Industry News | May 19, 2010

Tropical Smoothie Goes Beachside

Tropical Smoothie Café is making it easy for lovers of barbecue and lemonade to enjoy those traditional summer tastes with the return of its “Beachside BBQ” celebration, featuring three tropic-inspired sandwich items and lemonade smoothies.

Starting May 24, Tropical Smoothie Café customers can purchase BBQ Chicken Cheddar Flatbread, BBQ Turkey Club, and BBQ Chicken Island Wrap, as well as choose from any of the “Tempting Tropical Treasure Trio” line of lemonade smoothies. Available in three varieties, they include Blueberry, Island, and Strawberry, made with real fruit and all-natural Turbinado sugar.

“After trying our barbecue sandwiches and lemonade smoothies, we’re sure our guests will agree that summer never tasted so good,” says Barbara Valentino, vice president of marketing and communication for Tropical Smoothie Café. “It’s the perfect time to kick back and reward your taste buds with the tropical flavors of the season.”

The featured sandwiches combine the rich, smoky flavor of barbecue with the tastes of the tropics: BBQ Chicken Cheddar Flatbread includes a blend of chicken, cheddar cheese, onions, and tomato; BBQ Turkey Club, a combination of turkey, provolone cheese, bacon, and romaine lettuce, served on a fresh Ciabatta bun; and BBQ Chicken Island Wrap, a tropic classic, with chicken, pineapple, onions, and mozzarella cheese nestled inside a white tortilla and toasted to perfection.

As an added treat this year, customers can top off their meals with the sweet taste of strawberries and white chocolate in the new Strawberry Shortcake Cookie.