Famed NBA Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon celebrates the opening of Mont Belvieu’s first Red Mango Yogurt Café Smoothie and Juice Bar with a special Grand Opening on Friday. The store, located at 9675 Eagle Drive, will be dual-branded with Nestle Toll House Café by Chip, offering customers their choice of both nutritious and indulgent treats.

Festivities will take place from 2 to 7 p.m. and will include a ribbon cutting at 3pm, free samples of yogurt and cookies, and giveaways including basketballs and posters.

“I’ve always been a strong advocate for living a healthy and purposeful life. I chose to open a Red Mango because of its fresh, high-quality and flavorful menu,” says Olajuwon. “We have been looking forward to the opening of this location for many months now and are excited to welcome the Mont Belvieu community into the store. In addition, the parent company of Red Mango also owns RedBrick Pizza, Smoothie Factory, and Souper Salad, which provides my company access to four quality brands for future expansion.”

Olajuwon’s location showcases an expanded concept, which Red Mango has been rolling out nationwide, that serves raw, ice-filtered juices and made-to-order cafe meals under 500 calories in addition to the frozen yogurt, fresh smoothies, and parfaits that have made Red Mango famous.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Hakeem be a part of the Red Mango family,” says Craig Erlich, President and Chief Operating Officer for BRIX Holdings, the parent company of Red Mango. “We look forward to continuing to work with Hakeem and we are confident that the community of Mont Belvieu will enjoy Red Mango yogurts, smoothies, parfaits and fresh juices for many years to come.”

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