Industry News | May 9, 2012

24-Year-Old is Red Mango’s Largest Multi-Unit Owner

She’s only 24 years old, but she knows how to run a business. Seven businesses, in fact. 

Samantha Goldsmith, of Saint James, has opened her seventh Red Mango store in North Babylon, New York, and will host a grand opening celebration on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During the grand opening event, residents will be treated to a free small yogurt, giveaways, music, and fun.

As part of the grand opening celebration, Goldsmith will be collecting donations on behalf of ACDS, The Association for Children with Down Syndrome, and selling bracelets for both autism and down syndrome. Goldsmith has been working with ACDS since September 2010 when she opened her first store. 

“They really run a great program for the students who attend and I am honored to be involved with a cause that is very near and dear to my heart,” Goldsmith says. 

Goldsmith is already a veteran of the fast-growing chain. With six other Red Mango stores in Long Island under her watchful eye, she also wears the crown as the largest multi-unit owner for the brand.

The North Babylon location is among more than 170 Red Mango stores open for business across North America.

In September 2010, Goldsmith, then 22, knew she wanted to open a franchise. She looked at many different options, but fell in love with Red Mango. 

“My dad and I went to a franchise show in New Jersey and loved the way Red Mango’s concept and design looked, but once I tried it, I was hooked,” she says. “And then to find out that it was all-natural and healthy while still tasting delicious, I knew I wanted to be a part of Red Mango.”

Eighteen months later, Goldsmith is opening her seventh store on Long Island. 

“I couldn’t be happier to be doing what I love and seeing others fall in love with the flavorful pleasure that is Red Mango,” Goldsmith says. “The entire team at Red Mango of North Babylon is excited about the May 12th grand opening event and we invite everyone to come by and have a tasty and refreshing treat on us.”

Dan Kim, the founder and chief concept officer of Red Mango, will be there to help celebrate this latest opening of Goldsmith’s. 

“I am truly amazed with Samantha for what she has done in such a short time of being a franchise owner with Red Mango and not to mention at such a young age,” Kim says. “She is an inspiration.”


Like "so" inspirational. Give me a break.

Regardless of whose money was used to open the business, it still takes a lot of smarts, guts and determination to open a business. Especially for a young woman of her age. I commend her, and I commend her family for supporting her. I wish you all of the best Samatha!

I give her a big grow that much in 18 months is pretty amazing, and I have been in the franchise world pretty much my whole life. Way to go girl!

A great example of hard work, determination and perseverance being overshadowed. Thanks Daddy indeed.

what a joke

I commend her for the hard work and courage to open up 7 franchise stores in 2 years. In the economic environment since 2008 the ability to get financial backing (probably through bank loans and/or family and friends) to open not just one store but another 6 stores is amazing. And to be successfully enough to get continued backing is truly amazing.How many of you haters even have the guts to do one store or even two stores? Instead of being so negative, let's provide encouragement and support. We have become such a negative society. Instead of helping build things, people would prefer to tear people and things down.

The article stated that Ms. Goldsmith and her father attended a franchise expo. It never stated that she accepted any of her father's money. Even if she did, so what? She probably paid him back... and then some if he invested in her. Would that all parents believed in their children so strongly...

As a parent of one of Ms.Goldsmiths employees, I would like to tell you how she treats her people and customers. She sets her staff up to fail with no training and schedules hour ++ meetings without pay. She is rude and disrespectful to her staff .Ms Goldsmith schedules 8-10 hour days for these hardworking kids with no scheduled breaks or coverage for breaks as they are working alone for long hours and watched constantly on video cameras. If they sit or are not constantly doing something they get a call from Ms Goldsmiths husband: the district manager, to get to work. It is very stressful and frustrating to work there .

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