DALLAS, Oct. 4, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Red Mango, the chain rated #1 for smoothies and frozen yogurt in the country by Zagat, has signed a marketing and sponsorship agreement with Mizzou Sports Properties, the multi-media rights holder for Mizzou Athletics.
In a new sponsorship to deliver healthy meal options to Mizzou student-athletes, Red Mango's award winning frozen yogurt will now be served in the Sells Family Dining Hall at the Mizzou Athletics Training Complex.
″We're excited to team up with Red Mango in providing our student-athletes with a product that works so well with their needs. Red Mango yogurt with the natural probiotics, helps support the immune and digestive systems in each athlete – both of which are critical to producing optimal performance. Their yogurt provides our athletes with a healthy, all-natural, low-calorie product that provides calcium and protein without the use of any artificial sweeteners,″ said Jana Heitmeyer, director of sports nutrition at Mizzou.
The University of Missouri Athletic Department has 20 sports and competes in the Big 12 conference. This marks the second agreement of this kind for Red Mango and an NCAA Division 1-A athletic program.
Red Mango also provides its signature smoothies to student athletes through the Department of Athletics at Baylor University. These agreements underscore a mission for the food retailer to deliver healthy treats to a larger audience nationwide where demand continues to grow.
″Athletes and our frozen yogurt and smoothies are a natural fit together,″ said Dan Kim, founder and chief concept officer of Red Mango. ″Because of their intense, competitive lifestyle, they can enjoy the health benefits our yogurt provides in a refreshing format.″
Red Mango offers 100% all-natural nonfat frozen yogurt that features no artificial ingredients or high fructose corn syrup, is sweetened with all-natural zero-calorie Stevia, and contains the natural probiotic GanedenBC30 that helps support a healthy immune and digestive system.
Also honored as the number one quick refreshment chain for ″Healthy Options″ by Zagat, Red Mango offers over 40 flavors of frozen yogurt, made-to-order fruit and yogurt parfaits, probiotic iced teas, and the company's successful entry into the smoothie business with more than 20 delicious varieties.
The menu is already a favorite for the community in Columbia, Mo. Earlier this year, Red Mango celebrated the grand opening of its 100th U.S. location at the self-serve store on 1009 E. Broadway.
Red Mango, one of the fastest growing retailers 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 140 store openings across the U.S. Red Mango was named the number one smoothie and frozen yogurt chain in America in Zagat's 2011 National Chain Restaurants Survey. Other awards have included the prestigious Nation's Restaurant News' ″Hot Concepts!″ award and the industry-recognized SupplySide's ″Scientific Excellence Award,″ as well as best frozen yogurt honors 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 GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086), which helps support a healthy immune and digestive system when consumed as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Red Mango is the first frozen yogurt retailer to earn the National Yogurt Association's Live and Active Cultures 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 and yogurt parfaits and fresh fruit smoothies, and also introduced the world's first all-natural probiotic iced teas that are hand-shaken to order.
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