Former Carolina Panther and current NFL player Everette Brown opened the first Tropical Smoothie Café in Charlotte, North Carolina, in late November, marking the beginning of the food and smoothie franchise’s aggressive expansion plans to develop 15 locations in the Charlotte area within the coming years.
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Millennials. Ever heard of ’em?
Of course you have. Millennials are all anyone in foodservice can talk about right now, the crème de la crème of today’s coveted customer demographics. Depending on whom you ask, they might be 20 years old or they might be 35 years old; studies vary on what, exactly, the age range for Millennials should be. But there’s no doubt that whatever their age and whatever you call them, the young, pre-family customers of today are driving food trends and throwing quick-service brands into a tizzy of new product development and promotional innovation.
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.
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.
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 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, 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 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 Cafe announced the signing of a multi-unit development deal with Raleigh entrepreneur Sherman Dye which will bring five Tropical Smoothie Cafe restaurants to the city in the next three years.
June 21 marks the first official day of summer, but it's also Tropical Smoothie Cafe's favorite holiday of the year – National Flip Flop Day, a system-wide in-store fundraising event celebrating open toes and open hearts for a good cause.