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…
Tropical Smoothie Cafe continues to grow throughout the U.S., showing demand for healthier food and smoothies in all sorts of climates! We have opened three more new Cafes in the last couple of weeks. Bowling Green, Kentucky: Ankit & Andy Patel continue to grow their Tropical Smoothie Cafe footprint with this Cafe in Kentucky and are currently working on signing four additional Cafes in Atlanta. St. Clair Shores, Michigan: Paul Dudgeon has spent the last decade as a multi-unit Franchise…
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…
Joseph “JC” Ford has been in the world of franchising for a long time. He is opening his 2nd Tropical Smoothie Cafe in South Lyon, Michigan. His first Cafe is located in Novi, Michigan and he has plans to open at least four more Cafes in the state.
Hicham Bazzi is helping expand the Tropical Smoothie Cafe family with the opening of his second cafe in Taylor, Michigan. Born in Lebanon, Bazzi came to the United States as a seven-year-old refugee, and has lived in Michigan every since. Having worked for Ford Motor Company over the last 25 years, Bazzi is overjoyed to open his Taylor Tropical Smoothie Cafe to compliment his TSC Dearborn cafe. Bazzi plans to open another Tropical Smoothie Cafe in the Detroit area.
Businessman and CPA, Paul Goldman, is excited to begin with Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Woodhaven, Michigan. Future customers have already been knocking on Cafe doors in anticipation of their next Island Green with a wrap and side. During the construction process, customer after customer inquired about the newest Cafe’s opening date and were excited when Paul opened the doors on July 1st.
Paul Dudgeon is opening another Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Harrison Township, Michigan. This opening is a family affair. Along with his brother, Jim Dudgeon and his niece Gabby, they have a successful track record in the world of franchising which includes their Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Sterling Heights that opened last September. Paul and his team have plans in the works to continue opening a series of Tropical Smoothie Cafes across Michigan.
At Tropical Smoothie Cafe, our core values are to build solid relationships, demonstrate a creative spirit and play to win. A Michigan teen, Grace Wallace, recently exemplified all of these values as she engaged with the TSC brand on Twitter and asked how many retweets it would take for her to earn free smoothies for her entire high school. The answer? 10,000 retweets by the end of the week. With three days to achieve this goal, Wallace was able…
This is the second Tropical Smoothie Cafe opening within the last two months for brothers, James and Mark White. Seasoned Franchise Owners before joining the Tropical Smoothie Cafe family, James and Mark are thrilled to have construction complete and cafe doors open for business on Carroll Lake Rd in Commerce Township. Both brothers place heavy emphasis on crew training, with the belief that a trained staff equates to a happy customer and a happy work environment.
Longstanding partners Craig LeMieux, Dianne LeMieux & Joe Dwyer are opening their fourth Tropical Smoothie Cafe together on Evergreen Road in Southfield, Michigan. As operating partner, Joe Dwyer oversees every aspect of his Cafes to great success. Joe contributes much of his success to his team building efforts inside each of the cafes. Recognizing that training is key and training never stops!
Hicham Bazzi joins the Tropical Smoothie Cafe family with the opening of his first store in east Dearborn, MI. Born in Lebanon, Bazzi came to the United States as a seven-year-old refugee, and has lived in the Dearborn community every since. Having worked for Ford Motor Company over the last 25 years, Bazzi is overjoyed to open his own Tropical Smoothie Cafe in the place he calls home. Later this summer, Bazzi will open his second Tropical Smoothie Cafe in…
Brothers James and Mark White, along with partner Mark Micelli are the proud owners of the newest Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Howell, Michigan. Having been in the restaurant industry as owner/operators for over a decade, the Whites & Micelli partnership joins the Tropical Smoothie Cafe family with in-depth experience. Excited to open their first cafe, the Whites will also be opening another Cafe in Commerce Twp, Michigan in late May.
With a proven track record from owning his own business for 20+ years, Rick Stokes knows the makings of a successful company. After thoroughly investigating various franchises, he landed on Tropical Smoothie Cafe. He believes Tropical Smoothie Cafe offers an extremely sound franchise opportunity that fits perfectly with his future goals. Congratulations to him on the opening of his Cafe in Ortonville, MI!
Franchise Owner Joseph Ford has joined Tropical Smoothie Cafe to diversify his foodservice franchise portfolio. The newest Tropical Smoothie Cafe location in Novi, Michigan, is the first of his six Cafes to open, and he’s looking forward to his second location hitting the market in South Lyon, Michigan. Welcome to the team, Joseph! We’re excited you’ve chosen Tropical Smoothie Cafe as the second concept and first smoothie franchise in your portfolio. Visit Joseph Ford’s 1st Tropical Smoothie Cafe: 48975…
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 will open the state’s 50th location in Portage on March 4. This restaurant, located at 230 W. Milham Ave., will mark the second location in the region for husband-and-wife franchisees Eduardo Ramos and Corina Groeger, as well as a milestone achievement for area developers Craig and Dianne LeMieux, and Debbie King, who have successfully helped to expand…
Our newest Michigan Tropical Smoothie Cafe is in Fraser — 34521 Utica Road. This is Franchise Owner Paul Dudgeon’s 7th Cafe and he has three more on the horizon. With a huge dedication to the brand, he’s excited to make Tropical Smoothie Cafe more accessible to more people across the state, and we’re excited to watch his Tropical Smoothie Cafe empire grow!
