners of a new Tropical Smoothie Cafe located in Big Rapids, Michigan. The pair comes with over 30 years of experience in managing construction companies, including the companies that have built previous Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations across Michigan. Having strong managerial and leadership experience and a love for the Tropical Smoothie Cafe brand, their store is sure to succeed. Congratulations!