September 05, 2012 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – Red Mango, America’s #1 Zagat-rated frozen yogurt and smoothies chain, will soon be serving customers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md., one of the world’s foremost medical research centers.
The location will open this month as part of a master license agreement with the Eurest Division of The Compass Group of North America, an $11 billion foodservice company that operates dining services on the NIH campus.
“Red Mango has always cherished its position as the only frozen yogurt and smoothie concept primarily dedicated to offering truly healthy menu options to a growing community that desires the very best,” says Dan Kim, founder and chief concept officer of Red Mango. “Bringing a Red Mango location to the National Institutes of Health is the crowning statement in our mission to deliver products that are delicious and good for you. Our frozen yogurt and smoothie products are all natural, gluten free, kosher, non-fat, and are the richest in live and active probiotic cultures which support digestive health and a strong immune system.”
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is the nation’s medical research agency, making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.
Based in Charlotte, N.C., Compass Group North America is the leading foodservice and support services company with $11 billion in revenues in 2011. With 470,000 associates worldwide, its parent company, UK-based Compass Group PLC had revenues of â‚¤15.8 billion in the year to September 30, 2011.
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 190 store openings in North America. 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 Dallas, 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 fortified with beneficial live and active probiotic cultures like GanedenBC30® (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086), which helps support the immune and digestive systems 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 fruit and yogurt parfaits and fresh fruit smoothies.
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