The brand celebrates a milestone with the inauguration of Texas on Friday, September 17
Atlanta, Georgia (RestaurantNews.com) Tropical smoothie coffee joins the exclusive club of restaurant brands with a four-digit slot count this week with the official opening of its most recent – and 1,000th system-wide cafe – in Flower Mound, Texas.
This milestone comes at a time when the company is experiencing record growth and is poised to open 130 new franchise locations in 2021. So far this year, Tropical Smoothie Cafe has signed agreements for 249 additional future franchise locations, s ‘adding to an already extensive pipeline of future commitments. These agreements position the brand well in its progress towards its goal of 1,500 coffees by the end of 2024.
“I like to say we’re the biggest brand you’ve never heard of,” said Charles Watson, CEO of Tropical Smoothie Cafe LLC. “We quietly broke sales and growth records, thanks to our incredible franchisees who have a passion for this brand and want to open more stores in our target markets. “
Franchisee DYNE Hospitality Group, owner of the new Flower Mound location, owns 13 more Tropical Smoothie Cafés in Texas and 70 more in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia and Oklahoma. DYNE Hospitality Group opened its first two sites in 2011 and will open 10 to 12 new cafes in 2021.
“Since we opened our first location, we have seen the enormous potential of this brand, and we have wholeheartedly supported the Tropical Smoothie Cafe mission to ‘inspire better’ in the communities we serve through our food and our amazing smoothies, ”said DYNE Hotel Group Co-CEO Nick Crouch. “It’s an honor to open the 1,000th café, but what’s even more exciting is the growth and awareness we are experiencing across the system. It’s an amazing time to be a Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchisee.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe is built for growth and its franchisees benefit from an award-winning franchise offering and a business model with multiple built-in time slots. One of the main differentiators from other smoothie concepts is the brand’s extensive menu of dishes which includes wraps, flatbreads, sandwiches, bowls and quesadillas made to order, as well as LTOs that drive sales, such as the hearty and healthy Green Goddess flatbread, served with a choice of chicken, shrimp or vegetable protein.
For more information on the menu, locations, hours and franchise opportunities, go to www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com.
About Tropical Smoothie Cafe®
Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a national concept of fast, casual coffee that inspires a healthier lifestyle with 1,000 locations nationwide. Serving healthier smoothies, wraps, sandwiches and flatbreads, Tropical Smoothie Cafe also features improved app technology and enhanced mobile ordering capabilities to further elevate the digital and coffee experience and highlight the brand emphasis on convenience. The rapidly growing franchise has received numerous accolades, including FRANdata’s TopScore FUND Award 2021, as well as rankings in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500, Forbes’ Best Franchises, Franchise Times’ Fast & Serious list and the Franchise Times’ Top 200. Notably , the franchise was also recognized on Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers, Nation’s Restaurant News 200 and 10 Fastest Growing Chains, and America’s Favorite Restaurant Business Chains.
For more information on the franchise, please visit https://www.tropicalsmoothiefranchise.com.