Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Tropical Smoothie Opens First Seattle Store

Tropical Smoothie Café, the fast casual café concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced the opening of its first restaurant in the Seattle market. Located in the center of Bellevue, Washington, at 10445 NE 4 Street, the new Tropical Smoothie Café is owned and operated by small business owners Helen and Ming Yu.

Tropical Smoothie Café Outpaces Industry Growth

Tropical Smoothie Café, the fast-casual café concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today its year-end results. The brand celebrated a strong year of growth, including positive comp sales of 11.4 percent and the opening of its 400th location nationwide.

Health and Nutrition: The State of the Industry

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.

Tropical Smoothie Asks Guests if They're Naughty or Nice

Tropical Smoothie Café is wrapping up the year with new menu items for the holiday season. Starting on October 27, 2014, consumers can experience a new take on the turkey club with the introduction of the Savory Island Club sandwiches. The restaurant brand is also bringing new flavor news to its Naughty or Nice Smoothie line-up.

The new Savory Island Clubs allow guests to savor ingredients like hand-made kale, apple slaw, and sauces like the chipotle cranberry. These sandwiches are served on thinly sliced whole-grain bread.

Grab and Go Healthy

Snacking between meals has etched out its own niche, turning the tables on the traditional three-daypart model. The resulting shift in restaurant dayparts has quick-service operators working hard to attract snackers, especially those seeking healthy snacks to suit their active lifestyles.

Consumers are paying more attention to healthy menu items, according to the National Restaurant Association’s 2014 Restaurant Industry Forecast. Seventy-two percent of consumers say they are more likely to visit a restaurant with healthy items on the menu, according to the report.