Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a leading fast casual cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today its spring product lineup, which features bold flavors and island-inspired offerings. Available today through June 25, Tropical Smoothie Cafe is tempting taste buds across the country with its new Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Flatbread and fresh take on the flagship Island Green Smoothie.
The Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Flatbread takes Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s signature toasted flatbread to the next level, made with pulled chicken, house-made coleslaw, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing and sweet and savory island BBQ sauce. The bold flavor combination is inspired by the rich, diverse food culture found only in the Aloha State. To further show appreciation for Hawaiian fare, Tropical Smoothie Cafe has also signed on as an official sponsor of National Hawaiian Foods Week, June 11 through June 17, to help raise awareness and celebrate the distinctive flavors of Hawaiian cuisine. The sponsorship includes a sweepstakes where one lucky Tropical Smoothie Cafe fan can enter to win a vacation package to the 2017 Hawaiian Food & Wine Festival.
“Tropical inspired flavors are at the heart of our brand and we’re proud to have created a product that transports our guests to an island oasis the moment they bite in,” says Jennie Hong, director of brand marketing and strategy for Tropical Smoothie Cafe. “On that same path we look forward to participating in National Hawaiian Foods Week and bringing a taste of the islands to communities nationwide.”
Tropical Smoothie Cafe is also taking its award winning Island Green Smoothie to the next level as part of the revitalized spring menu. This superfood blend features fresh banana, pineapple, mango, spinach and kale and can be customized to fit personal preference. The newest twist allows guests to add whey protein to this fan favorite smoothie for a little extra fuel.
“The Island Green truly is the star of our smoothie lineup. It not only tastes great, but also provides a hearty helping of vitamins and nutrients. Through our line of fresh add-ins and customizable options, we’ve been able to further enhance the nutritional value of the Island Green for our guests,” added Hong.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s success is further driven by its expanded array of offerings and ongoing product innovation. To raise the bar in its 20th anniversary year, Tropical Smoothie Cafe will continue to feature top performing limited time only food and smoothie items as well as optimized versions of current fan favorites.
This year, the food and smoothie franchise plans to open 100 restaurants nationwide and currently has franchise opportunities across the U.S. in markets such as Indianapolis, Nashville, Houston, Dallas, Cincinnati and Minneapolis, among others. By 2020, Tropical Smoothie Cafe plans to have 1,000 stores open across the U.S.