Congratulations to Libby McDonald on her newest Tropical Smoothie Cafe location! With prior experience as a restaurant business consultant, Libby was intrigued by the better-for-you menu and simple business model that Tropical Smoothie Cafe brings to the table for its Franchise Owners. Wanting to get in on the action, she joined the TSC family in 2012 with a Cafe in Grand Rapids and quickly expanded her portfolio with the addition of another Grand Rapids Cafe in 2014. Now, with a…
Ruth and David Buko are tried and true multi-unit franchisees with the Tropical Smoothie Cafe family. By trade, Ruth is an attorney and David is a sales executive. In addition to these careers, the Bukos already operate two successful Cafes in Michigan, their first in 2012 on Grand River Avenue in East Lansing and the second in 2014 on State Street in Saginaw. A third Cafe on W. Lake Lansing Road in East Lansing is a welcomed addition to their Cafe…
Paul Dudgeon is an old pro at opening Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations and he should be, as he’s done it 7 times before. His newest location is in St. Clair Shores, Michigan at 30114 Harper Avenue. Not slowing down, he has plans to open several others, 11 to be exact. Congratulations to Paul on his continued growth and expansion!
Congratulations to the newest Tropical Smoothie Franchise Owners, Salem Najjar and John Abuaita. Salem is a multi-unit owner with management and ownership experience with several types of businesses (from gas stations to restaurants) and a background in commercial real estate. Visit the newest Cafe in Plymouth, Michigan (41544 Ann Arbor Road).
Kathleen Turetzky and Kenneth Patton IV have broad experience in the foodservice and restaurant industry. From waiting tables to managing a bar, they’ve developed strong skills in both management and business. They’ll be putting these skills to use with their newest venture of becoming Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Owners. Congratulations! Stop by their location to grab a smoothie and welcome them to Ann Arbor-3400 Washtenaw Ave.
Congratulations to Scott Meyer, the newest Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Owner. Scott worked as a General Manager at the Dearborn, Michigan, Tropical Smoothie Cafe location and actually helped to open it! After spending the last year learning the ropes, he’s ready to open his own location in Livonia, Michigan, and experience the brand as a franchisee.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe is excited to announce that our newest location in Michigan is now open! Jeff Lulek has owned the Cafe in Dearborn, Michigan, but now with the addition of the Taylor, Michigan, Cafe to his portfolio, he has become a TSC multi-unit franchisee. We are excited to see Jeff’s growth within our system and excited to see more communities fall in love with Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Congratulations on your Grand Opening, Jeff!
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!
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.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe is very proud of their dedicated team of Franchise Owners and their commitment to the brand. We are pleased to share that Hani Halloun has now opened a fourth Tropical Smoothie Cafe location. You can find this Cafe at 2505 Alpine Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544.
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.
Congratulations to Paul Dudgeon on the opening of his newest Tropical Smoothie Café in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan! This is Paul’s second café and he will be opening 14 locations total in Michigan throughout the upcoming years. Stop in at S 2510 Telegraph Road Suite A today for a real-fruit smoothie and meal or snack!
Tropical Smoothie Café congratulates Paul Dudgeon on the opening of his second café in Michigan! Paul Dugeon will be developing eleven more cafés within the next five years. Stop in today at 1288 Walton Blvd to try our real-fruit smoothies and a meal or snack!
Congratulations to Craig LeMieux on the opening of his newest Tropical Smoothie Café in Southfield, Michigan! Joe and Jerene Dwyer along with Craig and Dianne LeMieux will be owners and partners in the opening of the café located at 29920 Telegraph Road. All four of these individuals are Tropical Smoothie Café seasoned franchisees. Stop in today for a real-fruit smoothie and meal or snack!
Congratulations to Paul Dudgeon on the opening of his second Tropical Smoothie Café this year! Paul joined the Tropical Smoothie Café team as a pizza franchisee and is excited to open an additional 11 cafés in Michigan. Stop in at Paul’s newest Tropical Smoothie Café located at 67213 Main Street for a smoothie and meal or snack today!
Congratulations to our newest Franchise Owner Paul Dudgeon on his recent café opening in Macomb Township, MI! This is Paul’s first Tropical Smoothie Café location with plans to open additional Cafés in the state of Michigan in the upcoming years.Paul’s new café can be found at 18353 Hall Road. Stop in today!
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