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Well-run Franchise Appeals to Veterans

. Posted in 2017 News, Uncategorized

When Kaleb Warnock retired from the United States Navy, he went looking for his next opportunity and found it as a Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchise Owner. Coming from a military background, he was especially impressed by the training the franchise offered. “We learned what would normally take five years in just five months. Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a well-run operation,” said Warnock. Veteran Emily Harrington shares his excitement. A former Signal Corps Officer in the United States Army, she is…

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe was recognized as a Best Franchise for Veterans in 2017

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, A Franchise for Veterans

. Posted in 2017 News, Featured

Tropical Smoothie Cafe has been a proud supporter of military veterans since our inception, which is why we were awarded Military Times’ 2017 Best Franchises for Veterans award. By offering a 50% discount on the franchise fee to veterans opening their first franchise with us, our growth rate for veteran-owned units has grown by 150% from 2013 to 2015, and we plan to remain military-friendly by creating more opportunities for veterans in the future. Read about some veterans who found a fit with the…

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Navy veteran looks to the horizon as his Tropical Smoothie Cafe businesses grow

. Posted in 2017 News

Rylan Miller is 7,327 miles from his Tropical Smoothie Cafe location but it is never far from his mind. Although he has spent the last six months in Helmand Province in Afghanistan, working as a contractor, he has 2 Cafes open in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. With plans already in the works to open additional locations in the area, his “empire” will eventually include 5 Tropical Smoothie Cafes. And he, his wife, and his team are just getting started. “We…

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Veterans Open First Cafe in South Carolina

. Posted in 2016 News

Roberto Laben and Rylan Miller are the newest veteran Franchise Owners to join the Tropical Smoothie family. With backgrounds in the restaurant industry, they bring their valuable experience to their new Cafe in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Laben and Miller are both active in the military and first tried, and loved, Tropical Smoothie at the location near their Virginia base. They’ve planned to open a series of Cafes since then, and we are excited to congratulate them on their first…

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Veteran Opens Cafe in Augusta, Georgia

. Posted in 2016 News

Congratulations are in order for Franchise Owner Reginald Foster. Reginald’s Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Augusta, Georgia opened at the end of May and he’s already excited to open another Cafe in the state. Like other franchisees in the system, Reginald is very passionate about the brand. We believe his passion coupled with his 25 years of military experience and local restaurant marketing knowledge will propel his achievements as a Franchise Owner.

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Veterans Open First Tropical Smoothie Cafe with Plans for More

. Posted in 2016 News

Rylan Miller was first introduced to Tropical Smoothie at our Virginia location in 2007, and it was love at first bite. Partnering with his friend and fellow Veteran, Roberto (Gus) Laben, they’re now ready to share the flavors with Myrtle Beach. Their first Cafe just opened (1400 Highway 17 N. Unit 4, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582) and the search is on to find a site for the second location. Their military experience has equipped them with transferable skills to…

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