May 29, 2013 // Franchising.com // DALLAS - Red Mango, one of the fastest-growing retailers of all-natural frozen yogurt and fresh fruit smoothies, was named a 2013 Top 50 Restaurant Brand of the Year in the Fast Casual Top 100 “Movers and Shakers” awards by FastCasual.com.
The report, which ranked top restaurant chains, trends, industry leaders, menu innovations and technologies that have helped improve business operations, listed Red Mango #47 and honored the chain for its savvy use of social media with more than 750,000 Facebook likes and 800,000 Twitter followers. Awards were presented at the 2013 National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show, May 19th, at McCormick Place in Chicago.
“The path to brand loyalty and chain strength for Red Mango has always been deeply rooted in our interaction with fans online as an extension of our stores,” said Dan Kim, the founder and chief concept officer of Red Mango. “This ranking is a wonderful acknowledgement as well as a reminder as we continue to grow and expand both domestically and internationally to stay innovative, to stay passionate and to stay true to what is Red Mango.”
FastCasual.com, the world’s premier news and information site dedicated exclusively to the fast casual industry, annually evaluates top fast casual restaurant concepts based on their creativity and innovation. The Top 100 Movers & Shakers ranking is now in its eighth year.
Red Mango, one of the fastest-growing retailers of all-natural nonfat and low fat frozen yogurt and fresh fruit smoothies, opened its first U.S. store in July 2007, and has since celebrated more than 220 store openings across the U.S., and more than 10 international store openings across Mexico, El Salvador and Uruguay. Red Mango has received numerous awards, including 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 probiotic 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 expanded its menu to include satisfying meal options such as its all-natural fruit and yogurt parfaits and fresh fruit smoothies.
More information about Red Mango is available at www.redmangousa.com. Visit Red Mango on Facebook at www.facebook.com/redmango or www.facebook.com/dankimredmango, or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/redmango or www.twitter.com/dankimredmango. For franchising information, please visit www.redmangofranchising.com or call 214-871-6865.
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