DALLAS – (January 24, 2012) – Red Mango, the #1 Zagat-rated frozen yogurt and smoothies chain in America, has recently been named one of the Best of Long Island 2012 National Winners.
Long Island Press readers voted Red Mango 1st Place National winner in the “Best Frozen Yogurt” & “Best Smoothie” categories of Best of Long Island 2012, the publication’s annual guide that ranks the finest businesses, restaurants and facilities in the area.
"We’re honored that customers voted Red Mango the ‘Best Frozen Yogurt’ and ‘Best Smoothie’ in Long Island,” said Dan Kim, founder and chief concept officer of Red Mango. “Our customers are our most important audience, and we are excited that our loyal fans decided on this ranking.”
The survey covered about 18 leading nominees in the “Best Frozen Yogurt” and “Best Smoothie” category, and Long Island Press readers cast more than 1.2 million votes over two and a half months to rank their favorites.
“As we have expanded across the nation, we have also expanded our menu to provide the best frozen yogurt, smoothies, parfaits, hot chocolate and probiotic iced teas that deliver a great experience with superior taste and none of the guilt—our customers love us for that,” Kim said.
Red Mango’s growth has showcased a growing desire for the company’s award-winning all-natural nonfat frozen yogurt across the U.S. The company’s signature product, which is rich in probiotics, low in calories, nonfat, kosher and gluten-free, has been the foundation for a popular menu that now includes fresh fruit smoothies, parfaits, hot chocolate and probiotic iced teas offered at more than 150 locations from coast to coast.
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 150 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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