Tropical Smoothie Café Spreads the Sunshine this Summer

National Fast Casual Chain Introduces Smoothie to Raise Funds for Charity

May 25, 2011 // Franchising.com // DESTIN, Fla. – With warm sunrays beaming and refreshing breezes flowing, Tropical Smoothie Café embraces summertime by spreading the sunshine with major contributions to a charitable cause.

Now through June 26, 2011, Tropical Smoothie Café offers customers an opportunity to purchase a great smoothie for a great cause. The national franchise company commits to donating a portion of the proceeds to their national charity partner, Camp Sunshine, from the sale of one of the top-selling smoothies, the Sunrise Sunset. With strawberries, pineapple, orange and mango blended to perfection, Tropical Smoothie Café treats its customers in every sip of the Sunrise Sunset smoothie.

On June 17, Tropical Smoothie Café will celebrate the 5th anniversary of National Flip Flop Day! National Flip Flop Day started back in 2007 as a celebration encouraging customers to kick off summer, and their shoes, by wearing a pair of flip flops. As a simple thank you to loyal customers, the first 500 people wearing flip flops at each café were given a free 24 oz. Jetty Punch smoothie. Following the holiday's inaugural year, Tropical Smoothie Café realized Nation Flip Flop Day was also the perfect opportunity to spread some sunshine to those in need. In 2008, the franchise company proudly announced a national charity partnership with the remarkable retreat known as Camp Sunshine.

Camp Sunshine, a haven in Casco, Maine for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, is a nonprofit that hosts families year-round to alleviate the stress and strain for the sick child and their family members. To date, the company has donated $770,000 to the cause and plans to raise over $1,000,000 by National Flip Flop Day. Nationwide, franchisees execute community fundraising events during the six weeks prior to National Flip Flop Day and donations are collected year-round at www.NationalFlipFlopDay.com.

For more information on Tropical Smoothie Café, please visit www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com, twitter.com/TSmoothieCafe or facebook.com/OfficialTSC. For more details on National Flip Flop Day visit www.NationalFlipFlopDay.com and www.CampSunshine.com for details on Tropical Smoothie Café's national charity partner.

About Tropical Smoothie Café

Founded in Destin, Fla., in 1997, Tropical Smoothie Café is in a niche category of the quick service restaurant industry providing diners a healthy alternative to typical fast food. The company offers made to order toasted wraps, grilled flatbreads, bistro sandwiches and gourmet salads, while continuing to provide consumers with a variety of high-quality real fruit smoothies. Tropical Smoothie Café includes dine-in, take-out or catering menu options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, available through online ordering. Ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the fastest growing franchises of 2010, the chain currently has more than 285 locations nationwide. For more information, visit www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com or call 888-292-2522.

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