Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Tropical Smoothie Stirs Up Expansion Plans in Alabama

Tropical Smoothie Café, a restaurant concept known for its healthy food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced plans to add 15 more locations in Alabama in the coming years.

Tropical Smoothie Café, which currently has 11 locations throughout the state including two in the Birmingham metropolitan area, is seeking franchise partners to develop four locations in Birmingham, four in Mobile, four in Huntsville, two in Montgomery, and one in Florence.

Tropical Smoothie Café Brings Back Cranberry LTOs

This holiday season, cranberries are making their way onto Tropical Smoothie Café’s menu. From October 28 to December 29, Tropical Smoothie Café is bringing back its Chipotle Cranberry Turkey Club Flatbread and Cranberry Truffle Smoothie, while introducing a new Very Berry Cranberry Smoothie.

Tropical Smoothie Targets Houston Area For Growth

On the heels of opening its first restaurant in the Houston market, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, known for its healthy food with a tropical twist, announces plans to add 20 franchise locations in the Houston metro area in three years.

The company is seeking local franchise partners to develop new restaurants in the following parts of Houston: Memorial Park/Washington Corridor, Greater Heights/Northside Village, North Houston, Sugarland/Meadows Place, Bellaire, Katy/Cinco Ranch, and Southwest Houston.

Tropical Smoothie Releases Two New Noodle Bowl Options

Tropical Smoothie Café announced the introduction of the Spicy Mongolian Steak and Thai Peanut Chicken Noodle Bowls to its menu for a limited time only.

The new noodle bowls will be available through October 27.

Tropical Smoothie Café’s Spicy Mongolian Steak Noodle Bowl is prepared with noodles, steak, green and red peppers, baby spinach, scallions, and sesame seeds, topped with a Mongolian barbeque sauce.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Expands In Jacksonville, FL

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, known for its healthy food with a tropical twist, announced plans to grow in the Jacksonville, Florida, metro area. The rapidly growing food and smoothie franchise has nine locations open throughout Jacksonville, and company plans call for three more cafes to be developed over the next 12 months.

Target areas for expansion include Orange Park and North Jacksonville.

Tropical Smoothie Contributes Over $500K to Camp Sunshine

Tropical Smoothie Café, known for its healthy food and smoothies with a tropical twist at 344 locations worldwide, presented a donation check of $515,000 on Monday, August 5 to Camp Sunshine, a one-of-a-kind national retreat in Casco, Maine, for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The donation was a result of proceeds from the restaurant brand’s National Flip Flop Day campaign, and they exceeded their goal of raising $500,000—the most in this partnership’s six-year history.

Tropical Smoothie Ditches the Meat for Latest Menu Addition

The latest menu innovation at Tropical Smoothie Café is getting its share of attention from vegans, vegetarians, and “flexitarians” alike. That’s because they’re chicken strips—without the chicken.

Created by Los Angeles–based Beyond Meat—a company that develops plant-based protein products meant to serve as meat alternatives—the chicken-free strips are made from a soy and pea protein blend.

Each 3-ounce serving includes just 120 calories and 18 grams of protein. The chicken is also available grilled and in a Southwest flavor.

The Other Side of Super

Superfoods have swept the culinary world into a frenzy, enticing consumers with a taste of the exotic and courting them with nutrition and functionality, to the point where restaurants across the country are trying to stake a claim in this fledgling movement.

Quick-service restaurants are keeping in stride, and many have ventured beyond the common açai and goji berry superfruits, as well as the kale super vegetable. Many quick serves are now leveraging a wider spectrum of superfoods, using whole grains, nuts, and seeds in fresh and innovative ways.