Smoothie Factory Juice Bar, a leading retailer of real fruit smoothies, fresh cold-squeezed juices, and nutritional products, enjoyed a record year for growth and development in 2014, adding 20 new locations for a total of 52 locations under its new parent company, BRIX Holdings, LLC.
It’s an oft-cited statistic: One in four Americans eats at a fast-food establishment each day—that’s nearly 79 million consumers, considering the latest national population data from the U.S. Census Bureau. And depending on one’s definition of “fast food,” that number could edge higher for the broader limited-service restaurant industry, which also includes fast casuals.
Food News Media, publisher of QSR and FSR magazines, announced the winners of the inaugural HALO Awards, which honor restaurant chains that have made meaningful contributions to a healthy, active lifestyle for consumers.
Red Mango is readying for its first winter with the newly launched café prototype that may bring the brand more traffic despite the colder weather.
“We follow industry averages in terms of how our stores see anywhere from 25–50 percent less visits in the winter compared to the summer in the peak like July or August,” says founder Dan Kim. “We’ve known from the beginning before we opened our first store that seasonality is an issue in the category.”
Red Mango launched its new Iced Coffee Collection, featuring artisanal cold-brewed coffee, as well as iced and frozen lattes. With the introduction of these products, Red Mango is indulging its existing audience with an appealing and unique alternative for a coffee lover’s daily fix.
Red Mango, a growing yogurt and smoothie chain, is celebrating the opening of its 300th location and the company’s signature new store design with an open house event June 21 at Red Mango Yogurt Café & Juice Bar in Oak Park, Illinois.
The celebration will be open to the public and customers can enjoy free samples of new juices, iced coffees, smoothies, sandwiches, and wraps. Guests can register for a chance to win popular door prizes including three juicing machines that will be given away. Guests are invited to come and sample the new menu and meet Red Mango founder Dan Kim.
Red Mango is celebrating the opening of its 300th location and the company’s new store design with an open house event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 21 at Red Mango Yogurt Café & Juice Bar at 1044 Lake Street in Oak Park, Illinois.
Red Mango Yogurt Café & Juice Bar promoted Craig Erlich to vice president of operations. Erlich will be responsible for working with all departments within the organization to effectively implement the organizational programs and goals. He will play a key role in the organization as Red Mango expands beyond frozen yogurt into a café experience with an expanded menu for customers across the chain.
For Austin resident and bicycle fanatic James McIntire life is all about moving fast, having fun, and living healthy. After spending most of his life racing bicycles and managing bicycle shops, McIntire is now racing to be one of the first franchise owners to introduce the expanded Red Mango Yogurt Café with Smoothie Factory Juice Bar concept in Texas.
With plans to open two locations in Austin, McIntire is combining a healthful business with his active lifestyle.
Chicago resident Sweety Patel is about to treat customers to a whole new Red Mango experience.
After visiting almost every frozen yogurt site in Chicago, Patel decided to invest in a franchise. But Patel will be serving a lot more than the award-winning frozen yogurt at her location. She will also enter the growing $5 billion juicing industry at the same time, as she opens one of the first Red Mango Yogurt Café and Juice Bar locations in Chicago.