May 26, 2010 // Franchising.com // Destin, Florida – 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 refreshing lemonade smoothies.
Starting May 24, 2010, 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," said 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:
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.
Tropical Smoothie Café offers an enticing selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner options including more than 35 real-fruit, blended smoothies which create an intense mouthwatering experience. Guests can also satisfy their taste buds with an array of specialty Bistro and Flatbread sandwiches made with meats from Dietz & Watson, plus salads that offer a tasty treat in a tropical aura.
Established in Destin, Fla., in 1997, Tropical Smoothie Café has taken the smoothie concept to the next level by offering diners a healthy alternative to typical fast food. The concept, which introduced food in 1999, provides consumers with a variety of high-quality real-fruit smoothies, specialty wraps, grilled flatbread and gourmet sandwiches and salads. The company also caters. Tropical Smoothie Café includes menu options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ranked 127 out of 500 and rated one of the fastest growing franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine, the concept currently has more than 285 locations in 34 states. Plans call for over 300 locations by the end of 2011.