April 05, 2011 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – Las Vegas is headed for a cool down as more than 100 frozen yogurt franchisees travel to the city April 11 – 13 to attend the first Red Mango National Conference.
Red Mango, the fastest-growing retailer of yogurt and smoothies in the country, will welcome franchise owners at the Bellagio Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, bringing together the men and women who have built a national sensation in record-setting time. The gathering will celebrate the fast-casual brand that has grown into an award-winning chain, defying the economy while also changing the nutritional habits of people from coast to coast.
"Red Mango has grown tremendously since 2007 to redefine fast food in America, and our franchisees deserve the credit for putting health, taste and style in more than 115 stores across 25 states," said Dan Kim, founder and chief concept officer of Red Mango. "We've built an incredible company and we've had an incredible time. This conference will celebrate that success with franchise owners and introduce our next steps as a category leader to continue revolutionizing our industry into the future."
Red Mango has defied the odds and grown into a national chain in a down economy. In 2010, the company awarded agreements for 147 new locations, opened 62 new stores, entered 12 new states and grew the network to 102 total open stores across 25 states.
In addition, the company has already opened more than 15 locations in 2011 and plans to double the size of the network by the end of the year.
Kim will deliver a keynote speech, educational sessions will be offered to franchisees, and vendors from across the country will exhibit their services. In addition, awards will be presented to franchise owners for national records within the system.
WHO: Red Mango
WHAT: National Conference
WHEN: Monday, April 11 – Wednesday, April 13
WHERE: Bellagio Resort and Casino
3600 Las Vegas Blvd., South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Red Mango yogurt is 100 percent all-natural, nonfat and contains no preservatives or artificial ingredients. Because it is real yogurt, it offers a pure, irresistibly delicious and refreshingly tangy yogurt flavor, as well as important nutrients such as calcium and protein. Red Mango's yogurts also contain GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086), a patented type of probiotic, exclusive to Red Mango, that has been shown to support a healthy immune and digestive system when consumed as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Red Mango also offers the first line of probiotic iced teas as well as lunch worthy meal options including made-to-order fruit and yogurt parfaits and freshly blended probiotic smoothies.
For more information about Red Mango's delicious, all-natural frozen yogurt treats and meal options, please visit the company's website (redmangousa.com) and Facebook fan page (facebook.com/redmango), or follow Red Mango on Twitter (twitter.com/redmango and twitter.com/dankimredmango).
Red Mango, the fastest growing retailer of all-natural nonfat frozen yogurt and fresh fruit smoothies, opened its first U.S. store in July 2007 in Los Angeles, and has since celebrated more than 115 store openings in 25 states. Red Mango received the prestigious Nation's Restaurant News' 2009 "Hot Concepts!" award and the industry-recognized SupplySide's 2010 "Scientific Excellence Award", and has been named the best frozen yogurt in Los Angeles, Seattle, Las Vegas, Chicago, Utah and New York by highly-regarded independent publications. Headquartered in Dallas, Red Mango serves uniquely delicious frozen yogurt that is all-natural, nonfat and lowfat, gluten-free and packed with beneficial live and active probiotic cultures like Ganeden BC30™ (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086), which help support a healthy immune and digestive system when consumed as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Red Mango was the first frozen yogurt retailer to become certified by the National Yogurt Association's Live and Active Culture Seal for meeting the required criteria for healthy frozen yogurt. Red Mango recently expanded its menu to include satisfying meal options, such as its all-natural made-to-order fruit parfaits and fresh fruit smoothies, and also introduced the world's first all-natural probiotic iced teas that are made with whole tea leaves and hand-shaken to order.