October 03, 2013 // Franchising.com // Dallas – The Restaurant Social Media Index recently recognized Red Mango Founder Dan Kim with the 2013 Digital Executive of the Year award at the first ever RIZMY Awards, presented at the Foodservice Technology Conference and Showcase NexGen conference in Phoenix.
The award honored Kim for his innovation in building a digital strategy around the Red Mango brand, which in turn has supported the national and international expansion of one of the fastest-growing frozen yogurt and smoothie chains in record time.
“I am honored to receive this inaugural award and to be recognized by some of the top digital minds in our industry,” said Kim.
The RIZMY Awards recognize the best social and digital brands in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Restaurants from all segments of the industry are considered for eight different categories including Most Influential Brand of the Year, Local-Based Brand of the Year and Digital Innovator of the Year.
“Since the company was founded, Red Mango has aimed to build brand loyalty and strength by interacting with fans online and extending our passion for the brand beyond just the stores,” added Kim. “This award is a wonderful recognition of our hard work as well as an inspiration for us to continue to be innovative and think outside the box as we continue to grow our brand.”
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 230 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 (631) 615-6711.
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